• Weekly Pattern – #002

    Weekly Pattern – #002

    This southwest-inspired pattern is based on the same chevron shape as last week’s pattern. A little more colorful, and I like the negative spaces created by the repetition of the pattern.

  • Friday Favorites – Love is in the Air

    Friday Favorites – Love is in the Air

    I’m not one for overly gushy, pink, red & fluffy Valentine’s Day gear. I prefer a subtle touch of red or pink to accent my outfit, a sprinkle of items for my home that lightly touch on the holiday spirit, and a smidge of humor, of course.  These are a few of my favorite items for the upcoming holiday! Enjoy!

    001 – Bright Pink Post Earrings by Aubepine

    002 – Chevron Bracelet in Red & White by Son of a Sailor

    003 – Polka Dot Ceramic Heart Nesting Bowls by JDWolfePottery

    004 – Valentine’s Day Card – Boobs by Wit and Whistle

  • Ideas…

    Ideas…

    Do you ever have so many ideas that you lay in bed at night, trying not to think, but that only makes you think more?

    I had that last night. It was not the first night, nor will it be the last, I’m afraid. Maybe I should stop reading magazines before I go to bed? But, I ended up laying wide awake in bed from 12:00 AM to 2:30 AM…

    …thinking.

    I’ve got lots to think about, I guess. My Etsy shop is coming along nicely! I’ve got some ideas of new products to design, photograph and post this weekend. And, I’ve got some house projects that I’m itching to get done – they involve sewing & upholstery, another favorite hobby. More on that later…

    But I feel sometimes that ideas get in the way. I have so many ideas, the trick is to put those ideas into action. My mom once told me that as you get older, it gets easier to just do things. I’m generally finding this is true. I’m getting better at getting an idea, figuring out how to do it, and then doing it. It feels good.

    **2013 GOALS UPDATE**

    Just finished with my 4th book of the year. So far I’ve read:

    — Mockingjay – 3rd book in the Hunger Games series, I enjoyed it.
    — Catch Me If You Can – loved it!
    — Atonement – it was so-so, predictable.
    — Killing Floor, the first Jack Reacher Novel – an entertaining read, but very gory in the details department.

    Been running on the treadmill too. Last week I went 4.5 miles. I also cranked up my speed a little which feels good. 13 miles seems like so far still…

  • Weekly Patterns – #001

    Weekly Patterns – #001

    Patterns are fun. I think just about everyone can agree with that statement. And I’m no exception.

    As a graphic designer, patterns are challenging to me – especially making ones that can repeat indefinitely. So, I’m challenging myself to design one pattern a week. I’d like to explore different color palettes as well as geometric and more organic forms of pattern-making. We’ll just have to see how it goes!

    This pattern for Week #1 features a broken chevon design in varying shades of a wonderful navy blue (one of my favorite colors, if you haven’t guessed that already). Enjoy!

  • Friday Favorites – Winter Blues

    Friday Favorites – Winter Blues

    This time of year – I always start yearning for more color, as I know everyone does. But the bright, punchy colors of spring feel too garish yet. So, I tend to go with a more muted color palette. These wintry blue items keep things calm, yet are just colorful enough to brighten up my day.

    01 – Mint Vegan Clutch by Milk and Honey Handbags

    02 – Spring Pastel Bird Beads by Kylie Parry

    03 – Aquamarine Ombre Gemstone Bracelet by Clementine

    04 – Taos Feathers Watercolor Print by River Luna

     

  • Life.

    Life.

    Yesterday, I was reminded of how Life has a way of slipping by, and we don’t notice until it’s gone.

    A dear client passed away after a 3-year battle with breast cancer, leaving behind a husband and 6-year old son. The memorial service was beautiful, and something I’m sure she would have been proud of.

    So, here’s to enjoying Life. Making it count. And trying to not let the everyday get in the way of living that Life to the fullest.

    Aud

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