Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Life moves so...

Doesn't it??? Until you are forced to slow down, that is-- I'm sitting at the airport waiting for a delayed flight, and noticing that I finally feel I can take a breath and just SIT for a minute. I'm so excited to be slowing down for the next few days, in fact; I'm taking a long weekend with my siblings in Austin! Look for a trip-photo post soon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Trunks & Tusks & Wrinkly Knees

I was thinking of designing a "congrats on your new baby" card last week, and while researching what's already out there I saw a lot of animals. As I scrolled down my google image search, I found myself really drawn to elephants. They really are amazing-looking animals, aren't they??

Coincidentally, I was also cleaning out an old "design inspiration" folder on my computer and ran across this, which I saved as an image about 2 years ago. I love it! Unfortunately I can't give credit where its due because I didn't save any info on this one...

The realistic black and white of this tote is so great.


And if you take away all that grey wrinkly detail, you also have a really fun shape for color blocking!

Don't just think elephants are for baby shower cards though...this one is so hip.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Oh, Poppies!

I am so in love with poppies lately. Mostly I attribute this to living in California, where I see the lovely California Poppy growing wild everywhere!

Imagine my delight when I saw the latest Martha Stewart Living earlier this week! Truly visual candy, the photographs in this issue make me want to throw on a pink chiffon dress and go frolic in a field.

What a lovely feminine dress. Could I ever wear such a huge flower pinned to my shoulder?  Kinda feel like trying.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fresh Air is Good For the Soul

The weather was amazing this past weekend, and I discovered a great bunch of trails in the hills, beginning just a few blocks from my house! It was so wonderful to hike alone and appreciate the scenery and the sun on my back. As you can see in this self-timer photo, the trees are in full bloom. I know the focus isn't right, but I kind of like it this way, with the blades of grass in sharp focus and the blue and yellows softened in the back. This is my mid-week reminder to get outside for a few minutes if you can!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lorraine Daston Poster

Remember my rainy triangles?  They did indeed make it into a real-life poster. What do you think?

My bosses like this version, and they also liked another version I did.  We were all feeling a little indecisive, so ending up printing both.  I like the triangle version best, but the bright color of this version below does pop and will probably stand out well among other posters on campus.

Friday, April 1, 2011

An Exercise in Black & White

I did some more work for La Clinica de la Raza recently and wanted to share (remember the photos from their event last fall?  yummmm, sushi...). This is for their staff fundraiser; its going to be a big poster where they can keep track of their progress in getting all staff on each team to donate. This year they wanted to do something in the theme of Le Tour de France. It was fun to make, and I think each team will have fun filling in the mountains to track their progress! It was nice to design only in black and white and avoid the usual color distraction, too.  Hope you like it!