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For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #60, we’re documenting snapshots of our week. While our pictures may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, we enjoyed each instance and want to remember them! These are the behind-the-scenes, in-between moments – the small peeks that would otherwise be forgotten. Join us as we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, memorable happenings at Lily & Val and what is inspiring our team!

The team says:

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #61 with inspirational park benches, all the tools needed for drawing, and a sneak peek at a new illustration1. “This week I spent a lot of time here at this bench in my favorite park. I usually stick to my studio for drawing, but the change of scenery was so welcome and I felt inspired.” – Valerie

2. “Micron pens, a notebook, and iced coffee. My outdoor office essentials.” – Valerie

3“It felt appropriate to draw botanical sketches while outside! This “Chinese lantern” drawing is making me really excited for fall.” – Valerie 

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #61 with pinecones for fall, new stencils at Joann Fabrics and gorgeous surprise flowers4“Drawing from real-life subjects in nature is just the best. I must do this more often.” – Valerie

5. “This week, Lily & Val STENCILS released!!! I immediately ran to my local Michaels to find them! Read more about the stencils here.” – Valerie

6. “A gorgeous bouquet of flowers arrived at my doorstep from FTD Flowers. Certainly brightened my day!” – Valerie

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #61 with Cafe du Monde, beautiful historical buildings and polpetta7“I spent 5 days in New Orleans and Cafe du Monde was one of the places everyone said was a must-see. The beignets were amazing! I may have gone back for a second time the next day.” – Nicole

8. “One of my favorite things about New Orleans was the architecture and gorgeous rod iron railings. I captured this while on a historical ghost tour through the French Quarter. I was more wowed by the size of these ferns though!” – Nicole

9. “Probably the most amazing meal I had the entire trip was the Polpetta from Red Gravy. I ate every single bite!” – Nicole