Heather is a journalist and writer living in Chicago with her composer husband and art-loving puppy, Lancelot. She's on an endless quest for the city's best coffee and is endlessly inspired by Chicago's magnificent skyline. Heather is a bookworm, aspiring chef, and NPR fanatic. She's in the process of teaching her beagle to use a French press and overcoming her fear of DIY.
Stephanie Corfee is a Pennsylvania-based artist and author of several art books, including the Creative Doodling & Beyond Inspirational Journal. She describes her art aesthetic as bohemian and whimsical, and she helps readers expand their doodles into detailed little works of art.
My husband and I adopted our beagle from PAWS Chicago, the city's largest no-kill humane organization. We visited the state-of-the-art shelter several times before finding our pup, but every time we would go over to the side of the building labeled Dog Town and take turns meeting the animals looking for homes. (Kitty City was located on the other side of the building.)
You know how fresh flowers are the first things you see when walking into a Whole Foods store? Sometimes, especially this time of year, I'll just stand amongst the blooms and pretend it's spring. I'm always tempted to buy up the entire section, and often I'll walk out with a bouquet to bring some life to my living room.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is taking place in New York City this week, and it got me thinking about the art of fashion — not only the manufacturing of the actual clothing but also the countless sketches and design work that inevitably went into every piece.
Meet Sir Lancelot, the playful pup, beagle and part-time inhabitant of my couch. Read on for a fun step-by-step on how to draw a beagle!
Art is not a profession, it is a life journey.
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