Wednesday Inspiration | Aug 30, 2017

Summer is on its way out and I’m looking back at it so fondly. This is the first time where I feel like every weekend was filled with our leisurely pace of happiness. Pool lounging, slurpees, late night Krispy Kreme trips, water parks, eating dinner on the patio with nothing but the sound of the woods around us, and visiting with friends. For the last three years, we’ve ended our summer with an annual family beach trip and a birthday celebration for Vee. It was just as lovely this year as it has been in the past. She’s turning four tomorrow, man. FOUR. I remember pouring out my worries to my friend while I was pregnant, eventually admitting, “I hope she’s cool.” That’s all I wanted – a cool kid that I could laugh and hang out with. So far, my hope has been realized (mainly because she isn’t a teenager, yet). She loves dance parties, sings the Game of Thrones theme song, devours sour patch kids, plays make believe with her action figures, laughs at The LEGO Batman Movie, likes to sleep and cuddle in bed, and makes up her own words to songs. This probably isn’t that different from any other soon to be 4-year-old but without having anything to compare this to except for her younger self, she’s making good on my wish for her to be cool. Continue reading

Tuesday Inspiration | May 5, 2015

Well, hello there, stranger. It’s been a while. Two weeks to be exact. And I barely posted this week’s Monday Inspiration (now Tuesday Inspiration) because damn life keeps getting in the way! In this case, I was watching HBO’s Montage of Heck last night and it prevented me from hitting the send button. Did you guys watch it? I don’t think I saw anything in there that I didn’t know before but man, this movie is a time capsule and reminds of everything in my preteen/teen years. Really made me miss those times and that music.

I know summer is the time to relax, dip your toes by the pool, drown yourself in ice cream, and take naps on the beach, but I can’t help but want to try and learn something this summer. I want to teach myself to be better than just average in Photoshop. I want to learn a bit more about web and the lingo that surrounds it so I don’t feel like such an ass when someone related to my field engages me in conversation. I want to read a few books – that’s right – PLURAL. I want to learn a bit more about motion graphics because one day, I feel like that might be a path I’d like to follow. So… yeah. It’s going to be one craaaazy summer, friends. If you guys know of any good Photoshop or After Effects tutorials, please send them my way! I need to start building a library of resources.

And now, inspiration time:

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I have really been loving the work of Mike Biskup on Instagram. It’s wonderful to see in progress work but check out his site for his finished pieces -really wonderful.

For those challenged by craft ideas for your children, check out Seedling, where you can purchase activity kits.

PDFs for everyone! Make everything into PDFs.

I really love reading #the100dayproject of @sadanimalfacts

CMYK earrings?! Yes, please!

I want this cocoon. Right. Now.

I know nothing about Ant-Man but I really really love the movie poster. I ❤ you negative space.

Every year, CalArts shares student work in their Character Animation Program. I love that they do this. There are some seriously talented people in the world.

Litographs, where you can wear your favorite book.

Seinfeld has gone the way of the stream, thanks to Hulu.

I ordered my first Chatbook. I love that it’s such an inexpensive way to print your Instagram feed!

I love the thought process and beauty of these birth announcements.