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!

6 TO 9

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Hiya! I have another four letters of the 36 days of type project for you. The project is over now but I will continue to share the letters with you. 7 is my favorite from these. I love how it looks like a see through box. Which is your fav?

My birthday was this week! It feels like these birthdays are whizzing past me. We went to my sister’s beach house and had great company, wonderful food and a fabulous time. I also ate two pieces of cake on my birthday because I am living my best life.

I have had fun making some Mandala frames this week. I am going to start off with a set of 12 regular and chalkboard ones and see how it goes. I should have something to upload this week.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. 100 Illustrators book! All the Yessss!

2. 22 Inventions That Are Saving The Earth. Amazingly brilliant humans!

3. I got Cupcake Jemma’s book, tea towels and oven mitts for my birthday and they are super cool.

4. Uniquely illustrated books for kids. 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!

2 TO 5

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Hiya! I have another four letters of the 36 days of type project for you. The project is over now but I will continue to share the letters with you. I think “4” is my favorite in this set. It was so fun to make and I love the shadowy lines. Which is your fav?

Last week I put together a HUGE collection of text dividers (plain and chalkboard versions), so if that is your thing you will scream with delight when you see them. Click the number 5 link. I have been working on some circle decorative frames this week. I should have something uploaded soon.

Well, I’m off to have some fun and enjoy the warm weather. What are you up to? Hopefully you are lucky enough to have an extra day off this week.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Just bought this shirt. Love!

2. Michelangelo’s ‘first ever’ work of art discovered which was drawn when he was a young boy. Wow!

3. Allow Me to Convince You to Take a Lunch Break Today.

4. I made these and they are delicious! Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers.

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!

Y TO 1

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Hiya! I have another four letters of the 36 days of type project for you. The project is over now but I will continue to share the letters with you. I’m loving the number “1” is this set. Which is your fav?

I am hoping to do a lot of warm weather things today. I have a bunch of herb and flower seeds to plant and I would love to go for a bike ride. Warm weather is my favorite type of weather. What are you up to today?

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. I just finished the book Lilac Girls. It was pretty amazing. I highly recommend.

2. Artists Draw Celebrities (Based Only On Description). This gave me a giggle.

3. Definition of Success.

4. Hello, I’ll be your toddler tour guide. I’m laughing so hard I’m crying at this.

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!

U TO X

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Hiya! I have another four letters of the 36 days of type project for you. The project is over now but I will continue to share the letters with you. “U” is my favorite letter of these four. Which is your favorite?

Happy Mother’s day tomorrow. I hope you have a wonderful day. I just finished up all the food that I am bringing, Manicotti, roasted peppers and hummus.

Here are a few things for you to check out:

1. Sped up Moon Footage. ha!

2. I am excited for Hulu’s Catch-22. I loved the book.

3. What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self? Love this!

4. 30% off sale in my Etsy shop. Come have 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!

Q TO T

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Hiya! I have another four letters of the 36 days of type project for you. If you want to follow along with the project click here. Sniff, sniff it is almost over. I am having so much experimenting with these letters and numbers. Which is your favorite? For this batch my favorite letter is “T”. This one was posted on Easter so I realized that the letter T looks just like a cross. 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. JAPAN: 3 Pros vs 100 Kids.

2. Beautiful animated worlds. Amazing!

3. Celebrate every tiny victory.

4. Spinach and Artichoke Melts. These look delicious!

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!

M TO P

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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 officially done the letters and now the numbers commence. Which is your favorite? For this batch my favorite letter is “M”, wind blown drips are fun. 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. For all the creative professionals. Take the Design Census Survey.

2. Renaissance Metal.

3. Ornamental Glass Artist. Gorgeous!

4. Can you fold paper more than 7 times with hydraulic press?

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!

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!