TIRAMISU

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Hiya! This week’s GoodType Tuesday prompt was to letter your favorite dessert so of course I had to do Tiramisu. Oh tiramisu how I love you so. Your creamy, sugary texture, that kick of coffee. I’m trying not to drool on my keyboard right now. What is your favorite dessert?

This week i put together a mega collection of laurel leafy design elements in a plain and chalkboard version. They will be in the shops very shortly. Trying to set myself up for success this week.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong. Thank you Ali!

2. Hong Kong’s Posters On The Physically Disabled.

3. How four dishes with roots in other lands tell a story of immigration and transformation.

4. 20 Boutique Packaging Projects Designed by Shillington Students. Love!

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!

GHOST

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Hiya! Phew! We made it to the weekend. What a weird week! Atta boy/girl pins for everyone. I created the “Ghost” Lettering for stephsayshello’s draw a day prompts. What do you think? I am trying to combine illustration with lettering.

I am pretty excited, today my husband and I are going to make cabbage and potato pierogies. We are going to try out this little dumpling maker that my sister bought me for my birthday. Hopefully we will have tons of piergies for many meals to come.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Octopus Dreaming.

2. Spooky Loops.

3. Intricate Hand-Drawn Lettering Illustrations by Meni. Stunning!

4. A sad but wonderful documentary that I enjoyed this week. Black Ballerina.

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 HI OCTOBER

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Hiya! As of today my husband and I have been together for 22 years and married for 9 years. That sentence seems so strange. It doesn’t seem like that much time has passed at all. I am not even counting when we dated in high school. Neither of us could remember how long we were together then.

I am currently reading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I can’t help but to think the following: Why have I not read this book sooner? Why was this book not required reading in school? What a smart and clever girl. If you have not read this do so immediately.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. 100 Years of Halloween Costumes. I loved Halloween! I was a cat, witch, raggedy Ann and wind-up doll to name a few (I won first prize for the wind-up doll costume). What did you dress up as?

2. 42 Butterflies of North America.

3. Pigments created from fruit and veggie waste.

4. Splits: Photography Series by Tobias Friedrich. Wow!

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!

HEY!

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Hiya! Hope you had a great week! This week went by lightning fast! I am working on a confetti/sprinkles seamless pattern set that should be out soon. I will keep you posted.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Peculiar Prompts: 365 Ways to Explore, Make, Think, and Write. Oh! Yes!

2. Weeknight Dinner Around the World.

3. This Week’s Great New Animated GIFs.

4. How to straighten a rotated object. A fantastic Adobe Illustrator tip.

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!

YOU'RE NOT ALONE

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Hiya! For Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this Goodtype Tuesday, the challenge this week was to letter the phrase “Seize the Awkward” or what you might say to start the conversation – it can be as simple as “are you OK?,” You’re not alone,” “I’m here for you,” “if you need to talk, I’m here.” to highlight the importance of talking about mental health with your friends. If you think a friend is going through a tough time, Seize The Awkward provides resources on signs to look for and tips for how to start the conversations.

I lettered “You’re not alone” for anyone out there who needed a reminder and for my cousin Chris who took his own life in 1993. There are people out here who love you even if your mind is telling you otherwise.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. PANTONE’s 2020 Color Forecast.

2. The Great British Baking Show’ Is Back on Netflix. I love this show so much!

3. Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Mascot. So cute!!!

4. Clients from Hell.

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 SEPTEMBER

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Hiya! I don’t know if you feel the same way but September really snuck up on me and now it is half over. Time flies when you are having fun, right?

The last couple of weeks I have been putting together another mega flourish, laurel, text divider collection (see below). Next week I am going to do a few digital papers. Hopefully I will have some cool items to show by Saturday. I hope you had a good week.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. If You Thought Your Day Sucked…

2. Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?

3. I have been loving the game Dig it.

4. EXPERIMENTYPE. Beautiful!

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!

TOWANDA!

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Hiya! This weeks challenge at @goodtype was to letter your alter ego and I couldn’t resist lettering “Towanda” from Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel. One of my favorite books and movies.

Here was the assignment: ALTER EGO. An alter ego means alternative self, which is believed to be distinct from a person's normal or true original personality. It is a second self or different version of oneself: such as the opposite side of a personality like Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman. In Latin, alter ego literally means "second I". Alter ego can also refer to the second, hidden side of one's own self. Do you have an alter ego? Have you ever thought about it? Not quite sure if you even have one? If not, make it up! Perhaps you've always wanted to be a drummer in a rock band or a secret superhero surfer! Your challenge this week is to letter your alter ego!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Dave Chapelle: Sticks and Stones. Loved this special!

2. How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert.

3. What a cute idea! I was always nervous on the first day of school.

4. Draw a perfect 'S' in 15 seconds.

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!

AVOID PLASTIC

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Hiya! This weeks challenge at @goodtype was to letter something you would like to raise awareness regarding our planet. I chose to letter avoid plastic because in the last couple years I have made additional efforts to avoid plastic in my life. I stopped using plastic grocery bags, produce bags, ziplock bags, trash bags, plastic wrap and purchased items in glass instead of plastic where possible. I’m not one of those people that can fit a years worth of trash in a mason jar but everyday I’m trying. “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. - Anne Marie Bonneau. Please just try.

Here was the assignment: NATURE, it's not for everyone. Some of us love it and can't get enough of it and some of us aren't so much the outdoorsy type. Either way, I think we can all appreciate a breath of fresh air, literally, and a clean home, meaning our planet—lakes, rivers, oceans, mountains, valleys, cities, forests, parks, etc. Your challenge this week is to letter something you would like to raise awareness around regarding nature and our planet Earth. Or tell us about an organization doing great things for our planet.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. How a TV Works in Slow Motion.

2. A very satisfying animation.

3. Watercolour tattoo art: 16 incredible examples. Wow!

4. Digital Artworks by Amr Elshamy. Gorgeous!

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!

DON'T STOP ME NOW!

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Hiya! I am really enjoying the cooler temps that we have been getting the last couple of days. It is a nice relief from the month long heat wave.

I am deep into a Memphis Design (think 80s colors with geometric shapes) seamless pattern set, so that will coming at you soon.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I Let My Kids Meal Plan Our Week. This made me laugh.

2. More adventures in replying to spam. I love this guy!

3. Colors that defined the decades.

4. 17 imaginative web comics to inspire you.

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!

YOU GOT THIS BABE!

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Hiya! Hope you had a great week! I have been doing a lot of sweating through my clothes so I am super ready for autumn. Prepare yourself for all the pumpkin spices coming at you! lol!

I am working on another geometric collection of seamless patterns based around a houndstooth. Will be available soon.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Fast Food Rivals: Logo Mashups.

2. I am loving the Netflix program Diagnosis.

3. black pepper tofu and eggplant looks amazing!

4. The Comments Were Better Than Our Pictures. lol!

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!

YOU ARE ENOUGH

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Hiya! How was your week? I hope it was enjoyable and not too ugh-worthy. I am watching the movie A Quiet Place and have quickly determined that I would last a whole five minutes in this type of world and my husband would have no problems at all. ha!

This week I have been busy working on a snowflake seamless pattern set that I should have for you very soon.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Arrow Illusion.

2. Mateus Bailon New Mural in Ostend, Belgium. Gorgeous!

3. What should I read next?

4. 50% off sale this weekend in my Etsy shop.

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!

GIMME TACOS

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Hiya! How was your week? I hope it was a good one. I have been trying to beef up my Etsy shop with digital patterns and I am really enjoying myself. I hope you are enjoying my new content. I think the next one I am going to create is a snowflake pattern. I don’t have anything like that in my shop so I thought it was a needed addition. Hope you have a great week!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I loved watching Nova: First Face of America on Netflix.

2. How to be more productive.

3. 24 hours inside San Francisco’s homelessness.

4. This made me laugh. Thank you Nathan W Pyle!

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!

GOOD LUCK

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Hiya! I’m watching the new/last season of Orange is the New Black. Anyone else watching? Let’s just say my husband is not a fan. lol. I am currently reading Fight Club: A Novel. Excellent book! I love the style of his writing. Good luck on a fantastic week!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. The importance of color.

2. Guy Who Takes Photoshop Requests Literally. lol!

3. The 36 Questions That Lead to Love. I love questions!

4. DIY Paper Peony. So pretty!

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 BABE!

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Hiya! It is full steam ahead this week. Literally! I think my goal for today is not to melt. ha! We are in the midst of a heat wave here in Pennsylvania. I hope you are not melting wherever you are.

This week I have been reading The Underground Railroad. Whoa, this book is intense. Totally worth a read!

I have got a lot of digital papers coming at you in my Etsy shop, so keep an eye out.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. A team of people were paid to produce this. lol!

2. The 2019 Audubon Photography Awards: Winners. Breathtaking!

3. Thoroughly enjoyed Joan Jett’s Bad Reputation Film on Hulu. What a badass!

4. The Relief Prints of Kathleen Neeley. Beautiful!

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!

EMOTIONS

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Hiya! I hope you all had a great week. We went on a wonderful bike ride this morning. Our weather is lovely until about 10am and then turns super hot and steamy.

I saw this quote on Instagram and I thought it was so wonderful that I wanted to share it. Quote Credit: lovejmw. I hope you enjoy it as well.

I have been adding a lot of digital papers to my Etsy shop lately. I am really loving creating them. I have my wheels turning on more ideas so keep your eyes on my shop.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Lies I've told my 3 year old recently. Cute and Funny.

2. I want to make this for my nephews. Looks like fun to make and to play!

3. Daily Design Inspiration. Gorgeous!

4. Frida Kahlo’s 112th Birthday. Awesome!

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!

STAY COOL

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Hiya! I had a great time this week. We went down to Cape May to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. We also got to eat at his favorite restaurant, and a couple of his friends also came, it was great to see them. It had been quite a while. When we were walking to the restaurant there was this cool dessert place that Anne Marie said sells Chipwich’s on crack. I regret not getting one on the way back! I am still thinking about it lol. What did you do on the 4th?

I started watching the new season of Stranger Things. It seems a bit more gory than the last season but I am loving it. What a great show! What do you think?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. These Five Words Changed My Relationship.

2. I Tried Unique Japanese Vending Machines In Tokyo.

3. Hooked. Wow, crazy!

4. I’ve enjoyed listening to Sh**ged Married Annoyed this week.

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!

SUN'S OUT BUNS OUT

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Hiya! It’s sunny and steamy here. I hope you are enjoying nice weather where you are. I will be focusing on expanding the digital paper section of my Etsy shop. I am hoping to have a lot more offerings there soon. Stay tuned. If you have any requests for things you would like me to make I would be happy to consider them. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I really appreciate it!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Dolls Based on Children's Drawings. How adorable!

2. The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years. I need to add some of these to my cart.

3. Kittens and tiny phones. Because kittens.

4. If your house was burning, what would you take with you?

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 RAINY WEEK

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Hiya! What a doomy week! I believe it rained every single day. I uploaded a set of plain and chalkboard leafy frames (see link below). I think I am going to change gears and upload some digital papers. I am all framed out at the moment. I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting some well deserved rest and fun.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I thoroughly enjoyed this interview with Chuck Palahniuk.

2. What a Sunset Looks Like from Space.

3. Japanese Style Superheroes & Villains.

4. 40% off sale in my Etsy shop.

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!

SUNSHINE

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Hiya! I made the above quote with an alphabet that I created. I wanted to try doing something sans-serif instead of my go to script style. I’m not sure who wrote this quote. I just thought it was great. What do you think?

I have been working on a set of leafy-swirly frames. I should have something to upload soon.

I hope you have a wonderful sunny weekend!

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Sixthformpoet’s very interesting story on his twitter account. Woah!

2. Frida Kahlo’s Only-Known Voice Recording.

3. D-Day in Photos: Heroes of a More Certain Time.

4. The Mad, Meticulous Sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson.

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!

ALL THE LETTERS AND NUMBERS

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Hiya! How was your week? Mine was pretty productive. This is the last 36 days of type installment for you. Here are all my letters and numbers together. What do you think? Which is your fav? I had so much fun doing this project. I can’t wait for next year.

I added some mandala frames into my Etsy shop this week. I hope you like them. I am going to try something a little bit different for my next Etsy upload. I am working on some monogram designs. Stay tuned.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I Collect Rocks, Paint Eyes On Them And Return Them To The Landscape. I would love to find one of these.

2. Running Out of Children. What an interesting article!

3. Water-Activated Street Murals Come to Life When It Rains.

4. PlayStation’s Early Logo Concepts Prove That If You First Fail, Try Again.

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!