Things round here lately have been beautiful. Bike rides in fields, working on Grace and the Heart business changes and designs, photoshoots and fun days with my best friends. Filling my time with everything and anything good. So excuse my lack of drawings here, there will be a few coming up very soon! We are working on a way to make my illustrations and our photography more cohesive, to give a complete picture of what we love to do.
And yet despite all the good times, sometimes you get setbacks. Memories are tricky when you know what you’ve lost, or what you shouldnt care about losing. You have to move on from something and someone that made you less yourself. No matter how much you let yourself love them at the time. Thats where the flaws come into play, and you regret what you did and didnt do. I’m always saying I want to live a little bit more recklessly and care a bit less. But with recklessness comes heartbreak and stupidity and regret. And with such a beautiful life here, amazing friends and adventures and the chance to truly make something of myself and my art why would I ever want to care less.
Plenty of beautiful things from lately. Grace and the Heart adventures with my besties, sneak peek at a fashion photoshoot I just shot for my friends final collection (more on that real soon!), and lots of things to spend days in the sun thinking about. How great is the ‘a beautiful mess’ app for photos?! And how beautiful is my little god daughter to be?! Despite a lot of changes lately, I like finding myself again in amongst everything that happened this year. And I like finding that I’ve learnt a thing or two. Now that can’t hurt.
I’ve had more time to draw lately. I think I forgot for a while just how much it means to me. I let life and love get in the way, and I let things change me. But if theres one thing I know its that when I draw or take pictures or hear certain songs I start to work things out in my head. I make sense of things that dont make any sense. This song was ours for a good little while. And now its all mine.
Lyrics: Everlong - The Foo Fighters
Photo taken by my bestie Lauren for Grace and the Heart Photography. Check out her lovely blog here:
Introducing my new room. It’s finally all done and dusted! I’m so in love with it and the way I feel more like myself there now. It’s a step in the right direction of changes I want to make to my life. There has come this time where I feel that everything good and artistic and romantic that I hold dear has to start to have a place. I spend so much of my time on these beautiful ideals and notions of love that it becomes difficult to find perspective. So my new room is the place for these things, and on here of course. Now that I have my workspace back expect lots of new drawings coming soon!
Lyrics: Never wanted your love by She and Him
From now on lots more of my girls will be available as A4 prints in the shop as soon as posted on here! Simply click on an illustration and if its in the shop it’ll link you!
Theres some new ones up now, so pretty please check it out:
A few things from lately:
Watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Blue Valentine, lots of kissing, listening to She and Him’s cover of ‘Fools Rush in’, more kissing. Oh and sunshine (thats outside my window right this very minute!)
Also, I’ve found my way to the beautiful world of Instagram. Search for graceandtheheart for general pretty goings on, probably nerdiness, art and photography!