Sunday, August 28, 2011

A blustery day

I had a Winnie the Pooh childhood, what can I say? Blustery is the perfect word for today though. Dull, cool, overcast and windy.(30+ km/hour!!) So here is my Sunday for your enjoyment.Blueberry squares, Mad Men and nostalgia. I do enjoy the reminder of fall coming. I love summer, but layering sweaters and apple picking are probably my favourite things in the world. So, yes nostalgia again; I've realized summer is ending and I'm ok with that. It will be strange not going back to school...

That gaping hole would be my Mad Men snack + reheated coffee
It just occurred to me that I did in fact make myself a whole pan of these squares. In theory my family will have some too.

Oh Don Draper, you scaly!

Also, yesterday I made these: 


For CIBC's 'Run for the Cure', My Mom asked me to pimp out some old shoes (conveniently CANVAS Chucks) for my her (in honour of her friends.) It was hella fun! I'm a little out of practice for mixing paints though. I think they turned out great!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rain, rain, you cans stay

As rainy days go, the time to create is eminent. I was planning on a bike ride today, however I'm perfectly content designing and drawing instead. I have quite the collection actually this time!

Sickly humid out :( 
How I long for refreshing rain...

My camera doesn't do justice to the dreary sky, although the street looks pretty sad

1. A going - away card/booklet for my friend (who is venturing off to Denmark this week, thus I must send off a Melissa farewell

2. Anniversary card for my parents; I try to make it worthy to put up on a mantle as art every year, I've been succeeding thankfully. Although they ARE my parents...

3. Two additions to my portfolio! Funny enough, they're from my third year in college, however they're still pretty awesome, save some minor type corrections

I'm currently lounging in my bed, but when I do get up and at it, I shall upload these beauties for your peepers only

Later that day....
I am refuelled by copious amounts of coffee and foodnetwork; here are the photos to accompany: 

Going-Away booklet

Anniversary Card
Pam & Ed

Portfolio Pieces

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival concept logo, t-shirt, poster

Children's Museum concept stationary + tickets


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Holy Macaroni!

Title inspired by my delicious recent dinner mmm....
I didn't post at all in July, and oddly enough I've been sending links to my bloggity like crazy. Realizing this I feel sad that I've become part of the blog-o-sphere and have been neglecting it. 
I've come to the conclusion I've been too occupied trying to 'make-it' ie find a flipping job. 

However, the whole reason I created this, was to force myself to have a daily/weekly art escape; an excuse to share my thoughts and whatnot about design/illustration. This post is more of an apology to myself I feel; I'm rectifying my neglect with a justified post. Herm, I truly have been busy though.

I'm a bit lazy in the scanning department at the moment, however soon to come will be updates and fabulous tidbits of awesome for your peepers.
Until then.....