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Leanne Shapton Patterns

Happy Monday! I wanted to share a great little watercolor series in the New York Times from their former art director, Leanne Shapton, that I just happened upon this weekend. She did quick little pattern studies that were published on Wednesdays in April 2011, mostly based off of fabrics and clothing she wore. I love the singular patterns and the tiny story behind each one. Simple, pretty, special. 

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage Halston shirt from a secondhand store, worn to dinner with my brother and his girlfriend.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times

“Layla cotton shirt worn over a bathing suit to Macaroni Beach.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage silk scarf from a secondhand store, worn to a meeting at the British Library.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Tartan wool skirt that used to belong to my Aunt Pam, worn to the Belsize Park cinema.”

Leanne Shapton watercolor pattern illustration New York Times “Vintage dress from a secondhand store, worn to dinner at Nick’s Cove.”

Art to Inspiration

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Float by Jill Ricci

I didn’t immediately fall in love with this month’s art to inspiration. It’s just a bit too busy for me. However, I was drawn to the different patterns in the little gold circles. They’re all so interesting. So I turned to the Anthropolgie where I go to stock up on pattern for my closet. So here are some of my favorite designs from their current collection. Which one do you like best?

art to inspiration pattern anthropologie gold circles

Amapolas | Tyrian Blooms | Akebono | Palolem | BuffedEclipsed | Tie-Dyed | Oroya Echo |  Shaped Feather |  Sedimentology | Ikat Frequencies | Hounded

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Daily Inspiration

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The quote above was posed this weekend by writer Monica Bhide at Eat, Write, Retreat. It’s something I’ll continue to think about this week because I think Monica really has a point here. We need to understand our purpose, get behind it, and be our number one cheerleader. If you have a blog, or a business, or a passion, I encourage you to think about this sentiment this week too. Tell me, why are you special? Why are you doing what you’re doing?

{Image thanks to: moniquilla}