With this whole 30 Day Drawing Challenge…I realized that I could just do the challenge (crappy drawings and all) or I could really try to create a style within my sketches. I am by no means an illustrator but as a designer I think it’s important to be able to convey your ideas on paper with your own hand. Here are a few that I admire:
For those of you who can’t watch the video right now, a little script:
George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I’ll take it. Then what?
George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve, see… and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair… am I talking too much?
I realized yesterday that I have my own George Bailey. He would lasso the moon for me if I wanted it. He encourages me through verbal communication but also through daily acts of love. He’s kindess and generosity is contagious, like moonbeams shooting out of his fingers. I owe a lot of my motivation and inspiration to him. I don’t often talk about family, friends or my husband here on my blog but they’re a lot more important to me than typography, music or design. So I thought I would dedicate this post to Adam and all his loveliness. Hug the ones you love today!
Work is pouring in, I hardly have a moment to remember to sit up straight (finally seeing a chiropractor next week) but I’m staying inspired. I like making lists so here is my current, random list:
1. Only take creative clients.
2. It’s okay to say no.
3. CTRL+S OFTEN. No, CONSTANTLY.
4. Spend more time outside. It’s getting warmer.
5. Stay surrounded by your real friends and talented individuals.
I’m ridiculously excited about this Monday Link Love. I truly believe it’s the best collection of links I’ve EVER posted. And I want to thank the Superbowl for allowing me 4 hours of free time to plan it! I thought your Monday could use the links AND a little smooch from Marilyn.
– Multi Tier Cake Pans?! YES!
– These wedding paper goods are in a league of their own. Watch the video at the bottom of how they made each invitation. Talk about dedication!
– I want to try to braid and style my hair like this. It’s getting long enough. Alas, it will probably just look like I’m homeless.
– “I want a boy who will build me bookshelves.” (Adam has already done this for me, so I win.)
– I’ve been missing my laptop recently. If I had a MacBook Air, I would be purchasing this case now!
– Do what you love and do it often. Well said. And nice type.
Stinking talented. Check out Mads Burcharth’s work here. Samples below. I can’t get enough of type lately.
– I could definitely go for a few items over at Jigsaw London.
– I could also go for a vacation here.
– Rachael recently wrote about “Things We Say We Want.” Very encouraging.
– I want kids if they’re this cute.
– I work for the Department of Natural Resources so I see these a lot. But I also want them all.
– Adorable paper gift toppers over at Evie S.
– The frame hanger. Better than hooks!
– Minimal design meets dish washing. I love this alternative to my current drying rack.
– I have a love for pretty wallpaper. Someday I’ll choose a pretty pattern like this.
– If this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will. Check out this completely renovated apartment.
– Go For It Design and custom type. Wonderful.
– Photos of this house caught my eye. They did a great job of utilizing wood throughout the home.
– I love birthdays. And these photos.
– I always go back and forth between having a tattoo as a piece of art or having one because it represents something very important. Either way, I love these tattoos.
– This video made me cry. Life is a beautiful thing.
The Image is Found. I love their work, their style, and their website.