Monday, October 15, 2012

My Bags Are Packed



I've been traveling a lot lately.
Ohhhhh, yes, I have.
Oh, where to, do you ask?
Ummmmm ... my studio?

I may have mentioned before that
each time I create an illustration or piece of artwork,
it NEVER fails that I mentally put myself in the place
 that I'm illustrating.
It happens automatically ... I have no choice.
And it's a nice fringe benefit of what I do.

So, my mental bags are always packed
for the next exciting place I'll go ...
it may be to Paris ...
or to a summer's day even though it's fall ...
or shopping at a home decor boutique ...
or a visit to a luxurious spa ...
and believe it or not,
I've been to all of those places last week alone,
via the custom illustrations I'm currently working on.

All of that mental travel
to exciting and fun places
is an awful lot of fun.
Sometimes, however,
an exciting illustration opportunity
 comes my way (yay!) that must be done asap ...
and even though I already have a
back-to-back illustration schedule,
I sometimes try to fit them in ...
and when that happens, all that mental travel
can leave a girl just a wee bit jet-lagged!

Do you have something that you love to do
and get so absorbed in it
that it mentally "takes you away?"
Love to hear what it is!
Happy new week everyone!

Ooh La Frou Frou
is the blog of illustrator
For a custom illustration,
contact Sandy here.

The travel images above are from
the Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou
"My Bags Are Packed"
Pinterest board.


Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Love your post Sandy. I guess when I am cooking I get transported away to the country's cuisine I am dabbling in. When I smell the aromas, spices etc I always get transported. Also if reading a good book. Sometimes seeing the film of the book doesn't work for me as in my mind I have already created the whole atmosphere/setting of the book ;-)
Have a lovely week Sandy xx

classiq said...

My blog is my little creativity outlet, so this is where I can escape every single day. Have a wonderful new week, Sandy!

High Heeled Life said...

Good Morning and happy start to a brand new week! Writing takes me away ... sometimes I'll say just 30 minutes and before I know it it's an hour or two later... happy Monday..xo HHL

Fashion-isha said...

Wow lucky you!! Imagination is a great thing. The photos here are amazing and I WANT those second to last boots!! Wishing you the best Monday!!

Catherine Robinson said...

Oh, Sandy...that luggage...I've got a little lost in that ;-)
but the thing I love to do and I get totally absorbed in is my yoga takes me to another place, it helps me clear away the mental inspires me.
Fabulous post, as always.
Have a wonderful week...wherever it takes you.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Sandy, that's why your creations are always exquisite! A great artist does that! I do that with blogging. I think it's so dreamy. We all need mental trips! Have a great week doll!

Ivana said...

Beautiful and inspiring post Sandy, as ever! It's been a long time since I visited you, and I'm looking forward to catching up on all your wonderful posts :) I really love your philosophy, it must be wonderful, being transported by your work in such an amazing way, to all those fabulous places! You are one lucky lady :)

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Looking at pics like these takes me to another place. I think I'm permanently addicted to Pinterest for that reason! So beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me this Monday, Sandy!

Coco said...

I have experienced the same sensation ever since I started blogging!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love your mental traveling Sandy--I do it everytime I get on the website to exchange my home--I haven't done it yet but it's worth the money just for the excuse to daydream!
xo Mary Jo

Fashion Tales said...

Oh hun, this is exactly what I love! Wish I looked that chic during my travelling, especially the last "jet-lagged outfit." I enjoyed this travelling hub, thanks for sharing and briefly taking us with you. For me, I get absorbed in all things regarding fashion fabrics and patternmaking, my engineering mind just loves mentally taking things apart and creating. xx/Madison

Fashionista622 said...

Hi Sandy,

I love how this post is about packing your bags and I recently just finished "unpacking" from my latest vacation. Well a few weeks ago. LOL
Love the images and it made me wonder what takes me away...hmmm I will have to say, Music can transport me easily to another time or place. Of course, blogging and FASHION magazines take me to great places. :)

Missed ya and glad to be back!

Sam said...

Beautiful post Sandy, I wish I could just pack up my bags and jet off somewhere! I like the idea of mentally traveling, even the exciting thought of exotic places for just a brief moment will add such spark and positivity to my day

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

A mental vacation can sometimes be just as rejuvenating as a physical one. I can only imagine the fabulous places your wonderful illustrations have been taking you lately. Photography can usually mentally "take me away" from everything especially when I get caught up in styling and lighting.

Hope you're having a lovely week Sandy!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Margarita Bloom said...

Such a marvelous post!! I adore all the photos and frankly they just took me away right now...le sigh...I'm all packed with my pretty pink luggage and ready to! Oh, how wonderful daydreams are.

Every time I post a pic on my blog or up on my facebook or twitter I just imagine myself in it...if it's a pic of a field of flowers...I daydream I'm laying down on a blanket starring up at the sky and imagining what the clouds look most like! Oooh, there's a kitty cat! and a castle over there!!! heehee...

Ana Filipa said...

Lovely blog! I am following your blog, please do the same :) tnx

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by with such a great and insightful style comment...Have a great start to the week!


Oh Sandy, I just adore this post! My bags are packed right there with you. You've just taken me on a gorgeous trip around the world. How stunning! Hope you're able to get a bit of rest on the plane rides :O xoxo