Wednesday, December 30, 2015

alive again

Heeeeeey. How do I even do this post-writing-picture-adding thing?

Anyway, I drew a thing. Hurrah! The outfit itself is nothing special ("what can I find to put on? this, this, these... I'm cold, I'll wear this and this too") but I wanted to commemorate finishing a big project and being able to spend a few hours today not feeling like a zombie, after a stretch of what felt like I was working every waking minute.

Don't expect another update any time soon, but please enjoy this one for what it is :) Drawing practice, if nothing else.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

crafty saturday

A casual, colourful Saturday outfit.  We had a craft event at church for all the ladies and girls; I was able to strike up a conversation with the mother of a family who had just recently started attending.  We bonded over shared food allergies (darn that gluten!) and the fact that one of her daughters has the same yellow shirt as I happened to be wearing (said daughter is in her teens, so this led to another "You're how old?  But you look...!" conversation.  she said it more nicely than that, of course!).  It was a happy day, despite the grey skies and drizzle.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Do I look like a golfer or something in this outfit?  Striped polo shirt, argyle, short pants... (wait, do golfers wear short pants?  maybe once upon a time??)

I dunno.  These patterns and colours just seemed like they wanted me to wear them together...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

bike rider

Busy-busy, running around day.  A planning meeting at church, then catching a bus to my friend's senior art show at my old college.  I always like going back for the shows (or just to hang out) and seeing all the people I used to be around on a daily basis.  I don't think I know any of the students there anymore, though.  Time keeps going...

I got to pull out my pink bike since the weather had finally spring'd up a bit!  Bikes are so convenient.  And if you can have one that's cute too... well, what more could you want?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

run away!

Another Wednesday night at church—this time I spent it outside playing with the older (~elementary) kids rather than in the nursery with the toddlers.  We played various forms of tag (thus the running pose) and then there was a soccer game, but I sat that out with another helper and a few girls. Talking and giggling together was more fun than standing around watching all the faster kids swarm around a soccer ball...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

dusting day!

jeans - Old Navy

I owed my grandma a favour, so we arranged that I'd come over and do some dusting and cleaning for her that involved high-up tucked-away spaces she couldn't get to anymore. Ladders and stepladders were involved, along with some inching along kitchen counter tops.  There was some dust and a lot of grime (especially in the kitchen, what with all the cooking—when I was at my parents' later that day, I noticed that their cupboards extend all the way to the ceiling and I was glad of it.  my own cupboards, like my grandma's, end about a foot or so before the ceiling and now I am slightly worried about what might be up there if I were to look...) and a number of cobwebs.  And then there were rags and towels and Magic Erasers (♥), and various soapy substances and eventually, no more dusty cobwebs and not quite as much grime.  It was an accomplishment.

And now you get to see my Other Blue Jeans. (that's right, I've only got two pairs!)  They seemed well enough suited for a work-day.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Yes, I'll keep repeating myself.  I am so ready for warm weather.  So sick of winter and cold and long sleeves and layers.  Look here, look!  Bare feet!!  Toes!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

raspberry chocolate

Spring came!  Actually, summer came!!  Just for a short visit, but it was fantastic.  It may be that that short burst of 80-degree weather spoiled the next few weeks when things dropped down to the 40s... but that's looking into the future; let's not do that here.  It was a beautiful, sun-shining, warm warm day with spring flowers popping open, and kitties and lys running around happily in the outdoors.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

come, spring!

print top - Wet Seal
skirt - Weathervane

She's pulling out the cutesy patterned shirts again—can it be spring?  Oh, can it be??  (although the colours definitely put me in the mindset of fall...)

I recall this was a day I was able to walk to some friends' house without the aid of a coat or jacket or scarf.  It felt glorious to be able to do that again.  We're making progress, Spring!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

happy birthday mum!

brown blouse - Wet Seal

Aaaand this day was the birthday of my dear mother!!  Here it is almost a month later that I'm posting it (May 2), but Happy Birthday once again, Mum!!

We went out for dinner at a Persian/Iranian place and the food was amazing.  I snuck in some homemade gluten-free flatbread for some of us to eat with the various hummus and eggplant dips...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

stuck on colours

I forgot to mention—the day before, I'd gone out with my cousin to The Naked Plate, a place where you can buy plain ceramic dishes and bowls and things, and paint/decorate them as you please (and have them fired and pick them up a week later).  I painted my bowl in these colours (brown, teal, light blue).  I liked the idea so much I wore the colours myself the next day. And the next-next day, actually......

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

argyle schoolgirly

Hiiiiii!!  I'm back with an update.  I have absolutely no good reasons for not having updated in the last two weeks or whatever, but thank you for sticking with me anyway.

I wore this outfit after reading a super-cute volume of a manga series (The Secret Notes of Lady Kanoko) and wanting to dress a little school-girly.  Hurray for argyle and pleated skirts!!

Also, some old-new posts.  They'd been finished for a while, but I didn't get around to posting them because I didn't have any new-new posts to mention them with.  Three from July; two Septembers.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the renouned illustrator

stripey shirt - Old Navy
purple skirt - Fire
tan skirt - from YesStyle

This Tuesday was spent doing a somewhat unusual kind of work for me—I got to visit elementary schoolers!!  It was a half-day program held over the kids' spring break, so it was just a small group of 11 kids, a couple of their parents, a visiting author and me. We had a great time!  I talked about doing my work as an illustrator, and put them to work drawing characters and a setting for the story they'd come up with during the author's activity.  I just love seeing kids' creativity on display at events like this.  Their imaginations are fascinating!!

I've posted two more outfits from 2009, and by some wonderful coincidence they both feature something from this outfit!  See more of the stripey-shirt here and the purple skirt here!

Monday, April 4, 2011

sleepy fin

weird pants - Candies | cami - Express | socks - SockDreams

I'm getting caught up!  So caught up, I'm running out of finished things to post!  I'm going to be on my way out the door soon (I think...) and had just enough time to finish this, so enjoy!  I've been really into the blue-teal-brown colour scheme lately; you'll see it again in a few more days...

We had thunderstorms for a couple nights and my usually fearless, wild, nocturnal cat Finny turned a bit more meek and cuddly.  Of course, he sleeps the entire day anyway, so when I drew this I was probably just admiring his usual daytime laziness...  He's awfully cute.

Finally, have some updates from September 2009! (those are four separate links)