Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
This week we spent a few days down at Las Gaviotas in Baja, Mexico and I took advantage of the low tide each morning and combed the beach for these treasures. I've always wanted to find a surfboard fin, so I was pretty excited to stumble upon this one. My friend Cory, who went searching with me, also found a black surfboard fin. The painted sea tiles were extra special to find, too! I was hoping to find some doll arms to add to my collection (this is the beach where I found my very first doll arm - hence the high hopes), but none made their way to me this search. Excited to add all these colorful pieces to my collection!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
One of my favorite projects I get to work on these days is creating artwork for Billabong Womens. They give me inspirational copy to pull from, and through hand lettering, doodling and drawing I get to bring that copy to life. They post these quote images on the Billabong Womens Pinterest account and will sometimes use them on their Instagram and Facebook pages as well. Above are some quotes I made earlier this summer. Follow Billabong Womens on Pinterest for great surf inspiration and dreamy images that will get you in the mood for summer!
A few months back I saw this instagram post and this blog post by Designlovefest, one of the first bloggers I ever followed and was inspired by to start this blog. She was talking about getting back to the good ol' 2009 blogging roots - when posts and images were more raw, more inspired, and not so polished and perfect. I read through ALL the reader comments and seems like everyone feels the same - we all miss that more creative, raw content when bloggers posted random ideas and inspiration, before every post was sponsored and everything was crisp, clean and white. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of all white everything and am very happy in a crisp clean environment, but sometimes miss the old days of collaging random images together, posting random old photos that I've found, just being creative because I feel like it, not because someone is paying me to be.
So all that being said, I was inspired to get back to this blog, where I can share random projects, illustrations, photos and ideas that I'm not sharing in my other online spaces. Thanks for the inspiration Bri! If you're still reading this, thanks for sticking around, nice to see you again! x
P.S. The photo above is our main view looking out from our apartment in Biarritz. On a sunny day we can see a bit of the ocean in the distance. I snapped this with an old camera that had a half-used roll of film sitting in it for over six years! It was fun to use up the rest of the photos and get them developed. Trying to get back into taking more film photos this summer, I love the element of surprise involved in the process!
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
|I wanted to share a few of my favorite shots from our engagement photoshoot we did back in November. We went to amazing Olvera Street in downtown LA with my friend Kristina of Kristina Lee Photography. Brent wasn't thrilled about having to participate in something like this, but after a few margaritas and Kristina's guidance, we both loosened up and were able to have some fun with it, and in the end got some really great photos. Kristina had been telling me for years that when we got engaged she had the perfect engagement photoshoot location in mind for us - Olvera Street! She couldn't have picked a more perfect location for us : rustic, colorful, and a GIANT succulent wall?! This place was AMAZING and so fitting for us. It was a little awkward kissing in front of a crowd of tourists (who would have guessed from these shots that there were a ton of other people there?) but in the end all worth it! Thanks for the great shots Kristina!|
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
|My sister Hanna is expecting her second son in 6 days (!!!), and I drew this picture of these happy animal friends for her to hang in his woodland-themed nursery. You might remember this picture I shared (almost exactly two years ago) that I drew for my first nephew Max's nursery - his own version of Happy Animal Friends. Can't wait to meet you baby Gabe!|