Golden Girls

One of our little ladies finally did it! Our EE / Ameraucana Blanche laid her first egg last week, so I have been working on some logo ideas for our egg cartons. These are very preliminary, but have been really fun to work on so I thought I would share my WIP. Oh yeah, I will be ordering these cartons for our little ladies.  

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101 greetings

Taking me a bit to get there with the greetings, but something is better then nothing right?! number 6 and 7 for #101greetings. I even made a lil gif for one :) 

Kicking off the holiday season!

I had the pleasure of working with TREAT on designing and building their holiday family photo sets for their annual photo party. Too many good pictures this year to choose just one! 

SCOTLAND / IRELAND

Scotland Ireland photo dump! Last April my husband and I took a trip with friends to Scotland and Ireland. We set out to hike the entire West Highland Way, ha - which we did unsuccessfully. We made it about 40 miles out of the 96. On the trail we realized no one carries packs, and they complete it in 10 days. For some reason I thought I could do it in 7 days with a 30lbs pack! We did 3 days of the trail, before my knees were totally over it with all the down hill hiking. All was not lost though! We made our way to the Highlands, to Isle of Skye, and an amazing Scotch tour ( all things that wouldn't have been able to see / do if we had completed the hike ) I think we really got the best of both worlds :) Then we were off to Ireland to meet friends, listen to music, and sample the Guinness 

ICELAND

Iceland is still one of my favorite places I have ever traveled. My husband and I went on an epic honeymoon adventure there two years ago, and dream of going back. Only next time we will rent a camper van and drive around the entire country. Here is a peek at a million photos from our trip that I haven't shared. All images shot + edited on the iphone 

Paint it, Update it

So, basically my entire summer has been about the chickens. We finished up our coop this week, and I finished up this painting of little Rose :) Along with a HUGE overhaul of my website. Here's to a new adventure of continuing to raise our chickens, and hopefully some new work opportunities! Cheers! Happy Friday!

Chicken coop

We finally finished our coop! We are pretty pleased with how it turned out - the ladies seem to be loving it too :)

101 greetings progress

Below are my first two greetings in the project! They were really fun to make! I'm excited to continue with more greetings and play with my illustration style

 Happy Birthday to you! 1/101

Happy Birthday to you! 1/101

 I miss you a lot! 2/101

I miss you a lot! 2/101

Chickens

My husband and I became chicken parents around 4 weeks ago. So far it's been a lot of fun! We are in the process of building them their coop in our back yard, which hasn't been as fun - haha. Luckily Chris is good at building / designing. He fully designed out coop in sketch-up and we are even putting in an old window from out home which was built in 1932. I can't wait to get to the fun part of painting it, we discussed painting a pattern on it :) Here are some pics of our girls over the past few weeks.

gif fun

 I recently learned how to make gifs - I am pretty late to the party on this one, but they are so fun / easy to make! Happy Monday!

I recently learned how to make gifs - I am pretty late to the party on this one, but they are so fun / easy to make! Happy Monday!

happy birthday!

    Lately I have been sketching a lot of stationery just for fun. Here is one of my finished concepts. I had a lot of fun working on this one because I love working with quirky type. I hope to keep posting more!  

 

Lately I have been sketching a lot of stationery just for fun. Here is one of my finished concepts. I had a lot of fun working on this one because I love working with quirky type. I hope to keep posting more!