Monday, July 9, 2012

Pictures & Words

One of my absolute favourite lines,
from one of my absolute favourite songs,
by one of my absolute favourite bands.

{ photo and type by me; lyrics dave matthews band }

At the end of the day, it is really fun and relaxing for me to make these silly little graphics. One small way this illustrator can dip her little pinky toe into the ocean of graphic design. My professor Mike at SCAD has really had an influence on developing my love of quirky, hand-drawn and hand-written elements, and it's definitely something I've been incorporating into my work more and more. 

Tonight I got a chance to paint for about 5 hours on end for a freelance project, and it was glorious. Despite a headache, I grabbed my mug of green tea and plugged my headphones in and jammed out to Dave. After an unusually stressful day, it was just what the doctor ordered. 

And I am feeling extremely grateful and lucky
to have some great people in my life.

What are you feeling grateful for today?
On my list: friends who make me laugh, covered parking (we had a huge storm tonight!), tacos, the wonders of youtube, great professors, hair bows, and being in good health.


  1. A night of painting sounds wonderful!
    Love your graphic :)

    1. Thank you so much! DMB really inspires me, they have great lyrics

  2. I love nights like that where I zone out and just work. I love graphic design but it's not something I'm excellent. I'm grateful today that my husband made cookies from scratch last night so I can eat them for dessert at dinner tonight LOL.

    1. Me too, I actually really enjoy my hermit-time, hahah...

      Ooo, what kind of cookies?! Enjoy!

  3. I love handwritten graphics like that. I wish I knew how to make them! (Perhaps a future tutorial?)

    I'm grateful for the heat wave ending, buying our house, my snuggly-butt husband, the new chocolate caramel I found at Trader Joe's.

    1. Ooo, yea I could definitely do a simple tutorial - it's really very easy :)

      We just had a big storm last night that really cooled things off, I'm grateful for that too! And chocolate-caramel sounds delicious... Trader Joe's always has the best stuff!


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