Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Yeah, I know...I am a suck-ass blogger. I have been really busy working on various school-related things. The end of the quarter is upon us and it is nearing that ever-lovely crunch time. I have some other work to show...I have been in a class that is for the ONE show competition and we did a series of ads...I must say, I am pretty pleased with how they came out. I'll post once the deadline for entering passes. Here are some posters I did for a project on suburbia. It was a most challenging project because the most frequently asked question is "what about suburbia?" Yeah....what ABOUT it? After talking frequently with Tania who resides in a suburban area (Marietta, GA), I was finally able to figure out what angle I wanted to take. The thing that I cannot handle is this homogenization that developers enforce upon previously more eclectic neighborhoods. In lieu of diversity, cookie cutter McMansions are erected. All of this because we want MORE, BIGGER, BETTER live-in trophies. So, that is my concept. Here are the posters! Ridiculously enough, these are the first posters I have done with my own style of illustration. I don't know why I have had such a hard time bringing myself into my work, but I think it has paid off with these pieces.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

This is for Stella

This is for Tania's dog, Stella who HATES me. Every time I am around this sweet little beast, she growls at me or just goes for the kill and attacks my ankles. I just want her to love me. That's all.

Monday, February 19, 2007

A bonus post.

This month's Word It on Speak Up, "YELL!".

A little something....

A quote for especially for today:
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. -Oprah Winfrey"

It's been a busy week. In fact, this quarter has been entirely too hectic for my taste, but the pending final quarter that is looming over my head prevents me from yielding to my subtle tendency to slack off. That said, I have a few things to share with my loving audience...First, two CDs that are MUST HAVES. Norah Jones, "Not Too Late;" perhaps, my favorite CD of hers.

Best songs: 1. Not Too Late 2. The Sun Doesn't Like You 3. Not My Friend

Lucinda Williams, "West." It's gotten kick ass reviews and is amazing. In fact, GF and I are going to see her at the Tabernacle here in Atlanta on March 17...if the show is not sold out, RUN and get tickets. The song I am playing over and over right now...#2, Mama You Sweet and #12, Words. The ENTIRE CD is rockin, however.

The second recommendation I have to share is a new beverage by Coke. Enviga... The green tea is KICK ASS...a little fizz and not too sweet, plus it claims to burn calories....but I seriously doubt that it will kill the pepperoni pizza and red wine I had last night while watching the movie, "In the Bedroom." If you haven't seen it, RENT IT. I love Sissy Spacek; she is truly an amazing actor.

That's about all I have for today. Maybe more later. Probably not, but a girl can dream.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dreams of Tigers.

It seems as though, every once in a while, I have a series of, shall we say, thematic dreams. Lately, I have had dreams of white tigers. In my dream, I am tentative around him but not so much afraid. He is almost like my cat, Oliver but he doesn't realize he is not a domesticated tabby cat but a full sized tiger and he is VERY close to me. The strange part is that I can talk to the Tiger and I'm not even sure I am talking per-se, but we are communicating. In my dream, I am a little nervous around the tiger but not afraid, just wanting to be careful with him because everyone around us is not comfortable with him...go figure, a full sized tiger inciting fear. This is my second tiger dream in the past month...so I started getting curious about what tigers represent. See below...pretty interesting.

F*ck Creative Circus.

aaaaawwwww yeaaahhhhh.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


I have never been one of these people who looks forward to Spring. I am a Fall girl. I love the colors, the clothes, the chill in the air. Fall has always had more energy to it than Spring. In fact, I have been known to get slightly depressed with in the onset of Spring. A funny thing happened to me on my run, yesterday. I got excited when I felt the anticipation of Spring around me. I realized that I hate coming home at 7pm and it being dark outside. I hate even more the fact that, as a very cold-natured person, I nearly freeze to death on dog walks in the fall and winter (even here in Atlanta....yeah, I am a wimp). In fact, there is nothing I like about the cold weather except for scarves, sweaters, and fires in the fireplace. Other than that, I am a miserable wimp when it comes to anything below 60 degrees.

This year, however, is different. Spring is full of excitement and MUCH anticipation. Anticipation of finishing school (in 6 months!!), anticipation of finding a job that I will enjoy, anticipation of really continuing on this journey that started for me 2 years ago and I have a tendency to get overwhelmed with all of the anticipating. I obsessively worry about it. I chew and chew and chew on things until I have thought them to death. Oh, and I don't sleep. Yes, that is my favorite part. Not getting restful sleep because I wake up and worry. I worry about things that I have no control over and I worry about things that I should have control over but do not. I worry until my head is pounding and my eyes are burning...and I worry about my worrying. I realize that I am worrying too much and I worry about how to stop worrying. If you are thinking that this sounds ridiculous, it is. Does anything ever get accomplished with all of this worrying? Not often. So, my goal for this Spring is to learn new ways to *relax.* I am not someone who easily turns her brain off. I am constantly thinking about what I could/should/or would (rather be) doing. I am either thinking small like...how can I organize my closet to be more efficient or how can I change the world or what kind of business would I start if I could or should I eat chicken or beef for dinner....oh, and that is all happening at the same time.

It has been suggested that I start meditating. Running is like meditation for me. I can completely relax, turn off my brain, use my body and let my mind go. The only problem is that, thanks to years of abusing my body, I have really shitty knees that make a revolting crunching noise when I run. Surely, this is not good. I know it is not but I *sort of * refuse to heed the warnings of nature and insist upon continuing to run. I'll work on that...add it to my list. I'll probably start worrying about that, too.

In the meantime, at the top of my list of things to do is to learn how to stay fully in the present and not worry about those things over which I have no control. I'll get right to that...


I stumbled across this cool as shittake website the other day...it has a TON of really interesting information on science, ethics, religion, etc...definitely worth a peek if you are even slightly curious about the "big" questions of the universe. edge.org

My gift to you on this lovely Thursday afternoon.

Monday, February 05, 2007


Greetings readers.
I am working on a project about the typeface, Bodoni.
If anyone out there is interested in participating in my project and would like to answer a few quick questions about this typeface, I would WELCOME any feedback!
Here are my questions...

1. If Bodoni were the last and only typeface available to you on the earth and you were charged with setting a block of text, a headline or just a word with Bodoni using one or all of the various weights available to you, what text would you choose and how would you set it? (for example, would you set the Lord's Prayer in Bodoni Italic or would it be "gangsta rap" lyrics in Bodoni Bold Condensed?)

2. Considering the overall geometric structure of the Bodoni typeface and the beautiful contrast between the thick and thin strokes featured in this typeface, if Bodoni were the only typeface that you could design with, what would you change about it?

3. If Bodoni were a famous person, male or female, who would Bodoni be?


Friday, February 02, 2007

Molly Ivins

“Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful." -Molly Ivins

Sadly enough, one of the sharpest, funniest, most intelligent women in politics passed away on Wednesday of this week to breast cancer. I was lucky enough to hear her speak a few years ago at Tulane in New Orleans and she was amazing. Though I do not have a particular affinity towards Texas, there is a certain brand of woman that comes out of this state. Along with Ann Richards, Molly Ivins was a "tell it like it is" kind of woman with great wit, intelligence and strength. She will be missed.