The Things That Stick Around

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Why is there a couch up there? Good question.

Actually, that couch belongs to my brother (but it is orange in real life) and is one of those objects that sticks out like a sore thumb but you can’t get rid of it. Because it is too comfy.

I have a sweatshirt like that. My grandma gave it to me when I visited her, and of course you can’t refuse something if it is from your grandma! Sentimental value! But the sweatshirt is this ugly shade of Pepto Bismal pink, and I’m sure it looks awful on me. It’s so comfy though! I can’t give it up.

Let’s just hope I don’t become a hoarder of everything. The thought makes me shudder.

Summer Nights

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When I was on my bike ride tonight, I noticed how good it feels to have some free time for your brain. And a warm summer night is perfect for that!

Here are some occasions I’ve noticed that I’ve been “present” in the past few days:

  • White water rafting with a great group of friends
  • Enjoying being busy at work
  • Spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle
  • Talking philosophically with old friends (haha!)
  • Bike ride at dusk around town

Doesn’t it feel good to relax? 🙂


Try Something New


I do like simple black and white. What do you think of this as a card for bride and groom? Do you guys think a different color would look good?

Inspiration: Target gift card.img_0203

Horton – Dr. Seuss

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This piece was done for a friend of my sister’s! She’s redoing her nursery as a surprise for her friend and they are including Dr. Seuss in the theme. Horton is such a cute blue elephant. I love his wide eyes and kind heart. So appropriate for a kid’s room 🙂

Dr. Suess is such a classic when it comes to kids. That is a book every person can relate to. I loved The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. One thing I remember in primary school was Read Across America, on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I’m pretty sure they served green eggs and ham that day in the cafeteria. Gross. But kids are into funny things like that.

Side note: do you remember buying the novelty candies like the really sour liquid stuff and Fun Dip when you were a kid? It makes my mouth hurt thinking about it.

Anyway, reading Dr. Seuss books as an adult (haha! that sounds so weird to say. Like, I just turned 18!) is kind of hard. They don’t seem that long, but until you read them out loud, you wish you’d picked another book 🙂

Until next time!




New Sketchbook


Does anyone else have this weird trepidation when it comes to starting a new sketchbook? I got one for Christmas and I’m so careful with it! It has this really nice watercolor paper, not light-duty stuff like 60 lb. paper. I’m so excited to start using it, but I just want it to stay so nice looking!

After Christmas, I start thinking of the upcoming New Year and what it will bring. Will I spend more time on art projects? Will I start an online shop? Will it go the same as 2016? (Doubtful!) I love the new year for all of the fresh starts it brings.

The typography on the cover started out with a Pinterest search. I saw some really cool vintage typography that I incorporated into this cover design. It kinda has a twenties vibe that I’m into. Or silent movie era.

I’m thinking of new changes for the blog. Any ideas? Maybe a themed weekly post that isn’t so random? I’m going to start a web search for hints.

Until next time!