Drawing in the Fairy Garden

Drawing in the Fairy Garden | Ekaterina Orlovie

This weekend, Jeremy surprised me with a visit to a gorgeous fairy garden! You can read more about our visit on his blog but I also wanted to quickly share some quick snippets and what I ended up drawing. I sketched a lot of the fairy houses (there were so many!) and flowers. My favorite was this castle that was half covered with wild grass and little daisy flowers – it really looked like it had been there for ages!

Drawing in the Fairy Garden | Ekaterina Orlovie

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Visiting Renegade Craft Fair in LA

Renegade Craft Fair LA 2017

When it’s 102 degrees out, normal people stay inside and enjoy civilization through Netflix, or YouTube, or anything that is indoors and has A/C. So naturally, on Sunday, we braved the heat and went out to the Los Angeles State Historic Park to bask in the gloriously creative Renegade Craft Fair. Maybe it sounds a bit dramatic, but seriously the sun was like this —

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Here’s what we found!

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Yosemite 2017

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

Last month, we visited Yosemite for an annual family trip. This is the second time we visited Yosemite this year as Jeremy and I stopped by there during our mini-moon. It’s really our happiest place on Earth – beautiful in all seasons, and just a little wild. The weather was actually very unpredictable (it rained for 2-3 days!) so we were very lucky to have had a sunny day to draw and sketch in the valley.

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

Yosemite 2017 | Ekaterina Orlovie Art

For these watercolor drawings, I wanted to have a more loose feel but still apply the things I learned last year. As I’ve painted here before, it was important to me to take in new views and just to take time to observe nature. It’s very rare to get to do that in general, so we really just enjoyed the day to ourselves – me with drawing and Jeremy with reading, in the beautiful Yosemite Valley. Hope we’ll get to visit again soon!

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