Ashley Benham Yazdani @ashleytree

http://www.ashleyyazdani.com/print-shop

Illustrator, Traveler, Nature Lover. MICA MFA ILP graduate. Previously: NY, MA, CA, OR, NY, KY.

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100/100 A self portrait to both end this project and begin a new sketchbook. βœ¨πŸ’―βœ¨My third 100 Days Project is complete!! Each time I do this I discover new things about my work and my process. Here are a few of the things I learned this time:
1. Gosh, I really seem to love opera pink + blue + violet. 
2. I found a process for looser painting that works well for me: start with large, bold, abstract marks and build from there. I won't judge myself if the first marks don't line up with the edges of the final image; in fact I kind of like it.✌️
3. Working in a sketchbook is still hard. 
4. Not every image is a home run, and I truly hate some of them, and that's ok. Sketchbooks are for process, not product. 
5. Gouache = good. 
AND I've got an idea for next year's project. Looking forward to starting it in April of 2018! Until then, I've got this brand new sketchbook and many exciting projects to dig into. Thanks for following along, everyone! 🌼 #100daysofsketchbookfear #the100dayproject
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100/100 A self portrait to both end this project and begin a new sketchbook. βœ¨πŸ’―βœ¨My third 100 Days Project is complete!! Each time I do this I discover new things about my work and my process. Here are a few of the things I learned this time: 1. Gosh, I really seem to love opera pink + blue + violet. 2. I found a process for looser painting that works well for me: start with large, bold, abstract marks and build from there. I won't judge myself if the first marks don't line up with the edges of the final image; in fact I kind of like it.✌️ 3. Working in a sketchbook is still hard. 4. Not every image is a home run, and I truly hate some of them, and that's ok. Sketchbooks are for process, not product. 5. Gouache = good. AND I've got an idea for next year's project. Looking forward to starting it in April of 2018! Until then, I've got this brand new sketchbook and many exciting projects to dig into. Thanks for following along, everyone! 🌼 #100daysofsketchbookfear #the100dayproject

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99/100 A liberated unicorn; an ode to The Unicorn in Captivity tapestry at the Cloisters, one of my favorite works of art kept at one of my favorite New York gems. πŸŒ±πŸ¦„πŸŒΏ #thecloisters #thecloistersmuseum #100daysofsketchbookfear #the100dayproject #unicorn
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99/100 A liberated unicorn; an ode to The Unicorn in Captivity tapestry at the Cloisters, one of my favorite works of art kept at one of my favorite New York gems. πŸŒ±πŸ¦„πŸŒΏ #thecloisters #thecloistersmuseum #100daysofsketchbookfear #the100dayproject #unicorn

98/100 IDK. Started out as some small building studies as a warm up today, ended like this. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #the100dayproject #100daysofsketchbookfear
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98/100 IDK. Started out as some small building studies as a warm up today, ended like this. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #the100dayproject #100daysofsketchbookfear

97/100 Yurt! Looking forward to staying in one with my parents this August. Because the family that yurts together stays together. ⛺️ #100daysofsketchbookfear #the100dayproject
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97/100 Yurt! Looking forward to staying in one with my parents this August. Because the family that yurts together stays together. ⛺️ #100daysofsketchbookfear #the100dayproject

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96/100 Went to the Cylburn Arboretum today to paint the mansion. There was a wedding going on at the time, and @logic_lane and I sat on the grass and eavesdropped on the reception music. It was mostly a great selection of Motown, but also oddly included the theme song to Alvin & the Chipmunks. πŸ€”πŸΏπŸΏπŸΏ #the100dayproject #100daysofsketchbookfear
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96/100 Went to the Cylburn Arboretum today to paint the mansion. There was a wedding going on at the time, and @logic_lane and I sat on the grass and eavesdropped on the reception music. It was mostly a great selection of Motown, but also oddly included the theme song to Alvin & the Chipmunks. πŸ€”πŸΏπŸΏπŸΏ #the100dayproject #100daysofsketchbookfear

95/100 They're a really good band, you can take my word for it. 🎢 #100DaysOfSketchbookFear #the100dayproject
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95/100 They're a really good band, you can take my word for it. 🎢 #100DaysOfSketchbookFear #the100dayproject

94/100 From the depths of the sea. πŸŒŠπŸ‰πŸŒŠ #the100dayproject #100DaysOfSketchbookFear
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94/100 From the depths of the sea. πŸŒŠπŸ‰πŸŒŠ #the100dayproject #100DaysOfSketchbookFear

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93/100 Accidentally spent the evening researching creepy antique dolls. I thought this would be nightmare fuel at first, but after sketching them for a bit I started to feel really affectionate towards them. Many of these were homemade, and each one was probably a treasured friend of a child way back when, even Pretty Voldemort in the upper left. They're worn and tired now, but they're still objects of love. ❀️ #100DaysOfSketchbookFear #the100dayproject
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93/100 Accidentally spent the evening researching creepy antique dolls. I thought this would be nightmare fuel at first, but after sketching them for a bit I started to feel really affectionate towards them. Many of these were homemade, and each one was probably a treasured friend of a child way back when, even Pretty Voldemort in the upper left. They're worn and tired now, but they're still objects of love. ❀️ #100DaysOfSketchbookFear #the100dayproject

92/100 I'm not super patriotic (especially with the current administration), but I can definitely get behind a good barbecue and some sparklers in the backyard! Happy Fourth of July! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ #100DaysOfSketchbookFear #the100dayproject
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92/100 I'm not super patriotic (especially with the current administration), but I can definitely get behind a good barbecue and some sparklers in the backyard! Happy Fourth of July! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ #100DaysOfSketchbookFear #the100dayproject

91/100 In the summertime mysterious and lush ivy creatures spring up in the woods. 🌱🌳🌱 #the100dayproject #100DaysOfSketchbookFear
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91/100 In the summertime mysterious and lush ivy creatures spring up in the woods. 🌱🌳🌱 #the100dayproject #100DaysOfSketchbookFear

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90/100 A good, lazy, fruit-filled Sunday. πŸ“πŸ‘πŸ₯‘πŸ’πŸ… Can't believe we're in the final ten days of #the100dayproject !! #100DaysOfSketchbookFear
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90/100 A good, lazy, fruit-filled Sunday. πŸ“πŸ‘πŸ₯‘πŸ’πŸ… Can't believe we're in the final ten days of #the100dayproject !! #100DaysOfSketchbookFear

In May I bought the One Second Every Day app, and June was the first full month that I got to use it. I really love how this app helps me to capture daily life in a way that feels significant, and I have a feeling that I'll be enjoying it for a very long time. Here's a peek at my June (minus the two days when I forgot to record something)! 🌼#1se #1secondeveryday
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In May I bought the One Second Every Day app, and June was the first full month that I got to use it. I really love how this app helps me to capture daily life in a way that feels significant, and I have a feeling that I'll be enjoying it for a very long time. Here's a peek at my June (minus the two days when I forgot to record something)! 🌼#1se #1secondeveryday

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