Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Geo A Day

I recently discovered Geo A Day, a website where Artist and designers Jerimiah Shaw and Danny Jones explore geometric shapes one day at a time. Their work is fantastic and very inspiring!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DIY Drawer Pull Hanger

I love decorative drawer pulls. When faced with a store display of these little guys I tend to get overwhelmed by the fabulous colours, textures and shapes and usually walk away with a handful of them with no real plan in mind. Well... this is the perfect project if you too share this love of drawer pulls (or if you need a unique hanger for your home). Head over to HGTV.ca for step by step instructions to make your own drawer pull hanger!

Monday, October 1, 2012

I Was Outside!

Back in June I was finding it very difficult to blog. As the days were getting nicer it was very hard to spend my free time inside on the computer. Well the days are getting chillier and shorter so inside I go. This is coinciding perfectly with an itch to return to the blog-o-sphere.

This summer was a great one. The weather was perfect and we packed in quite a few adventures and projects (that I hope to get around to sharing). One of my summer projects that I am most proud of is planting a small vegetable garden. Sceptical at first, I don't do so well with house plants, I (with major help from my mom) successfully grew tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and green peppers! I got off to a bit of a rocky start with over watering but I quickly got the hang of this whole gardening thing. As my garden is very close to closing up shop for the winter I am quite excited about next years crop and venturing into the world of flowers. I hope to plant a few perennials and shrubs in the coming weeks which I will also share!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

I love me some home

I recently discovered the duo, Johnnyswim and their new album called Home. Todays handlettered piece was inspired by a line in that title track. I love me some home.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chalkboard Garden Jar

Start saving your salsa jars! (or any other jars). Young and old will enjoy this great outdoor project. Using a clean salsa jar with the label still intact (if you lose the label in the cleaning process cut a new label using a heavy cardstock or kraft paper) use green painters tape to cover the exposed glass on the top and bottom. Apply two coats of chalkboard spray (found at any home hardware store) on the label and let dry. Add your plant, flower or herb of choice into the jar and use chalk to write whatever you'd like on the label! Have fun!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sweet Paul's Rhubarb Strussel Cupcake

Rhubarb seems to be everywhere these days and I love it! This weekend I wanted to make some sort of Rhubarb bake good and decided to go with a recipe I had seen in one of my all time favourite online magazines, Sweet Paul. I can see why he labels these as his favourite summer cupcake! They are deeelish! Click here for the recipe!

Friday, May 25, 2012

How I am spending the weekend

Well... maybe not "the great" outdoors but I hope to spend a lot of time in our backyard this weekend getting to know my way around the garden. Happy Friday! This wonderful print is by Warick Kay and can be found here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

She sells sea shells

What a great long weekend! I survived the Bluenose Half Marathon. Not in the time I had hoped but survived none the less. Besides running there was lots of time spent with great friends eating great food and just relaxing. Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon sketching outside and practising my hand lettering. As you can see I have been doing a lot of lettering using fine point pens and then going back in and filling in loops and swooshes.

Friday, May 18, 2012

I love my bike

This wonderful print is found here.

I noticed online that today is Bike to work day. This is something that I do most mornings and I absolutely love getting around this city on my two wheeled companion. I was a little nervous at first... adding 2 or 3 extra blocks to my routes to avoid certain intersections but with my hand signals down and intersection confidence it's great! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! On Sunday I will be relying on my two feet to get me through the Bluenose Half marathon. Good luck to all the runners!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bow Ties & Butterflies

Oh kraft paper how I love they. I do not like the letter "B"... well hand lettering it at least. But this week I chose to tackle it. As I wrote Bow-Ties over and over again and started doodling I started seeing them as little butterflies.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Felted Bunny Love

It has been a while since I have picked up my needle felting supplies but these little guys may have inspired me to get back at it! Found here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekend! I am looking forward to a night with some fabulous ladies, a couple of "easy does it" runs before the Bluenose Half Marathon next weekend and digging out the old sewing machine for a few projects I hope to share next week! I took the photo above  at the wonderful Gaspereau Vallery Fibres in the Valley.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Type City

I thought I loved letterpress before! How incredible is this city made of different sized metal letter pieces! This is a creation by artist Hong Seon Jang.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Captured: Coffee in the Morning

I am quite proud to say that I have moved into the realm of manual settings on my camera and I am having a lot of fun playing with aperture and light. I have been reading a few books but I found this fantastic blog that really breaks down all of the settings and has lots of great pictures! These are a few shots I took on the weekend while I enjoyed the early morning sunshine and coffee.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Love Me Do

I seem to be inspired by the lyrics from the songs I have in my head when I am hand lettering. I am officially hooked on blending ink with water colours so the style of this piece is very similar to the last. I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, May 4, 2012

You Anchor Me

This print by Black List Sudio has been added to my wish list. It would look fantastic on any one of our walls! Happy Friday everyone!