Rainy Day Thoughts

May has been a rainy month so far here in Omaha. Jeff (the husband) and I were sick with sinus problems when it was warm and sunny at the end of April and now that we’re better it’s rainy and dreary. Not to depress you :)

Anyway – I have a 4 day weekend this week  because I’m going to start a new job on Monday! I’m very hopeful that this job will be a much better fit for me and Jeff. Or should that be Jeff and me?

While I have this time off – I’ve realized that I haven’t been drawing or posting new art on this blog, Etsy, or Hatch. So I have been updating everything today. I would love to do that more regularly – but I will see what the future holds. Here are some recent projects that I have done below:

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Have a good rest of the work week!

What’s New?

A lot has happened from the last time I posted here to now.

There have been sad times and a lot of good times. In July 2013 I lost my mom. Since then I have been so thankful for the love and support of my friends.

I got married 12-13-14!


And right before I got married, I did a project as a gift to the Editor in Chief and Assistant Editor of Glamour Magazine!

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My shops on Hatch and Etsy are currently on vacation, while I settle in to married life and I hope to update some things. I will return to posting here more often, so please stay tuned.

You can also follow me on instagram @piecesofelises

My Favorite Movie: North & South

I just re-watched North & South, a BBC series based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel by the same name.

If you haven’t seen it I highly suggest checking it out. It is like Pride and Prejudice in an industrial setting.

Here are some pics to peak your interest :)



It is such a good story with memorable characters. The actors did a great job bringing the story to life!

Sunday Vintage Swoon: All Gussied Up

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve dressed up for a themed party since moving out.

I dressed up a greek, a hippy, Luigi from the Nintendo game, a Jamaican, Ruth from the Bible, a Karen woman with a sarong, a tourist in Hawaii…

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and now I’ve dressed up as a house wife from the 50s :)

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It was really fun, and I think I may try the look on a serious occasion, maybe minus the 2 drawn on moles.

I wore a dress given to me by my dear roomie. I think the tag says Isaac Mizrahi. It looks very proper and demure. The scarf is also a gift from the same dear roomie. The shoes are from a clothing swap my other roommate hosted at out apartment. Someone there was a size 10! The shoes (sorry you can’t seem them in the pic) are different from what I’d normally wear, but I thought they suited the outfit.

I put on dark blue eye shadow and a black liquid liner cat eye. Then I added some red lipstick and big bronze clip on earrings I got super cheap at New Life Thrift here in town. It was a almost free outfit! My wallet was very happy!