Friday, April 19, 2013

my little lady

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that Scott and I got a dog (maybe. It's been pretty subtle). Meet miss Peggy Day, the five year old pug rescue that stole our hearts last Saturday when we decided to "just look" at some pups. She's a mellow, lazy, weird little gremlin that has wormed her way into our everyday lives so fully that I'm already not sure how I got along without her little snores in the studio. And the name? Of course, it's a reference to two of our favorite things, Peggy Hill and Bob Dylan (disclaimer: sweetest song ever). Plus, Pegs needs a signature song for our future dog dancing routine.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

pattern pals - letters

While I was in Minnesota, Emma and I had a little work session to put together a collaborative pattern. EXCITING. Since she is a hand drawn type master, we figured it was only appropriate to have this week's theme be letter forms. We each drew a big sheet using her amazing new brush pens (which I immediately purchased for myself) and picked a color palette together. So, here's my version! The tile is above, application below. You can see Emma's at her blog, of course.

Friday, April 12, 2013

snow in springtime

AKA: My trip to Minnesota. I thought I was pretty clever, postponing my weeklong, pre-stationery show hangfest with the Dude until April, but sadly, after three days of heavenly 50 degree weather, the snowstorm started. Yikes. Luckily, I stayed with Allison in her beautiful, light-filled Victorian home (in a guest bedroom! So grown up), where the bright walls and huge windows almost made me forget how blah it was outside.
Sometimes I forget how much I love it here in LA. I'm definitely drinking the SoCal kool aid, and maybe it's the California buzz talking, but I feel things are better here. Perhaps it's just that I'm better here. Now, if only I could import some cheese curds and my favorite Midwestern beers, not to mention a few of my favorite people...well, if everything was as perfect as the weather, I'd probably never get anything done.
images above, clockwise from top left:
snow in St. Paul / chucks at the Walker Sculpture garden / Allison and Alex's records / colors on a walk with Dude / morning light in Allison's digs