Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
I’ve been drawing a lot of letters lately. I want to do more and more and more of this. Mostly it’s still personal projects, not client work, but I want to change that. (I will.)
I did a quick gig poster for Those Darlins, which was great late-night fun (just like them).
At top, that’s Geofree the cat, and my mostly-horrifying discard pile. See the mostly-not-horrifying finished poster here.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
I’m abstaining from sleep until I look at every single plate in this book, completed by Elizabeth Blackwell in London, 1739. And you can’t stop me.
I love the story behind this book:
“Blackwell’s Herbal was an unprecedented enterprise for a woman of her time. She drew, engraved and coloured the illustrations herself, mostly using plant specimens from the Chelsea Physic Garden. … She undertook this ambitious project to raise money to pay her husband’s debts and release him from debtors’ prison.”
Hat tip to Michelle for tweeting a link to botanicus.org.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Thanks for indulging my thinking aloud yesterday.
As many of my favorite things begin, I decided to just dive in and see where the current takes me. And so, I give you eythink-i-can. This should be fun.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
After our big move, we started planning our wedding for next Spring (hell yeah!). To no one’s surprise, nesting + impending nuptials = for me, DIY CITY.
It’s been really fun and gratifying, but I haven’t figured out how to show everything off quite yet. I’m contemplating a tumblr for this sort of thing, with process shots, before/after, and how-to posts. However, I do struggle with the idea of reinventing the wheel (or, my desire not to do that). We certainly have an abundance of redundancy online, yeah? At the same time, I’d like to share some of the stuff I’ve been working on, and make it really accessible and approachable for people who think they can’t do it. I’d also love to focus on projects that actually are cheaper (or demonstrably better) to make than to buy, because while I do like to take on these sorts of projects, I like to make them count. I mean, who likes throwing their time and money into the wind?
Anyhow. I’d really like to get a magical invitation to write a “DIY is NBD” column for someone else’s blog, dropped in my lap by an artisan, hand-made-with-love carrier pigeon.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Are you familiar with the Heartland Institute? They’re responsible for these wack-o sensationalist billboards, denouncing folks who “believe in” climate change. Forecast the Facts hired me to design this page, which tracks the massive amount of corporate funding Heartland is losing as a result of their dishonest, damaging agenda. Look at that mercury drop!
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
So, clearly, I haven’t been feeling all that verbose lately. At least not in the blogging way.
Between moving and settling in, juggling house guests, getting to know this endless delight of a town, and assembling a magical studio — oh yeah, and client work! — I haven’t had a lot of mental space for narration.
With that in mind, I’m going to make an attempt. To start: mostly photos, not a lot of words.
(If you know me personally, you’ll note this is weird for me.)
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Well, I’m a van owner now. Her name’s Li’l Peppa, and we’ll be spending a lot of quality time together pretty soon. (I’ll share photos, too!) As we enter the final countdown to our big Austin moving-roadtrip, I’m squirreling away sundries for the drive, throwing going-away parties (above & below), and living/working in a packed-up room that sometimes feels like it belongs in Storage Wars. It’s fantastic.
While we’re gearing up for this big adventure, I’m also gearing up to share some of the fun along the way. If you’re interested, you can track our progress on twitter, check back here for updates, or follow my Instagram photos on Gramfeed.
(Speaking of, I’m having a lot of fun using the Gramfeed interface to vicariously visit my Austin happy places from afar. It lends some flickr-esque function to Instagram photos, which I’ve really been wishing for lately.)