Blogger Portait #10: Meet Tiffany of Style Honestly

Woo! It’s been ages since I posted a Blogger Portrait. This one has actually been done for quite awhile, but the blog was on hiatus for a bit, and I decided to wait until she was back in action before posting the feature. So without further ado. . .


Meet Tiffany of Style Honestly!

This portrait is actually my most favorite of the ones I’ve done this year. Everything about it came our just like I’d hoped, which was great as it included three challenging things: glasses (I can never get the symmetry right), the crocheted/knit hat (I’ve drawn them before, but they are rough), and dreadlocks (which I’ve never drawn before). But the whole thing came together so quickly and easily; it was magical. I loved this reference photo too – unique framing, and Tiffany is just stunning! So, onto her blog.

Style Honestly is one of the few fashion blogs I follow. Why hers? She blogs about thrifted fashion! I love that. She creates the cutest looks, all from thrift shop clothes. Fantastic. She even has a series called Thrifty Tips Thursday, packed with hints about thrift shopping (which can be overwhelming when you start. So many racks of clothes!).

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Also, I love that even though her focus is fashion, her personality shines through in her posts. It isn’t just shots of her in outfits; she writes about such wonderful things like acceptance, body love, and (as her blog tagline says) embracing the imperfectly beautiful things in life. What’s not to love?

So head over to her blog, welcome her back to the blogosphere, and leave some love!

Blogger Portraits is a series I created as a way to combine my love of portrait art and feature other blogs. I am in no way being compensated for these features; I just like to spread the blog love!

Blogger Portrait #9: Meet Katie from Punk Projects

Finally back with a blogger portrait! This post was supposed to be ready yesterday. . .and then it wasn’t. Oops! But here we are now, better late than never.

Today, I’d like you to meet Katie, of Punk Projects!


This piece initially gave me a bit of trouble. I sketched it all out, then decided it was too small and redid the whole thing! And I’m so glad I did. It allowed for much more shading detail, in the eyes and hair especially. On to Katie’s blog!

Punk Projects is an amazing craft, DIY, and art blog. Katie does absolutely beautiful work, whether it’s bookmarks, scrapbooking, or pages from her art journal. I’m pretty convinced there is nothing she can’t do – she sews, paints, draws, scrapbooks, revamps furniture. . .the list goes on! I love her style, and how she uses color, and I always look forward to her posts.

A few of my favorite posts:

Mixed Media Tags
Faux Leather Paper Journal
Gelato Flowers Totebag
Tea Mixed Media Bookmarks

She also has a great series called Make it Monday where she posts tutorials (her own, and from around the blog world) for crafts and DIY. I can’t tell you how many I’ve saved to try!

Although I don’t scrapbook much anymore, I am always inspired by Katie’s scrapbooking posts. She puts together little memory books and pages often, and they always impress. She also makes cards, and each one is so unique and wonderful.

If you’re an arts and crafts lover, you can’t NOT love Punk Projects. So head on over, check out some awesome projects, and leave some love!


P.S. Hopefully I’ll have another portrait for next Monday, but I do have a commission to finish so it might be in two weeks. Stay tuned!



Blogger Portrait #8: Meet Sonya!

This week, I’d like you to meet Sonya Cheney! Her blog is self titled, so just click the link to visit!


I really love this portrait. I love the serious expression, and those pink headphones of course! Originally I had planned on adding color to the headband as well, but the black and pink contrast was so great that I just left it as is.

Onto her blog! I love Sonya’s blog for the personal nature. I know I say that a lot, but that’s because it’s so true! Feeling like there is an actual person behind a blog is so important to me. Sonya blogs about her life, her writing, books, and other fabulous nerdy things I enjoy. From reading her blog, it seems like we’d get along really well in ‘real life’ and that connection is always something I find really special in a blog.

I also love Sonya’s honesty within her posts. She isn’t afraid to talk about times when she’s down, or just not happy about something. I find it inspiring, especially as I’m still too shy to talk about my own issues to an extent on my blog!

Almost every Friday she does a gratitude post called It’s Friday; I’m In Love summing up the little things she’s loved about the week. I think that is so great – to take the time to notice the good things, no matter how small, no matter how crappy the rest of the week has been is wonderful, and I think it’s something more people should do!

I think it’s so rad that Sonya writes a zine! Her blog is actually the first place I ever encountered the word zine, which of course led to the question What is a zine? They are actually pretty sweet – one of my goals this year is to purchase some and start a collection! She sells her in her shop – check it out for yourself, and pick up a copy!

Make sure you stop by Sonya’s blog and shop, say hi, and leave some love! See you next Monday with another portrait!

– Kayly

Blogger Portrait #7: Meet Shawna of Scrawny Girl

Back on with Monday Blogger Portraits!

Today I’d like you to meet Shawna of Scrawny Girl!


This is another double whammy of blogger/indie biz owner. I had lots of fun doing her portrait. I left her sweater and hat unblended to add in some texture, and I like the results. As usual, a ref that was filled with personality. Plus, purple hair. Love it!

As you may have seen from my previous indie shopping posts, I’m totally in love with Shawna’s business Scrawny Girl Shop. Her shop is full of stickers, cards, and prints of her hand drawn illustrations, all of which have such a blast of personality to them.

How cute would this print be in an Easter basket??

I own this card, and still love it. Fits me to a tea! (See what I did there?? Yes? . . . .Yay bad puns!!)

I’m running out of spots to put her stickers, but I still want more. She has such a great style of quirky kawaii characters, and I think her art is just fabulous!

Both of these packs are on my wishlist.

I found her shop before her blog, but her blog is equally great! Shawna posts about shop updates, and life with her adorable little one. She has a Tarot Tuesday series which I always enjoy reading. I myself haven’t done Tarot in many years, but you can always get a little insight about life from reading her Tarot posts.

Another post I really liked was her Bright Hair Don’t Care post all about the products/upkeep of her fabulously bright haircolors! As a hair/makeup/girly dunce, I always appreciate tips and tricks on things of that nature, especially since I love bright hair colors myself – even more so now that summer is right around the corner!

Make sure you stop by Scrawny Girl shop and blog, leave some love, and maybe even do some Easter shopping! Another portrait next Monday!


Blogger Portrait #6: Meet Cody of Daft Crafts

I am so excited for this week’s portrait! So without further ado. . .

Meet Cody of Daft Crafts!

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My excitement stems from a few things. First, I really love this portrait. I had a blast doing it, and the hair color is so fabulous. Love that color blue. Plus, it’s just a piece I’m proud of! It was a first in that the facial shading is minimal, and I really like the result.

Also, I love this blog. Daft Crafts focuses on indie shopping, promoting handmade, and helping out other makers, which I think is just fantastic! There are many shops and products I’ve found via their features, and maker guest posts/interviews. There are also tutorials for so many things, from crafts to website help! It’s just an all around great blog.

Daft Crafts has an amazing weekly series called #happyhandmade, where she showcases handmade items from many different indie shops. The series is in it’s fifty-seventh week! I find so many items to add on my Storenvy and Etsy wishlists from this series.

The other thing I love about this blog is the blogger behind it! I’ve never met Cody in real life, but she seems pretty amazing. We’ve corresponded before, and trust me, she’s an all around fabulous person. Always willing to help, and give advice when asked. She is always encouraging other makers, and being a cheerleader for handmade. How can you go wrong? She also just happens to own an indie business herself – an awesome company called Lu & Ed. She makes Mon-stors, a totally unique, one of a kind storage system for books, toys, anything your kid can fit! How cool is that? Plus they are all made from upcycled fabrics so they are super eco friendly. Besides the main Mon-stors, Lu & Ed offers different varieties from Tooth Pillow Mon-stors, to Gadget Mon-stors for all your electronic needs. I personally own a Gadget Mon-stor for my iPod and love it. Durable, high quality, and totally adorable! She even makes mini Monster stuffies!

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My Gadget Mon-stor – I just love him!

So make sure you stop by Daft Crafts, and check out all the handmade goodness, and give Lu & Ed a look-see too!

And lastly, the other reason I’m excited about this post is that it’s a great segway for announcing my expansion of the blogger portrait series! Since indie/handmade shopping is something I find very important, I’m going to expand this series to include indie shop owners to feature as well. Part of what I love about indie shopping is the feeling of getting something so personal, that someone created with their own hands, and getting a little look at the maker behind it adds an even more personal touch. Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear any feedback!