Throwback #NatureDoodlewash


This #naturedoodlewash is from over a year ago (when I had just seen the live-action Cinderella for the first time), but I thought I’d post it to celebrate the official end of spring. I painted this to record all of the beautiful flowers that had popped up in our garden over the spring, and this year has been just the same. As we head into summer, I’m hoping our garden will continue to thrive.

“Good Afternoon, Sweetheart”


Another sketch from How to Marry a Millionaire, this time of one of my favorite costumes from the movie. This is from a scene where one of the main love interests has a private fashion show (in which a rather irritated Lauren Bacall is a model). This is a concept that always amazes me when I watch old movies. A whole fashion show, with models and everything, just for one person? Be still my beating heart.

What a Way to Go!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

What a Way to Go! is such a weird/amazing movie. It’s got a star-studded cast (Shirley MacLaine, Dick Van Dyke, Gene Kelly, Paul Newman, and more), and awesome, ridiculous costumes by Edith Head. There are so many fantastic get-ups in the movie, but I think my favorite has to be the floor-length pink fur coat and pink beehive (not pictured: pink rabbit).

Mansfield Park Doodles

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After our last Mansfield Park escapade (yelling at the travesty that was the Frances O’Conner version), we decided to re-watch the 2007 version. Even though it cut out a lot, I think it did the book justice, especially with Billie Piper’s portrayal of Fanny.

Playing around with a few different styles here. On unrelated notes, Mr. Rushworth’s ridiculous theatrical costume gives me life and Mary Crawford is one stone-cold hussy.

How to Marry a Millionaire


“How to Marry a Millionaire” is one of my favorite films of all time. It’s got romance, style, gold-digging hijinks, and the unsung comedic genius of Marilyn Monroe.

This is a scene from the beginning of the movie when the three main characters (all models) are having champagne and sandwiches on the balcony of their (semi-stolen) apartment while conspiring about how to land rich husbands. My mom calls this scene “Hatching the Plan.” Enjoy!