Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Trip with Friends

I recently took a trip to visit good friends of mine who are living in Chelan, Washington for a year. We had a great time checking out Seattle, enjoying the mountains, and just catching up. I am so thankful to know so many great people, and to have the resources to travel to see them!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Be Inspired (But Don't Copy)

While reviewing many of my pins on Pinterest the other day, I noticed a few resounding patterns:
1. Triangles/Mountains 2. Collage/blocky feel created by literal collage of patterns and or the use of lots of shapes 3. Overlays (colored objects with transparencies that allow for the overlaps to create new colors). Here's a sampling of the images I pinned, which clearly had an influence on one of my recent projects (pictured below the inspiration board). To see more of the designs I find inspiring, feel free to check out my Design Envy pinboard!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's/My Vintage Art

My amazing sister scanned and sent this to me today... its a valentine that we think I sent to her during her first year of college, when I was in THIRD GRADE! My favorite part is the attempt for realism: we had wallpaper like that, and a white garbage can too! The little valentine on the right says "Cupid is Working (Knock!!!)." Wish I could get into my childhood head to find out what the heck I meant by that! Since I didn't get to designing some hip valentines like I might have once planned to (during a coffee inspired spree of unrealistic design project planning), this will serve as a valentine to you all. I hope you had a lovely day!! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy February: Website News!!

Remember my chalk board goals? Well, February has arrived and I'm not entirely done with each of the items on the list, but I have at least started them all. And I'm totally excited to announce that I now have a live portfolio website!  Check it out at!