a good friend of mine sent me an email with the subject line: "art project $"(<-- teehee). he wanted me to take this picture (below) and do some sort of drawing or charcoal. it's of his girlfriend and her much beloved dog that may not be around much longer. sweet, right? i was SO glad he left it open ended enough for me to decide to NOT do a charcoal drawing or any kind of drawing but instead do a loose watercolor. so freeing! i really enjoyed doing this and i think it makes it a little more special then an exact replicate precise drawing. besides, i'm out of practice for that so it might have ended up looking just off enough for you to say "oh thats nice" instead of "incredible!". i've done this once before for my parents and their dogs and i loved how it came out. i wish i had a picture of that to throw up here too.
just for fun i'll add a drawing i did for my mother-in-law as a present for mother's day two years ago... yes, two years it took me to do this. to be fair it did take a while to get a picture but still i'm pathetic. i guess my motivation for drawing got lost somewhere in the mix of being a first time mom (yes i will take advantage of that excuse, thank you very much).
so most likely you know we are expecting another baby girl in october. therefore i am currently pregnant and meet the qualifications for "nesting". whatever you want to call it, we are in the process of making way! we (i) decided to move emily into a new room and keep our nursery the way it is for our new darling hannah. why? because it's a lot of work to redo something and its a lot of fun to plan a girly room for emily and she just needs to move OK! even now though, when theres no turning back, i think about how emily gets TWO new rooms and hannah gets emily's old one and feel... i dont know.... (insert sad face emoji). BUT its for the best and i still haven't ruled out a redo for the old room too (don't tell ricky). so heres the plan:
^ heres my inspiration board filled with pins i found and the actual design i created for emily's accent wall (top triangle thing). i also bought this fabric that has little gold sparkly triangles on it to make into curtains...needless to say i'm excited. here is the progress so far:
belated: happening later than should have been the case. late. overdue. behind schedule.
but its better late than never right? i think so! this baby girl had to wait awhile for her birthday chalkboard which her parents requested after she turned one. but honestly, its still going to be a nice way to remember this special year in her blessed little life.
so a very happy (belated) birthday to bailee!
please, read the title of this post in a snooty accent. recently, i finished two chalkboards for a wedding and i'm in love with them. mostly because because working on a real chalkboard is so much better then working on anything sprayed with chalkboard paint. also- i loved all the blueberries in these designs. the wedding had a "Maine style with a little classy prep feel". i never knew there was a style for the state of Maine but i think i got the gist and it was just so courtney - it was perfect. these were really fun and aside from having my sister-in-law point out about 10 spelling errors (errrrr, but i love her for it) it was a very smooth process.
i also design the programs, name cards, and wine label table numbers ...
i loved her idea for incorporating their two home states on the programs. some may say quirky but i think its adorable. also- the tiny name cards she got in two different designs to help the caterer distinguish which meal each guest ordered (super smart and convenient).