msjesseleigh msjesseleigh

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𝒥𝑒𝓈𝓈𝒾𝒸𝒶 𝒞𝓁𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹  Boston, Massachusetts • Caught you lookin •

Take these broken wings
and learn to fly
🎶 “Blackbird” - The Beatles

Processing a lot through my art lately/but also escaping through it, too. Thanks for your patience while I work through this difficult time—y’all are the best. 💙
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Thanks everyone for your interest in my upcoming print series! I’m so excited to pack them up and send them to their new homes! Where will you hang your houseplant illustrations? Share it with me in the comments below!
Here is another illustration from the series (a tiny one that didn’t go to print). Have a beautiful week! 💚
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ICYMI in my Stories, there is an exciting update to my shop on the way! ✨
I couldn’t wait to list them before I announce it officially, so I’m going to spill the deets now—I have a small batch of test prints from my houseplants series that will be for sale very soon! It includes the three illustrations pictured here: two 8x10” floor plants, and one 4x6” tabletop plant. All are printed on smooth archival quality 110lb paper. I’m just waiting on the packing materials to arrive, and then they will be ready for their new homes! Give a Follow to know the minute they are for sale—and if there is an illustration that you really want to see as a print, tell me in the comments below! 🌱💚
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I’m so glad that I finally had a minute between illustrations to participate in a #drawthisinyourstyle challenge, especially one for @lovesoup! I’m really enjoying working in this style lately, too—cuteness is a serious mood booster for me. If you’re missing some of my more semi-realistic sketches and illustrations lately though, stay tuned! There’s more on the way! In the meantime, go check out @lovesoup’s adorable work and latest achievement! Congrats, girl! ❤️ #lovesoup80k
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Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ 🔔🎄
Presents and gift baskets galore have been arriving at my day job all week—but it isn’t really Christmas until the SLEIGH filled with sweet and savory treats shows up! Every year, we get an honest to goodness sleigh overflowing with snacks from one of our affiliates. What’s one of the gifts you can count on every year? Tell me in the comments!
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Though some recent events have squashed my holiday spirit a lot, I couldn’t resist illustrating this for all of you when I saw that sleigh of goodies. I hope y’all are having a happy holiday season! ❤️
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Injecting your feed with a dose of cuteness today! What’s the cutest animal you’ve ever seen? Tell me in the comments below!
Imagine an antelope that’s only a foot high. Guess what? It’s for real! It’s called a Dik Dik, named for its warning cry, and it lives in the African shrublands. When I discovered this lil nugget, I HAD to study it!
This loose watercolor sketch was painted using @sennelier1887 and @danielsmithartistsmaterials from my travel palette, no under sketch beforehand— @fabercastellglobal Polychromos colored pencil and @sakuraofamerica Micron details added after!
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“Grow through what you go through.” 💛
Some golden advice to go with the gold variation of my ginkgo pattern! 2018 has seen a lot of change, for me, both good and bad. As I look back, I’m deeply thankful for my ability to express my thoughts and experiences through art, my capacity to continue developing my skills, and the humbling good fortune to connect with all of you through my work. I hope you all have found some way, however tiny, to grow this year. If there is something you achieved this year that makes you feel proud, please share it with me in the comments!

SMALL UPDATE: Over the weekend, I spent some quality time updating my portfolio with some older work I felt should be included, but had put off digitizing for a while. I also polished up the overall look of my site a bit! Follow the link in my profile to check it out!
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🎼Who will rescue me?🎶
Penny & Teddy, The Rescuers

If you are human (and not a bot 😉), you have probably felt powerless in a situation, unable to save yourself, at some point in your life. Maybe you wallowed for a bit (or longer than a bit), or wished that someone stronger or wiser would arrive and rescue you. Or did you find the strength to lift yourself up all on your own? Take a moment today to think about that time and recognize that you found your way somehow and are in a better place now, whether it’s figuratively or literally. Or, if you are still struggling, please hang in there—better times are so close that you won’t even see them coming. 💙
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“I dwell in Possibility.” - Emily Dickinson

While flipping back through one of my current sketchbooks, I ran across this messy little scribble. Though I didn’t take much care in drawing her, there’s something in her lines that is so spontaneously joyous, so hopeful. I wish I felt the way she looks right now. 2018 was a difficult year for me, in many ways. Every time I felt close to happiness or success, some opposing force knocked me back from it. Time after time. But finding this lil gorl made me smile. Somehow, someday, things are going to be okay again. It’s possible. ❤️
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French Toast Fairy? Syrup Sprite? 🥞☕️
ICYMI: National French Toast Day happened this week! And boys and girls, did this illustration take me forEVER. Phew!
I can’t say I’m totally happy with how this one turned out (versus what I initially pictured in my head), but I’m not UNhappy with it. I’m proud that I stuck with it and finished in the face of a lot of obstacles and distractions this week! Swipe to watch the time lapse—you can see all of my trials, adjustments, and experiments with new @procreate brushes!
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An oldie but a goldie 🍌💛
This Old Banana design still makes me laugh, even three years later! Would you like to see it on some merch? Maybe an enamel pin??? Let me know in the comments!
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Little break from little gorl illustrations this morning for this important PSA. If you’re having a shitty Monday, remember that this derpy seal doesn’t know what a Monday is and loves you anyway 💖

Doodled this lil squishy while (unrelatedly) catching up on @usedbandaid Chitty Chats podcasty thing for her web comic #LoreOlympus. If you haven’t heard of/read this web comic yet, prepare to kiss your free time goodbye—you will want to binge it all immediately! You’re welcome.

MATERIALS: @sennelier1887 and @danielsmithartistsmaterials watercolors. @fabercastellglobal and Mitsubishi colored pencils. @moleskine watercolor album. Reference photo from @pinterest •••
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