Monday, February 28, 2011

Poster Child

I've been contemplating the idea of opening an etsy store. I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. I wouldn't even know how to advertise for it, but tonight I tried messing around with a few concepts. I don't know if I'll like any of the themes by tomorrow, but here they are if anyone would like to send me your suggestions.  The image is from a Cuckoo Clock in my grandparent's house.

Ice Box Cards

Here are the cartoon cards that we've been working on lately. They are hand drawn by my father. I have made a few modifications and improvements on the computer with each design. The plan is to have these available to purchase very shortly. They're ready to go to the printers! Yay!  You can check out his website here or just visit


Another year, another great viewing of the Oscars.
Here are my picks for the Top 5 Best Dressed.

 Photos from Yahoo Movies!

Highlights for me-

I loved how Hathaway & Franco appeared in the nominated movies. Very Billy Crystal...and Hello, Back to the Future!

Robert Downey, Jr. & Jude Law presenting together. The Sherlock Holmes fan in me was going crazy during this segment.

Anne Hathaway's song. Although, it was slightly awkward because she was trying to guilt Hugh Jackman, but it was still one of the better portions of the show.

Celine singing "Smile" and not over-embellishing it. "K.I.S.S.- Keep it simple, stupid."- Dwight Schrute
I especially appreciated this because Gloria Stuart was being honored. After all, I've always been a Titanic enthusiast.

The fact that Christian Bale & Colin Firth won. I was definitely routing for both of them. Especially Christian Bale because this was his first nomination. I was shocked when I learned that he had been continually snubbed in the past.

And, I was in love with the set. The scene that stood out to me was when The Lord of the Rings display was on and the script on the One Ring arched over the stage. So gorgeous!

Thanks for opening your home to us, Makayla & Eric! And thanks for the great company Hannah, Tom, Sarah, and Drew!

Where did all my flair go?

Flair was actually the only reason I joined facebook in the first place. I'm not kidding. Now it's gone...I found the application, but I don't believe anybody else can see it on my profile. It's a shame. 10 seconds looking at my flair immediately lightens my mood. I can't imagine this having the same affect on anyone else, but maybe my flair board will remind you of your flair board or some inside joke with your friends and it will brighten your day. Who knows?

Have a great day!


I really love glitter. I had that thought yesterday. I wouldn't mind having a tube of glitter of every colour, but would settle for the Martha Stewart 24 colour collection. Why haven't I broken down and purchased this yet?

Picture from Paper Crave

Ah! Aren't they lovely.

Yes, but glitter truly makes everything better. I once thought if spiders were covered in glitter, I might not be so creeped out by them. If only.

Here's a little card I made for my little cousin from a museum brochure and a little glitter. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Some days I just want to be a muralist...

No, seriously. Wouldn't it be great? I could wear my Calvin Klein paint pants every day and meet interesting people and hear their stories while I paint on their walls. Wasn't there a character like this on Murphy Brown? Was he a muralist?...Wikipedia should know. Hold on.

He was a  "philosophy-dispensing house painter"...His character name was Eldin Bernecky. But back to the murals.

I've had a handful of opportunities to live this dream. I had an awesome boss in Nashville, who allowed me to go to town on the walls in the Live Sound department at Guitar Center.

Can you spot my Keith Urban and John Lennon...They just happened. Totally unintentional. I promise.

Who wouldn't want Chunk doing the Truffle Shuffle on their wall? This one may have been intentional. I can't remember. Oh, and everyone's bracelet glowed in the dark.  The lighter may have glowed in the dark too.

 Wouldn't everyone want a painting of a woman biting her fingernails on their wall?

 Or a hidden Jacob Underwood from the boy band once known as O-Town...The guy with the bandana and the monkey on his shoulders.

 Or you could have an image of my friend, Ruth on your very own wall!

Then there was this mural that I painted for our family friends. Their daughters didn't have headboards, so I changed that. There are little lady bugs and caterpillars all over this darling fence.

So maybe you'd like a mural painted for you, your kids or some other people you know. I could possibly do this for you.  What do you say?  Won't you let me paint your walls? ;)

You could even get a surprise like this grumpy character. Now, wouldn't you want that on your wall? I sure would...I'm actually going to stop writing to paint this on my wall, AGAIN! Later!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mystery Project

Here are a few snap shots from my latest project. I'll post the final product pretty goal is by next Monday. I'm saving the most elaborate portion of the process for last (This step includes a bottle of Scarlet fabric dye), but I'm still enjoying the project in all its craftiness.

If all goes well, I may mass produce these pun intended ;) I'm hoping that they will create a demand.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


The Hanover Street Soundtrack. Go ahead, click on the link and see why I haven't nabbed it off of ebay yet.

John Barry, my favourite film composer, died this week. He composed exactly what I wanted to hear. The soundtracks to "Somewhere in Time", "Chaplin", and especially "Out of Africa" are frequently found in my car stereo. And I never go on a road trip without them. They are beyond description for me and are successfully evocative with every play.

And it should be noted that his score was the only reason I was able to sit through "Hanover Street". Okay, not gonna lie, Harrison Ford in a bomber jacket may or may not have been another reason.

Bottomline: He composed exquisite, romantic music and will be missed.

So that is why I want this soundtrack, but it's going to have to be one of those rummage sale/Goodwill magical kind of things. It's outrageously expensive being that it is so rare. So if anyone sees it for $.49 in some cardboard me a favour and pick it up. I will definitely pay you back. ;)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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