|From tiny happy bunny|
Thursday, August 27, 2009
|From tiny happy bunny|
i've been keeping my eyes peeled for a great new fall bag. i literally feel like i've looked at everything. if i could make something, it'd look like this, and be a soft, saddle brown, washed leather. could someone make it for me ?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
|From tiny happy bunny|
so the last few times i've worked in illustrator and i've been searching for that... one... color... i just can't get right, this is my newest tool. adobe allows you to go to the web, download palettes, make palettes for others to use, and just generally play around with color mixing. i like when work becomes play.
*that one's called 'avoidance'
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
an interesting project... i received direction to cute-up this idea. i love the concept that a stuffed animal has double duty as a travel pillow. the legs snap together under the chin, the nose area would cradle a head. cute !
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
in my house, i can usually send an email to my husband and get a faster response than if i go hunt him down (see: not big house, just in opposite corners, both on computers). this was something i sent when i'd been crabby. so crabby apparently, i couldn't spell. i just found it on my desktop and thought it was cute... sweet.
a few months ago... probably around 3, i was watching heroes. my husband is a fan, i tend to read or peruse a mag while he watches. at the time i was paying attention. there were a couple of men, in charge of a baby... and they had a baby bag. i went insane. i jumped up. 'look at that bag !'. 'i have to have that bag!'. i got online for a few weeks and looked, searched and googled. nothing. as you might know, i do freelance design projects for kids, and i spend a portion of every day looking at baby stuff (i don't have kids, it might be odd). anyway, i was doing some random search for a diaper bag i came across (i took a picture of it with my phone, and was trying to figure out what it was) and had just found it on this really cool site. it IS a cool diaper bag (if something like that CAN be cool). and then i found this. randomly. serendipitously. FINALLY. i'm so excited i'm going to buy it right now. not even invoking the 3 day rule. you could buy it too... here.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
i decided to do a small inspiration color board, i've seen so much bold baby stuff lately, and it's so inspiring ! i'm glad it's not all the usual pink-girl, blue-boy... that stuff is cute, but as a parent i can't imagine carrying around something so... kiddie. fun, sophisticated and gender specific (if you HAVE to have it) can coexist. i'm glad they caught on. my favourites are... jj cole, boden, and anorak
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
i remember as a little girl loving tights. and dresses. i went through a very girly phase. these would have been right up my alley. actually they probably still would be. i can't wait to see little girls rocking these...
i've had the very fun experience of working for a local company dedicated to keeping the legs of babies everywhere cozy. these have been pretty fun to work on (mostly for the creativity), and i learned so many illustrator shortcuts, i'm a whiz. just ask me how to snap that line to grid, move it to the front, group it, ungroup it... oh, you get the point.
Friday, April 3, 2009
holiday seems like such a blur now. i counted at one point, and we'd created over a 100 styles. that seemed like a lot. especially when other people felt overwhelmed with 30. in one category. i loved working in accessories for the diversity. if you got sick of socks, you could always work on scarves for a day. want to learn about leather ? tackle belt design. it was a fun job.
i'm lucky to have had fun jobs.
it goes without saying that things aren't the best that they've ever been. but i have this persistent optimism, maybe it's the new guy in charge, the onset of spring (somewhere), maybe it's the right things happening along just when i need them... for some reason, i just can't get down. this has been a challenging year for me, both professionally and as a human. i love learning new things, i love meeting new people... and i love new projects that take me new directions. even when it's not necessarily by choice.
plus, who doesn't love a good excuse to buy a book. here's to an '09 on an upswing.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
ahhh the holidays. nothing says merry chrismas like working 12 hour days, driving in snow in seattle (IMPOSSIBLE) and being homebound for your christmas dinner and eating turkey sandwiches because it's the only food in the house. work was insane this holiday season, but i found time to enjoy what i could. i'll be posting some things i designed (and drew) for hol'09.