Monday Moments : Be Silly

I love this illustration by Jessica Hische! Love the quote by Emerson too... We could all stand to be a bit more silly, honest, and kind. The illustration comes from a daily planner called Today is the Day by Galison and available here. Enjoy your week!

Font Friday: Fidelia Script

Behold this week's Font Friday pick! Fidelia Script is a real beauty and comes with so many alternates, swashes, and ligatures. A great deal at $50 with all those options built in... you can purchase it here. And while you're there you can now check out many of my past picks in my #FontFriday gallery... just click here.

Font Friday: Hera Big

Hera Big is a type family in eight weights & sixteen fonts. Gosh, I am such a sucker for a sexy ball serif... sounds sort kinky, huh?! Oh, and don't even get me started on the ampersand!! Hera Big is available from And while you're there you can now check out many of my past Font Friday picks in one convenient gallery... just click here.

And please be sure to visit my Font Friday friends: Aerialist Press, Alison Owen DesignBlush Printables, Brancoprata, Bubblerock Studios, Design Editor, Fourth & Folded, Go Against The Grain, Hank & Hunt, Honey Bee Invites, Lauren Elise Crafted, Little Bit HeartPalm Papers, The Knotty Bride, and Weswen Design for more font goodness!

Fresh Fashion #2

One of my all-time favorite inspiration outfits! LOVE everything about this... especially the bag!

image via polyvore... Simple Comfort by jlcstyle

Quick Trip: Klas Ernflo

Lovely work from the Color Pad series by Klas Ernflo!

Recent Work: Cartoules Press Redesign

I'm so excited to share the latest project I've been working on! Julie, of Cartoules Press, and I had worked on her blog redesign a while back and recently put the finishing touches on her website design. We chose for web-hosting and site building as it would allow her the most freedom to update her online gallery and add info as needed. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Please take a look!

And if you are interested in web-design or blog-design, please contact me!

Font Friday: Poem Script

I think I just fell in love with the amazing and soon-to-be-released Poem Script by Suditpos.
I don't even really have to write this post, just watch the video. Swoon. Available here.

Child's Play: Winsor McCay

My daughter didn't sleep well last night and I was curiously reminded of the old comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland" - and how much I love the illustrations. Published every Sunday from about 1904 - 1925, the stories are completely old fashioned and often politically incorrect but still to just look at the beauty of the drawings is a wonderful thing. 

There is a great article here if you would like to do further reading about the creator of Little Nemo, Winsor McCay, and the history of his comic strip.

There are so many amazing children's book illustrators (past and present) out there... I'm considering turning this into a regular feature, so if you're interested in that I'd love to hear from you! So what are some of your favorite children's books (from a design perspective, of course)?

Coco Before Chanel

Coco Chanel photo: unknown

Or, in the rest of the world: Coco Avant Chanel. I just watched this wonderful movie the other night and I absolutely loved it! I'm not a movie critic so I'll spare you that. But I will say I was totally engrossed from the very beginning to the end... and I'm not even a big Chanel fan. The movie takes you back to her early years, childhood, how she began designing, her loves, etc. Anyway, it was very inspirational and entertaining... I highly recommend it!

Chanel watercolor: Kareem Iliya

Decor8 Stripe Mania!

Hello there! That's me. I tried to get my husband to take the photo but he might possibly be the world's worst photographer... (love you, Honey!) Anyway, self-portrait it was! So why am I posting photos of myself? This is my entry for the Decor8 Stripe Mania blogger round-up! It's been so fun check out all the entries on Holly's Pinterest board. The entire round-up post goes up on June 13th.

Monday Moments : Live and Let Live

I love the sentiment... Although admittedly, I sometimes struggle with this one. Because truth be told I can hold a grudge for a looooong time. But seriously how beautiful is this print?! You can purchase a print from Small Talk Studio's Etsy shop. Happy Monday!

Font Friday: Brioche

 images: Jessica Hische

I'm probably not going to be the only one posting this Font Friday about the beautiful new typeface called Brioche by the amazing Jessica Hische. As far as I am concerned Ms. Hische can basically do no wrong design-wise. Brioche is just stunning and a great all around typeface.... just look at the swashes and alternates! But what I really love best about Brioche are the capitol letters. Sweeet! You can buy it directly from Jessica's website.

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