Typography has quickly become a love of mine. I love experimenting with different fonts and layouts. While I prepared pieces for my senior showcase this past May, I decided last minute to create some typography pieces. Surprisingly, they we’re a hit during the show. My professor handed me a short list of fonts to use to give me a challenge.

At the time, I was really passionate (I still am) about people buying books because my mother lost her job due to digital buying when Borders went out of business last year so I did a series of three posters with a fairytale/dreamy theme. To encourage book buying and my mother at the same time. I don’t know if it did that exactly but people enjoyed it.

What do you think?

Home and Other places

I am lucky enough to have a boyfriend who is willing to take care of me. After graduation, I didn’t have many (any, really) options as to what I was going to do. Work in the city is so competitive and for graphic designer’s of Philadelphia, work slows down immensely. Without a job, I had no money which meant that I would have had to move back to Carlisle, PA. A small town that will have you going nowhere. We’re both very old-fashioned so moving in was completely out of the question. I thought I had it all figured out. I was going to move back with my family in Carlisle and look for work while I was at home but I guess Joshua wasn’t willing to see me go. A week before I was to leave, he took every dime he had (his first two paychecks from starting as a school teacher) and rented me an apartment. How did I get so lucky?

He’s even began helping me make it feel like home. I’ve moved so many times in my life that never allowed myself to settle in a place for very long. As a teenager, I never unpacked anything out of fear of moving but this time, I was able to relax and put my feet up a bit. It’s such a foreign but amazing feeling and I owe it all to him. I’m getting all dreamy here so I’ll move on.

I’m also renovating my abode here on the web. I wanted a really crisp, clean and organized design. I also wanted to have something to offer to my readers when they come. It’s nice to know that people are interested in what you have to say and I think making resources and other things available shows appreciation. I’m still working out some of the pages and coming up with fun ideas.

I hope everyone in the USA had an amazing Forth of July and that everyone else had an equally as amazing time as us Americans did!

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Trying Something New

I’ve been on this incredible kick to trying new things. I would like to say my trip to Boston has started it but I can’t really pen point when I began to develop this overwhelming need to break from my normal routine. Maybe it happened this past May after graduation or maybe even further than that when I took a chance and started watching British television. Oh, how I love me some BBC Sherlock.  In fear of going on a complete infatuated rant on how much I love that show, I’ll move on. I promise.

Did I mention I love BBC Sherlock?

Anywho, one of my recent cravings has been having a pen pal. I do…or I did, I’m not sure, have one but we don’t communicate much anymore. I’m not entirely sure why, hence my confusion, but I want a steady pen pal. I want to be able to talk to someone with completely different interest and lifestyle. I don’t know about anyone else but I love receiving snail mail. I love sending it more! I’m a very cautious girl when it comes to who I socialize with. I’ve always had my guard up but I want to stop being shy and get to know someone different. Someone I didn’t scare away yet with my awkward and sometimes frightening obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch. I’m getting off topic again.

Is anyone else interested in having a pen pal? Just to give a little background (or a reminder for some), I’m incredibly crafty and I love to cook. I’m an artist and also a Christian. I know that can scare people but I’m not judgmental. I’m quite possibly one of the nicest people, I swear. Swearing is not so nice but I needed to get my point across. So that I stay on track , I’ll sum myself up in a few words. The next Martha Stewart.

Oh! And I’m a gift giver! That’s nice, right?

Well, a brownie ice cream sundae is calling my name and I have a kitchen/living room to redecorate! Fun! Fun!