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>> photo update

HelloNiccocoWildandFree

Yesterday I updated in my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/helloniccoco) the photo backdrops of my quote prints! It’s been long overdue and I decided to use some of the vintage floral handkerchiefs that I’ve been collecting along with some other studio necessities like my thrifted mint green tape dispenser, washi tape (always), scissors and spools of spring. The delicate hankies are bright and colorful and contrasted enough with my designs and the photos definitely portray a pretty accurate feel of my creative space, just a little tidier.

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>> Summer Inspiration!

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen my latest and greatest inspiration board! I love to change it to fit seasonally, with bits of color and imagery tying it all together. It’s a calming and creative process for me to dig through saved ephemera and the end result being a work of collage hanging over my desk in the studio. I often find myself studying the patterns, hues, and small details within the collage which then aides in my hand drawn creations. This summer inspiration board is compiled of my recent adventures! While traveling throughout California, I mainly picked up interesting postcards as my souvenirs- beautiful visual eye candy makes me incredibly happy. My purpose in picking postcards was premeditated, I knew I wouldn’t be able to part with them and they would soon be tacked up on my bulletin board!

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Notice the peeks of summer- ice cream sundaes, bears in swim trunks, strawberry wrapping paper, fanciful florals- all charming representations of my favorite things about the season! If you look even closer you’ll notice a blue PCA&D pin- I must admit, I received that at my orientation in 2004 (I save everything)!

 

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>> collected & studied

Last Saturday was the first day I had off that felt like an actual spring day, sunny with temps in the 60s- just perfect! Matt and I enjoyed a walk at the Lancaster County park on our favorite trail the follows alongside the Conestoga river. We brought our walkin’ shoes, cameras and a ziplock bag to take home treasures. We found so much inspiration tucked in that bag that what we got home we assembled and reassembled our collection to showcase all the different colors, shapes and textures.

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We both proceeded to take our favorites and really study them, each in our own way. My favorite drawing tool of choice is of course my medium point sharpie pen. I did some fairly quick studies in my new sketchbook and am pretty pleased with the page. Finding time to draw like this is really such fun!

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