I recently was contacted by a bride who wanted to use my You Made My Night Thank You cards as her wedding thank you’s. She had a Dr. Who and Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night -themed wedding and said they would be perfect!
Well, kindness wasn’t really working.. so I’m killing my fear in 2014 with action. I’m drawing every day in January to start.
In this article from the Philadelphia weekly, a songwriter described how creating every day affected him:
“Mann says creating something every day means you have to give up your […]
Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I don’t know if whirlwind or roller coaster is a better metaphor for the past couple weeks, but emotionally and physically I am spent. I’m taking the next couple days to reflect on the year, figure out my life and business plans for […]
I’m participating in Fun-A-Day Hudson Valley. You pick a project, do it every day in January, then show your work in a big group show. Like their facebook page here.. they need lots of likes!
I have been meaning to do “100 drawings” of something, or 100 blog posts about another […]
I’ve been learning from others – especially my husband – that I should be more goal-oriented and less reactionary to what comes through my emailbox. So I’m doing some goal-setting this week, making a list and getting through it!
With a couple weeks left to the actual summer […]
Here’s a beautiful, intricate, time-staking stop-animation video. Enjoy! I can watch this over and over. Good for a snowed in day like today in NY. The song is nice too. It’s by Shugo Tokumaru’s and the song is Katachi, which means “shape.” If you’re impatient, skip the beginning.. it gets oh so […]
Ink Lemonade has a cute post 6 gifts you can send in an envelope. I love this image she created and you can read her list here. Her suggestions are for 1) a birthday garland, 2) $5 cupcake or favorite shop giftcard, 3) scratch ticket, 4) mini confetti bag, 5) mini moleskine […]
The theme of my business, art and life is: Dream More, Stress Less. I’m on a constant search for inspiration for my cards and trying to figure out what animals are thinking and dreaming about has opened my eyes in a different way.
We were climbing up hills in the city […]
There is a post-it art show. How amazing is that? I would love to go if I was in the LA area – here’s more info if you are. I’m going to have to start taking post-its more seriously.
Here is more art from the show hosted by Giant Robot. Each original […]
I’m on a lettering quest – to get better at lettering for use in my own work, to appreciate the craft more when I see it (it’s harder than it looks to get a perfect letter), and to be inspired to keep creating.
I was in Peru last month and some of the […]
Here’s the Happily Ever After final card! The colors surprised me.. I started with red and gold but it was starting to look a little too much like a neon Las Vegas sign. I like the dark purple/blue and gold.. it still seems fairytale-like to me.
I also tried to turn it into […]
Here are some gobbling turkeys we ran across in Peru:: TurkeyGobble. A week before Thanksgiving, so I’ll just pretend these turkeys have happy homes now.
Enjoy! If the preview doesn’t work, here’s the link.
It doesn’t really sound like “gobble gobble” to me. Here’s a list I found of what […]
first found Jessica Hische’s work through an article about the Daily Dropcap – a blog she started that illustrated drop cap letters that people can download and use on their own blogs. See this pretty letter I?? Genius idea that catapulted her freelance business and got […]
I was in Kinokuniya (pronounced key-no-ku-knee-ah) yesterday. It is FILLED to the brim with inspiration and cute things. The stationery section is amazing, the book selection is very artsy including a huge 3rd floor filled with photography, graphic design, manga, artsy books, etc. I could spend hours there. It’s located in NYC along […]
It happened like this..
My mom went to meet a friend for lunch. They sat down (after buying some Quickdraw lottery tickets), and a dragonfly “parked on my opai.” (Which might be the Japanese word for chest or her own word – she makes words up.) Anyways, her […]
Campbell made a limited edition of soup cans that resemble Andy Warhol’s original paintings. They are available only at Target for .75 cents! And also already on ebay for $10 for a set of 4. Might have to go to Target just to see these on the shelf. How cool.
I’ve been wanting to do a “wireless” day for a while.. a day when I don’t frantically check email, read every email that shows up, don’t get distracted by facebook or twitter or the millions of sources of great design that I can’t help but read and drool over, don’t turn on my […]
“I am committed to rainbows. I cannot escape the persistent call to use every single color in the crayon box.” by TulaPink
I love this quote. In a world where everyone’s trying to be more simple, I struggle with this. I like to add color and patterns to everything.. when I see […]
Here’s the poster of the sketch I did of this Adele quote. We had to make it 13×19 for class, but I might resize to 8.5×11 so I can make prints. I love this quote – and I’d love it on my wall to remind me to put my all […]
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about meHi! Thanks for visiting. Drawing and creating has become a way for me to de-stress. I'd like to do it more often. This is a space for me to share my art and inspiration, my card designs, and to remind myself to stress less.
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