Friday, October 31, 2008

I am a published photographer!

My photo was selected for inclusion in the newly released fifth edition of Schmap Napa Valley Guide!  My husband and I went on vacation up north one year and decided to visit Napa Valley.  This shot was taken at COPIA.  Which is the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Gotta Love Veer

I absolute love Veer because they love me back! Look what the UPS guy dropped off for me tonight. Just in case you're wondering what it is, it's a corduroy messenger bag. I took the photo with my photobooth. (That's why the fancy's backwards!) It came with a little note...

"We love you. Here's a little something to say thanks for sharing your creative live with us. Whenever you need a bit of sweet inspiration, we're here for you."

Awwww! Thanks Veer!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Essense of Rabbit

Awesome post by Design for Mankind.  The Essence of Rabbit.  It's lovely being born the year of the rabbit.

No other living creature features as heavily in contemporary character design and art as the humble hare. But what exactly makes bunnies so irresistible to artists, designers and illustrators worldwide? Depending on the viewers’ cultural context rabbits can symbolise anything from insanity, alertness, defencelessness, all the way to promiscuity, magic powers and utter innocence. By condensing the endless variations of the rabbit motif into one ultimate system - a perfect bunny mandala - the true nature of the beast emerges: the eternal essence of rabbit.

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'd Rather Be Smooching My Nerdy Husband

These couldn't be more perfect.  From buttonempire.

She & Him

I guess I'm on a music trip right now.  It's the one thing that definitely inspires me and sets my mood.  I've grown up with different styles of music and I'm not a fan to just one type.  I have some bizarre albums, like Disco Duck for instance! Right now I have She & Him playing on my iTunes and I'm obsessing with the track called "I Thought I Saw Your Face Today."  The lead singer of this band is Zooey Deschanel.  You might recognize her from the movies "Elf" and "The Hitchhikers  Guide to the Galaxy." That's how I explain her to people.  

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Oh... it's because I have the new Winter Songs CD and it's playing right now!  

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Sara music!

My wish came true!  I have to buy this now. Hear clips from the album here.

Sara Bareilles Concert

Saturday, October 11, I got to see Sara Bareilles perform at the Wiltern.  I'm a big indie music fan (thanks to my bestest friend in the whole wide world!) and it was super awesome to see her live.  She was amazing and cute as hell :)!  I can't wait to hear her new music.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

More Hand-Lettering!

Oh so lovely!  Illustrations by Will Bryant

I Heart Hand-Lettering

I love hand-lettering!  Volume 3 of the Mankind Mag features an article all about hand-lettering. If you've never visited Design for Mankind, then you're missing out.  Here's a little tidbit about Erin, the brains behind the blog.

Writer Erin Loechner launched award-winning Design for Mankind in mid-2007 in an attempt to bring light to the inspiration found in today’s creative culture. Through photography, product design, style and craft, Design for Mankind is dedicated to showcasing the talents of the emerging art and design community.

Available for free download or if you want an actual magazine, it's $8.95. Design for Mankind Mag 
photo from Mankind Mag Vol. 3