Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good morning all

I'm sitting in my studio, not the one I share with others, the one full of ideas and posters and ink, but the one in my house. The one I share only with the cat who loves when all the windows are open and she can "mew" at the birds on the tree out front. Currently it's full of things, papers on my desk, picture frames stacked in the corner, my roommate's photo area set up to photograph the bow ties he's been making lately. I sit in here and listen to the cars drive by and the other sounds outside. No talking, just birds and the upstairs neighbors footsteps. The breeze is wonderful and it just smells perfect, I can't explain it. Like how "outside" used to smell when you were a kid in the summer. I'm used to smelling chocolate throughout the day from hours at work, sweet cookies baking. Or ink, mineral spirits from cleaning. Dinner cooking. Though I think this may be my favorite smell of all, the morning coming through the sunroom windows. I often find myself waking up and enjoying some moments of silence like this lately (perhaps it's a summer thing?) and I love them. I'm glad to sit and appreciate and think for a moment about how beautiful so many things are. Maybe I'm getting older and time just seems to move too fast. If spending my immediate waking hours like this, sprinkled with walks to Nantucket Bakery or attempting to make from-scratch-oatmeal as well as my boyfriend, become the norm I think I could be completely happy with that. Good morning all.

Friday, June 8, 2012

SiTE:LAB Blandford

It's funny to me that my last two posts have been about work-related things but honestly a lot of my time is taken up doing design work. Not Design was asked to create the identity and posters for the new SiTE:LAB event, a site-specific art show held at Blandford Nature Center.

The S and Be were hand-drawn, inked, and digitally colored. The entire piece was done in a very short amount of time but was so worth my sleepless night. The event should be a great success and as usual, I was glad to be a part of it. A few of us ND collaborators, as well as my roommate Evan, have submitted a proposal to actually participate in the show as well, which could wind up being a blast. An art show with a huge group of GR community, beautiful woods, beers and live music? Yep, can't ask for more there.

Initial sketches.


The crazy cool dudes over at Citizenshirt are printing shirts with a vectored version of the design for all the volunteers as well as for sale at the actual event, can't wait to see how they turn out as well!

See you there!