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Online Calligraphy Class


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Help support my local animal shelter--they are unfortunately a kill shelter, so any help in spreading the word about these great dogs would be very helpful!

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New Inspiration: Pretty Pot Holes

With the big pot hole clean-up project recently going down in Cincinnati, this colorful, beautiful, & creatively recycled idea seemed appropriate!

It's much better than tar.

Happy Tuesday!



Map Monday: State Cutting Boards

How cool!

State pride is a wonderful thing! You can find your state here.


Cookie Creating Inspiration

I have been pulling all-nighters this week like it's my job! I sometimes forget I'm not in college anymore, & I'm paying dearly for it right. about. now. But, when the projects I'm working on are all said & done, it'll be worth the lack of sleep (I hope). Until then, I'll be staying inspired by eating cookies. & most definitely coffee.


The Hive at Poppytalk Handmade

This is something new & exciting--I have a table set up of "The Hive" shop over at Poppytalk Handmade! Go check it out, if you like! There are many other great artists, as well, so be sure to see what everyone has to offer for this month's market!


Map Monday: Royal Wedding Map

I know, I know, enough of the Royal Wedding, already, right? But Look! It's a map of the Royal Wedding, so how could I not be a little extra excited? The Westminster Abbey illustration looks awesome...I'm a sucker for whimsical illustrations, you know me! 

So, are you all setting your alarm clocks for 4:00 AM this Friday morning? 

{Me, Too}



Bird Eggs of Australia

I know I don't live in Australia. I've never even been to Australia. But in the Spirit of Easter weekend, I thought I'd educate you on the Bird Eggs of Australia by using the beautifully & whimsically designed & illustrated Bird Eggs of Australia poster:

Who knew a Black Swan egg was olive green?

My favorite egg is the Trumpet Manucode, I am also a fan of Snicker Eggs, but that's irrelevant. Sort of. 

Which is your favorite?



So French & Pink...

I took my 2nd French lesson yesterday online, & I learned the phrase,
"la fille aime le rose (the girl likes pink)." 

Thus, my post is born...

Such a contrast makes for a very interesting photograph on the first image--I love how the cheerful & chic mood remains under such melancholy, dreary conditions.

Parisian Pink Friendly images from top to bottom:

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Rise Above Prints

My letterpress "Rise Above" lettering prints just came in! They turned out great, thanks to Sapling Press (you're awesome). For a closer look, check them out here.

Happy Monday!


Happy Weekend.

I hope you all have a nice weekend. I'll be spending it relaxing & with family. & it's a likely possibility I will be harmlessly torturing/humiliating my 2 cats; here's to putting my recycled paper to good use!

See you all Monday!


Lovely Lettering: Embroidery

STUNNING. I found some of these (by Maricor/Maricar) through Anthology Magazine & did some exploring of my own trying to find other embroidery awesomeness. I then came across illustrator Jillian Tamaki & her beautiful Penguin Threads finished in some of the most classic novels, The Secret Garden & Black Beauty. I was obsessed with both of these as a little girl, I wanted a horse so badly (mom, please? can I have one, now? I'll take care of her, I promise!)!

Couldn't you just stare at these all day? Who wants to count each thread with me?? Such craftmanship, it's projects like these that simply baffle me... they're so gorgeous! & the color involved is so vibrant (let's see how many more synonyms I can come up with to describe these beauties..."gorgeous, vibrant, awesome(ness), stunning.... feel free to include your own descriptive words below...these are worthy for as many "amazing" words as possible!)