Category Archives: project: i ♥ bloggers

I ♥ Bloggers: Mermaidens


Hi everyone! It’s been far too long since I shared a portrait of one of my favorite bloggers! Today, I present the adorable Kailey from Mermaidens! Her sugar sweetness and pastel dreamy-ness are a perfect way to kick-off Valentine’s week, don’t you think?


Everything about Kailey just brings a smile to my face! I love her sweet style, kind personality, and her refreshing “quality over quantity” blogging. She doesn’t post daily like many other bloggers, but when a new post pops into my queue from Mermaidens, it’s always a real treat! The fact that she has such a confident, but experimental style and way of expressing herself at her young age is really inspiring! Plus, she could not be nicer. Seriously. xo

I ♥ Bloggers: Mini Penny

Today’s portrait is Jessie from Mini Penny! I’ve been a huge fan of her blog and sartorial choices for ages and even though I’m new to this whole blogging thing, she’s always been super sweet and supportive of my blog. I appreciate that so much.

I went for sort of a traditional tattoo look with the details around her portrait. The yellow flowers are based on ones from one of her actual tattooos! It was so fun drawing her amazing hair and perfect, dramatic eye brows.

Besides sharing her great outfits–which often include bright, unexpected make-up choices–Jessie always has fun tidbits to share from her city wanderings. She just moved from Chicago to Philadelphia for an exciting new job and it’s fun to sort of vicariously tag along with her on her new adventures.

I ♥ Bloggers: ♥elycia

After drawing Kaylah first, Elycia from ♥elycia must come next, right? I feel like they’re a matching set! :)

Kaylah and Elycia are BFFs, in case you missed the memo. What an amazing, colorful pair!

I love Elycia’s blog because of her spunk, sense of humor, cute cats, kitschy style, and unabashed love of color! Her blogging personality always comes off as fresh and fun and it’s always a good time seeing what color her hair turns next! So envious.

I ♥ Bloggers: The Dainty Squid

Today I’m starting a new illustration project that I’ve been really excited to start sharing with you!

I’ve said before that I consider blogs one of my favorite forms of entertainment–I read so many amazing blogs about fashion, lifestyle, art, interior design–you name it, really! My BlogLovin queue awaits me every morning and I love learning, being entertained, and getting inspired by so many talented, interesting ladies (and gents) daily.

Portraits are one of my favorite things to draw, so I knew when I started blogging myself, I’d want to do a kind tribute series of portraits of some of my favorite bloggers! So here we go!

The first lady I chose to illustrate is Kaylah from The Dainty Squid! I doubt I have many readers who are unfamiliar with Kaylah. She’s quite a popular blogger, and rightfully so. She always shares a plethora of beautiful posts about nature, photography, kitty cats, her amazing brightly colored hair, and her adorable personal style.

How could I not be just dying to draw Kaylah first, right?! She’s so cute and full of unique personality, her portrait came very easily. :) It was actually difficult to reign myself in and not go crazy with details that remind me of her style. Flowers and mushrooms were obvious choices, but I kind of wanted to go nuts with cats, teeth, leaves, and insects!

My Big Book of Cats series will still go up every Wednesday at 9am, but I’m choosing to not commit to a strict schedule for the I ♥ Bloggers series. I don’t ever want my illustration projects to feel like chores. I’ll be posting a new blogger portrait at least once a month, probably always on Mondays, but it’s my goal to try for one every 2-3 weeks. :)