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Jacqi Russo  Artist, Illustrator, beachcomber. Series 2 journals are ready soon. Early bird launch is only for my mailing list buddies so join with the link below.

http://www.jrusso.com.au/contact

It will be spring, it will be spring, it will be spring..... I know I'm supposed to embrace all of the seasons and all of the challenges and all of the everythings, but winter just really gets in my way!! #dreamingofbarefeet .
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#linedrawing #botanicaldrawing #botanical #jade #crassula #plantsofinstagram #illustration #illustrator #australianillustrator #australianartist #artistlife #artistsofinstagram #makeartnotwar #dowhatyoulove

Current mood...
Might be because today is freezing and raining again after being all gorgeous and springy for the previous 48hours. Might be because the last two days (normally my best most super-charged art days) have been smothered with nursing duties for my injured dancer-child. Or this mood might be because some of my packaging has not yet arrived for my journals and I'm sitting here busting to show off these beauties to the world but I can't because I'm in a delayed-delivery straight jacket and it's making me CRay CRaY!!! So many privileged life, first world problems.......and so few brain impulses related to preparing dinner. #help #bigsookylala #timelapse #timelapsedrawing #sowhat #illustrator #australianillustrator #pendrawing #linedrawing #solidarititty #mumlife #artistsoninstagram

Wrote a big long caption about a mass unfollow operation that I conducted today. Then deleted it. Here are some birds instead.
#detoxstagram #nooffense #istillfollowyouthough #illustration #australianillustrator #birds #birdsofinstagram #process #wip

It is easier to draw young, smooth, content eyes, but a tiny bit boring. I've been collecting pictures of faces I want to draw for a few years, so I think it's time to dive in. Time lapse on my story today. .
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#eye #drawing #illustration #pencil drawing #illustrator #eckersleysdrawtowin #faces #oldlady #facedrawing #australianillustrator

I've been hand-dying the sweet cotton bags that protect my each of my journals. It's such an inexact process and every cotton bag is ever so slightly different in shade to the next. There are slight variations in the fabric before they go into the dye, and they don't all go into the dye at exactly the same time - several handfuls you know. They are much softer and friendlier than they look. I took this shot this morning when they were still damp and freshly rumpled - and so was ☺️ They're getting very close to ready now so if you want see them when the VIPs do, join my mailing list quickly. Link in the bio 😁
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#artistlife #creativelife #cotton #textiles #handdyeing #tonal #minimal #packaging #comingsoom #linkinbio #grey #greige #handmade #madebyhand #designer #layers #layering

Yep, definitely on its last legs if beauty could kill. I hope this is just the beginning of a long and vigorous life for this darling dichondra. I hope it creeps down to the floor and tiptoes across the hall, trails down the stairs and falls into a little green pillow somewhere just at the spot where we kick our shoes off. #goals #greenery #green #artistlife #indoorplants #gardenlife #dichondra #happy #life #alive #gogreen #plantstagram #plantsofinstagram #illustrator #illustratorslife

If you can die from prettiness, then my indoor garden is surely in its final moments.... But I don't think you can so Phew!! Truly though, when the sun shines in and the birds outside are singing, and there's this little sweetheart next to my sunny sitting spot, I'm in environmental beauty overload and it nearly trickles out of my eyes.
#getmeapencil #icanbarely #breathe #love #naturelover #foliage #botanica #botanical #naturalbeauty #highonlife #dowhatyoulove #illustrator #dicondra #silverfalls #indoorplants #indoorgarden #greenery #artistlife #artistsofinstagram #plantsofinstagram #plantstagram #thiscreativelife #naturalwonder #wanderlust #greenthumb

This is no self portrait, but it kind of is..... all composed and calm on the surface but I get about with an absolute jungle of best ever ideas, plans that need to get out of my head and onto paper, spikey questions that I don't really want the answer to, next week's to-do list, big blue sky ambitions and fluffy ponderings about colors and string. You can watch this drawing come together step by step on my story today. .
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#tuesday #illustration #illustrator #pendrawing #sharpielove @sharpie #portrait #fashiondrawing #blackandwhite #focus #calm #mindful #mindfull #australianillustrator

If you live anywhere near where I live, you are feeling all of the winters today. If you live near me, this pic is for you, it's a flash forward to spring, which it will comfort you to know is only 5 weeks away. In truth, this is actually what last Monday looked like in my little quiet space - north sun, living greenery, and 75 bucks worth of vintage furniture. Happy hibernation, see you in 5 weeks 😜
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#interiors #australianinteriors #wintersun #light #sun #hygge #cosy #quietspace #introverting #journaling #taketimeforyou #creativity #artistlife #hidingplace

Prickly pear drawings are making me warm tonight and a tiny bit cuckoo. These are truly the crazy crackers of the plant world. Alright they're a little bit pesky in some areas but if you have even just a drop of Mediterranean blood, you spend your life with someone who does, or you grew up in an area where lots of people did, (two out of three for me), then you have to admit there's a special little place in your botanical heart for these fellas. If you are brave enough and skilled enough to pick it, you can actually eat the fruit they produce....not called prickly for nothing you know. #pricklypear #standback #nonnowillpickthem #linedrawing #pen #drawing #illustration #botanical #botanicalbeauty #botanicaldrawing #cactuslove #sundaynight #journal #sketchbook #illustrator

As the sky gets dark and the rain sets in, I'm going back to Monday morning which looked like this at my place. I love Mondays like I love New Year and springtime, and fresh sheets. It helps when you have an abundance of winter sun, sheepskin, a new sparkly pen and a notebook with your initials pressed into the cover. What's not to love about Mondays?
@thedailyedited @typoshop .
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#livingthedream #ifthatsevenpossibleinwinter #mondaymorning #wintersun #thequietlife #artistlife #studiolife #morningsun #light #writing #thinking #inspiration #love

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