Monday, February 20, 2012

Before and After

My main goals for this holiday weekend were to have fun and not think about work. On Friday I felt majorly creatively stuck and burnt out. It's a terrible feeling and always feels like it will last a long time. I decided my only hope to design anything decent by Tuesday I'd better get as much distance from the day job as possible. Saturday we took Penny to her first movie and I felt much better. I decided recently that the two most important things in life are to have fun, and to stay as healthy as you can (so that you can keep having fun for as long as you can).
Okay, so it wasn't all fun. I also tackled my business taxes, which just about broke my brain, and re-shot some of my product pics. Above, the before and after pic for one of my robot toddler tees. Much better, no? It's amazing I've ever sold any shirts! Thank you customers, for overlooking my sub par photography.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I have piles and piles of Penny's artwork from preschool. I've been hearing about some cool solutions for what to do with it all, like scan them and put them all into a Flickr account or make them into a bound photo book. We came up with an idea too, at least for the drawings that aren't quite frame worthy: collage! This was a birthday card for our friend Danny.
Have you discovered Pinterest? I've written before about the visual inspiration folder I keep on my desktop. Pinterest is way better! Now I have a link back to where I found each image, and it's so much fun to pin and see everything together. If you want to see what I've had my eye on lately, you can follow my boards. (Or if you already pinning away, feel free to pin some items in my shop :)
Enjoy your week! I'm about to tackle our taxes, so wish me luck!