summer camp

I spent some wonderful weeks at summer camp. The traditional, all-girl, canoes & archery kind of camp. Just like the one in the movie “The Parent Trap”. ┬áNow, more than a couple of decades later my girls are planning to head back to that same camp this summer. I am also working on a re-order of camp stationery for this same camp. Here is a preview of their order for the summer of ’10. Anybody making summer plans already?

whistle while you work

I have to listen to music when I work. I have lots of design/work-related playlists on my computer, a wide range of music. Sometimes I need some New Wave pop of the 80’s other times it is quiet violin, just depends on my workload & mood. This week I have got something new, thanks to Angels and Airwaves free download. Their new album, LOVE, is available to download for free. Try it out & let me know what you think. It is moody, melodic, I like it…

http://modlife.com/angelsandairwaves

I heart glitter

February is here. In my world that means glue, scissors, colored paper & glitter, lots and lots of glitter. My kids are “those” kids. Those kids who never buy Valentine’s cards. The dining room table will be covered in arts & crafts goodness for a good part of the month. I am giddy just writing about it. My four kids usually start out with very detailed, time-consuming designs. The are intricate & customized. But, by the evening of the 13th I have the class lists in my hand, anxious to finish crossing out the names as the cards are completed. I can’t wait to start.glitter basket

Rainy Days and Mondays (or Tuesdays)

I was driving to D.C. on Sunday night in the rain. I thought about complaining about it, slow traffic, flood watch, no umbrella, but then I took a second and looked through my windshield at the rain. The way the lights shined & sparkled in the rain was a stunning site. I looked in my purse to see if I had my camera… nope. It just took a second to stop myself from being negative and really see the beauty in the night. I tried to find some images online that captured what I saw that night. here are some.

http://ethnamp.posterous.com/?tag=night

http://www.betterphoto.com/uploads/processed/0804/0801220556121rain_agai_t.jpg

I love animal prints, in moderation. An example are the leopard print ballet flats I have, I have bought & worn out 3 pairs. Just a little touch of sass. I have been eyeing a lot of zebra rugs over the last couple of years. Is it too late to jump on this bandwagon or is this a classic? Thoughts, concerns?

write now

One of my new year’s resolutions is to study calligraphy. Here are some amazing samples I found while researching. I am going to buy some supplies this week, pens, ink, brushes. I am so excited! (I am dying to address some dark envelopes in white ink – aah!)

http://www.iampeth.com/books/zanerian_manual_1900/ZM1900_page101.html

http://www.iampeth.com/books.php

5, 4, 3, 2…

Let’s give this a try, shall we. I have started this blog as a way of sharing more of my design work and my inspirations.

samples
A recent client looking for coordinating invitations to a bridal shower & karaoke bachelorette night.