Monday, May 31, 2010

Garden LOVE

I'm in love a little. Maybe it's infatuation, I don't care, but I've become enamored with vegetables. Not so much to eat, but just to water and watch. My vege-love even spread enough to allow a few flowers in my garden. That wildish looking flower pot was put together by a one John Plakmeyer and yours truly.

I tried to hold off on the chicken wire for as long as possible, but a couple days ago when I found a little bunny snacking on my sugar snap peas, I knew it was war. And I wasn't going to lose. Feeling strangely like Mister McGregor, I dawned my sun bonnet and strung up a bit of a fence. That'll do it. Right?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Is this what happens?

So is this how it goes? You grow up and get a job and stop being creative and write lame blogs about socks??? My deepest apologies go out to all who had faith in my frequent blog posts. I would make promises right now to get better, but would rather not. Let's listen to this song and forget about how busy we all are.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Is it wrong to love a thing? How about two?

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I read about these DIY typesetting stamps at Staples and couldn't help myself from buying one. It was after 15 cards-o-stamping that I realized I had typeset my own number wrong. woops.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


OHMY it's growing. I can't believe it! It's all growing (except for the basil...but I'm pretending that I never planted that.). To add to my grower's excitement I purchased a sunbonnet. I might even be wearing it right now while writing this post.

Yes, I do have a couple paintings in the works (I haven't given up everything), but it is so hard to stay inside when I feel the need to nurture and care for these green babies.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some Marketplace design

My first window display! Is that what it's called? A window display? Decals? Stickers? Anyway, I wanted the windows to look like the Add Sheet & Marketplace...get it? (they are local business advertisement publications) Look at the cute little scissors cutting! haha OK, well I get a kick out of them.

The second picture is the dark...yet surprisingly up beat!!! cover I designed for March Marketplace. A funeral parlor with no creative direction bought the space...hmmm...happy spring!

Lastly, is a new addition I designed for the magazine. The March addition was the first time adding a business testimonials section.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Learning to Grow

This weekend I planted my very first vegetable garden! Hopefully in a month or so I will start to see the juicy fruits of my labor - tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, snap peas, beans, and in a couple smaller pots, cilantro and lemon basil. Well, I guess I can't take all the credit. My hardworking neighbors were invaluably helpful. Now my biggest problem is deer....any ideas?