I’m hooked. I thought I’d use it for my hand-lettering, but fate intervened. My 2-year-old is obsessed with all things dinosaurs and zoo animals, which became an inspiration for quick doodles to get a good laugh out of her. I reignited an old flame of my past self, and I’ve been ‘doodling’ every chance I get.
I’ve been working on getting back into hand lettering again. It’s been a while…I’m rusty, and this is not like riding a bike! It took me a while to get back into a groove to create some forms I felt comfortable putting out into the world again. I’ve been taking inspiration from phrases I tend to often say, or current events. Before you ask, YES I do often say, “Calm your tits” to my team. It’s sort of become our catch phrase. Sometimes we even say CYT for more politically correct situations. Ever so professional.
If you’re feeling it, you can support my bad habit of lettering inappropriate things here.
I haven’t been posting, and I haven’t updated the site in longer than I’d like to admit. I’ve been working on a HUGE project, and it recently came to life. Pun intended.
My husband and I recently welcomed a healthy, happy, baby girl into our lives. Everyone, meet Lola. She’s pretty badass. We’re still figuring out the schedule around the tiny human, so I hope to get back to updating things soon!
I like to doodle during meetings, and lately I’ve had the same sketchbook handy while doing so, and this group of sketches have come to life. Random brain dump… aka, weirdness. I think my favorite is the waffle section. I’d rock a shirt that said ‘the syrup runs deep’ on it; I might have to make that come to life. #meetingnotes
Lately I’ve been obsessed with #neon. Half of my appreciation comes from the amazing skill it takes to actually make the delicate and bold messages out of glass and gas. Apparently the trade of ‘tube bending’ is not as big as it once was. I’d honestly LOVE to take a stab at making my own sign one day, but I know my chances of that happening are slim to none.
Artists, historians and preservationists are fighting to save neon, and I sincerely hope they keep it alive and well. You can learn all about how it came to be, and how it exists today in the amazing TUBE BENDERS episode from 99% Invisible.