Wednesday, August 13, 2014

He'd Just Bound, Bound, Bound and Rebound

Challenging times call for inspirational quotes… or so Pinterest has taught me. I have professed a love for all things Pixar in the past, and this particular quote comes from my favorite Pixar short, Boundin.'

It features a lamb and a Great American Jackalope. Sadly that link will only show you the first half, and not to ruin the punchline but this is what the Jackalope has to say to the somewhat downtrodden lamb. Anyways, basically, don't let the man get you down!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Warm Weather Knits

It is finally getting really, predictably warm outside now, hooray! That apparently didn't stop me from doodling something that looked a little bit like a chunky cable knit sweater...

So I tried something new to add a little color.
I thought these would make some fun cards, etc.
I may end up printing and hanging them in our new basement. What do you think?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Best Part About My Home...

I'm loving this trend of making things for other people. It's really cutting back on my closet full of old doodles.
So my aforementioned friend who recently became a homeowner gave me this adorable saying to draw.

I don't frame many of my doodles (they are stuffed in the aforementioned closet)(I'm really in to the word aforementioned today... sorry not sorry)(parentheses!) so it was awesome to see what the finished product looked like.

Alright, who's got something else for me to draw? Shoot me an email :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014


It must be wedding season because this is my second wedding-related post this year :) This past weekend we were excited to spend some time in Doylestown, Pa. with friends. Similar to other projects I've done, I wanted to give them a little bonus gift (in addition to some approved registry items, of course).

I decided to do another monogram. Below are some sketches I did while I was deciding on a style. 

And of course, one more glamour shot in the yard... (with the world's #1 watering can). 

Friday, May 2, 2014

It's a Bug Eat Bug World

Many of my very favorite movies of all time are Pixar so I decided to do another quick series of movie quotes for fun (here's my Wes Anderson series from a few weeks back).

I love Toy Story now, but my first favorite Pixar movie was actually A Bug's Life. I re-watched it while I was doodling.

Having grown up with labradors and golden retrievers, Dug from Up pretty much speaks for all my favorite puppy dogs. Squirrel!

Oh Edna Mode, so wise, so fashionable, so short. Love The Incredibles. Speaking of The Incredibles... I ran my very first 10K last weekend (6.2 miles for anyone wondering). As I was running along Rockville Pike, some folks wearing Mr. and Mrs. Incredible costumes gave me a high five :o)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Show Me a Sign

A few months back a friend reached out to ask me if I would do some lettering for a chalkboard sign for her brother-in-law's wedding. I thought this was such a cute idea! The sign will be carried by the flower girls as they walk down the aisle.

I did a ton of sketches to try and decide on a final style. I debated some borders, etc. to spice things up. I also wrote the word "girl" too many times and decided it is a really weird word. Here is a small selection...

I used a chalk marker which was a new experience for me. I also got a chalk pen to make baselines, etc. to make sure things were moooostly straight. When I was done I used a moist Q-tip to erase the guidelines. (Q-tips are good for so.many.things)

Before it headed out the door, I took some test photos to make sure it will look great indoors/outdoors/in photos.

Speaking of outdoors... yay for my flowers blooming in the backyard! #unrelated

Also, I'm messing around with my blog header again because I decided my new/old one kind of stinks. But the colors are doing all kinds of weird things on me so just ignore the "construction." :o)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Faint Glimmers of Civilization

If you haven't already seen the latest Wes Anderson movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, I highly recommend it. Quirky, beautiful movies fall very high on my list of loves so I was inspired to look up some quotes from his movies to write. Luckily someone runs this very handy twitter account so it didn't take me long to find the ones I wanted to use...
I know people put a lot of focus on Wes Anderson's visual style... symmetry... colors... yada yada, but lines like are just beautiful and visual on their own. 
HA. So true sometimes. 
The Royal Tenenbaums is by far my favorite and Margot is also my favorite. I wish I could pull off black eyeliner like that :oP