Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where to go from here...

Its been an interesting week. And I am still learning how to juggle all those beautiful little deatils of the human life-without dropping half of them.
Which means that I am still dropping some, but not as many as I used to.

Being a college student-in her last year of school-was never something that I thought would be as exhausting as it has been. I thought: oh Senior year...easy. Almost done, almost out of here.
I was slightly off in that perspective. But it is encouraging, even if it is harder than I had expected.

I am starting to wonder about where I want my design and art to a more serious level than I did three years ago. And the design projects that I have posted of different wedding invitations are a track that I am seriously in love with and want to pursue. do I do it? Should I sell myself to every bride I meet on the street? Maybe the beginning stages of work are centered around the shameless selling...

Oh please, oh please, spread the word.

A church

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Second Wedding invite

Here is another wedding invitation that I was fortunate enough to work on.
A roommate of my best friend found out that I was a designer and asked me to help her with her invitations.
She asked for a beach-y type wedding since she is getting married near the ocean in Florida. We also went with the Send-N-Seal option, which is where the envelope folds into itself to create an envelope and a perforated RSVP postcard. Cost efficient!

I wish the images were easier to see...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Text and Clothing

I am in love with type and typefaces. I love words and a typeface that just hits the nail on the head, so to speak.

So, starting with a Threadless t-shirt contest, I created a shirt out of type, that I ended up morphing into the Gordon College Student Association t-shirts for the 2008-2009 school year.

The original is called Dressed to the Nines.
You can't miss why.

Here are the modifications.

My other interest in type created this self portrait.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Business Cards

So I started on several business cards for a concept bakery, as well as for myself!
Here are some examples:


Currently, these are the cards that I would like to make for myself.

So, I am still learning to be more consistent about sharing my work.
I hope it is working.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More design

I realized that I haven't been good at posting my designs, which was the point of me starting a blog.
I love designing, anything that involves creating, I can't get enough of.

here are some of my older pieces.

I silkscreen teal linen with two colored ink, then upholstered the cushion.
What a lovely stool. 

This pillow is sitting in my living room at the moment.
Hand sewn and printed, 18"x18"

This chair was one of the first that I created, after teaching myself how to silkscreen.
It is being used at my kitchen table, but I repainted the pink wood with a darker glossy brown color.
Updated image below:

I love furniture. I love found furniture. All the pieces that I have re-upholstered I found around the streets of new York City. I think that found art and pieces can add such a unique flair to our lives.
That's me though.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wedding Designs: Peacocks

It is about time I put up images of some of the wedding invitations that I have design and printed. Since these are the items that I do love creating so much.

This lovely Peacock design was created as a wedding present for an old roommate of mine.
Miss Chloe. I work with Chloe to get exactly what she wanted for her wedding, at a cost that wasn't going to break the bank. Her wedding colors were the eggplant and a fresh green color. It was quite a beautiful affair.

What I love about these are the vintage quality that they hold. With the peacock feather and branches resembling the Art Deco period.