March 24, 2010
One of my clients is a vending machine toy distributor/manufacturer. You know those vending machines that you see at the front of grocery stores, the $0.25 machines? I design displays for those. Every once in awhile, I get to design the actual product as well! To help launch the New Moon Twilight movie I designed a series of 12 temporary tattoos. I have read all of the books, and consider myself a fan (although I have yet to see the movie New Moon, but that is mostly because I have an 8 month old. I didn’t even see the latest Harry Potter movie (gasp!) until Christmas!) so I had fun designing pro Edward and pro Jacob tattoos. I have yet to spot them in a store, so let me know if you have!
March 23, 2010
Every once in awhile I get to design invitations, which I love to do. They can be fun and whimsical or classy and sophisticated. Each one is completly different. I’m excited to start working on Fiona’s 1st birthday invitations and it is 3 1/2 months away!
Back to the current post… I cohosted a friends baby shower and I put myself on invitation duty. We were doing a spa theme, so of course rubber duckies came to mind. I wanted it to be fun but not too little kid cartoonish. She is having a girl so we were going with purple for most of the decore.
To contiue the spa theme we had favor bags filled with bath salts, that simply said Relax. Which is hopefully what guests used the bath salts to do (unlike me; my bag is is still sitting in my car, but its smells refreshingly of eucalyptus) .
A friend was kind enough to snap a photo of the bag, once the party got underway I was too busy playing co-hostess and entertaining a 6 month old to actually pick up my camera. Mothers should grow an extra arm during pregnancy, that way we can do everything we normally do all while toting an infant around on our hip. Hmmm, but then what would we do with the 3rd arm when our child doesn’t need to be carried anymore?
March 22, 2010
A friend of mine is expecting a little girl in just a few weeks and I was honored that she asked me to take her maternity photos. Sarah was quite the trooper and put up with me when I asked her to lay on benches or stand in the middle of a field (she has horrible allergies so I know all the pollen was driving her nuts!). She was also incredibly patient as I set Fiona up to play with toys, and entertained her while we did the shoot. Sarah looks beautiful and radiant and I for one can’t wait to meet her daughter!
March 8, 2010
I often get asked what I do? I’m currently work for my self; contracting and freelancing as a graphic designer/ marketing specialist. But my work does not define me. I have been called a punk rock Martha Stewart. I believe in having fun with life and being creative goes along with that. I am often busy in my glass studio, working on an apron anarchy project, being crafty, or wandering about with my camera. I bring creativity to every part of my life. I’m currently transitioning my website into a blog format with a portfolio. This way I can post projects that I am working on and continue to show new work. So stay tuned for design projects, photo shoots, glass and sewing projects.