Monday, October 25, 2010

Brewing Mind

had this idea to make a blog for girls/women to post anything inspirational, creative, informative, insightful, etc. I'm unsure about it now but we'll see if anything happens with it in the future.

Monday, October 18, 2010

New York

Congrats to a friend who got a job up there recently!
Such news is inspiration for many of us

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Work Hard/Play Hard

It's beautiful outside today. I woke up at 6:30 a.m and thought about falling back asleep because its saturday, but couldn't. I figured I'd try and make the most of my day since lately I haven't been the best at doing that.

I began working on the pillows for the show my mom and I are doing together. I'm extremely excited but also fearful of the outcome. I'm anxious. I won't worry too much. I keep having all these ideas that are making me antsy, so hopefully everything will kind of come together and fall in to place -- but only if I put in the time and effort necessary.

While putting together a folder of images I wanted on my pillows I became inspired to post on here. The image above was inspired by something I saw while driving to Richmond last week. I was riding and saw birds flying low above myself and other cars. Maybe I've never payed attention before but I saw the birds shadow on the ground and was intrigued by it. I thought it was neat how their shadows were kind of, creating the ground beneath us, and thought it'd be cool to see an image where birds shadows created the horizon. I drew this kind of fast, and could see executed in a more graphic fashion, but the idea is there. I suppose I'll recreate soon?

Over the summer I designed this logo for a connect I made through a previous client. I prefer a different font, or a different "s." I fell in love with this logo discovered while looking through

I've got to find some better, preferably free, fonts. I've seen plenty of sites that periodically posts free fonts to download, so I'll have to take some time to do some research.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


This calender is so awesome. and Smart.

City with a Brain
(Click link below)
The green city that has a brain - tech - 11 October 2010 - New Scientist

"less aesthetics, more ethics"
I love to create and this is why.
We have the choice and opportunity to inspire, educate, and change lives with our passions.

Pattern for soon-to-be pillow

My mom and I will be selling work at a craft show at the end of November. She's been doing shows since I was about 7-years-old, and this will be the first time that I have joined her. She'll be selling more folk art, christmas crafts, and I'll be selling pillows, coasters, and framed work. I'm currently working on my pillow designs. Soon enough I'll order them and begin sew and stuff them!

Monday, October 4, 2010

INSPIRATIONmondays (!!!!!)

I've never had an "INSPIRATIONmondays" until right now. This is most likely a one time thing, BUT perhaps it will continue. Its definitely necessary to take the time to research and check out work that will be catalytic to your creativity.


For spring break my sophomore year of college I went to my aunt and uncles in Florida. It was there that I discovered NPR and its opulent way of telling the news. My uncle would listen to it wherever we went. I expected it to put me to sleep, but I was fascinated by the way they told stories and also what they told. CNN and MSNBC can be a repetitive bore a lot of the time, but I've never thought this of NPR.

Anyhow, not until recently did I realize how great the station's design sensibility is, and I respect the way they present themselves through design in their marketing materials. Below is their 2011 calendar and a new volume that gives "a behind the scenes look at what has gone into the making of NPR over the past 40 years."

The image of the calendar I found using Google. It led me to the blog of Jared Andrew Schorr, an illustrator featured in the 2011 calendar. Here's a link to his blog. I enjoyed it, and in it, he lists other illustrators featured in the calendar. They're worth checking out as well:

Turnstyle : Seattle-based design firm

A look like this would be awesome for the "Pieces of We" zine I have been putting together.

I love the graphic + organic look of this cover. This makes my heart weak, my eye cry, and...just kidding. I just like it a looot. day grasshopper. One day.

Saturday, October 2, 2010