new in the shop Friday: new quit cards!
They’re here! Now you can quit some things.. because I have cards for that. I think quitting something makes huge amounts of space in your life for other things. That thing you want to quit probably comes with a lot of emotional weight, possibly taxing stress to your body and may be […]
B+ is my blood type, which I think is a fitting reminder because I’m trying to be a positive, supportive person to those around me and promote a positive, creative attitude in my designs.
But, this morning I was a crankpot. I was woken up prematurely by an all-consuming hammering noise and […]
wireless Wednesday 5
I missed a wireless Wednesday, so I’m looking forward to today when I can get off the computer for a little bit, and find a sunny spot with my sketchbook and tea.
Some other bright spots in my week:
– Learned to finally knit at a weekly knitting night. I’m […]
Happy Friday! Started off today with a 2 hour hike! Adventure-style. Whenever I’m on vacation, I would go on these type of adventures all the time. I get this feeling that I don’t want to sleep late, I don’t want to miss anything, I want to plan the day! Then I get […]
wireless Wednesday 3
Now that I’m doing something consistent on Wednesdays, it feels like the Wednesdays come up so soon!
Hope you can find some wireless time today. Happy Wednesday!
wireless Wednesday – 2 in a row
Doing another wireless Wednesday! And it really was wireless this morning because optimum had to come fix our internet speed. It’s MUCH faster.. and one of the simple things that the technician reminded me to do was go to my history and delete cookies and cache.. do it! So much […]
Oh hi. I love how this one came out actually.. but I can’t seem to capture the white on yellow in a photo (although it’s really pretty in print!). I drew these flourishes on a pier over the ocean in Panama.. sigh… Don’t these flourishes look happy? I hope to […]
It’s been an emotional weekend for me and it has been hard to focus on anything design or work-related today with everything going on in my life. I’m looking for some energy to focus, and some motivation to create happy things.
Focus 8×10 print. I’m adding it to my wall right […]
Hope you are having a relaxing weekend..
I’m finding some time to relax this weekend. Maybe some cherry picking?
My top selling cards recently have been my Quitting Cards! I have had many single sales, but a non-smoking support group placed a big order as well. It may have to do with the new year and a new wave of people quitting smoking. I love supporting this cause and after […]
Day Dreaming Inspiration
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 […]
Happy Everything – back to work
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Everything! My 3 month trip was amazing, inspirational, challenging, and beautiful. We trekked through Peru, relaxed and were artistic in Costa Rica (made a lot of new cards!), and saw a lot of ocean life in Panama.
I’m signed up for the oh […]
Let it go…..
After some glitches in the server world, we’re back online. And I’m letting it go……….
A good one for a Friday, this is my new print. Not sure if I like the blue or green better. I wanted to (definitely) give one to my mom and she doesn’t like blue, so […]
Happily Ever After Card
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 […]
A print, some news and a coupon
My first print!
How exciting! I loved making this – I incorporated the Empire State, Chrysler, Freedom Tower, Twin towers, subway, fire escapes, taxis and more. I love being inspired by NY and taking pictures everywhere I go. It’s one of my favorite things about living here – never a […]
Reindeer Christmas card
Everyone deserves a day off.. including reindeer. Don’t you think?
However, a friend posted that santa should be saying something more along the lines of – will you pull my sleigh tonight. What do you think? Maybe I’m just projecting my desire of a vacation onto this dreamy reindeer. A possible inside message […]
Wireless Wednesdays – Making clouds
I’m sticking to it! The first Wireless Wednesday was great and so free-feeling. I knew I was spending a lot of time on the internet, but didn’t really realize how much time it would free up to do constructive things – things like cleaning my desk or making clouds.
I have a […]
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 […]
Throw your soul through every open door
I love this quote by Adele. I’m taking a hand lettering class with Bonnie Clas and our first assignment is to create a 13×19 poster of a lyric.
This was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I’m used to writing tops 3-4 words.. […]
All the time in the world
What would you take care of if you had a whole week to catch up on life?
I’m taking a vacation in Utah with my husband and he’ll be on a math retreat (yes, doing math problems) for most of the time during the week. I’m so excited to have a whole week to […]
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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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