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Zie Darling | illustrator  Nashville // Currently eating cheese fries & drawing you something // πŸ“šπŸ’•@itspaperdear //🌷ENFP🌷// πŸ’Œhello@ziedarling.com for collabs


Yes, I'm 200% channeling my inner Mimi πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’–πŸŽ€πŸ’• I've been trying to wear / style myself in ways that makes me laugh and feel silly lately. And nothing is sillier than pink lips, blue eye shadow & disco-ball-sequins earrings. Do you have a look / item that makes you laugh?

I took a break from working on my personal project (launching an illustrated stock shop for bloggers and social media and website goodies!) for a little while and started it back up yesterday.
I did two new designs yesterday and my hope is to do three more today. I gotta get this thing launched BECAUSE at the end of this month I'm taking a week vacation with the women in my family and next month I'm teaching kids summer camps AND adult classes, soooo it's gonna be pretty busy over here.
Nothing like a legit deadline to light a fire under your bum, yeah?
What are you working on this week?

It's been a long while since I've reintroduced myself here & with all the new faces, I thought it was time πŸ’•
My name is Zie, I'm an freelance illustrator and co-owner of the stationery shop (@itspaperdear). It's me, my mom and my grandmother making cute goodies for paper loving people.
I live in Nashville with Boyfriend and a kitty cat named Napoleon (#napoleonlechat). We eat a lot of cheese fries and sushi (((not at same time, we aren't monsters))) and are both the messiest ever.
I'm usually obsessively consuming documentaries while I work, and my fav type of documentaries are when UFO conspiracy stuff meets up with WWII. (Yes, there are weirdly quite a few covering that topic.) Lastly, despite what everyone thinks, pink is in fact NOT my favorite color. My favorite color is chartreuse. πŸ’›

New nails, bubble baths & champagne chocolates. Not a bad start to the weekend. πŸŒΈπŸ’…πŸ»βœ¨how's your Saturday?

It's #mermay and I thought about doing a detailed, full blown illustration for it, but I thought it might be more interesting to show you guys notes that I take in my sketchbook when working out what a piece will look like.
Also, I've been slowly incorporating more of my illustrations here on this feed vs. my @ziedarlingdoodles one, simply because I hate having numerous IG accounts & I just want one feed for all my things. That cool with you guys, though? Would you like to see more of my illustration work & process stuff here? Y / N? K bye.

Friday morning coffee & planning out my day. I'm thankful for the cute stickers Past Me made for Present Me, especially the "keep growing" and water tracker. They're helping me keep myself sorted on tough mental health days. Stickers & the journal cover (#DarlingDori) available over at @itspaperdear if you need them as much as I do. πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ’• how's your Friday going?

Warm up doodle from yesterday. I've been trying to further develop my own illustration style, so morning warmups have been dope af for me.
What are you practicing in your own life? #butfirstcoffee #dailydoodle

I took this pic approximately 12 minutes before I realized what week it is. I was having such a good day & I was feeling all bubbly and fun and excited to work. But when I looked at my planner and realized what week it was, it totally knocked the wind out of my lungs. To the short of it, cinco de mayo marks a really shit time for me & my PTSD. I won't go into details because it's private & I don't want to risk triggering anyone else. But basically, my hands are trembling, I feel physically sick & just bleh.
However, the reason I'm sharing this here now is because I think it's important to talk about these types of struggles & to remind myself and others that shitty stuff comes but it doesn't have to stay.
So today, I let myself feel my anxiety and my ptsd for a few moments. I took my anxiety medication, I dumped out the rest of my coffee (caffeine makes this worse for me), I texted my family and asked for prayers, I texted a few of my closest friends and partner to make plans on the day of, so I could fill my week with something to look forward to, not to dread. I did a seven minute "drop the storyline" meditation from the Breathe app & I'm now refocusing my energy and my intentions for the day. I will not let this conquer me & I will have a reallllly freaking good day.
Ok, now back to being obsessed with my new lipstick and puppy dress. πŸ’› #mentalhealthawareness

Feeling quite under the weather ((((literally. Effff allergies man)))) today & so I'm feeling really thankful for these beautiful babies. Especially that @glossier balm dotcom which is the real MVP being currently slathered on my nose area, keeping me less RAW. πŸŒ·πŸ‘ƒπŸ»πŸ€§ anyone else suffering from Spring ick? // tap for brands

Happy May + Monday! Feeling like a super fresh start with a new month & a new week. Today I'm working on goodies for @itspaperdear, scheduling / planning out some social media goodies & drawing, drawing, drawing. What are you doing today?

Woke up this morning & decided to take the day off so that I could get the rest of my life back in order. I was joking on IG Stories yesterday about how messy my house was, but seriously. Boyfriend and I work so much that our house always suffers for it. So I've been scrubbing, organizing and moving furniture all day. Now it's time for sushi takeaway, beer & Netflix. What are your Friday night plans? #napoleonlechat #abmhome

My new @adidasoriginals are a bit fuzzier than I thought they'd be. Still absolutely love them though. πŸ’™πŸˆπŸ’¨ #napoleonlechat #adidas #catsinboxes

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