Sunday, January 29, 2012

Project Life: Jan 9-16, 2012








see other project life posts here.

Friday, January 27, 2012


I just posted an entry but reverted it back to a draft just incase it would somehow affect my offer of admissions. So once I hear back, I'll post my thoughts on the interview weekend. But it was awesome. I wish I could post it up now.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Christmas in California Minibook

five unexpectedly magical days in the city of Los Angeles.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

More Paint

As always, these paintings were totally and completely inspired by elise. I replicated her square and triangle paintings. But Cliff actually requested the zigzags and they're my favorite to paint. I painted three for him that he'll (hopefully) frame together. I used this color palette to paint them.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Card of the Month: January

Peter's taking his MCAT this month so January's card revolved around some words of encouragement.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Martha Stewart and Avery got together to create a beautiful beautiful thing: martha stewart home office. Life is good. Scrapbooking supplies + office supplies. I was going to buy everything online but I called staples to see if there would be anything in the store since the site was a little hard to navigate and my eyes were glazing over trying to find everything. So I called and the lady was super nice and I asked her if they have the full line in-store or if I would find more stuff online and she said "We have two full rows that are 29 feet of martha stewart products". I told her that I would see her soon.

So now I'm off to staples with my dad to buy my grumpy feelings away.

image from ohhappyday

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Interview Lineup (as of now)

Jan 17: go back to Syracuse
Jan 19-22: retreat

Thur, Jan 26: fly to Chicago for interview #2
Sun, Jan 29: fly back to Syracuse from interview #2
Mon, Jan 30: fly to Denver for interview #3
Wed, Feb 1: fly back to Syracuse from interview #3
Thur, Feb 2: fly to Houston for interview #4
Sun, Feb 5: fly back to Syracuse from interview #4
Thur, Feb 16: hopefully interview #5

btw: heard back from Michigan State on Tuesday and I got my first offer!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Holiday Minibook

I finished this right before I left for California so I would have time to work on my second California minibook when I got back. I originally wanted to make one book with the holiday prep and California since I was there on Christmas Day, but the holiday part ended up being too many pages and the California part was wayyyyy too long so I split them into two. Here it is!

minibooks inspired by elise

Finally Some Snow in the Windy City

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

at the moment

At the moment, I am currently enjoying an incredibly strong cup of home brewed ginger tea. With a lot of honey. It's so amazing. I've been having a cup everyday this week. I can't wait until I brew tons of it at school and drink it with my all natural honey I bought at Beak and Skiff.

Monday, January 9, 2012

DIY Calendar

Last summer I saw this calendar at anthropologie that I fell in love with. Obviously I did not purchase this lovely calendar because it was like, a million dollars for this tiny little thing. I tried to find a picture of it but I can't find it anywhere. It was basically loose sheets with a tiny calendar on the bottom and a beautiful watercolor image on the top. I found similar letterpress calendars here which are totally making mine look super lame. Now I want to start doing letterpress. Oh jeez. That's a different story. paper source also just came out with blank calendars that you can decorate yourself.

I tried to find a calendar layout that I liked online and of course I couldn't, so I hand typed every single month in Word. 

Then I printed them out, cut them down and trimmed all the edges.


I'll finish the rest of them when I get back to school because most of my stamps are there. It doesn't look fantastic but it's better than my Society for the Study of Reproduction calendar.