Monday, February 13, 2017

Changes!!

Hello Everyone!

I know it has been a long time since I've been on here!  The last time I talked to you all, I was discussing some changes.  Well now, those changes have happened.

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My website is now running.  It has my work, services, and a blog for me to post about my progress, as well as art and fashion.  The website is www.ashleydlove.com.  I'm very excited about this, and I couldn't wait to share it with you all.  So, be sure to check out my works and continue to check out my blog.  Thanks, and I will talk to you all later.

Until Next Time!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

New Season!

Hello All,

It is nice to talk to you again.  I know I have taken a hiatus, but it was somewhat needed.  Basically,  I was trying to get my website started so I can continue to show off my fashion design skills, and talk to you all, but things didn't work out as planned.  I'm not giving up on it though.  It is still a work in progress.

So, what has been going on in my life.  Well, here it goes:

Work

  • Still designing and still creating fashion illustrations
  • Still teaching fashion design and working retail as well
  • Still writing for my hometown newspaper
  • Still being inspired daily (although I don't like sewing)
Life
  • Blessed
  • Some things can be better, but I'm not complaining
  • Have to learn to enjoy the great things in life
Speaking of work, I had created this an illustration of Toni Braxton from this image.


Here is the finished product


Let me know what you think?  Take care and have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Changes

Hello All,

It feels so good to talk to you again. Lately, I have been feeling down. Some circumstances have happened, and it has made things seem unsolvable for me. I know I shouldn't feel this way, but I am. Even though I'm feeling this way, I know that it is just a test of my faith.  Instead of thinking about my circumstances, I should be thankful for the following:

  • Life
  • A place to live
  • Clothes
  • A job
  • A career that I love
  • Food
  • A way to commute
  • Family and friends who love me
I know for a fact that when circumstances happen, I should feel this way


Instead, I let myself get down, and I think of the things I cannot control. As I'm writing this, I know that a change is coming, and that change is starting with me. It says in Philippians 4:6, "rdo not be anxious about anything, sbut in everything by prayer and supplication twith thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." In other words, no matter what's going on, don't dwell on our, take it to the Lord in prayer.

Via Facebook and Positivity Inspires

I'm saying this to tell you (and me) that no matter what is going on in your life, don't just think about it to the point where it stresses you out, just pray about it. When I was still living in Mississippi, I was working as an intermittent telephone interviewer.  I was at a point in my life where I was not in the place where I should be. Although I was still freelancing, I was not making the coins that I should have been making, living with my mom, back in Mississippi, and it was really stressing me out.  While I was working, I started doing an interview with this woman. There was a question about health and the woman stated to me that if it's something in life that happens to her, that she just prays about it, and whatever happens, it just happens. I told her that I need to be like that because I'm a huge worry-wart! She then asked me if I was the type of person who overthinks and stresses over every little thing, and I hated to admit it, but I told her I was that type of person. She then said something that I will never forget, "baby, if you keep stressing over something you can't control, you're not doing anything but killing yourself!" Afterwards, she explained to me there was no reason to stress over something you can't control. I felt so relieved when  she said that, and after I finished the interview, I thanked her for her wisdom. At that moment, I felt this huge weight lift off of my shoulders, and I knew I needed to change.

It's 2015, and I'm claiming every breakthrough that is bound to come my way. I will not stress out over anything I cannot control, and I'm going to continue to live my life to the fullest. I will continue to design more garments and fashion illustrations, and keep myself in a happy place.

There will also be a change in my blog. I have prayed and thought long and hard about this next step, and I feel it is time to take it. I will let you all know when that step happens, but I will say that I am already excited about it.

As always, take care!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Venture!!

Hello All,

In my last post, I stated that I had some exciting news to share with you.  For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I am an independent fashion designer.  Well, there is also a new website, which is an online trunk show that makes it easier for independent designers to create their garments, and do what they love, which is designing great clothing.

The name of the website is called is called Trunkist.  I designed a dress through this site, and I'm happy to say that my dress is now on sale! The dress, the Bandeau Skater Dress, is inspired from the 1950s and Rockabilly style.

Here is the link to my dress: http://www.trunkist.com/products/bandeau-skater-dress.

I'm so excited about this new venture.  Fashion is fun, but it takes a lot of hard work to get your product out there, and I'm glad that sites like Trunkist helps independent designers like me make great products for you.

Until Next Time!

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Artwork

Hello All,

With teaching, doing freelance gigs, and revamping my website, I haven't had time to talk to all of you.  I feel I have a great audience, so I can share what I have been doing lately.  I had been feeling down a bit with certain things in my life.  Most of the time, when there is a circumstance that I cannot control, I think about it to the point that it starts to stress me out.  I know this is not good, and I am working on that.  So, when this circumstance occurred, I prayed about it, and instead, I went back to an old medium that I have not used since college, watercolor painting.

I started looking at Pinterest (my favorite site), and I started looking at watercolor fashion illustrations for inspiration.  Afterwards, I started creating my own.  Besides watercolor paints, I use gouache as well.  In addition to watercolor painting, I have been continuing to use markers to create my fashion illustrations.  This is what I have been creating so far:

Marker

October 26, 2014

October 26, 2014

October 5, 2014

Watercolor and Gouache

November 9

I'm currently working on this painting


This is still a work in progress.  I also have a pattern for a skirt that I'm still working on.


This skirt is also a work in progress.  I have to finish both of these projects soon.  I'm excited about the skirt because it is something that I have always envisioned, but now that the weather has turned very cold, I may have to wait until Spring to wear it.

Also, I will be sharing some good news with you soon.  I am so excited about this new venture in my life, and I can't wait to share it with you.

Well, now I have to prepare for class tomorrow.

Until Next Time!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Fashion Illustration

Hello All,

So, I just completed another fashion illustration.  It is my rendition of Sanaa Lathan wearing one of my original designs.




I have illustrated this, and now I'm speaking this into existence.  I love Sanaa Lathan.  She is one of my favorite actresses (I have many!), and I have always envisioned her as my muse!  Again, I'm speaking it into existence. Sanaa Lathan will be my muse for my fashion empire!

What do you guys think?

Until Next Time?


New Fashion Illustration

Hello All,

It has been a while since I have actually created an illustration.  I'm in the process of changing my prices, so I will be doing more illustrations, technical flats, tech packs, and I will be sewing more.  I have created a new illustration called Golden Beauty.


Hope you all like it.  Now to start another fashion illustration, and actually start timing myself!

Until Next Time!