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May 11
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What have I been up to? I’ve been working a lot, I’m doing P90X (although I missed a few days during my mini birthday vacation from life), enjoyed a family visit, I’ve been appreciating the great food here in Columbus (seriously…we have really great restaurants), and of course I’ve been cuddling with two of the cutest pups ever. Oh also, I love smoothies. And Adam.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 10

May 10

Oops. Skipped day 9 since it was in my birthday and I didn’t really spend any time at my computer. It was so nice out! Today’s challenge was to draw your favorite candy. Mine has always been Reeses Pieces (because of E.T).

Steven was thinking peanut butter and chocolate too!

Yum. Tomorrow’s challenge? Draw a turning point in your life. Should be fun to see what others come up with! Email me at hi@allisonlehman.com by midnight tonight if you want yours included on my blog.

Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers

May 10
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I recently saw this book on Amazon and it caught my eye. It’s called Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers. I’m pretty intrigued and am thinking about purchasing it at the end of the month. The reviews on Amazon and this blog post give you a glimpse as to what’s inside. What do you think? Anyone have this book?

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 8

May 8

Just the two of ours today! Mine’s Bambi. I even watched it last night (my parents got me the DVD for my birthday. Did you know that movie was made in 1942?? Crazy.). Steven‘s favorite animated character is Tommy Pickles. Love Rugrats. Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite tv show! Could be the cast, favorite character, just the name or maybe something like a house or an item that represents it. Email me by tomorrow at morning if you want yours included here on my blog. And happy mother’s day to all the lovely moms out there that read my blog.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 7

May 7

It’s been 7 days! Today’s challenge was to draw your favorite word. Mine is rococo.

Steven likes sassafras. Benji likes radical.

Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite animated character! I suppose you can’t get TOO imaginative with this one since…it’s already drawn. If you want yours included, email it to me by midnight tonight to hi@allisonlehman.com.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 6

May 6

Oops I’m a little late on this one. I took the day off to spend time with my family and realized about 15 minutes ago that I had forgotten to schedule this post. Anyways, here are our favorite book characters (books that aren’t movies). Mine’s my favorite book as a kid, Mandy by Julie Andrews. If it IS a movie, I’m not aware of it. Also, it’s the worst drawing of the challenge yet. I drew it in literally 2 minutes as I explained to my parents what a blog was. Love it.

Steven and Benji‘s drawings are below. How amazing is Benji’s?

Tomorrow’s challenge: favorite word. YAY! I get to draw typography! If you want your drawing included here on my blog tomorrow, email me at hi@allisonlehman.com Enjoy your weekend!

Agent Gallery Chicago

May 6
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I recently purchased this from AGC916’s Etsy shop and it’s SO BEAUTIFUL. I’ll be posting pictures of it once I hang it later today. After my purchase, I went back to their shop (since I obviously want everything in it) and found their website, Agent Gallery Chicago. Below are some of my favorite pieces that they have listed for sale:

Click on the images to find their listing. Simply gorgeous.

30 Day Drawing Challenge: Day 5

May 5

BFFs! Today’s challenge was to draw your best friend. I drew Adam, obviously.

Steven and Benji drew their wives! Looks like we’re doing something right.

Tomorrows challenge: draw your favorite character from a book (only books that have NOT been made into movies…because then we’d just end up drawing celebrities or other cartoons). If you want to share your drawing on my blog, just email it to me by midnight tonight to hi@allisonlehman.com. Happy drawing!


Pinterest Logo Update

May 5

I spend a lot of time all of my time on Pinterest. If you don’t have Pinterest, comment below and I’ll try to send you an invitation. Seriously, you need to be on it. Anyways, they recently updated their logo and I absolutely love it. Here it is before, along with a sketch/graphic during the process:

“We needed something that seemed casual, but that also carried signs of careful craft. It was important to sense the touch of the hand in the forms, but to stay subtle. We also wanted it to carry a feeling of nostalgia, without seeming retro. The need for contemporariness drove many of the initial experiments, where I played with fully upright scripts, and tuned down the range of line weight variance. The bolder type also served well under the ever-present logistical issue that the logo would be seen almost exclusively on screens at only a few pixels tall, where small details don’t translate well.”

-Pulled from their blog, read the entire post here

The new logo (above) is great and I smile every time I log on. Oh wait…I’m always logged on.