Sketchbook shot, listening to old Kanye, slurping cold coffee
"I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute." - 🥂💄 Well this isn't children's book illustration or wedding work- variety is the spice of freelancing! It *is* the incredibly talented and lovely @ditavonteese as commissioned by @thewellmonttheater. • While working on the piece I watched a lot of videos and interviews just to make sure I was capturing her correctly and as much as I love this working from home in comfy clothes gig, I'm reinspired to do it wearing my silk robe collection more often ...and throw on a little lipstick while I'm at it. 💁🏻• Thanks to @safebydaylight for the art direction & opportunity!
Just another day over at our house 🙃
Hi HELP: I truly must learn how to bake chocolate chunk cookies like this. A little thick, a little oversized, crispy edges, chewy gooey middle. Is this a butter vs. margarine thing? Is it a pastry flour thing? Do I brown the butter first? Is it a baking powder vs. baking soda thing? I am too old to run around town hunting for cookies exactly like this and just want to learn how to make them. Do you know how?? 🍪 HOOK A GAL UP.
Finally put the finishing touches on the final @boardingschoolcollective invitation suite of the fall 〰bold blacks and moody greens and crisp white... can I redo my own invitations? I want a do over!
One of the reasons I was intent on moving back to Oregon was to reconnect with a life outdoors. This picture was taken in the Columbia River Gorge at Angel's Rest in 2013 on Matt's first ever trip to Oregon- the Gorge is so integral to an introduction to Portland that we hiked it that weekend. Friends who have never experienced it- this isn't a 5 hour drive from home into the wilderness. This is an easy 40 minutes east of Downtown Portland and part of life, here. The Eagle Creek Fire is now ravaging 10,000 acres of this incredible landscape taking wildlife and trails and historic landmarks with it, destroying it for future generations all because of a kid and a firecracker. We are sad and angry and worried.
I know we were all hoping and praying for the rain to stop in Houston last week but now we need rain here, so that when you come to visit me I can show you places like this. Do a little rain dance, send some love and support to the firefighters and evacuated families, send a little $ if you can to either the Red Cross or Gorgefriends.org 🌲💔
This photogenic princess of my life is a year old today. Happy birthday, #mozzarellaastrella- we don't deserve your unlimited smooches or your sweet heart but we're glad we get to experience them both.
Back to basics workday part II: White ink on black, staying up too late, binge watching Shameless. ☑️
Late summer light | no filter | Thinking of AirBnB'ing this space but only for 25 minutes at a time for optimal naps. For an extra few bucks you can have an oscillating fan blowing right on your face all to yourself, too.
Celebrate #nationaldogday by ordering a portrait of your most favorite furry faced friend! • (I'm finally working through a summer's worth of back-logged custom orders before fall wedding season gets nutso so now would be a good time anyway). 💘🐕