My favorite part of Thanksgiving as a kid was the assortment of desserts on the dessert table. I would want a piece of everything and somehow get away with it as long as I ate all of my dinner, which I didn’t have a problem with either.
As I grew older I became reflective of the meaning of Thanksgiving as I’m sure many of you did. I began to consciously ponder what I should be thankful for on that day and every day, not just on Thanksgiving. I try to carry that attitude throughout the year even though it’s difficult at times. Nonetheless, I feel thankful today for pumpkin pie, family, and friends, (including all of you), just like I did as a kid.
Even though the world as we know it has been turned a little on its side as we go forward into a new year and a controversial (to say the least) presidency, I’m trying to remain grateful and feel the love that remains. Today I felt loved after receiving so many birthday wishes. I truly appreciate each one and think it’s time to plant some seeds of hope.
I’ve been feeling a bit disenchanted the past few days. (Lack of sleep didn’t help). I started thinking of all the things I love today, including this blog, and my readers, and realized, when some things suck, you can always turn a new page. You can choose to look at things differently. That’s what I’m doing today, on my birthday.
I made this illustration to illustrate a dress a feminine, slightly kitschy retro dress I envisioned for Valentine’s Day.
I’m very excited to say I’m working on a design project. I’ve been researching and gaining inspiration for a little while, and I’m almost ready to make the actual products! Before doing so, I’ll be posting fabric swatches, more illustrations, (of the actual items) and more on my inspiration! So far, I cam say I’m being inspired by the natiral California landscape & traditional Mexican folkloric garments. 😀👖👒🌹
My vacation officially starts tomorrow and I am beyond ecstatic that I can dedicate all my time to my project, blogging, and music making. Yay!
Hope you’re all having an amazing summer so far! Make the most of it.
I’m eternally in love with vintage and always have been. Being that it’s swimsuit season, I bring you a little fashion illustration illustrating my love of vintage/retro bathing suits. I really like the old school approach to sexiness and femininity in addition to the fashion. Also, I just love the freedom and serenity of standing in the ocean and being at the beach.
Happy swimsuit season! Remember loves, the objective is not perfection. 😊❤👙🌊💧🌞🎨
Believe it or not, summer is not my favorite season. My favorite is actually the one with fiery colored leaves, crisp mornings, and the one in which pumpkin spice lattes pervade everyone’s vocabulary; yes fall! So I am more than excited about what Fall 2016 has to offer.
In the mean time, I’m still into midi skirts, ankle strap sandals, and Marc Jacobs and Dolce and Gabbana-inspired daisy appliques. What’s your favorite season?
PS: I’m really feeling down about Orlando and the horrific crime that went down there. All I can say is more live, less hate. Please.
I was inspired to paint again with real paper and watercolors after receiving a whole new stash of art materials from a very kind donor. While walking this week, due to my car being in the auto shop, I saw the prettiest cactus flower. Also, as I mentioned before, I’m REALLY into plants on pink. On a side note, Lyft is pretty awesome too.
I got the idea for the purse I drew from Michael Kors’ latest denim creations and the shape of his more popular purses. I absolutely adore Missoni with all my heart and their prints and woven fabrics were the inspiration for the jumpsuit I drew. Instagram has been heavily populated by an endless supply of fashion bloggers, and while I’m happy to have found all sorts of interesting fashion girls and some guys to follow, I’m really happy there’s a plus size Instagrammer movement going on. I’m happy women are frowning upon body shaming outspokenly. That’s why I drew a curvy lady! Who says fashion is only for skinny women anyway?
With peace and love,
PS: Please follow me on Instagram to see what else I’m up to: @maggiesinthemoon