Thursday, October 28, 2010


While doing research for a calligraphy book at work, I came across images of ornamental penmanship from the late 1800's/early 1900's that I am obsessed with. Besides amazingly beautiful handwriting, there's lots of illustrations made completely out of calligraphic strokes, and all by hand. I didn't even know this stuff existed but I've already got a folder full of links and images of this extremely detailed work. Also lots of really pretty ornate alphabets from around then too. Here's a good link of books and pdf's of all types of penmanship.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just wait...

I'm excited about starting this...
If you haven't figured it out, its my plan for my pumpkin this year. It's a John Lithgow pumpkin, of course.

This was my pumpkin last year, of Mickey. This year I'm being a little more ambitious carving and cutting. I'll post pictures after this weekend! Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Slowly getting there...

... frustratingly and slowly... (previous)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Time travel

What year is this? NEW arrivals? I'm so confused...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Babes & Brews

(Newspaper version)
I did a flyer for "Babes & Brews", a burlesque show in Durham, NC. If you live in the area you should check it out! Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Painting: Day 1

I started a new painting last night. It's going to be of three carousel horses. Obviously this is just the beginning, it's going to be very different (or at least I hope it is) in the end. It's nice to finally paint something for myself for once.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I stumbled across a Spagett! paper doll and made one today at work. I love that it comes with his business card too. Via PaperFoldables

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pat Perry

Time-lapse Drawing from Pat Perry on Vimeo.
Man I love everything this guy does. Marry me? (Via

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Soapbox Success

Last night was the Green Soapbox event that I designed some printed material for. It was a good turnout, good food, good beers, I'd say a success! Here's a shot of the trivia cards (front and back) I designed and they printed that were in the middle of all the tables. (Edit: And also some the photographer took at the event with my design in it.)

Monday, October 11, 2010


I finally made new business cards, and I actually like them: (Front and back)

Thursday, October 7, 2010


My sister is part of the committee putting on the British Women Writers Conference at Ohio State this year. Above is the logo she asked me to put together, or actually illustration, to be used for their website and letters. Full website here. Spread the word to anyone interested in the conference!


Yes I made this, for something serious....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Soujla boy would be jealous

Should I go into the Gucci/College bandana business? Why am I so skilled at making the dumbest, insignificant things that cannot really benefit my life? Haha....sigh. More pics of these to come this weekend at Madison.

Getting ready

Monday, October 4, 2010

Save the Dates

Just about finished with my sister's Save the Date's for her upcoming wedding. Spent the weekend cutting out the cards, return address labels and the 'H's that seal the envelopes.

On another note, congrats to my friends Emily and Alex on their engagement this weekend... like what you see? Hire me to do yours next! ;)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Super Nerds

My sister and Doug's engagement announcement was in today's Sunday paper back at home. Geeze, how nerdy are they? JK ;)