19/03/2013

WHAT I WORE//DRAW

I've been meaning to jump on the 'what I wore' bandwagon for ages now. But as much as I love looking at everyone else's, I just couldn't face getting in front of the camera. I'm not a particularly a shy person - but you stick a lens in my face and I become awkward unless I'm drunk and then I become a crazy lady.

I am great value at a wedding though....
Now doing 'what I wore' posts drunk in the day with Stanley in tow does not seem like the most ideal way to get something done. Although it would make for a much more interesting slant on the whole thing. Then I thought of a much more *sober* solution and a way to bring this all back round to illustration. Nothing original here I know, I'm sure you are all very familiar with Gemma Corrells great 'What I wore today' blog, but it is good practice for me to draw more people, (mainly myself of course...) as I normally stick to animals and monsters in my children's books, as well as test out ideas and new ways of working. I am drawing on cheap recycled photocopy paper or bits or paper I find lying about my studio. I don't want this to become precious, or take time away from my real *paid* work! As you can see I look a bit like my 12 year old self in the drawing, but that is the joy of artistic license! I'm not drawing in any of my four thousand and fifty nine grey hairs. Although you may get drawings of me in my pjs when I haven't left the house in days, now that is something you really wouldn't want a photo of. I feel this going down my 'Honest' route. Honest Fashion anyone?!



21 comments:

  1. Everything about this post amazing! Your dance moves look rad and doing a drawn "what I wore" is brilliant!

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    1. 'Rad' is polite i think....aggressive and cray is probably more like it!

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  2. This is such a brilliant idea Sarah! Love it.... also, i really want to go to a wedding with you!

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    1. We'll find one to gatecrash together!!

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  3. Hahaha! Fab moves indeed! I might adopt the brucey knee for my best pal's wedding - bridesmaids are supposed to set the bar high aren't they?!

    Love this drawing! you beat me to it on this for a blog post series as I've been thinking of doing a similar set of drawings of my outfit for a while now! its a really fun idea! really looking forward to seeing some more :)

    Hope you enjoyed sevenstories! X

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    1. Its a drop to the knee, punch air and hand bang move. My wedding trademark...you can borrow it though - it is sure to bring in a crowd. I think I did it as a bridesmaid too.....never too well dressed to get up to this mischief! x

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    2. Oh and I want to see your drawn series - it is not a new idea by any means!

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  4. Ha haaa! Brilliant post. And a very nice outfit : )

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  5. Brilliant - and I think you should definitely do PJ drawings, it'll make the rest of us (i.e. me!) feel normal for all our pyjama days!

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  6. You are kind of adorable. I love the picture of you dancing (you look very graceful). And I adore the drawing of what you wore! What a great idea!!

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    1. Graceful is probably not a word the people around me would have used. But I thank you for thinking so ;)

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  7. can you come and be the entertainment at my wedding?! this is just brilliant! I always love your outfits when I've seen you, I'd like to say we have simliar tastes and styles, but you probably pull them off a lot better than I do!

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    1. I'm always available for wedding hire. As long as 'The Boss' is playing you can be guaranteed this to happen...

      We do have brilliant taste! :)

      xx

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  8. Ha! I love this. So. Much! No one's album of portraits is complete without photographic evidence of drunken wedding dancing, nor a sketch of 12 year old 'me'.

    p.s. The Boss was just here in Brisbane... I would happily join you at a live Boss dance party.

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  9. Ha ha! Your blog is becoming a regular read for me. Wasn't expecting that photo, hilarious! Laura

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  10. oooh! what move is that one?! must remember it! haa! brilliant!

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  11. PLEASE can we go to a wedding together. Or maybe we should just cut to the chase and get hitched?! Hx

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  12. Haha your dance moves look amazing, much more swag than me. Also love your what i wore, I'm about to blog my same, though I prefer yours :P x

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  13. That photo solidifies the fact we need, as in NEED, to share a drink one day... one day...

    I love your drawing idea. You're so very talented :)

    Those dance moves... Wow-zers. You're really something special.

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