Hello everyone! I am proud to announce that I just opened an Etsy shop to sell my custom designs. Please check it out here or by clicking on the Etsy icon in the sidebar to your right.
Another piece of news that I am excited to share is that I will begin (very soon) Friday Freebies. I am still ironing out the details, but I plan to do a month-long giveaway to celebrate and promote my shop. Stay tuned for more information.
It’s that time of the year again… wedding season! Not only am I excited to attend weddings, I am also delighted when couples ask me to design wedding event pieces for them! Here is my latest design for a bridal shower and matching recipe cards.
Hi again! So, as promised, I am ready to share some photos of my commissioned series of pastel drawings. Obtaining all of the materials for this project and then actually executing it was a long process, but it’s finally over. I think that they turned out well. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to take some nice shots of each piece by itself, so I mocked them up in some frames in photoshop. Take a look.
Hello everyone! I am happy to be posting some recent work that has been keeping me VERY busy!
First is an invitation to my nephew’s 2nd birthday party, which is of course, train themed!
Next is an invitation that I designed for my niece’s 1st birthday. She has quite an affinity for owls, so her Mommy decided that would be her party theme. Check it out.
This week is also the first week of my Project Management class. So far so good, but I will keep you updated over the next few weeks.
It hasn’t been all work and no play though… I recently took a trip to the pain your own pottery studio, Color Me Mine. I tried my hand at painting a pretty chevron mug in the colors of my logo. I think that it turned out great!
In my last post, I promised that I would show the progress of my commissioned pastel drawings. I am happy to say that they are complete, but I need to hold off sharing them with you until the recipient see them. I wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise, so I will save that for next time.
Happy 2013 everyone! 2012 was a great year, but I am looking forward to a new year full of new possibilities and growth.
As I was contemplating 2012, and thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2013, a phrase popped into my head that someone very special shared with me about a year ago. The phrase is, “Mind, body and soul.” I decided that I wanted this to be my inspiration for the coming year, so I am trying to improve those aspects of my life. I will share them with you now.
MIND: I signed up for a 2-Part Project Management class at the local community college in my area. I already have a strong grasp of PM and use it daily with my projects, but I want to really delve into the subject in hopes that I can make myself a more well-rounded designer. I have not taken a class in a few years and I am excited to get back to it. It’s an online class, so I can tackle it without missing any time at work. Perfect! Here’s a photo of my book. Not too bad, right?
BODY: I have been meaning to step it up in terms of my health with a milestone birthday on the way this year, so I am trying to eat better and exercise more. I have found that Zumba isn’t as scary as I initially thought – it’s actually really fun! I also started taking Pilates classes too. So far so good. I just hope that I can stick with it.
SOUL: This last part was a little hard to think about because it encompasses so many different things, depending on how you interpret it. I decided that I am going to try to have a more positive outlook on all aspects of my life and that includes being open to new projects, responsibilities and ideas. Something that I am working on in this area is getting back to my artistic roots. After all, I am a professional artist, but it’s been a while since I’ve picked up anything other than a mouse! So I went ahead and bought some pastels and other supplies at the art store because I have been commissioned to created a series of 3 pastel drawings. It’s really exciting and also a bit nerve wracking, so wish me luck. I promise to share the final results. Here’s a photo of some of the purchases.
That’s all that I will share for now. Check back in a few weeks to view my progress!
This post is dedicated to catching up. I noticed that I have not posted since August. Yikes! I have been super busy over the past couple of months and finally have some time to share with you my most recent projects.
I’ll start with the birthday invitations that I designed for my nephew. He absolutely loves tractors, so there’s nothing better than a tractor party to celebrate his big day.
Up next is a logo option that I designed for a company called iTrak. It is an internal logistics tracking service for large companies. In the end, the company changed their name to Qtrak, but I wanted to share this logo with you because I ended up liking it the most.
The next design project I worked on was for my church, St. John the Evangelist. I was contacted by the church to design birthday cards to send out to the young parishioners ranging from ages 1-5. I designed 4 options and they ended up picking this one. I think it’s pretty cute and I hope the little ones and their families enjoy them!
My next two projects are for two beautiful ladies that are getting married in 2013. I was honored that my friend Brooke asked me to design her Save the Date cards and my cousin Lindsay asked me to design her wedding invitations. Both turned out stunning. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Brooke and Brandon’s Save the Date cards
Lindsay and Brad’s Wedding Invitations were printed on cream shimmer card stock and inserted into a handcrafted cream shimmer enclosure wrapped with beautiful satin aubergine ribbon. I will post a photo once I have the chance to snap a shot of it.
The last two designs that I am sharing are Christmas/Holiday cards that I designed for my brother and sister’s families.
I hope that you enjoyed looking at the projects that have been keeping me busy over the last few months. I’ve certainly enjoyed working on them.
Happy Holidays to all and I look forward to sharing my new projects in 2013!
I have been very busy over the past couple of months and I’d love to share what I have been working on. First, I designed a logo and trifold brochure for The Centered Life Project. The Centered Life Project is a program for lifestyle and weight management developed by Dr. Kristine Boward, Psy. D. You can view more information about the project here.
This is the logo.
Another project that I have been working on is the redesigned and refreshed menu for Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon. They are a destination salon & spa in Glen Mills, PA offering the latest in looks, service, style, and treatments. View their website here. The menus have not been printed yet, but I have a sneak peek of the new cover and a page from the menu below.
This has also been a busy time for birthdays and celebrations. I was tasked to design a unique birthday invitation for a Rapunzel-themed party for my niece. I used inspiration from other parties I found on blogs and created this invitation below. I can’t wait to see what they do for the cake!
I will keep you posted on my current projects as they come to a close.
I was recently asked to design a logo for a new Tap Room that will be coming to Morton, PA. After a few rounds of options and changes, they chose this design. I can’t wait for it to open so I can check it out!
I am pleased to announce the birth of my newest niece, Lyla Jean who was born on March 3, 2012. Of course I was honored to design her birth announcements. They arrived this week in bright pink envelopes. Isn’t she just adorable?