Sketchbook // 02

Sketchbook drawing - succulents

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About, oh, six months ago I decided to start sharing pages out of my sketchbook. You can see the one and only time I did that here.

I decided it was time to revive that post series as a way of sharing some of my sketches from my ongoing practice project workbook.

(Apologies for anyone who follows me on Instagram, these might look a bit familiar.)

Sketchbook drawing - garden

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Sketchbook drawing - bag

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Sketchbook drawing - woman 2

Reference image source - they seem to have changed their catalogue image slightly, so you can find this particular one here.

Sketchbook drawing - victorian

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I'm excited to do a bunch more of these this week! You can follow me on Instagram, if you want to check them out as I do them. :)

xo Diana

Pen + Peplum's Birthday Giveaway!

Pen + Peplum Birthday Giveaway -- Wacom Tablet!

The lovely Miranti from Pen + Peplum is celebrating her birthday with a kind of ridiculously awesome giveaway: a Wacom Intuos Pen + Touch Tablet!

I have to be honest -- this is definitely a giveaway I'll be entering! I've heard fabulous things about the tablets and I know Miranti uses hers often to help create her gorgeous stationary.

Miranti, myself, and bunch of super creative bloggers have teamed up to make this giveaway possible -- check out their wonderful blogs below!

Pen + Peplum Birthday Giveaway -- sponsors

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To enter, use the widget below. Once you submit your first entry, many more ways to enter will pop up, which means more changes to win the tablet. One August 12th, one lucky winner will be chosen at random. Best of luck!

xo Diana

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Friday Links // 01

autumn lines, diana willard

This has been a bit of a strange week for me, as I'm trying to gear up on how much work I produce, while preparing for a trip, some out-of-town friends, and a wedding.

Ultimately, this leads to a lot of surfing the internet for warm-weather clothes followed by panicked bursts of painting. (See evidence, above.)

I haven't done a link round-up before, but I really enjoy other bloggers' versions. So for your reading pleasure this weekend:

Some absolutely fantastic spurious correlations >>

Haunting images of the lost island of New York City >>

An unbelievably perfect capsule wardrobe. Want. Everything. >>

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

xo Diana

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Little bits // 02

Blue boy, Diana Willard

The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know.
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna
Little bits // 01

Orange painting, detail, Diana Willard

detail of a current work
Its beauty stirs the imagination, and I wonder if the last refuge of all that is truly wild lies not on earth but in light.
Ellen Meloy

I've been feeling a bit blah about my blog lately (which seems to be a common ailment amongst bloggers recently), so to keep myself feeling creative here, I'll be sharing more of my work (finished and unfinished!), mixed in with a healthy dose of inspiration from elsewhere.

I hope you enjoy!

xo Diana

P.S. I was inspired to start this series by the photography blogs Petal and Plume and Nice and Quiet. Definitely check out their beautiful work!

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