Sometimes my personal blog and my design blog intersect. Check out photos of my little ones at my personal blog, here. I don't claim to be a photographer, but I do like to use some of the skills I learned in art school every once in a while.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Image from the web.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
My sister and I have always enjoyed working together on projects. Lots of our skills and personality strengths differ and compliment one another. Sometimes working together is just consulting on what works best, other times we need a real critique. She was interested in creating a family tree for her girls' rooms and actually made a paper version that she liked. The fun started to involve me when she decided she needed a family tree that can be updated and duplicated! I really like the way these have turned out and plan on making a version for my house in different colors and a slightly different design. I love seeing ideas come to life through conversation and collaboration.
Original design by Holly Andler.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
My little one and I have been working on Princess Party ideas since her last birthday (maybe not really, but it feels like it). It finally all came together last weekend and she had a blast. We did use some Disney Princess materials, but I also wanted to make a custom princess party for her. I was really happy with the fun design and hot colors. The pretty cake and cupcake toppers are by Sweet Stella Treats. You can find the "Yes, I am a princess" printable tshirt design in my etsy shop, along with the Princess Birthday Invitation, here.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Lately, I've had the privilege of working with a photography with a mission. Susan Sidebottom, a lifestyle photographer, has been working on a wonderful project to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless. I was able to help her create some print pieces to promote her work to museums and galleries. After a visit to the Charlotte Rescue mission last Saturday, I was reminded of the importance of this issue. Those in need are so easily forgotten in our fast-paced world. Thank you Susan for your work on this issue! To see more of Susan's work, click here.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I was inspired by the tiny twig, to think about dreams and aspirations. For a while now, I've felt like something was coming. Something big. A new idea. Maybe a business venture. Maybe a move. A little kernel of something keeps wanting to be planted, wanting to grow. It could be because my kids are finally big enough that my brain is working a little better or it could be that I'm bored. I really think it's ambition, mixed with a calling. I'm motivated, people, and am not always able or willing to follow through on all those little dreams that pop up at night. I've tried things over the past few years since mothering has become my full time job. And really I've loved learning and thinking and trying. But this time it's different. No, I probably won't become a missionary called to China, but I do feel a longing. A call to be better, to make it matter, to give it all away. I'm not deluded enough to think that I'm ready for something big. But I will be when it comes.
Monday, March 5, 2012
here, by clicking on Looking Through the Glass. I was able to redraw the center of one of the windows to create a new logo for the church, along with using bright, fun colors to emphasize the upbeat, community outreach focus of the church. I appreciate the members of the church trusting me to create something a cut above what you can order from a church supply magazine. And on a personal note, I wish Derita Church the best as they strive to grow and shed light to the community!