kristen dake | @homeseedpaper

sending ❀️ to the 🌎🌍🌏 & its teeming wonder today, as I reminisce about some of my fav moments in nature. (1 + 2) magic in Orlando Wetlands Park with my fam (I loooove spoonbills)! (3) a mirrored lake sunset ...
the loveliest table setting at last nights beautiful Seder. thank you sweet Sam & Alex for hosting such a great feast ❀️ (also, I'm obsessed with ELSA & I'm so glad the ransom for the afikoman was @weisshillscomma playing accordion!).
#hopkinsdake is getting HUGE πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ so big his butt doesn't fit on our chairs anymore. also, look at that goofy tail πŸ˜‚ this boy turns 7 months next week... #greatdane #greatdanepuppy #greatdanesofinstagram
more throwback custom work with the amazingly talented & sweet @leigh_elizabeth of @leighelizabethphotography !!! loved making those little barn & grain graphics πŸ˜€
birthday jig!! welcoming 30 with open arms on Monday β˜ΊοΈπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ€—πŸŽ‰πŸ™ƒπŸ’πŸ»πŸ˜œπŸ‘΅πŸ» (& yes I know I look young, I still get carded everywhere I go πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ)
these two lovebirds are as sweet as they come & i was overjoyed to be able to play a little role in their special day ❀

M + H: i wish SO badly that our paths would have crossed more ...

I did it! I'm done! & I turn 30 in a week from tomorrow 😱 I felt some pressure knowing this was my last sketch of the challenge. how does one sum up the conclusion of a year long ...
when your day job @iuartanddesign lets you work with the best of the best in Btown, you get a new portrait πŸ’πŸ» // πŸ“·: @annapowellteeter

only ONE more next week & I finish this #52weeks challenge - that's pretty insane. I wish today's sketch was more meaningful to me, but I've been so busy & bogged down that I haven't been able to reflect ...
rando: dreaming of summer days in a city where mosquitoes had ZERO interest in me πŸ˜‘ with spring on the way, I'm simultaneously very excited & very anxious about warm days in IN...but really, that is a major thing I ...

guyyyyys I drew baby #hopkinsdake (from my all-time fav pic of him) & now I just wanna rewind time πŸ˜­β€οΈπŸ‘‹πŸ» #homeseed #52weeks #sketchbook #customwork #petsketch #ilovepuppies
friday fun! this was one of a pair of custom prints I made for a super sweet stranger back in 2012 πŸ’“

I don't consider my lettering "skills" to be technical or all that special (especially when everyone & their ...
😭😭😭😭😭 throwback to little #hopkinsdake he'll be 6 months his weekend & that tiny version of him is gone forever ✌🏻 #greatdane #greatdanesofinstagram #greatdanepuppy
retroactively calling my #iwd WOMAN doodle my sketch for last week πŸ™ˆ today I'm sharing more old custom work πŸ˜€
this custom suite was so fun - it was a sort of ode to Chicago & a time I shared ...
new @lauramarling 🎢 serenading me on this sunny blue sky, beautiful bloomy, chilly day β˜€οΈπŸ’“πŸŒΈ
more lady love today πŸ‘­ this is an outtake of some old custom work I did with @hairfactoree. it's a little doodle inspired by her babely bangs & freckles - she is DEF one of a kind & my constant ...

just a quick 'lil WOMAN doodle cuz women are magic βœ¨πŸ’“πŸ‘­ love to all my ladies out there & yes that's a giant tampon exclamation point!!! #52weeks #homeseed #sketchbook #internationalwomensday #woman #womanspiration #thefutureisfemale #iwd
weekend again - plz?! & ya his πŸ‘€ match the wood floors πŸΆπŸ˜πŸ„ also, he met another dane this wkd & it was amazing (he was not so sure of Boris, who was muuuuuch larger than him πŸ˜‚). #hopkinsdake #greatdane #greatdanesofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram

back to BIRDS (thanks for the encouragement @katersupdaters). & who doesn't like a HEDWIG!!!! ❀⚑️ I kinda can't believe I only have 4 of these left - 1) that means I'm almost 30 😬 2) any requests? no promises ...
more old & well loved custom design work for the amazingly talented (& uber cute) lovebirds @larrisonphotography πŸ’“πŸ“·πŸ’“ these two were soooo fun to work with πŸ‘«
#hopkinsdake is growing like a weeeed & is as lanky & goofy as you can get πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“ of course we still think he's super handsome πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
✨⭐️47/52 ⭐️✨ totally cheating this week because I tried to draw two different animals & I hated them, & the lighting in our house is πŸ‘ŽπŸ» right now. this was a custom gifting project I worked on for a sweet ...
stumbled upon my stash of old custom design work over the weekend & felt lots of fond feelings. I'll be sharing some things here & there over the next few weeks ☺

this is one of my favorite wedding invitation ...
#hopkinsdake looking all grown up at 5 months 😭😭😭 poor guy is losing his baby teeth out the wazoo right now πŸ˜¬πŸ‘…πŸ™Š #nationalloveyourpetday #greatdane #greatdanesofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram
a custom pup portrait project (sketched first & then cleaned up on the πŸ’») πŸ€—πŸΎπŸΆ #homeseed #52weeks #sketchbook #bostonterrier #illustration #illustrator #pupportrait #penandpaper #drawing
guys, remember 2 months ago when Hopkins weighed 30 lbs less?! 😭😭😭 #flashbackfriday #stillapuppy #youwouldntknowit #hopkinsdake #greatdane #greatdanesofinstagram

flamingo love for Valentine's Day πŸ’–πŸ’• β€οΈπŸ’žπŸ’˜β£οΈπŸ’“πŸ’ #homeseed #52weeks #sketchbook #pinkhighlighter #flamingo #heart #drawing #birdnerd #valentines #valentinesday
πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» & Happy Valentine's Day from your new fav @iubloomington couple πŸ’—πŸ˜œπŸ’•πŸ‘«πŸ’“ // πŸ“· & article from inside IU:

cheating this week (😬) with something that's been in progress for ages & is already in computer form πŸ™ˆ but, we're so pooped from the best weekend celebrating & seeing friends in Chicago that I just had to.

our ...
having the loveliest mini-vacation in Chicago...spending time with our dearest of friends, running into folks like it's the smallest city in the world, eating our ❀'s out. but also, really missing this sweet boy (it's the longest we've been apart ...

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