Happy “Artsy” Weekend

Happy Friday! I plan to fill my weekend with lot’s of artsy and inspiring activities.  We plan to go to the farmer’s market to pick up some fresh flowers and dinner, take a trip to the Nelson, and maybe spend a little time drawing.  What are the fun things you have planned for this weekend.  

ps. I have a few fun things coming soon to the blog in the next couple weeks that I cannot wait to share with you..sorry just a little longer! 

xox- a dash of details 

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Drawing Time

Yesterday Aiden, my little brother, and I took some time to draw.  He is a very artistic 8 year old boy and I was very impressed with his drawings of Mickey Mouse and everything else.  He wanted to post some of our work on the blog today, and I thought it would be fun to showcase some of his work.  My drawings were inspired by Inslee, the fabulous fashion illustator.  You can find her amazing work here and she even does personalized commissions.  Hope you like our “pieces of art”. 

xox- a dash of details and aiden (age 8)

images taken by Ali of A Dash of Details

Artist to Know: Luli Sanchez

I came across Luli Sanchez when I was browsing Pinterest the other day.  Her graphic designs are what really caught my eye.  I started looking at her portfolio and fell in love with a few prints and then noticed she collaborated with West Elm to create a collection of graphic wall art, decorative silk pillows, and much more.  She is known for her work in the fashion industry creating in- demand prints.  I love the whimsy of her designs and her use of graphic patterns. 

xox- a dash of details

images via Luli Sanchez 

Feeling Brite

I don’t know what sparked my interest today but I was thinking about how much I used to love my Lite Brite when I was little. It got be thinking about how cool it would be to make a piece of art for my apartment.  I started looking and came across some pretty awesome pieces that I think I could turn into a DIY. I especially love this “delight” piece that was done on Design Sponge* and the Tory Burch Christmas window display by artist, Timothy Paul Meyers.  

xox- a dash of details

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DIY Love Notes- Valentine's Day Style

 

Every year I try and come up with creative valentine’s gifts for P and this year we decided to make something handmade instead of buying presents.  Two years ago, when I was abroad in Italy, he sent me 14 love notes to open everyday until Valentine’s Day (I know what your thinking… so romantic) He is really great at gift giving and I always try to step up my game every year.  I saw these cute handmade cards on Cupcakes and Cashmere and had the idea to do the same.  I can’t tell you what I am going to do with them or else it would spoil the surprise.  Until Valentine’s Day…. 

I found this tutorial on fake calligraphy here and also Mackenzie from Design Darling made a few of her own.

xox- a dash of details

images via cannon t3i 

DIY Love Notes- Valentine’s Day Style

 

Every year I try and come up with creative valentine’s gifts for P and this year we decided to make something handmade instead of buying presents.  Two years ago, when I was abroad in Italy, he sent me 14 love notes to open everyday until Valentine’s Day (I know what your thinking… so romantic) He is really great at gift giving and I always try to step up my game every year.  I saw these cute handmade cards on Cupcakes and Cashmere and had the idea to do the same.  I can’t tell you what I am going to do with them or else it would spoil the surprise.  Until Valentine’s Day…. 

I found this tutorial on fake calligraphy here and also Mackenzie from Design Darling made a few of her own.

xox- a dash of details

images via cannon t3i