Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Carnival, Recife Brazil 2012

Well, I'm here. I might as well share this with you guys.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Not to sound like a broken record...

But here I go again. We still have very few worldly goods down here in Brazil, meaning we have two plates, forks, knives, cups....and a plastic table with chairs that we borrowed from the pool. Now I don't want to sound like I'm complaining, because it is still paradise, but this lifestyle makes an effective work schedule hard to come by.

Lately I've been doing solely digital lettering jobs. Working this way I'll draw out in pencil my lettering, then take a photograph of it (no scanner here...aaargh!), upload that, then work on it in illustrator. There are pros and cons to having a digital final product, but I do miss my scanner.

And, here's the broken record part, I swear soon, just as soon as our household items arrive in Brazil, I'll be whipping out new and fun stuff for you guys!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Julie Rofman, You're killing me.

I want one of these BAD! How about those colors? You could just eat them up right? Or paint your walls in the same patterns... which I might do. Blank walls...make for lots of project ideas....

Julie Rofman beaded woven bracelets HERE.

I've got the itch...

Well, it might be the plethora of mosquitos Brazil seems to have, but I also am feeling the itch to weave! Maybe it's the simplicity of some things that are done in Brazil, but I'm wanting to make something with my hands. And, maybe it's my completely barren floors, devoid of chairs, a couch, rugs, lamps...literally everything, but I'm wanting to whip up a rug or two.

How great is this little hula-hoop rug tutorial? Great right? I wish I was babysitting a kid right now. I'd be rugging it up. With a hula-hoop contest afterwards.

For more info, the tutorial is from Disney's Family Fun. There are some great kid's (okay, maybe adult too) crafts, for all of you stuck inside because the weather is too cold.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mid Century Research

As of late, most of my time is going towards a wonderful book for children about how chocolate is made. It's wonderfully written, and I'm working on making it wonderfully illustrated. The theme for the style of the book is sort of based on mid-century modern, so I've been doing some really fun research lately. Just to share a few:

1. Abner Graboff seen at Stickers and Stuff
2. The wonderful Alexander Girard, The Nativity poster HErE
3. Vintage BOAC Timetable. Seen at GrainEdit 
4. Durrr, can't seem to find the link. Google 'mid-century stamps' and you'll see this posted on a few blogs. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Jennie Marie Moss Blog Header

Hey guys!

Finally, some recent work for you. I'm still waiting for my desktop with all my ingeniously un-backed up files to arrive so I can back to posting like normal. But for now, a little recent work. I've been doing a few blog headers here and there, so here's one of them!

Jennie Marie Moss is a darling little accessory designer, and just a JOY to work with.  Also, find her goods for sale on Etsy here.