life lately

Hey you! These last few weeks I’ve limited my phone/internet and social media time to focus on more intentional living and things are beginning to improve…I feel like since the hurricanes and the moving to the new house (after living in the same house for 12 years) I’m just dealing with all kinds of imbalance.…

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over the river and to the beach

For the past four years or so I’ve sent illustrated Christmas cards to friends, family and clients.  Last year I also made ecards, basically, adding snow and creating a gif then emailing or texting to the people that cheer me on throughout the year. Since we’ve moved to a new house I decided that I’d…

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work weekend

August is my busiest month of the year for contract work. Nothing very creative, just nuts and bolts of book layout and such. The day job has been pretty hectic this month as well with projects I didn’t expect and pressure I really don’t need. I’m worn out, burnt out, and a feeling resentful. Working…

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love is life

We’re on the verge of starting a new month (March already?!). I’m only a little bit frazzled. It’s amazing the amount of pressure I put on myself to get things done. Meanwhile I miss people’s birthdays and don’t call my Mom nearly enough. I often wonder how people with children (i.e. more responsibilities than me)…

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james mylne is magic

This clip of James Mylne at work fascinates me. I’ve seen completed biro (ballpoint pen) art works before but could never fathom the patience this technique demands. We had to do marker renderings in college (a hundred years ago) and I remember starting over and over and over again. It was nerve wracking. Marker rendering…

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time in a bottle

Love this. I’ve been a tad weepy lately. Not all boo-hoo, whoa is me or anything like that. Just sensitive, like sad-commercial-sensitive. Maybe I shouldn’t watch M.A.S.H. anymore during dinner? Or, it could be the dreary weather we’ve been having. Everything is so gray and muddy and blech. Florida is a weird place for weather,…

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the rescuers

Pencil tests are my favorite. I love watching the numbers flip by and thinking about how each word is like a bazillion frames. Also, the look on Penny’s face when Madame Medusa hurts her feelings makes me want to go out and adopt all the kittens of the world. ALL THE KITTENS. Disney is re-releasing…

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a sweet birthday!

We had a surprise birthday party at work yesterday for my friend, Amy. I took a few pictures, of course. Pardon the fluorescent lighting! We had cake, brownie bites, popcorn, cookies, candy, a myriad of salty snacks and washed it all down with sweet tea. Everybody had a fun time and Amy was very surprised.…

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