Sunday, August 11, 2013

DUDE


Progress

Here's a fun little project I worked on for my packaging class. We were given someone to interview to find out a little bit about them and create a tea or coffee for them. I was given a lady who works in my school's office. She's a sweet little woman who loves art and painting is her favorite escape.

So the outcome was tea you use as watercolors!



Every can comes with 15 paintbrush teabags. No need for a spoon. Drink up your tea then when you're done, use the "brush" on the provided watercolor paper.

Stay beautiful,

Back into the swing of things

I know, I know.. I never post anymore. I've just been so super busy with school and life. It's been incredible. I'm so happy with where I am in life right now that I honestly don't know what to do with myself. I'm also a little worried that this could be my calm before the storm. That always worries me. Like, you can't have the good without the bad. It's all very irritating to me to think about. Why can we not all just be happy? I feel like it may just be one of those things where you make your own happiness in life. I hope that's true. Because if so, I'll make this life the happiest known to mankind. Because I love it here. I love my life. I love everyone in my life. It's beautiful.

Always,

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flower Petal Bottle DIY


If you're like me, nostalgia is your middle name. I literally keep everything from napkins from my senior prom to tickets for movies and concerts for years and years. One thing that's hardest for me to let go of are flowers. My boyfriend gives me beautiful flowers every year for Valentine's Day and just throwing them away when they die is so hard for me. I usually end up keeping them up until they're starting to mold (gross, I know). So instead of throwing them all away, I usually keep at least one and hang it upside down. They were nice hanging on the wall, but I thought about what I could do to give them a whole new life. I came up with this super easy bottle idea!


The items you will need is: 1. A single dried flower 2. A clear glass bottle with a cork or a top (I got mine from Michael's for about a dollar) 3.  The provided label (printed out) 4. X-acto knife (or just scissors) 5. Whatever type of glue you would like to use (depending on the paper you use to print your label on)


Break off the leafs and put them in first, then the petals.


Also cut out the label.



Put the cork in and glue on the label. Write what the flower was from on the space provided on the label and voila!

Here is the label I designed for this project and you are welcome to use mine or you can always make your own. Whatever floats your boat!

Do something creative every day!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Volume 3

If you're a fan of Zooey Deschanel and She & Him like I am, then you've been waiting for this for a very long time.. She & Him are releasing their 3rd studio album.
Volume 3 will be released on May 7th in North America and May 13th in the UK


Track listing for Volume Three:
1. I’ve Got Your Number, Son
2. Never Wanted Your Love
3. Baby
4. I Could’ve Been Your Girl
5. Turn to White
6. Somebody Sweet to Talk To
7. Something’s Haunting You
8. Together
9. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
10. Snow Queen
11. Sunday Girl
12. London
13. Shadow of Love
14. Reprise (I Could’ve Been Your Girl)

Not only are they coming out with this new album, but they also announced a new summer tour. It is a very small tour, and they're not coming to Atlanta. But they are coming to Nashville and I love it there! My boyfriend and I both love them and we may have to save up some extra money, buy tickets and take a tiny road trip in June. (At least we'll have a great new CD for the long car ride there!)

Thu, Jun 13 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium 
Sat, Jun 15 — Grand Prairie, TX — Verizon Wireless @ Grand Prairie
Sun, Jun 16 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Tue, Jun 18 — Tempe, AZ — Comerica Theatre
Wed, Jun 19 — Las Vegas, NV — The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 
Fri, Jun 21 — San Diego, CA — SDSU Open Air Theatre
Sat, Jun 22 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre * 
Sun, Jun 23 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl * 
Tue, Jun 25 — Salt Lake City, UT — Red Butte Gardens 
Thu, Jun 27 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah’s Stir Cove
Sat, Jun 29 — Chicago, IL — Aragon Ballroom ^ 
Mon, Jul 01 — Ann Arbor, MI — Hill Auditorium ^ 
Wed, Jul 03 — Montreal, QC — Montreal Jazz Festival - Symphony Hall ^
Thu, Jul 04 — Toronto, ON — Toronto Urban Roots Festival ^
Sat, Jul 06 — New York, NY — Summerstage, Central Park ^ 
Tue, Jul 09 — Philadelphia, PA — Mann Center for Performing Arts ^
Wed, Jul 10 — Boston, MA — Bank of America Pavillion ^
Thu, Jul 11 — Vienna, VA — Filene Center at Wolf Trap ^



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Typography

This week in my Type 2 class, we were given an assignment to design a type poster around a quote. I chose to do one of my all-time favorite quotes by John Lennon and some of them came out about alright. I had fun doing then anyway (and that's really all that matters).

(All photographs used are by my boyfriend, John Caleb. All posters designed by me on Adobe Illustrator)







Anybody is more than welcome to use these (just possible credit?)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1842

A few days ago I went to my beautiful cousin's bridal tea in historic town Tallapoosa, Georgia at one of the most precious house. It was such a beautiful day and the party was full of beauty and life. The house was built in 1842 and still standing and beautiful as ever. Everything was still original even including the speaker system throughout the whole house as well as the telephone system. The owners of the house have collected everything important from their entire lives. They also travel a lot and one of their favorite places was Italy, so they created the most serene area down in the wine seller that was literally out of this world. Not to mention that the owner's are high school sweethearts! It was all absolutely stunning. 













This was the the owner's wife's original cheerleading uniform from the fifties!

& this was her husband's football letterman's jacket.

Her original "With the Beatles" album from when she was 16!

This napkin, place-card and book were from their high school senior prom in the fifties.



I hope to one day have as many beautiful memories and keepsakes one day!