Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Logo Design

I just finished this playful logo design for Terri. Terri makes some of the neatest jewelry, amongst other craft goodies. She added her own flair to the banner by deepening the blue and adding polka dots!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Why Water?

Water is so essential to our lives and the planet and I know I completely take it for granted. I turn on my faucet, and there it is. Tomorrow is Blog Action Day and the subject this year is water. You can join in or simply read more about it here.

Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us take for granted.

Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue. An animal welfare issue. A sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, and it affects all of us.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trunk Show

This is an invitation I did for a trunk show I'm doing with a couple of friends in November. The flourishes in the corners are swashes from the Bickham typeface, Trunk Show is hand lettered, as well as the envelopes, and the rest is typeset.

I'm planning to make some little accordian books with quotes, some holiday greetings and some messages of love. You can see a sample here . I'm also going to make some jewelry which I've got a few samples of below.

This first one and the bracelet below are using jumbo ball chains which I think are so fun.
On this necklace all the charms are sterling silver except for the center heart which is pewter.

I did this necklace with a much smaller ball chain that's been doubled. Some of the pieces are sterling silver, a couple are marquesite, one brass, and I'm not sure what the center heart is made from.

And this is one of my charm bracelets which is a combination of materials.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ring Pillow

Here's a new twist on a ring pillow and leave it to creative Jo Gartin of
Love Luck and Angels to come up with this idea.
I used acrylic paint and a brush to letter on this rough piece of wood. The rings will be tied to this eight inch wide slice of wood with ribbon.