Posts Tagged ‘drawings’

Graphic Design Fun: hart+sew


I really miss my old job, creating posters and banners for student activities, from my old school days. I think that’s part of the reason why I even have a blog in the first place. It’s always needing to be redesigned and modified, so I can flex what little graphic design muscles I have. I always get so excited when I get the opportunity to design for someone else. It’s just so fun to work on fun/unique design projects.


A couple of months ago a friend of mine, Stacy Hart, emailed me to see if I would make some designs for her etsy shoppe. I got particularly excited because there are so many crappy etsy banners out there. She just opened shop and I really want to brag about the design.

Above left: Sketch straight from my sketchbook. Above right: Finished version

I think the name she came up with was super cute. Kind of like heart + soul, but her last name is Hart and she likes to sew. Anyway, you should check out the hart+sew etsy shop which has the MOST adorable hand sewn clothes from vintage patterns. Check out the hart+sew blog, too, it’s full of great ideas and Stacy’s super cute projects.

Back to the Drawing Board


For a long while [nearly a year] I didn’t sketch or draw anything. It was totally lame. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been sketching and have yet to post anything on my little Sunday meanderings [It’s not often that I sketch on a day other than Sunday]. Two stories:

I love poppies, and being inspired by the book 1000 Tiles: Two Thousand Years of Decorative Ceramics, I drew a little bitty of a poppy and photoshopped it onto a texture. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about the background. Is it too contrived? Static? Opinions are appreciated:


Then, last night when Chris and I were so wired from watching Solitary 3.0, we noticed an egg-shaped figure on the wall. I couldn’t photograph it because it was too dark. So this is what I drew in the dark at 2:00 this morning:


The wall was a dark grey, the egg shape was black, the eyes were white and so was the toothpick/staff the egg guy was holding. It all took me back to my childhood looking at the clouds with my mom, figuring out what they looked like. I’ve got to do something with this little eggy guy, maybe I’ll make a little plush.

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