30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 20

10 more days! I can’t believe it’s already the 20th. Today’s challenge was to draw something orange. For me, I think a drawing or design can be very powerful when you evoke the visualization of color (even if it’s black and white). I drew an orange construction/traffic cone. They’re usually orange.

Benji drew Michelangelo!

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something you want. Email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by noon tomorrow (5/21) if you want yours included in my post

 

Birthday Recap

Quick birthday recap: sushi, fondue, sweet potato fries, vinyl, puppy, off work, hot dogs, lace, great weather, shopping, friends. Basically, amazing. So far I love being 24. Now I get to feel even older this weekend watch my little brother graduate from high school AND see my best friend’s baby. Time flies.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 19

Something new! I drew my NEW love of Yoga. I’ve done yoga before and thought it to be too fluffy and easy but now that I’m doing P90X, I find it really challenging and I love it!

Benji drew a new hoodie.

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something orange! If you want yours included in tomorrow’s post, email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight!

Icarus & Occident

Icarus & Occident is my new favorite blog. It’s a daily juxtaposition of photography and music. But in a way, it’s deeper than that for me. While reading, I’m sucked into the music, the lyrics and the visual. I really love this excerpt from their About page:

“This will all fade. And no, friends, your creations won’t last either. They, like your body, will be enjoyed for a few short years before inevitably eroding away with the rest of the earth.

So make them damn good.

You heard me. Make them so beautiful that the eyes of those around you shine with wonder. May your stories be so raw and captivating that audiences will weep. May your songs resonate from your chest so violently that crowds cannot deny your life was worth the blood in your veins. May your one-thousandth menial report be as thorough and thankless as the first. May your daily interactions be more than idle pleasantries and nods. May your words be few and good. May your actions be bold, out of love.”

Be sure to take a look, add to your RSS reader, and enjoy. I especially felt that little burst of emotion while listening to Dan Auerbach’s “Goin’ Home” while reading Jeremy’s thoughts on home. That’s what I love about blogging and if I can make my readers feel any type of emotion like that…then it’s worth it.

Well done Icarus & Occident, you’ve inspired me.

 

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 18

DOODLE! That was today’s challenge. Sometimes I think my brain thinks in doodles.

Benji‘s doodle. He said, “Video killed the radio star.”

And a new contributor, Crystal!

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw something new (whatever that means to you). If you want your drawing to be included in tomorrows post, just email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight!

Classy Yet Bold

PHOTO | PATTERN

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 17

Today’s challenge was to draw your favorite plant! Mine is a weeping willow. Obviously the leaves fall vertically but for this blog, it looked better horizontal.

Steven glanced at the list and thought today’s challenge was to draw your favorite planEt. However, he ended up subconsciously writing “PLANT” on his “PLANET” anyways so it works out great! Plus, I love his drawing.

Benji drew a Piranha plant!

Carley’s favorite plant is a Gingko Tree! She remembers climbing a huge one her in grandpa’s backyard. I love the pattern she formed.

And we have a new contributor today! Randi drew a Hibiscus flower!

Five drawings today! That’s the most I’ve posted yet. Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw just a doodle. If you want yours included in tomorrow’s post, just email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight!

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 16

Today’s challenge was to draw your inspiration. Mine is a bit abstract and encompasses a lot. What inspires me? Life, the sun, organic relationships, nature, others that are real and not fake. The list could go on but I thought it was best displayed this way.

Steven drew old Nicktoons!

Benji drew Michael Bolton. Well, played sir.

And Carley chose various things as well in the form of type! Love it.

Be sure to comment with a link to YOUR blog if you participated. Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw your favorite plant! If you want yours included in my post, email me your drawing to hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight.

Strange As Me

I absolutely adore this quote (found here) and I remember thinking as a younger girl if I would grow up and find out that other people could think bizarre things, make up silly words, and be just like me.

I usually post Monday Link Love right now but we had a busy weekend. I hope yours was lovely!

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 15

We’re at the halfway point! Today’s challenge was to draw your family (which is perfect because we’re visiting Adam’s family this weekend). As I’m blogging from Indiana, I’m surrounded by those that we love and that love us back. All I had was some computer paper and a red Crayola marker so enjoy this riveting and detailed drawing. And my delicious cinnamon coffee.

And Steven‘s drawing:

Tomorrow’s challenge is to draw your inspiration. If you want yours included on my blog, email me by midnight tonight at hi@allisonlehman.com.