Friday, June 15, 2012

baby gift

 A friend recently had a baby and asked if I would make some artwork for his nursery. She really liked the birth announcement-like canvases that you see all over Pinterest and wanted something similar to hang in his nursery. These friends are giant Cubs fans so little Simon's nursery is appropriately Cubs themed so I continued that in the color scheme of the announcement. I originally had planned to digitize the hand lettering and then get it printed through Spoonflower but I realized that I could do it much quicker if I just skipped the computer part. I ended up hand painting it onto off-white linen using acrylic paint and then mounting it on canvas stretchers. Amazingly enough, hand painting the lettering wasn't that difficult and went pretty quickly.

Friday, June 08, 2012

on the hunt: one-piece swimsuit

I feel like this year's options when it comes to one-pieces are a lot better than it has been other seasons. I have a hard time when it comes to swim suit shopping because I like coverage which apparently swim suit brands don't believe in (at least not in conjunction with a cute pattern). I found a bunch through online searching and found a surprisingly great selection at Old Navy the other day.

The middle black number was the winner for my upcoming trip to Miami. 

From top: Arrowhead Ikat Tank suit from J.Crew, Bandeau One-piece from Gap, Ruched suit from Old Navy, Pink one-piece from American Eagle, Polka-dot Ruched Underwire Tank suit from J.Crew, Striped Bandeau from Old Navy

i've been obsessed with pencils lately

I was thinking as a leave behind for my upcoming review...

From: Left | Middle | Right

Friday, June 01, 2012

elephants just make me happy

Did you know we use the word 'Jumbo' to describe large things because it was the name of one of Barnum's elephants?

Photo from here.