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Is there ever a “slow season” with licensing? I feel like I keep telling people it’s my busy season… but it never officially slows down. I’ll admit, there are a lot some days that creativeness just ain’t happening and I can tell from the moment I get out of bed. There’ll be a HUGE to-do list waiting for me and I just cannot focus… so instead I get groceries, spend hours on Pintrest, see who has repinned my pins, look at clothes online, decide what I want my “look” to be this winter, figure out how I should decorate my future house, decide I need new boots and where I can get them for a good price, ya know… generally avoid doing anything really productive.

Speaking of not getting stuff done, I’m busy painting my nails… BUT this is part of my work I swear! Uh… I mean… according to my new discovery. I had a conversation with a friend which led to a realization, and I wanted to share it with you. So, ladies, go paint your nails while you’re at work and when your boss says, “shouldn’t you be working?”, you can safely say, “I am so step off.”

My friend asked me why my nails were painted dark blue, my response was “cause I like the color duh” but in the midst of discussing our favorite colors, I had an epiphany. It’s very simple. I use nail polish to alter my mood.

Who doesn’t, right?

But really… I figured out that when I need to develop, color or create a design I am unknowingly using nail polish to get my creative juices flowing. I think it’s actually kind of interesting… have you ever thought that changing your nail color can change your mind set? I usually just think I need something pretty on my nails… but to realize that it affects my way of thinking is kind of crazy. But it works.

I relate certain colors to certain mind sets. I have some examples that I’ve identified, and now I can actually get my work done a little faster because I can choose a certain color for my nails and magically the creative juices start flowing! PLUS you get a little peek into some things I’ve been working on for the shows in January. (That’s right, show season is in January so I’m S.T.R.E.S.S.E.D. where’smynailpolish…..)

I decided I wanted to create home decor and kitchen items with my Moroccan Muse pattern, so I wanted to change the color palette to something more appropriate (if you saw it before it was gold, pink, brown, purple, etc… not really “let me decorate my kitchen with this” type colors). I grew my nails a little longer and painted them red, which in turn made me get into a sophisticated, decorate-my-home, my-husband-will-love-this mode. I felt older, sophisticated, like I have a big house, the time & money to get manicures, and it reminds me of my Mom (her nails were always red). I also think of 50’s housewife ads, I think they always had red nails… so maybe that has something to do with it.

Regardless, here’s some work that came from me having red nails….

I did something similar for recoloring my Feathered Peacock patterns. I wanted to feel young, careless, summery, like I was in my late teens early 20’s… so I chose coral and cut my nails to about mid length. 

And the resulting work….

And lastly… I was working on my NEW Haute Wine girls, they’re amazing by the way, and I needed to feel confident, fashiony, sure of myself, defined, artsy and basically like a total badass… so I went with short dark blue nails! I think black is overdone, so I go with dark blue. They almost look black but then it’s like a surprise when they catch the light and you realize it’s blue… It’s pretty awesome.

And as a result of my badassness…

I’m telling you, it works. Try it. NOW! I’m almost out of nail polish remover and now I’m obsessed with finding new nail polish colors to try… Any suggestions?

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And it’s me.

Seriously, it’s so nice outside and I have a bunch of new fans so I figure it’s time for a giveaway!

This is going to be a GOOD giveaway, so DO NOT let it go without entering. It’s a whole new approach to giveaways, just for you. :)

Here, on my Facebook page, you’ll find the “Easter Giveaway” page. Once inside, you’ll find multiple ways to rack up entries in the giveaway, and you can choose to do whichever ones you want or go for it and do ALL 5 entries for 15 total chances to win!

Once the contest is over on March 28th at midnight I’ll randomly choose the first winner! The first winner will get to CHOOSE ANY 1 of the 5 available prizes below. Once they’ve chosen, I’ll pick a second random winner, and they’ll choose any 1 of the 4 remaining prizes and so on and so on until the 5th winner receives the only prize left!

Got it? So basically what I’m getting at is, enter enter enter and you might get to pick one of these fantastic prizes, which are PERFECT for putting into someones Easter basket, if not your own!

Luvali Reversible Girls' Sun Hat in Peacock Petunias

Luvali Reversible Girls' Sun Hat in Peacock Petunias

Set of 2 lezleelliott Jotters in Trendi Mehndi and Blossom Toss Up Yellow

lezleelliott Feathered Peacock 6oz Lady Flask

Not Soap Radio "I'm not here, I'm really..." Mini Kit with 2 bubble baths, a solid perfume and a chocolate chapslick

Luvali Convertible Wristlet in Rockin'

You have one week! So get in on it like NOW.

If you are like me, you make lists about every 5 minutes. OR you have some little note, thought or song name to write down at least 5 times a day! So I use jotters. Small notebooks (4×6) with a rubber band closure (to keep those suckers shut!) that literally fit in your back pocket, and easily slip into your purse to write notes in about everything. They’re perfect.

And now, I’ll be selling them on my Etsy site! But first, I have to decide which patterns to sell… so of course, I thought I’d poll the audience to find out which ones you like best.

There are A LOT to choose from (22 designs) because I have the worst time deciding which ones I think are prettiest…so I’ll let you! You’ll need to go vote here where I’ve loaded all the designs, just click “Like” on your TOP 10 favorite designs.

Let me know by Sunday, so that I can put them up for sale on Monday!

Thought I’d show you part of an assignment I’m currently working on. Had some interest in my Feathered Peacock collection and the client wanted a peacock illustration to accompany the collection. So I drew one up and now it’s time to color it and send it on over! I love this work :)

Just a quick view into 2011! Wanted to share the cover of my brand book, along with the new tagline!

“Bringing color, design and imagination home.” Let’s do it 2011!!!

It’s Monday and I know I need a pick-me-up so I figure everyone else does too! So I thought I’d share a little sneak peek with you :) Yay! I know you’re all screaming your heads off like you’re about to see Justin Timberlake… but calm down… it’s just me. Hah!

Anywho, birds are definitely a growing trend right now, and they come in all shapes and sizes. So inadvertently half of my Spring/Summer 2011 collections wound up being bird related! I didn’t plan it but it happened. The good thing is they are three very different birds so enjoy!

The first collection is “Not So Blue Bird” it’s very springy and cute.

Next is “Birds of a Feather”, I call it my “mommy pattern” because for some reason it just looks like it belongs on baby stuff, blankets, pillows, whatever!

And this last one seems to be a favorite… “Feathered Peacock”! It’s very contemporary but still has a bit of whimsy. I love this one, and I want a pillow with the main white pattern with feathers ASAP!!!

I hope you like them! Keep in mind, these are only one of the color versions from each collection… hey, it’s only a sneak peek ;)