Sketches

Cats & Kittens

photoSo I believe, in my first post, “I gave a fair warning” …

I have always loved anything and everything cute and cuddly. I grew up in a family that loves animals. We often had several cats and dogs, I even nursed a baby squirrel back to health. His name was Jacamo.

To me animals are part of existing, you see them everyday almost everywhere you go. Not all of them are cute and cuddly but they belong here just as we do. Also, theu obviously serve an important role in the balance of our world and I think its vital that people recognize that and respect it.

However!

What I truly love about animals is their ability to heal, comfort, and soothe a human soul. This mainly applies to our household friends but does extend beyond. To me this is why I love cats and dogs. I believe they are an important part of any family. (messes and alll!)

I remember when I was younger I had a cat named Hopi (after the Native American tribe) and she was the most intelligent cat I’ve ever known. She knew to walk up and down our piano when she wanted to go out, top-notch hunter, she was a pro at creating messes/ breaking things (very intentionally I might add), yet she also knew how to comfort you. Anytime I ever cried and she was in ear shot she would come and snuggle until I felt better. This wasn’t just with me, but with my other sisters too. And if you tried faking it…she knew!

I have had many other pets who bring me happiness including my two kitties Femi and Philly. I adopted them pretty young and about a week apart. They are now 3 years old. I love them to death and rely on them to keep me company, entertain me, alert me when mice are around…and raise my spirits when I am down. If one isn’t there the other is and I know that they appreciate the love I give in return. The love that they have for each other is also indescribably beautiful. They truly are just the cutest little behbehs ever!

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SO NOW THAT I SOUND LIKE A CAT FREAK!!!

At the top of this post is a sketch I did recently…I often get bored at work (even though I have 5 bajillion things to do) luckily I’m a pretty speedy worker at times. I do like to multitask while talking on the phone so I have many sketches from work…some not so good, some not finished…but this one seemed to be pretty solid. I will be turning this into an actual finished piece! Wahoo. I am not sure about some parts of it…but I guess that is part of the exploration!

I would love to actually get this printed and then actually sew in the ampersand. Thoughts?

Ok ciao!

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Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

And it is Thursday…

Holy heck where did this week go? I swear the days just fly by faster and faster every year. So, I hope from here on out to be posting my Weekend Recaps by Monday or Tuesday at the latest!

I will try to keep this short and mainly just show some photos from the weekend. I need to start actually bringing my camera with me…rather then my trusty iPhone which is ready to kick the bucket…

I had a very enjoyable 3 day weekend! Yes that is correct 3 days! wahoo. It was much needed.

Saturday was extra lovely, some morning Vinyasa Flow along with a wonderful trip to the farmers market. I am part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) with a local farm and I absolutely love it. I enjoyed one of the most delicious empanadas and then also treated my self to a waffle on a stick?!?! Also delicious…

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Sunday I awoke bright and early in a rather unfortunate state. I stayed out way too late on Saturday night. This is something I believe I have grown out of, but hey, we can’t always be perfect! Oh well, I still got up and went to The Hyde Museum to see a Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit with my mom. Georgia O’Keeffe is one of my favorite artists so I was very excited to say the least.

Georgia O'Keeffe at The Hyde Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe at The Hyde Museum

I finished off my Sunday with some quality family time and some sketching! I swear I have piles upon piles of sketches and ideas that never seem to make it to the next phase…here is one that I hope to complete sometime soon…I have been doing a lot of hand lettering since I have never attempted (always too intimidated by it) but what do you think?oversized_sketchAs for my lovely Monday off…I had one of my best friends visit who I hadn’t seen in a year! So sad…we do talk almost every day though, it helps my commute go by faster. We had a most delicious meal at a Mexican restaurant in my town. Evidence below!

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So that’s a wrap!

I would love to get some comments….What was your favorite thing you did this weekend?

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About Me

A designers creative exploration…procrastination?

Oh boy, my first blog post.

Saratoga Springs

Downtown and the moon

As a graphic designer I feel its pretty normal to have a blog, but for me personally, not so much. You see, I am naturally an introvert/extrovert, one of those people who can’t be pinned down. At times I can be very outgoing, other times I am super shy and don’t even know how to strike up a conversation. Inner turmoil at it’s finest!

But here it goes, I am facing this fear and diving into the world of creative bloggers. There are so many out there that I am in awe of and I feel that the best way to evolve into a better designer and maybe even a better writer (yeah right)…is to just put it all out there. Also, I need a more productive form of procrastination.

The Lunar Lettery, what is it??

The Lunar Lettery is a place where my ideas, creations and interests can grow. (And hopefully yours too!) As a rule of thumb I will be posting an illustrated letter at the end of every month. Hence the Lunar Lettery name. I will also share sketches, projects, pictures, and things I stumble across on the interwebs.

My Goals.

  1. Explore and develop my creative self
  2. Interact with like-minded people
  3. Be inspired
  4. To not blog anonymously (we shall see)

A fair warning…

I live on the internet (hello!! graphic designer here), so eventually I may be blogging a lot. I hope you will stick around to see where this goes. However, if you hate made up words, typos (sorry), or don’t thoroughly enjoy the cuteness of the world this may not be the place for you. I am just going to lay that out there.

Well I would say this is a start. I am not sure how often I will post to start with, but stay tuned…

Ciao for now!

oh and p.s. This first post was created on Friday the 13th, a good thing or a bad thing…

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