Monthly Archives: December 2014

While I’m Out


Hello friends!

Hope your December is going well!  I just wanted to give you a heads up that I will have very limited access to internet, and cell phone reception will be pretty bad over the Christmas holiday.  I decided to put the daily “Happiness is” posts on hold between December 24 and 31. (*I originally thought I could resume on 31 but realized later that I won’t be able to post until January 1!)

This is a hard decision for me as I was planning on not missing a day for this 365 day challenge, but I just didn’t want to stress too much about it while we spend our holiday with family and friends.  I will resume on Thursday January 1 🙂  Same time, same place!

I will pre-schedule some holiday posts while I’m gone, so stay tuned for those 🙂  I’m also going to be drawing while I’m on vacation (of course!), and will be posting some of them on my Instagram when I can, so if you haven’t already, follow me there as well!

Thank you!  See you on my “Happiness is” post tomorrow 🙂




Wedding Portrait Illustration!

This summer, I created a custom illustrated portrait for my friend Stacy , who writes an awesome urban homesteading blog, Seattle Seedling , for their lovely wedding.  Stacy is full of joy and positive energy – I can’t help but being inspired when I see what she’s been up to.  When I see all of her accomplishments on top of her full time job, I quit making the excuse of “I don’t have time to do XYZ.”  It reminds me that I have to make time to do what’s important to me!!

Anyway, Stacy is a lovely person, and I am so happy that they have found each other!!  I tried to capture their personality and outpouring of love in this portrait.  Their little Yorkie, Sprocket, and one of their chickens are also featured in this piece 🙂  And, bunting is her thing

Here is a couple of photos of the portrait from their lovely wedding!

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She also gave me this lovely review:

“I absolutely love the drawing that Yuko created for my fiance and me for our wedding. I intended to use it for thank you cards, but loved it so much I decided to use it as decor at the cake table as well! With a few ideas and pictures as inspiration, she created a unique and colorful piece of art that totally captures our love and personality!”

May your life together be filled with joy and many, many blessings! xoxo