Tuesday, February 9, 2010

draw! pilgrim time machine: a look back at august 2009



did you see i cracked the 100 post landmark last week? its been 6 full months since i started the draw! pilgrim blog so its time for a little retrospective, isn't it? i've gained readers, and life experience, and blogging skillzz (sic) since then so allow me to transport you to a more primitive time, haha. settle down with some fine wine and cheese and enjoy some classic pilgrim.


one of australia's leading entertainment and news sites 'the vine' featured me in their arts section! see me, my work and a tour of my studio in 'a bubblegum rainbow studio visit'



did you catch part one of the equally amazing and bizarre columbia minerva 'fables and fabulous yarns' pattern book? such great patterns! but who thought to make it part story book, part pattern book?! a genius, that's who.



i shared the beautiful illustrations from my favorite picture book 'wings on wednesday' i've loved reading the comments that have come in since, from others who grew up reading and loving it too. if you read it or liked a similar book, leave a comment! i'd love to know.



i detailed the finishing touch to my bedroom before and after, the transformation of a vintage wicker head board. i still love waking up in this bright and sunny bedroom. its even good for curling up and reading in a sunbeam in the afternoon.



aww look! its one of my first round ups: fab fabrics, flickr's florals. do you enjoy seeing etsy and flickr inspiration round ups? i certainly enjoy curating them. i like to think of it as 'window shopping' because there is no way i could afford or store all of the amazing fabrics i find! haha you're welcome, bank account!


whether you're a new reader or you've seen all this before, i hope you've enjoyed this look back. its interesting for me, having a blog to look back through, because i've never been a journal-keeper. i hope at draw! pilgrim's first anniversary we can share some more fun memories together. wait, isn't the traditional first anniversary gift 'paper'? maybe i'll print the whole blog out and post it to each and every one of you! better start printing now...


19 comments:

Sara said...

Is there enough colour ink in your printer to do such a thing?! congratulations, what an awesome achievement in such a short time. I think we're all winners in this scenario, you've reached a milestone and we've got 100 brilliant draw pilgrim blog posts to read and treasure! please sir, may we have some more?

Pilgrim Lee said...

sara - aww thank you. you may have some more! but i might have to start a 'printer ink' fundraiser. will you man the cake stall (or is that like putting a shark in charge of a swimming pool? hehe)

GOSIA said...

I love your header, dear pilgrim girl! it's beautiful and oh-so cheerful!! a BYW mate

Mitzi Curi said...

Pilgrim, I just landed on your blog today via BYW, and I just love it here! I'm into color too, and I appreciate your retro focus on 1970's aesthetic. The 1970's were my heyday, I lived through it all. The elephant bell bottoms, the color orange, the Mary Tyler Moore show, the Doobie Brothers.....you get the idea! See you in class!

Mitzi

decor8 said...

Fanfreakingtastic! xoxoxo

Emily Horak said...

Fabulous design! I love the look back header. You are one creative lady. Thanks for sharing.

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

oh my gosh! this is SO cool! I love all the color in your site and in your "greatest hits". I'm coming over from BYW and decided to "follow" your blog cuz I was so inspired. Yeah!

Pilgrim Lee said...

thanks for visiting BYW classmates! glad to have you here, and i'm so pleased you like my site :)

raina kattelson. said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful blog- amazing colors! Enjoy your comments on BYW.

frauheuberg said...

oh, wow...there are so much inspirations...thanks for sharing...love your blog...really really great...so i will now read your old posts a little bit more...thanks for sharing...;)...

artyowza said...

I love your picture layout on this post.....vertical and horizontal stripes. (from BYW)

Allison said...

What an awesome collage of past posts Pilgrim! As a new reader it has been fantastic to see this overview ... now excuse me whilst I peruse some more ...
Allison

Ani Tashjian said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog heading. Like Mitzi, I love the 70s. And I have some flower stickers from that time that somehow made it through without getting stuck on my wall back then! You've inspired me to dig them up and hang them up! Thanks for the inspiration and the memories. See you in BYW.

Pilgrim Lee said...

thank you, ladies!

ani - those flowers sound awesome! blog some pics when they're up? :)

kendalee said...

I also popped over from byw and echo the thoughts above about how lovely the look and feel of your blog is - GORGEOUS! And I really enjoyed this post. Your bedroom makeover was my favourite - so pretty!

kendalee said...

p.s. sorry got all carried away with the loveliness and forgot to say congrats on the 100th post... Congratulations! :)

Pilgrim Lee said...

aw thanks kendalee! :D

vmichelle said...

Thanks for sharing! I love that yellow wicker headboard. So cute and very you!

Thekla Richter said...

I'm here from BYW. Congrats on your 100th post and I enjoyed looking at all the great color on your blog.

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