Psssst…right there. On the right. Just scroll down a tiny bit.
See it? That cute little illustration of a chair?
I know. Adorableness.
You know how when you see something…or meet someone…you immediately feel a connection?
As bloggers, I’m pretty sure most of you know exactly what I mean.
Maybe the connection isn’t in a ‘this is life-changing’ kind of way, but more of an ‘I’m inspired’ kind of way.
Or in a ‘I wish I could do that!’ kind of way.
Oh yeah. You know what I mean. 😉
Enter Beth Briggs, an unbelievably talented illustrator whom I crossed paths with when she commented on my brooch bouquet post. When I returned the favor and visited her blog, I was blown away by her talent.
I love, love, love her work! Her colors, her style, her passion…all come through in each and every one of her gorgeous illustrations.
As soon as I saw her work, I immediately knew I wanted to share it with you all, so I asked her for permission to use some of her illustrations in a blog post. I was delighted when she not only agreed, but asked me to send her a couple of photos that I liked of the cabin so that she could draw up some illustrations for my use.
Oh Happy Dance!
I knew immediately the picture I would use. It’s a picture that exemplifies life at the cabin. Relaxed, rustic and colorful :).
And here is what Beth came up with! How cute is this??
I threw another picture in the mix for good measure…
Be still my heart!
From time to time, I think about changing my header. Unlike my current header, I am drawn to headers that don’t have defined beginnings and endings. Headings that are simple, but not boring. Elegant, but not fussy. Maybe the above chair, blog name and my tag line (‘inspiring ideas for creative living’) and not much else.
But Beth convinced me to keep my header as is. If she thinks it’s cute, that’s good enough for me. Still, when I am ready for a change, Beth will be the first person I contact.
Her niche is fashion and bridal illustrations, but you can see she’s multi-talented.
And did I mention Beth sent me the hard copies of these illustrations? She’s not only an amazing artist, but a generous one as well.
Here’s a picture of the hard copies as well as a small watercolor I did in a class a couple of weeks ago. The instructor outlined the flower and we basically painted inside the lines, but it was a lot of fun and I learned some cool techniques!
Beth, if you’re reading this, thank you for sharing your talents with me! I will forever cherish the beautiful illustrations you generously sent me. They’re perfect!
In other news…
I’m going to end each post with ‘in other news’ going forward. Sometimes I find that even though I may want to tell you all about a project in a post, there may be other random things that I want to write about that may not exactly fit in, like I did here, so this is how I’m getting around that challenge ;).
So for today’s ‘other news’ I wanted to let you know yesterday I received the digital copies of the wedding photos. All 848 of them! Took a while to download (an hour) and longer to sift through them, but it was time well spent. They’re stunningly gorgeous and I can’t wait to share them with you!