About – OkGoods on Instagram

There’s no doubt that sharing on social media is easier than creating a blog post, so if you want more frequent updates on random things from OkGoods (aka me) then you can follow along on Instagram for fashion sketches, plant portraits, and random pictures with good light. ; )

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Here’s a bit of my life lately:

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Trying out a new ink pen

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Celebrating spring weather practising watercolours and drawing a cocoon coat.

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A vibrant denim rainbow sketch

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Hoping to do a clay class later this year and painting textural pots while I wait

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Finally hanging a beautiful planter we bought in San Francisco

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Our apartment is covered with plant babies, and we can’t help but keep buying more.

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Sunny weekend views on a chilly Sunday #NeverGoOutside

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Some of the gang, including a stubborn Spider Plant I’m trying to rescue

Thanks for reading!

Gift Guide: The Hibernating Stylist

(Hi! I decided to share my holiday ‘Wish List’ this year, and it morphed into a gift guide for some very stylish women. I’m the kind of person who ends up buying presents for myself while shopping for others… and so this year (to save cash and stave off guilt), I’ll be sharing all of my favorite things here!)

This gift guide is for the kind of girl who likes to curl up and watch a movie with wine, friends and homemade baked goods. Here are some cozy things to make her time spent indoors more warm and fuzzy. Home is where the heat is.

1. The appropriately named Dream Cardigan. $98

2. The best looking lounging pants I’ve ever seen. (Currently in my online shopping cart). $59.50

3. Faux vintage kitchen timer for all those home made gifts and midnight cookie baking indulgences. $12.89

4. A gorgeous moon print to make the weeks of long winter nights seem like an artful experience. $35

5. My apartment is so cold that I do a hoppy dance called “The-kitchen-tile-is-freezing”. These slippers would be a (cute!) lifesaver. $45.50

6. For those times when venturing outside into the ‘real’ world is absolutely necessary, rubber rain boots c. $165

7. Illustrated branch and love note decal to add sweetness to rental walls. Love this. $40.00

8. An “It’s OK” banner to act as a positive reminder of nice things. $45

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An Artful Dirty Dozen

Process art and final poster design for a modern take on the 1960’s classic film ‘The Dirty Dozen’. Collaborative project found via Behance.

I really love seeing process work and sketches. I’ve been thinking about that space often… the space between idea and conception. It’s that ‘limbo’ of time when you mark a few lines onto paper and through the eyes of the artist a few scratches of lead can be translated into a complete design.

Have you found any beautiful process work recently? Sometimes I find myself wanting to request a print of process work instead of a finished work. I’m entranced by it. That gorgeous unknown next stage… every time you walk by the unfinished work at home it holds so many possibilities for the next version of itself.

It is potential, and possibilities, and magic.

Meowdoodle

A few times a week I fall in love with a new cat via the amazing illustrations featured at Meowdoodle. Artists and graphic designers draw portraits of their cats, attempting to capture each unique kitty personality. I love collaborative projects. And kitties. And portraits. And illustrations. And Meowdoodle.

Images; ‘Holden Catfield (aka Akitten Sane)’ by Sherwin Sullivan Tjia, “Hood Cat” by Keenan Cummings, Captain by Emory Allen, and Sophia by Dan Cassaro.

Mia Christopher

Look at this cute and energetic work from Mia Christopher! That second piece is called ‘Rabbits That Are Dancing or Boxing’, I love it! She works with a lot of different materials, but her style stays true. I enjoy that she’s not restricting herself, she’s an explorer with imagination. Read an interview with her here and visit more of her whimsical folk-ish art her flickr. Found via Seesaw.