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fashion illustration, whimsical illustration, watercolor painting, art

Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat.

motivation, 2016 resolution, new goals, illustrator goals

Happy New Year my friends!!!!!

So this is my very first post of 2016 and I wanted to say thank you all for your enormous support!!! I know, it sounds cliche, but without you this blog wouldn’t exits! I mentioned on my Insta page @dcinstyle that a few years ago I couldn’t even dream about turning my hobby into a career but these days I have fun with watercolors pretty much all day/every day and I can call it my job. Amazing, isn’t it? 2015 was amazing: my little son turned 2 and we welcomed another little boy to this world. Words can’t even describe the feeling when I see how our older son cares about the baby! And 2015 was also exciting for my social media-I was a suggested user on Instagram, had a chance to work with great brands and got featured by awesome pages: Sturbucks, Loreal Paris, Frank Body etc…

I can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring and to share this experience with you!!!

Love

Elena

Cool Breeze

fashion illustration, summer sketch, watercolor illustrationHappy Friday my loves! How have you all been??? Wow, it’s been a while since my last post here, though I’m constantly sharing my sketches on Instagram @dcinstyle, so stop by and say hi:) These past few months were pretty busy and I’m happy to get back on the blog again!

My baby boy is 2 months old already, where is the time going???? I can’t believe that we are in the middle of November already! There was a time when we could plan a nice vacation at the end of the year and relax on the beach but with 2 kids it isn’t as easy as it was. I really admire families who travel with little kids and not afraid of anything. And if I can’t get to the beach, I sketch it:) Sipping refreshing coconut water while working on this fun illustration helps me to imagine myself on the beach:))

fashion illustration, fashion art, watercolor art, girl on a beachI was super excited to find my favorite coconut water with sweet orange and peach/mango flavors!!!
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Monday Coffee

fashion illustration, watercolor art, fashion are, DC fashion illustratorCan’t believe it’s Monday already and my baby is more than 1 week old!!! Time flies and I wish I could slow it down a little bit!

During pregnancyI had to avoid lots of yummy foods and drinks and coffee was on the list. Of course, it’s much easier after pregnancy but I still try to avoid caffeine and other delicious snacks, to fight my cravings I simply do coffee sketches:)

Have a great start of the week everyone!!!

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Summer Vibes & Giveaway

fashion illustration, swimwear sketch, beachwear painting, swimsuit illustrationHappy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

First of all, thank you everyone for your sweet words and good wishes on our baby arrival announcement on Instagram. Being a mom is a hard work but it’s the most rewarding job on the planet and I love every second of it!!!

When Ethan was born, I’ve been craving sweets really bad and I have the same cravings with my second baby. There are lots of healthy tips about fighting these cravings, I’ll tell you what I do:

1. First of all, I got rid of all the junk food, no reason to keep these items around. “What if my friends ask for chips or cookies”-bad excuse girl, just throw it away!!!

2. Started drinking more water and juices. Water with lemon in the morning and green tea during the day are my best friends.

3. Filled the fridge with vegetables and fruits and found more interesting healthy recipes. Eating more fiber helps you to lose weight because it fills up the stomach quicker and prevents you from eating more.

Being a mom of 2 is not an excuse and now it’s time to get in shape because I can’t wait to rock my new swimwear!!! While summer is almost over in DC and we are getting ready for crispy air and windy days, I wanted to bring you this awesome giveaway that will warm your heart. I’m very excited to collaborate with Blumoss and bring you the giveaway where you can win a suit of your choice! Enter on Instagramswimsuit, swimwear, DC fashion blog, creative blogswimsuit, swimwear, DC fashion blog, creative blogswimsuit, swimwear, DC fashion blog, creative blog, beachwearblumoss swimwear, fashion illustration, watercolor painting, DC fashion illustrator

Win a suit of your choice from BLUMOSS!!!!

To enter the giveaway

1. Follow @blumossswimwear on Instagram

2. Follow @dcinstyle on Instagram

3. Tag your friends who would like to win beautiful swimwear

Winner announced 9/22! (Contest is US only.)

Monday, Stripes & Coffee

painting with coffee, coffee art, coffee illustrationHappy Monday lovelies,

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and what a better way to start another busy week? Coffee!!!! Lot’s of coffee!!!!

I’m excited to share my new coffee painting with you guys, hope you like it! Check out my new YouTube video of coffee speed painting. Sketch was done with delicious Pour Coffee Parlor coffee, and now my sketchbook smells AWESOME!!!

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Thank you everyone for reading!!!!

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