Wednesday, September 30, 2009

illustration friday topic-pattern

every shopper has their own pattern + style...

september 30

my personal favorite colors...what can I say, I went to the Columbus College of Art + Design...grey was a big part of every class. a few notes about this little "month of color palettes" actually made the month go just a wee bit slower + I recently did some spec designs using a few of the palettes (which I will be posting soon). and I have some fun new number shapes to play around with...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

purely decadent

this is dairy free ice cream...using agave for sweetness, not sugar. it is REALLY good, but ya gotta love the taste of coconut. easy way to go vegan. thanks to rick for introducing me to it.


happy birthday Brad + Alex...two of my nephews that were born on the same day, same year...both are really great guys in their very individualistic ways. (this is a card I did for Gartner Greetings)

september 29

yes, I am very very tired of this design as more day to go.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

september 27

this is a tribute to cleveland...especially this a.m....there's color out there is the greyness, you just need to look closely. it's soothing, really.

Friday, September 25, 2009


just taking a break from the zillion piece pop-up design I need to finish...

frivolous friday

not much frivolous about this is  b u s y !  I'll be taking "fanny", my mom's kitty, to the groomer for a haircut...then back to whittling down the pile of assignments.

september 25

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I have no business blogging at the moment...just got a big rush friend just brought over these unbeliebeably beautiful white eggplants from her garden and, well...I couldn't resist.

september 23

seven more palettes to go...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


kind of hard to work when your seat is taken...and who could possibly disturb this cutie?  so I'm sitting on 2 inches of space at the edge of the chair. ow.

september 22

certainly not my favorite palette but I'm feeling a bit lazy...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

pumpkin roulade

my downfall...pumpkin roulade...I can hardly wait for september cuz that's when Heinen's starts making it. it is sooooooooo good.  I've never tried making it myself...why bother.  but I think "barefoot contessa" has a good recipe for it.  the problem...nobody else in the family likes it so I just pick away at it til I'm in sugar high oblivion.

september 20

sure do love my kraft paper...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I bought my first christmas gift today...and it's for a follower of my blog who shares my same initials + likes kitties + birds...

september 15

these are very "david" kind of colors...

HB david

today is david's birthday....I doubt he's a follower of the blog but ya never know...I've been telling the cats all morning that he does not want a bird or a chipmunk for his birthday but that he appreciates the thought.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

sundance films

this image is from the sundance greenporno site.  click here to see.  these short films are brilliant ... absolutely brilliant.  I've always admired Isabella Rossellini but this just takes it to a whole new level of admiration.

september 12

I know these colorways may be getting boring for you but it's more an exercise for me (as in, following through with something...I've got a bad habit lately of finishing things only 90% of the way).

Thursday, September 10, 2009


just trying out the 80's color palette with all of these extra ink-y circles I have leftover...

september 10

fond memories of the 80's...I still have leg warmers, shoulder pads + hairspray to keep the big hair looking big.

Monday, September 7, 2009

ink doodles

nate needed some inky drawings of food for an illo he was doing for a recipe I spent 13 minutes inking 'em up and another 73 minutes goofing around with them for no reason at all other than to avoid cleaning the basement storage room....I have 4 more pages like this that were done to avoid cleaning other rooms.

september 7

my favorite colorway so far...I'm easing my way into christmas palettes.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

september 5

in case you are looking at my blog for the first time, I'm doing a color-palette-a-day for this design through the month of september.  I'm trying to break out of some of my color comfort zones...and not always very successfully.