LIFE | March’s diary doodles: Dogs, family, and my visa application.

LIFE | March’s diary doodles: Dogs, family, and my visa application.

It’s been a while since my last collection of diary doodles (similarly titled December’s diary doodles: dogs, family, and Christmas) but here we are once again. A smattering of autobiographical images for your viewing pleasure.

For those who aren’t familiar with my diary doodles, they are the illustrations I make capturing moments in my life. You know, diaries in doodle form. They’re not always super exciting and are rarely as funny as I want them to be, but they’re special to me because they’re honest representations of my life.

And this month’s collection of diary doodles are especially interesting (in my opinion, at least) because not only do they capture what’s been going on life-wise for me, they also highlight some exploration I have done within my artwork. From dabbling in comic formats to varying line weights in my inking to exploring with shapes and color, things are a bit all over the place this month. I’d love to know what ones you like the most!

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LIFE |A reflection of our intimate backyard wedding reception.

LIFE |A reflection of our intimate backyard wedding reception.

Did you think I was only recapping the ceremony part of the wedding on this blog? Heck no! I did not put all my blood, sweat, and tears into my wedding only to share half of it with you. My reception deserves just as much love as my ceremony, especially since it contained just as many fails to laugh at.

So, without further ado, the memorable moments and favorite details of Dave’s and I’s intimate backyard wedding reception.

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LIFE | December’s diary doodles: dogs, family, and Christmas

LIFE | December’s diary doodles: dogs, family, and Christmas

Nope, there will be no 2017 reflection or 2018 resolution posts here. I feel like they’re sort of unnecessary, really. Most of my main moments in 2017 are in my catch-up post last month and my resolutions? They’re almost always the same each year.

I know what I need to do to lead a happier, healthier life. I just don’t know when I’ll actually do any of it for longer than a week.

That being said, I would like to start a new series here on the blog: diary doodles. Every once in a while I’ll pull together some of the doodles I’ve made about my life and discuss the thoughts/experiences behind each.

I think it’ll be a fun way to see what moments in the month I felt justified an illustration and give you guys a chance to see what I’ve been up to.

Plus, as I said in my Instagram inspirations post, diary doodles are one of my favorite types of illustrated content. If one should create content they would like to consume, well, it only makes that I write blog posts featuring illustrations about my life.

So here are my diary doodles from December featuring dogs, my family, and Christmas. Enjoy!

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LIFE | A reflection of my backyard wedding ceremony.

LIFE | A reflection of my backyard wedding ceremony.

As mentioned in my latest recap, part of the reason I took a couple of months off the blog this summer was so that I could focus on getting married. That’s right, after five-and-a-half years of navigating a long-distance relationship and questioning if we could ever make this relationship work, Dave and I finally took the plunge and tied the knot. Yay!

Since I put so much time and effort into the planning of this wedding and it is undoubtedly one of the best days of my life, I thought it would be nice to take a post or two to reflect on my intimate backyard wedding.

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LIFE | That time my mother-in-law stole my toothbrush.

LIFE | That time my mother-in-law stole my toothbrush.

Alright boys and girls, gather around. Today I’m going to talk about that time when my future mother-in-law stole my toothbrush and used it to clean the bird cage. (Yup, that definitely happened.)

It all took place during my last visit to London. As I have lived with Dave’s family in the past, I am always quick to make myself at home once I arrive. I put my toiletries in their bathroom, unpack all my belongings in Dave’s bedroom and slip into my pajamas as I can’t be bothered to stay dressed when just hanging out around the house.

That went fine, as did everything else, for about one week. And then… my toothbrush went missing.

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