Tuesday Inspiration | Feb 13 2018

Happy Galentine’s Day my lovely lovelies out there! Make sure you’re celebrating in a way worthy of Leslie Knope’s approval.

This week feels like it’s going to be a really long one. It doesn’t help that now that we’re all coming out from under the post-holiday blues and getting back into a routine, I feel like the weekends are becoming mine again. I’ve been spending more consistent time with Vee, too, and we’ve been drawing constantly together. I’m sure this won’t last forever so I’m trying to soak it all in as much as I can. Audy and I have been had more time together, too, and have been watching movies and new shows like The Alienist. We’ve also been going back and watching episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. I have been waiting for the right time to watch True Detective, Season 1. I never saw it when it aired on HBO so I keep coming back to it, just waiting for the right binge moment. What have you guys been watching? I need some recs. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Apr 4, 2016


I’ve been MIA not only from Peety Blogs but also from personal creativity these last few months and it suuuuuuuuucked. Everything that usually gets in the way of obtaining that elusive balance in life just went up ten notches and I couldn’t keep things straight. People were sick. Work went cuckoo bananas crazy. Freelance work was never ending. Sleep may or may not have happened. My husband’s schedule went from demanding to bonkers. Things had to be sacrificed and unfortunately, Peety Draws paid the price. Now, I’ve entered what I’m looking at as a new phase and learning a different way to juggle the responsibilities of every day life. So, I’m trying again and that’s what is most important anyway, right?

With mental and physical exhaustion of the last few months and many things losing priority, I still managed to listen to Season 2 of Serial during long commutes or work. Not as compelling as Season 1 but still interesting. I also carved out time to design the invites for my sister’s bridal shower, mehndi, and created bleach t-shirts for her bachelorette weekend in Vegas (the process of which was stupidly simple and now I want to bleach-design all my t-shirts). And because I was basically only capable of participating in a binge-watch session or movie marathon on the most trying of days, I ended up watching quite a few things: Continue reading

Monday Inspiration: Sept 8, 2014

The start of football season. Ah. Even though I don’t watch football anywhere near as avidly as I have in years past, I still love what it signifies: family and friends camaraderie, a set schedule for the weekends (and occasionally, a Thursday night), and lots of yummy homemade foods. Plus, fall will shortly be upon us – my favorite time of year. Amidst all the craziness in my life, it’s nice to have these small things to look forward to.

There’s a lot of inspiration to go around in this edition. Let’s do this.

Inspiration time:


I love this DIY geometric pocket notebook from CuriousDoodles.

That’s it. I seriously need to start waking up earlier. It’s the only way to get shit done.

Something tells me I would love the smell of the crayola factory.

Make your robot dance!

Free fonts! I’m digging Jaapokki.

I’ve been periodically checking out awwwards.com, where awards are given for design, creativity and innovation on the internet.

“Real Heroines” is an ongoing project that compiles notable women from the past who cultivated their minds and overcame adversity by defying social conventions.

I’m excited about trying out Hubbble, where all your favorited tweets are emailed to you so you don’t forget about them!

Ha, what a fun 404 page.

Everyone’s brain starts out female, ey? Interesting…

I wonder if Joan Rivers’ funeral requests in her 2012 book will be honored.

Love love love this IKEA commercial parodying Apple.

Your favorite Chuck Taylor All Stars in rubber!

Water bottles in convenient (or not?) paper sizes via memobottle.

Hey introverts, here are some tips on how you can build your business.

On repeat: Money Rain Down by Big Delta Black.

Monday Inspiration | July 14, 2014

This past weekend was very pleasant. It started with a happy hour hosted by Cherry Blossom Creative in Washington, DC on Friday. I spent the evening with creative women discussing personal projects, venting about clients, and dishing on our favorite boxed subscriptions and grocery shopping methods. Audy graciously watched Vee after a long week so I could sip some bubbly with these “badass bitties.”

The rest of the weekend was filled with a lot of awesome movies. My husband and I finally got around to watching The Grand Budapest Hotel. Holy crap is that movie awesome or what?! Each scene is a magnificent composition. Wes Anderson’s use of color is beyond anything I’ve seen in his other films. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it as soon as possible. You will be so happy that you did. I also watched Snowpiercer. Chris Evans really rocked the shit in this movie. Audy highly recommended that one and I have to say, it was pretty awesome. I also watched They Came Together, starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler for CinemaSamurai.net (review posted below) and Gravity! Although we own Gravity, I was pleasantly surprised it was HBO. I’m always blown away by that film.

Phew! Inspiration time:

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I haven’t downloaded Monument Valley mainly because I’m scared of how much of a time suck it will be but it looks so effn beauuuutiful!

My first contribution to CinemaSamurai.net is a review on They Came Together. Yay!

Holy crap – TypeWonder is amazing. It allows you to test fonts on any website instantly!

Do you know how to use a semicolon?

Marge Simpson inspired make-up for one-day sale at Comic-con from MAC.

The visuals created by Flora Drift are pretty awesome and calming. The creator, Luke Twyman describes it as: “An interactive web experiment which procedurally generates music & visuals on the fly, and uses realtime synthesis.” It’s very cool.

I had the pleasure of hearing Dana Tanamachi-Williams speak at the HOW Design Live conference in Boston this past May. Check out a day in her life via Design Sponge.

Win membership for life on Skillshare!

For all those MST3K lovers, this is a great read.

The Peety Draws etsy shop has been bare for quite a while but I’m slowing adding items for your purchasing pleasure. 🙂

On repeat: Zombies – The Way I Feel Inside.


Guess what?

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Yeeeeep. That’s right. I’m expecting my very own Mini-Peety aka Batgirl! It’s a been a hard secret to keep and one I’ve contemplated keeping from the Peety Draws public until this little one entered the world. But wow, is it hard keeping something as amazing as this a secret from the rest of the world! My husband are insanely ecstatic and can’t wait to finally meet this baby girl come September.

There are a lot of exciting changes happening, a few of which are my growing belly and feeling the baby’s flutters (which are getting stronger each week). Thankfully, I have passed the point of nausea so food is, once again, my friend. Thank, GOD!

When my brother, sister and I were younger, my dad would write letters to us about all the mischief we were getting into, who fought with who, and what our personalities were like. It’s incredible and so touching to read them as an adult. My dad encouraged me to do the same for my little one and so far, I’ve got four mushy letters written. I started writing the letters before I knew I was having a girl so I stayed neutral with the design and color scheme (although I probably would’ve done this regardless of the baby being a boy or girl).


I revealed the sex of the baby to co-workers where the majority thought I was having a boy. As soon as I announced I was having a girl, Mads handed me the perfect gift – a Batman t-shirt, of course! Thanks to her and her fiance, who knew exactly what to buy – boy or girl.


I know I shouldn’t have anything to do with the baby shower but I can’t help myself! I am planning on designing the invites and any other elements to help my sister and mom out, who will be throwing the baby shower. I’ve expressed my delight in a batgirl themed baby shower and will somehow use the baby batgirl graphic in this post. No traditional games at this baby shower – just lots of food, good music while surrounded by our friends and family.

I am so excited to see things through this little girl’s eyes and being inspired in a completely different way. I expect nothing less than being knocked back on my feet and having my world rocked!

Tuesday Inspiration | Jan 29, 2013

Sorry about the break in Monday Inspiration yesterday, friends. I had to take a much needed break and do nothing. I’m pretty sure I have a problem because this past weekend, I stayed in bed for ANOTHER WEEKEND IN A ROW. I watched bad tv, napped, ate, and watched more bad tv, napped again… you get the picture. Who can argue with what your body needs, right? Hope you guys did something adventurous this past weekend! Let’s get our inspiration underway.


OBSESSED. I love love love Emily McDowell Illustration. Her happy illustrations and inspirational sayings make me wish I could cover my walls with her artwork. This Valentine’s card make me smile.

Practice your comic book skills with I Draw Comics.

I’m digging the self-promo work of Gabby Lord. All that neon coupled with a sense of humor? Yes, please!

Need some blogging tips? Check out this handy PDF from Oh My Handmade presented at the Alt Summit.

Check out these three projects I’m participating in courtesy of Art House Co-op: Encyclopedia of Work Spaces, Infinite Scroll Monsters, and The Meal 2013.

Have you guys joined Vine, yet? I’m a little intimidated by it but I’m figuring out how everything works. Follow me to be there when I finally post my first video: @peetydraws.

This is why I hate ppl #40.

Things Found… By Accident

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The people that brought you the Sketchbook Project, ask you to participate in, Things Found… By Accident. The objective is simple:

“Photograph something that strikes you that you may never have noticed.”

I love these kinds of projects and participated not only in their 2011 Sketchbook Project but the Mystery Project, too. There’s something fun about being part of quick spontaneous projects like this. I wanted to make sure I shared it with you guys because it’s for TODAY ONLY! So sign-up quick and submit things you find.

Check out more entries from past “Things Found” series here.