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Watercolor Wednesday

I've been slacking on Watercolor Wednesday the past few weeks and I've been missing it as a de-stresser. Lately I've been feeling very anxious and have been waking up with a sore jaw. Have any of you experienced this? I consulted Dr.Google (I know they advise against this but he gives such great diagnostics and usually leads one to believe they are dying of multiple ailments...I need this heads up!!) and apparently sore jaw in the morning means you are clenching or grinding your teeth at night. I do NOT like the sounds of that one bit. Hopefully the cottage this week will help me relax.

Anyways, I painted this on Monday and woke up considerably less sore on Tuesday. I've said it before, but painting really is a mind clearing process. While it's not a perfect painting, it is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Today's watercolor is inspired by a vignette from the amazingly fierce Kelly Wearstler. Girl kills it EVERY.DAMN.TIME. She is fearless in her designs, and I admire her so much.

Happy Hump Day lovelies!


Watercolor Wednesday: Pretty Living Room

 Today's painting is inspired by one of my favourite living room pictures. I fell in love with Alex from Things that Sparkle's living room when it was featured on The Everygirl a while back. It's so pretty! I love the balance and height that the pink candles and branches add & my favourite detail has got to be that pink ostrich feather pillow!
Hope you are all enjoying your week!

Watercolor Wednesday's: Bookshelf Style

Last night I took a few quick minutes to paint this week's watercolor, inspired by my absolute fave room feature in my Design*Sponge at Home coffee table book.
Michelle Adams's entire apartment stole my heart, and I especially loved the way that she styled her bookshelf! If I ever flip my Expedit the other way, I will be using this picture as a styling guide.
And thank you for all the good lucks yesterday. In case you are wondering, the presentation went wonderfully and the design pitch was a success. I wish I could say more, but at this point it's still confidential! Your support means the world to me! xo

Watercolor Wednesdays: Inspired by The Perfectly Imperfect Home

I'm bringing back Watercolor Wednesdays for two reasons:
1. To bring you guys original content
2. To keep my sanity

There's something so therapeutic about painting and lately I haven't been making the time in my busy schedule to sit down and relax. Now is the time. Ahh, the art of imitation. You know that movie, Julie and Julia? Where Julie tries to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook and then blogs about it? Yeah well this week I'm pulling a Julie and Julia as I attempted to practice my work by reproducing some paintings by Virginia Johnson in one of my favourite coffee table books, 'The Perfectly Imperfect Home':
 ^ Left: Virginia Johnson / Right: Tiffany Leigh
^ Top: Virginia Johnson / Bottom: Tiffany Leigh
^ Top: Virgina Johnson / Bottom: Tiffany Leigh

The reality is I'm nowhere as dedicated as little miss Julie, and won't be painting my way through the whole book, but this was a fun experiment to get back in the swing of things.
From now on, each Wednesday, I am going to paint my interpretation of a photo of a room!
Can't wait to share with y'all. Also, these are the first photos from my new camera. Even though I have no clue what I'm doing, it really does take beautiful shots!