29 June 2009

moving announcement fun

A little moving announcement I was playing around with. The closer it got to the move I had to get the anxiousness of designing an announcement about of my system. So here's what I came up with. Kelly wanted me to incorporate Sulu in it, so I may dish out another one just to appease him.

We are finally all moved in and finished with the apartment on Wood Street. Now we're just surrounded by boxes staring us in the face. I hate to unpack when there is so much I want to do to the place first before I get everything situated. I plan on painting the living room and formal dining room this week, that is if I can ever convince my husband of a paint color, but once I do that I will be able to rip up the pink carpet to see what condition the wood floors are in. Wish me luck!

21 June 2009

Baby Shower Invite

I was asked to do my first baby shower invite. She wanted brown and purple to be used, the bible verse Psalm 139:13, and birds. So this is what I came up with. I think it's cute, I hope it's not too coloring bookish. I think it gives the effect of a children's book illustration. Here is a before and after prismacolors were applied.

20 June 2009

Inspiration for the Kitchen

After much time spent looking through the Domino Magazines I spotted this cute little kitchen in Blueprint Magazine and I fell in love. This is now my inspiration for our kitchen. We move in a week, I can't wait!

06 June 2009

TAG! It's your turn.

What is your current obsession?
I do get fixated on things a lot so this is a relevent question for this survey. I'm surprised my blogging obsession is still going strong. My recent obsession is Craig's List. It's amazing, I'm finding so many inexpensive pieces of furniture to use in my new house I'll be moving into at the beginning of July. I'm also obsessed right now with my Aerolatte. It's this cute handheld device that makes lattes in like 10 seconds! Works great for those Chai Lattes I'm always craving.

What's for dinner?
I'm thinking of using up some leftover rice mixture to make Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers. They are SO good, I use red bell peppers instead of green because they are my favorite.
I'm also planning on making a Nectarine-Blackberry Crisp for our small group tomorrow night. It is the season to be using fresh fruit in everything you know!

What's the last thing you bought?
A huge decorative antique gold mirror that my husband was insistent on getting. It really was a steal for $20. I think is was suppose to be $200, but the lady marked it wrong. As of now it is hideous, but not for long. Before and after photos coming later next month.

What are you listening to right now?
Sufjan Stevens, I wish he would come out with a new album already!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

I wish I was in Pismo Beach! We are going in the middle of July and I can't wait. It's the perfect little surfer town with a beach lined with eucalyptus trees, the Splash cafe (they have the best clam chowder in a bread bowl you ever tasted), and an ice cream shoppe with cotton candy ice cream, yum!

What's your favorite quote (for now)?
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery-celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said "It's not where you take things from, it's where you take them to." -Jim Jarmusch

What's your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Probably my chacos, because I can wear them with anything!

What's your dream job?
I'm in my dream job. I'm going to teach Art next year in the elementary grades and I'm making papergoods for people on the side. Just wish this dream job paid a little better.

What's your worst habit?
Letting things pile up on my desk!

Do you admire anyones style?
Zooey Deschannel is one of my favorite actresses, and she always looks so cute to me!

Charlotte from Pushing Daisies is hands down the most stylish character on television who has inspired my wardrobe.

Describe your personal style?
Mmmm.... French Librarian goes on a winter holiday
Haha, i just came up with that. And I say that only because I love wearing scarfs, sweater berets and beanies, and of course cardigans.

What are your favorite movies?
Dancer in the Dark
Funny Face
Billy Elliot

What inspires you?
Domino Magazine
My Husband
My Friends
And much music!

What's your favorite book?
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Expurey
The Giver by Lois Lowery
Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine De Saint-Expurey

Do you collect something?
Vintage children books, different kinds of ribbons and wrapping paper.
I have a full collection of every single issue of Domino magazine.

What do you like most about yourself?
This is a really hard question to me. But I suppose that I understand that I was not created to be perfect and there is no way to ever achieve that. I am content in the way God created me and I am blessed that He gave me the desire to be creative and love nature. I also know that the imperfections that are within me are over time being weeded out and replaced by His nature.

What's your go-to nail polish color?
I'm not a big nail color person, so clear.