Archive for January, 2011

2 weeks…

It’s been 2 whole weeks since he’s been deployed.  He’s my little brother in age, but in size he’s a whole foot taller than me. We grew up pretty close, minus a few of the teenage years when we fought like cats & dogs.  But nevertheless, we’ve always had a special relationship.  He’s one of my best friends and I miss him so much.

His girlfriend, Meg, took this picture of him right as he was leaving.  Even though it was on a day with mixed emotions, the picture always makes me smile. He has a tough job as an officer in the Marines, but he’s doing what he loves and that makes me proud.

Come home to us soon!  We love you!  OOOOORAH!!!



Unless you are a super nerdy designer, these initials probably mean something a little different to you…. In the world of graphic design, these initials stand for Pantone Matching System.  Pantone allows designers to color match specific hues.  Every year, Pantone announces their color of the year.  It’s really cool to see how the trend goes from advertising to fashion and other applications.  I was really excited to read on Sew4Home‘s blog this morning that the 2011 color of the year is honeysuckle!  They had a great collage of the different fabrics in this color.  SO fun!

A few weeks ago I ran across this amazingness on the Somance Design. It’s intended for color matching, but I think it would be amazing in a quilt!

Until then, I’ll just play with my swatches from Voler that I use for bike jerseys.

I’ll say this much, one thing I love almost as much as typography and texture is Pantone color swatches….  even on fabric!  Here’s to the year of the honeysuckle!


I came across this quote in the most recent issue of Where Women Create and fell in love with it. If you haven’t ever seen this magazine, go check it out!  It’s great inspiration to get the creative juices flowing and it’s also very intriguing with the stories that they share of these women artists, such as Amy Butler, about how and where they got started.

Over the last few weeks, this quote has really gotten me to thinking about what I want to accomplish creatively this year and new ventures I want to take as an artist and creative.  I have a long list and I hope to be sharing my processes with you over the next year more than I have in the previous.  It is my goal this year to put pencil to paper more, figuratively speaking of course, and share things that inspire me, projects I’ve competed, and hopefully share some common loves along the way.  I feel that I have grown a lot in the last year and can’t wait for the “finding” and the “losing” of my self within these next twelve months.

Happy creating!

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