Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Amazing and talented-

Just came across this site via a friend's Twitter. I am amazed by people like this and so envious of the first girl DesignKREW owner. What a brave move to leave an art director job and land where she did. What an inspiration!

Monday, February 20, 2012


I have to say, I have seen a powerful surge of a couple of colors this season - and - to top it off, they are a couple of long time favorites of mine! I was doing a bit of searching around and I am amazed that you can find almost anything you would like now available in turquoise and coral. I decided to create a little style board of the things I would love to have for myself:

What is your favorite seasonal color that you have been seeing around?

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Alright, I need some feedback. Who wants to help me out? SUUUuuriously. I am stuck in this wierd rock and hard place. I love design. I would love to do more of it. But, I do it for the pretty. I like print, papers, making the world a more beautiful place. I don't really understand the marketing piece - well, marketing MYSELF, that is. In fact, I am a hot mess when it comes to that. SO, what I am asking is, if you are a small business owner of some sort - how did you start out? How did you build a clientele? How were you EVER able to leave a job with security, good pay, benefits for the love? I know what I want, but I don't know how to get it - advice??

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

baby shower!

We are planning a little baby shower for my sister-in-law. Here is a little sample of what I created for it.

Portland, OR - Artist blogs review

I decided today that I would compile a little list of Portland, OR blogs of other artists that I admire. The city of full of talent -

Photographers: abstract/artistic/polaroid family portraits

Graphic designers: designer/photographer McMinnville based print and web design web design


- Enjoy -

Monday, February 13, 2012

free printable valentines card

Please print these free cards to show your love - they work great from a parent to child and vice versa. They are also great for a baby shower! Leave me a comment and let me know what you are using them for. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The weekend.

We had a great Weekend - it actually felt like spring was in the air. We spent most of the weekend at the beach, I got a room at the Salishan for T's Birthday and we spent plenty of time in the pool and on the beach. All this combined with sunshine and a fancy dinner completed the weekend perfectly. Today we even got some family time in, going to my mom's for a Super Bowl party. Here are just a few photos from the beach - I can't wait for another weekend with this much fun and beautiful weather! I am already ready for summer and it is only February... uh-oh.

Trying to jump on the green train...