Once upon a time I managed a lovely little store that was filled with beautiful things…Things like bouquets of dried hydrangea flowers, vintage books with the most delicate illustrations, handmade lace by the yard and linen hats covered with intricate silk flowers.  I was particularly taken with the petaled hats… the idea of having flowers in your hair…layers upon layers of petals sometimes folding over the brim…

And although my personal taste has always gently leaned towards a more modern aesthetic, I appreciated so much, the artistry, the softness, the prettiness… of all that was around me. It was tactile, sensory, feminine.  Every once in a while, I pay homage to that time… to the dream of being covered in petals, from head to toe.

For #DrawingAugust Day 18 ~

Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel /

Drawing August ~ Day 8


So peaceful, calm and happy in my day…It’s been filled with the most gorgeous light. I am wrapped well, feeling inspired anew.

Started this one yesterday for #DrawingAugust and added a touch more ink and line work to it today… Just play, but it’s a wonderful exercise for me…A different path for creating than the one my design work usually takes me down. I like the looseness, the playfulness that comes. Even more so, I love that the lines and watercolor wash brought me to the ocean.

Still craving saltwater, my beloved rock jetty and an east coast sunrise… Feeling the pull…I’ll get back there, soon enough, I think ~

Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel