These are some illustrations I’m working on right now. They’re the bedrooms of my emotion camotion people. I’ll show the finished product soon!
Last weekend was my birthday and we had a whole weekend of celebration. On Friday night J and I went out to eat at the Urban Onion, walked around at the Olympia Art Walk, and got vegan treats. On Saturday we went to my parents house and played with my niece who is growing up very quickly. My mom made some delicious chili and carrot cake. We stopped by one of my favorite places as a kid, the Crows Nest, on our way back to Olympia.
My dad started home brewing and he let us in on the fun! The process started before Christmas so the beer is almost all gone now (yes, I’m just now getting around to posting the pictures). It was good beer and hopefully another batch gets started soon. I’ll be creating beer labels…hopefully they’re done in time for the next batch!
I haven’t posted anything in a very long time. Last quarter I started being the designer for Pulse Magazine. Pulse is Central Washington University’s student-run online lifestyle magazine. Between Pulse, homework and my job on campus, I haven’t had much time to post to my blog. I’m trying to get back into the routine and have a post at least every week.
Here are a few spreads from the latest issue of Pulse Magazine. The last 3 issues were designed by me. This issue has stories about thrift stores, zombies and hacktivism. Check it out! Our next issue comes out on March 6 so be sure to read at that one too!
I pinned this on pinterest a while ago and I finally got around to trying it myself. It’s really easy and really cute! It was comfortable but the only problem I had was that I couldn’t wear my sunglasses. I could squeeze them behind my ears but the bandana made them really tight and awkward. Other than that, this headband is great! Try it yourself!
The weekend was full of fun things:
A 50th Wedding Anniversary & meeting J’s extended family // Seeing J’s new studio apartment!! (I
‘ve always wanted a studio so I was super excited the whole time I was there) // shopping for things for the apartment // watching the 5 year engagement // babysitting the cutest little girl // baking strawberry rhubarb crisp // and a lot of driving
Last summer I did a 2 week study abroad trip to Southern France with 7 other students. We stayed at La Muse, a small artists retreat in a small town. It was an amazing place and if you are an artist or a writer I highly recommend you stay here. I’m hoping to go back in a few years with J.
We went to many different towns and it was mind blowing to think that most of the buildings we saw were older than anything in America. They were older than any building I had ever seen before. Three of us were graphic designers (the others were writers) and we were so excited to see the real live version of things we had learned about in art history.
“Did you see those flying buttresses?”
“Is that real gold leaf?”
“There was a picture of this in my art history book!”
“See those gargoyles? They were originally made as water spouts!”
We were so excited we couldn’t keep quiet. I’m daydreaming of going back but for now looking at the pictures will have to do.
1. my bedroom at la muse
2. the terrace where we ate all our meals
3. the streets in labastide esparbairenque (where we stayed)
4. las tours
6. a church in a little town that publishes a lot of books
7. barcelona cathedral designed by gaudi
2. toast with peanut butter, apple sauce & cinnamon.. one of my favorites from childhood!
3. sprouts that I sprouted
4. bagel with hummus, red peppers, cucumber, brewers yeast, black pepper & sprouts
I haven’t been eating many exciting things lately because it’s been so hot I don’t want to cook and make my apartment hotter.
I guess it’s the perfect opportunity to try out some new raw recipes! If I find some good ones I will share.