I TO L

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Hiya! I have another installment of the 36 days of type project for you. If you want to follow along with the project click here. We are about half way through now. I am designing “T” at this moment. It is going so fast. Which is your favorite? I am really loving the “L” in this batch. I love the ghost looking appearance of it. Thank you to everyone for following along with me and leaving me such lovely comments. It means a lot. I noticed that some people make every letter in the same style and then by the end of the challenge have an entire alphabet, maybe I will do that next year. Follow me on Instagram if you want to see these the moment they are posted. Stay tuned for more letters.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Why Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Matters.

2. A Photo Visit to Mount Fanjing. Whoa!

3. My latest obsession. Cupcake Jemma.

4. I think I am the only one who hasn’t watched Game of Thrones, but these gifs are pretty cool even if you aren’t a fan. Game of Thrones GIFs.

5. Sale in my Etsy shop from now til April 23rd.

6. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

7. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

E TO H

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Hiya! I have another installment of the 36 days of type project for you. If you want to follow along with the project click here. I hope you are enjoying these. I sure am enjoying making them. Which is your favorite? I am really loving the “F” in this batch. My husband gave me the idea for this one. Thank you sweet pea! Follow me on Instagram if you want to see these the moment they are posted. Stay tuned for more letters.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Start by being brave enough to care.

2. In the Rain.

3. Tigers to sloths: animal illustration show hopes to save natural habitats.

4. Femininity Redefined.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

A TO D

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Hiya! I am so excited the 36 days of type has started! This is a yearly open call inviting designers, illustrators and visual artists to share their view on the letters and numbers from our alphabet. This is such a fun challenge. I really like to experiment with styles and colors. It is also really fun to see what other people have come up with as well. If you want to follow along with the project click here. Here are the first four letters. Let me know what you think. Which is your favorite? I really love the effect I put on the “b”.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Just finished reading Choose Wonder Over Worry. So good! Highly recommend!

2. Timelapse of the Entire Universe. Wow!

3. Frida Kahlo’s Rarely-Seen Images. Amazing!

4. Dragon Stamps: Illustrations & Design by Invisible Creature. Love these!

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

CHILL

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Hiya! I made this as a little reminder that we all need to chill sometimes. I hope you all had a good week, mine was pretty productive. I uploaded a mega ribbon collection to all my shops. I am working on a heart collection right now so hopefully that will be available soon.

It is suppose to be 70 degrees today so I will be outside with the sun on my face. I hope you can do the same.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Victorian Era Couple Live Like It's The 19th Century. Love this!

2. 50 Best Drone Pictures Of Last Year.

3. 88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life. Do you agree with these?

4. Where's My Sock? This made me giggle.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

OH HAI SPRING

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Oh Hai Spring! Yay! Let’s give ourselves a pat on the back, we made it to spring! It is still chilly and windy here but at least we are on the way to warmer temps.

I am compiling a big ribbon collection for sale in my Etsy shop so stay tuned for that.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Adorable Fat Cat Invades the Most Famous Paintings in Art History.

2. Six-Year-Old Boy Becomes Logo Designer.

3. 10 things you may not know about The Scream.

4. We saw The Favourite last night and I highly recommend it.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

LUCK OF THE IRISH

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! I finished my taxes so I am enjoying a chill weekend.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is an Irish Blessing for you:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Oat the Goat. Cute animations and beautiful story.

2. Hotel Fails. lol

3. How women photographers access worlds hidden from men.

4. Movie Poster Expert Explains Color Schemes.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

REALLY

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! This week I have been preparing and organizing myself to do my taxes. Pretty exciting and fun stuff! Ha!

I added a new frame set to my Etsy shop. You can check it out below. Let me know what you think.

I am hoping this week coming up will provide us with a little more warmth, a little more sun and a little less of my heating coming on.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I just finished reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. What an excellent book! It really changes the way you think.

2. Random Acts Of Kindness From Strangers.

3. Stop apologizing, start thanking.

4. Play-Doh Kitchen Creations.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

KEEP CURSIVE ALIVE

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! This lettering is from the Goodtype Tuesday challenge to keep cursive alive because in some schools they are no longer teaching cursive writing. I wonder why they decide that this is no longer something that people need to learn? Sad.

This week was pretty exciting. My husband and I went to see a Shen Yun performance. It was amazing in every way! The costumes were absolutely gorgeous and so colorful. The music was so beautiful. The storyline was so fantastic. The dancing was truly amazing. If you have an opportunity to see these super talented people perform. Do it! You won’t be disappointed.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. You're Just My Type: Hikers Compose Love Notes To The Grand Canyon.

2. What you think, you become. what you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. — Buddha

3. Remove ANYTHING from a photo using Photoshop.

4. Lucy Sparrow Stocked an Entire Supermarket with 31,000 Felt Sculptures. This gives me all the feels because when I was a kid I collected all of my family’s empty packaging and started a grocery store in the basement. I even convinced my sister Brighid to help me. She got some packaging from our neighbors and we even made the money for the store as well.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

GROW AND PANCAKES

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! I have been working on an arrow collection for my Etsy shop this week. Hopefully I have an arrow style to please everyone. I should have that available for sale very soon. Keep an eye out, if arrows are your thing.

I am excited to try a new recipe tonight for dinner. Hopefully it goes according to plan. I am making japanese vegetable pancakes. They look so yummy and I love asian food so much so I am hoping this is a win.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Super Slow Motion Birds.

2. Designer & Client. Hilarious but so real.

3. 5 things to try when you are feeling uninspired.

4. What a cute card.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

NINA SIMONE

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! The above image is from my Goodtype Tuesday lettering Challenge. The assignment was to letter the name or quote of one African American hero. I chose Nina Simone because not only was she is a very talented singer and musician but was also an activist in the civil rights movement. If you have not heard her music I highly recommend that you take a listen. You won’t be disappointed.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Eliza Southwood wins Poster Prize for Illustration. Gorgeous!

2. The Abandoned Grandeur of Crumbling Palaces. Beautiful and sad at the same time.

3. Truth on Recycling.

4. I have really been enjoying The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

MIMI

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week! Is it spring yet? Today is my mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom! She said she was 34 today so I am not sure what age that makes me. My birthday is in the negative numbers I guess. Ha!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. A deck of cards for the minimalist.

2. Pantone’s Fall/Winter color trends.

3. Microsoft Code Jumper.

4. 25% off sale Feb 3-14th in my Etsy shop. Come over and take a look. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

TOBY

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Hiya! I am dedicating this week’s post to Toby, my sister’s dog that passed away. He was a very sweet boy.

Anyone watching the Super bowl today? We have all our food decided. Chris chose nachos and I chose hoagies. Chris also said we are having tater tots so I guess we are living our best lives today. What are you having? Who do you want to win? I was hoping the Eagles would be playing today so I don’t think it matters to me who wins.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. What I Do as a 911 Dispatcher. Great read.

2. About Universe: Animated Stephen Hawking Tribute.

3. Stephan Schmitz. Swiss Illustrator with gorgeously clever work.

4. 25% off sale Feb 3-14th in my Etsy shop. Come over and take a look. 

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

LOVE AND X'S

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Hiya! Pretty grey lazy Sunday here. I was getting a little bored of my usual snacks so I am i’m making another batch of No bake cosmic brownies. Yum! What are you up to today? I hope you have a wonderful day!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. How do you draw an X? Twitter is divided over it. Interesting! I am a #7. Which are you?

2. Macintosh turns 35. Wow! I’m remembering my first computer, Apple IIci.

3. Bringing drawings to life. Diego Cabezas. Beautifully minimalist.

4. Take a look at these flower animals.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

HI!

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Hiya! So we just got an Instant Pot. If you don’t already know, it is an electric pressure cooker. The original reason that I wanted to purchase this was because about 30 percent of the time I mess up cooking rice. I blame it on an electric stove because I didn’t have this issue with all the gas stoves that we had in the past. I really don’t like appliances that do only one thing so I was hesitant on getting a rice cooker. All my googling and researching lead me to the Instant pot and I can safely say at this point both my husband and I are in love. I’m sure right at this moment my husband is dreaming of all the hunks of meat that he would like to cook. I am thinking about all the vegan/vegetarian recipes I can make. There is definitely a learning curve because it is a completely different way of cooking, but this thing is so great. Do you have one? What is your favorite recipe? What are you up to today? I hope you have a wonderful day!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Jupiter as viewed from its south pole. Woah!

2. 2019's best up-and-coming illustrators. Beautiful work!

3. Stranger & Stranger. Gorgeous!

4. Portal Knights. What a adorable and totally fun game!

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

<3! AND A LOGO

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Hiya! I finished a logo this week for Love Made Edible. Noel Penn’s out of this world baked treats. In case you are interested, here is a little behind the scenes action of what I showed the client. I did have more ideas than the ones below, but I didn’t feel like those were good enough to show her. She chose 9g. Let me know what you think.

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Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. How to Love Yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

2. Watership Down for the small screen. I really enjoyed this Netflix series and as well as the 70’s version from my childhood.

3. 3D Artworks by Mat Szulik.

4. How cute is this pocket doll?

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Hiya! Just wanted to give you some lovin’ incase you needed some extra to get you through the day.

I am excited for the Eagles game today. I read a few articles that said we are going to lose because Nick Foles is a bit injured and the Bears are a great team. I will make sure I have my underdog mask on while I am watching the game.

I ordered an embroidery kit today because I think it is such a beautiful art. I am excited to try it. I am pretty much a super noob so we will see how this goes. I hope it is fun. Have you tried it? Any tips you can give me?

What are you up to today? I hope you have a wonderful day!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. ‘Stranger Things’ themed candies. Whilst we wait for season 3.

2. The best Boston Globe staff photos of 2018. I love these types of lists.

3. Six mistakes designers make and how to avoid repeating them in 2019.

4. 300,000 Recycled Bottles With Reverse Vending Machine Trial. I wish we had more things like this in the U.S.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Hiya! Happy New Year! This week as been a bit of a whirlwind with all the lead up and including Christmas. I am winding down a bit and enjoying doing things at a bit of a slower pace. I hope you are doing the same. I say to myself that I will be able to stay up until midnight, but let’s get real, I won’t. Ha! What are your New Year’s plans?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Amy Sedaris Reveals Her Magical Greenwich Village Apartment. Love this woman!

2. Love is never a waste of time.

3. Best interviews of 2018.

4. Fontastic! Typography Design.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

LOVE AND CHEER

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Hiya! Happy Holidays! Only a couple days left until Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with love and cheer. I am chipping away at my to-do list. I am so grateful that I have a wonderful husband ready to help me. I really enjoy the baking and the cooking but the clean up, not so much. Ha!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap. This is fantastic!

2. Revisit Life in New York City in 1911. Wow!

3. How to Write a Cold Email. I think this is very useful advice. I am going to refer to this at a later date.

4. Temple of art and skate. Love the colors and the architecture.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

HOLLY AND HOLES

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Hiya! This week I started getting set up for Christmas. I wrapped all the gifts. I don’t have many people to buy for so that is nice. I made a list for the food that I am making so I have a strategy. Do you have lists? a plan? I try to set myself up for success. I uploaded a collection of sugar skulls to my Etsy shop. They were super fun to make. I hope they sell well. I know I love sugar skulls, hopefully other people do as well. Now I am off to think of what to create next. Wish me luck.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. These illustration for Orangina by Mads Berg will brighten up any rainy day.

2. Julia Roberts ‘Finds Her Holes Get Better With Age’ Thanks To Headline Typo.

3. The World Needs A Toy Store. Love the branding!

4. Corona announces pilot program for 100% plastic-free 6-pack rings in 2019. Yay! Let’s hope other companies will follow.

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!

CORAL AND CANDY CANES

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Hiya! I am so excited! My Christmas cards came from the printer and they are perfect! YAY! I was a little nervous about the colors turning out the way I intended and that I had a lot of gradients in my design. Moo hit it out of the park again. Thank you Moo! This week I also started working on a Sugar skulls collection. Stay tuned for more. I am really loving making skulls.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. PANTONE’s 2019 Color Of The Year.

2. 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Do you agree with this list?

3. Spector. What an amazing product!

4. How cool is this Gingerbread City?

5. Recent addition to my Etsy shop. Check out my shop section to see more places to purchase my work. 

6. Come on over and check out my Freebies page (No Credit card required. Just skip the payment section). I add a new freebie every month. 

Please leave comments. I would love to read them! See ya next week!