PHILOSOPHY (giveaway at end of post!)
View on Lookbook here: Philosophy (Sequin Skirt by Urban Philosophy) Loving this sequined skirt by Urban Philosophy. It really caught my eye because of the AllSaints esque feel to it (drooling over those skirts too!). It makes for such a simple way to mix gold and silver, or just give you lots of options because of the gold and silver sparkles. And who doesn’t love a pop of...
View on Lookbook here: BLACK+GOLD
Oil paint on canvas, 2013. Finished this painting a couple days back, but just got around to getting some photos of it today! If you have seen my Instagram, you may have seen a preview of this already. This one is sort of reminiscent of the first oil painting I ever painted back in 2009 for art IB.. which i’ll bring back from the dead, here: Oil paint on canvas, 2009.
View on Lookbook here: WALDORF All black. Again. (My favorite!) Pulled this belt out from the back of my closet when doing a bit of cleaning! Its actually my belt that I wore for horse shows a couple years back when I used to do horse jumping competitions! I loved the pattern and color of it though, so i’m super glad it still fits (as a waist belt - no hope in wearing it as a regular...
View on Lookbook here: OMBRE Last memories of the super long and ombred hair. Chopped the ends off since this photo! I did really love the lightened tips of my hair before though, so I did end up slightly ombreing the new haircut as well. Going to wait for my hair to grow out a bit more, and I may lighten the tips once more again!
Spent one of my last days back in Calgary with some of my favorite people. Went for some Thai food on 17th, and followed up with coffee. Then I (finally) got to check out the Peace Bridge. Can’t believe I haven’t gone to see it before! The lights and everything are spectacular at night. The wind picked up when we were there though, so it was absolutely...
View on Lookbook here: SUMMIT More shots from a couple weeks back when I was in Arizona!
View on Lookbook here: HEMOGLOBIN More sketchbook doodles! I’ve got a couple days left to draw/paint my heart away, and then its back to Peoria for school again. And who knows how much time i’ll have for that when classes start up! + new painting will be up soon - about 15 minutes of work away from completion!
View on Lookbook: ARTSY Sketchbook doodles! One thing that I love so much about them is that they’re a great way to occupy a few hours and just let my mind wander. One week left of winter break until I head back to school. I’ve been throwing all this free time i’ve had so far into drawing and painting. Just finished an oil painting (which is the first painting i’ve...
First time painting again since finishing Art IB in highschool. Its been a while! The interesting thing though, is that even though I haven’t done any paintings since high school, I can still see some growth comparing this piece to my old work. Started this painting this a couple weeks ago, and made decent progress in just a couple days at was pretty much at a completion point. But then...
View on Lookbook: LIGHT RAIL More photos from this day can be viewed here!
View on Lookbook: GRAY
(Lace shorts c/o OASAP) - View this on Lookbook here! I’ve gotten so much use out of these lace shorts over the past few months, and the quality of them has kept up well. They are just so easy to pair with things. They’re my default go-to item for weekends out, since they’re so versatile. Also nice because they won’t accidentally slide up like bandage skirts when...
Drawing of Linda from her blog Linda Rydén Style Bubble!
Back home to more wintertime exploring Calgary with Steven! Sometimes the most unexpected places turned out to be the best places for shots. Calgary is sometimes pretty cool when you don’t expect it. Lots of fun with reflections, glass, and trains! We took so many photos (a majority of which actually were good shots too), so it was a challenge to sort through and pick out my favorites! ...
Art of Alyssa from Ordinary People! If you haven’t seen her blog yet, be sure to check it out. Its definitely up there on my list of favorite blogs to read! + I’ve also had some questions about art commissions recently! If you are interested in this, please drop me an email at email@example.com!
LANA DEL REY
Did some art of Lana Del Rey. Kindly introduced to her music by my roommate this past semester, i’ve been becoming more and more of a fan of her music everyday!
Assortment of random photos and things i took that didn’t really fit in anywhere else from the roadtrip. Love you, sunsets & skylines! Check out my Instagram for more things like this, @christieashley.
(View on Lookbook here!) + Spent the first day of the new year up at the South Mountains in Arizona. There are some pretty spectacular views up there. + Wearing (real) pants for the first time in what feels like forever here. I’ve been living in leggings for the past few months. I quite like these pants though, so maybe they’ll get me out of this leggings phase. + Spent the...
Drawing done a couple weeks back of one of the best people I know, Thea.
View this on Lookbook here!
Spending awkward time gaps between wedding events with the camera, and testing the waters of b&w photos. Back to our favorite spot in the Heights, at the same location as our last year winter photos.
(View on Lookbook here) Photos in Peoria with Thea! Compared to back at home, there is actually a Fall season here, and the colors of the trees are absolutely beautiful. Took advantage of this again this year! School has been absolutely insane. Hoping to have more free time now that the colder weather is coming around, so I can post more.. like I say every time. But I do mean it! e
(view on Lookbook here) Last couple photos taken while in Calgary a couple days ago. Since then i’ve made my way back to school and moved into a new apartment. Things are a bit hectic right now, but once things go back to normal more photos and posts will be up! Couple more things to pick up for the apartment, but I quite like how its turning out so far. Thanks to Steven and...
(view on Lookbook here) I ombred my hair a couple weeks ago, and the dye has lightened up over the past couple weeks from being out in the sun so much. I’m still wanting to lighten the tips a tiny bit more though for more of an ombre effect, so we’ll see if that happens/how it goes. Thankyou to Aman for taking these shots for me!
LLYMLRS TAKE TWO
Lily of LLYMLRS! I did another drawing of her a while back, posted here. I’ve been frequenting this blog for so long that another drawing was inevitable. Definitely a blog to check out - it is one of my favorites! I also tried something new with the post processing. I quite like how it turned out, so look to see more of these in the future. Anyway I should get back to packing...
(Sitting on the steps of the old Westmount!) Photos taken when I spent the day with some of my long-time friends, Steven and Shelley. Photos, food, and reminiscing about our junior high days! You can see more of the photos from that day here. Ended the day watching the sunset, and recording a timelapse of it. Watch out for a future video by Steven which may feature the...
Drawing of Connie of K is for Kani! Another blog that I frequently enjoy reading. Tons of inspiration all the time from her wonderful photos and style!
Extended outfit post of this Lookbook entry. I am heading back to school in a couple days, but even so, I want to try and and post more consistently. So here’s to (another) attempt at this! I’ve been spending a lot of time with my sketchbook recently. More art posts are on the way, shorty! Especially with the three day roadtrip coming up on the drive back to school. Thankyou to...
Done on a roadtrip to Peace River over the past couple days. All took between 1.5 to 2.5 hours, done with pencil. Inspired by a photo of Troian Bellisario, of Pretty Little Liars. Drawn from a photo by Lara Jade. Inspired from a photo of Carly Rae Jepsen. Drawn from a photo of an unknown source.
Taylor Swift! 1.5 hours with pencil.
Lights! Over the past couple months i’ve ended up listening to Lights absolutely nonstop. So here is the result of a couple hours of some late night drawing! I listened to Frame and Focus (…maybe on repeat) while drawing this. A WIP photo halfway through the process. Fin.
Kina Grannis! Took a total of 1.5 hours.
Sketch of Petra Karlsson, who takes some of the loveliest photos ever. I also love reading her blog!
Back in Calgary! Cue artsyness and blogging again (which feels so foreign now after a year of putting it to the side due to college). And a drawing of Flávia Desgranges van der Linden.
Photos from today, with the besties back at home! Got OPA for lunch (have been wanting the souvlaki pita wrap so badly for the past while!), and then stopped at Crave to pick up some cute cupcakes after. Back to school in a couple days. Winter break, you have been good!
Obligatory Pikachu post to start off this year’s posts! (ignoring the fact that my first post of this new year is 13 days late!) Happy 2012 :)
Celebrated being done my first semester of college with a last photo day of 2011 with Thea! It was absolutely freezing when we took these! If only the weather was warmer so we could have tried a few other things. Now that my brain can take a rest academically for a couple of weeks, the artsy side might show up a bit again. Apologies for neglecting you, Tumblr! Notice how the lighting/mood...
A drawing of Andreas Wijk. He has a wonderful blog, and an amazing singer as well. If you haven’t seen his work yet, it is definitely something to check out! And here are a couple more sketches from a couple weeks ago! Done finals soon, so i’m expecting to fill up my sketchbook a ton very soon! Drawn from a photo of Abbey Lee Kershaw. Inspired from a photo of an unknown...
Haven’t posted in way too long, due to the move to college. Occasional posts every now and then though! Photos below, from a Chicago trip I went to last weekend.
Memories are a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
Photos from the other day with Miss Aman Khosa! My last photo day with her before moving for University. Going to miss this girl so much! Skype dates and blackberry messenger forever, please! On a side note, hopefully my camera will be going with me in the move to Illinois. And these next few were taken by her, but edited by me (for matching...