Thursday, February 26, 2009

spring steps

I've been feeling a bit down lately but today the sunshine is out and I went out for a nice late breakfast with C and a walk around our neighbourhood. I also think that playing Kanye's "Amazing" on repeat didn't hurt either. Whereas the last few days I've been dragging my feet and moping, today I'm full of optimism again (thank goodness). I can't wait for spring and warm days and maybe a bit of kite flying too.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I confess that I have a hankering for a bit of teen drama. First it was Buffy, then the Gilmore Girls, and finally Veronica Mars. All of them ended too soon for my liking. But recently I finally discovered Gossip Girl and now I'm completely smitten. I try to watch in small doses because 3 episodes can just fly by and if I watch all of season 2 in one fell swoop, then I'd be in serious withdrawal. And of course, Chuck Bass is my main man. If anyone can make wearing robes sexy it's him. xoxo.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

movies and acclaim

I don't watch the Oscars but I was a bit bummed that Mickey Rourke did not win for his performance in The Wrestler. Yay for Sean Penn's speech, but I did see Milk and I wasn't too impressed. It wasn't a great Gus Van Sant movie and I had seen the brilliant documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk, years ago which is ten times more amazing. I did watch Man on Wire this weekend and it was very beautiful. Thank you, documentaries, for making everything so much better. What goes great with documentaries? Cake. I've been thinking about cake for days now. Oh well, at least I have this card (not much consolation).

Oh yeah, and take a peek at my new cloudy blog header!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

pink + black

A new card for my shop. Actually, it's an old one that I've re-tooled and I like how it turned out. I also got this one printed a couple months ago and it has only made it's online debut today!

It's not even 10:30 am yet and I've been busy. Sent off designs, got approvals and got rid of some nagging emails in my in-box. Phew! I have some errands to run this afternoon and I've got my ipod charged and ready. Lately, I've been more into walking than biking and I blame my ipod since it's nice to enjoy the views while listening to some loud hopping tunes rather than speeding by and making sure I don't get killed in traffic.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

right on right on

A new card for my shop. It's actually not that new. I got it printed in December and then promptly forgot about it. I was checking out my card inventory this morning when I spied it alongside all of my other hand sign cards. Oops! I guess it's time to put it on etsy.

Everyone needs a thumbs up and a bit of Right On, and today I'd like to dedicate this card to the weather because today was warm, sunny and totally right on. Spring is definitely a-coming!

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There's Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor - Flight of the Conchords

Apparently this was directed by my boyfriend genius director Michel Gondry. I haven't watched season 2 of Flight of the Conchords, but this looks promising.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2008 annual report

A little while ago I got the new 2008 Feltron Report in the mail. I've been getting them for the past few years now (2006 + 2007) and they're so beautiful to look at.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Peter Bjorn and John "Nothing to worry about"

Great hair, great dancing, great video, great song.
via Kanye West's blog (yes, he blogs)

Friday, February 13, 2009


It was great visiting with my family but getting back to work has been good and productive. I've been really having fun drawing and coming up with new designs for other clients and for myself. The above is a snippet of something I worked on yesterday morning. Colourful, definitely! Maybe I'm feeling like spring should be just around the certainly seems like it might be. Once the cherry blossoms are out, I'll know for sure!

The above illustration was something quickly worked on last night. I'm always coming up with new design ideas for my food blog and last night I was inspired by some of the illustrations in my vintage cookbooks. Who knows if I'll end up using it - or if I do, when I'll find the time to re-design my website! I always have so many projects on the go and always way too many things floating around that big head of mine. Hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

is this real life?

I'm off to Ontario tomorrow to visit my family and my mom, especially. But this video cracked me up hard. And I do need a good laugh.