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{Glimpses} Hometown…

How many times does it take before something becomes a habit or a part of your routine? Last Wednesday I started to document my “glimpses” here as a way to participate in the drawing assignments that I give my class. I want my students to keep a sketchbook or journal where they collect images of things that they see in their daily life that inspires them. I took a drive last Wednesday making a point of pulling over to snap a photo of things that caught my eye. I found that I was looking forward to doing the same thing this Wednesday. While I won’t always take photos of my hometown for this feature, I felt the need drive the backroads again today. It really has a way off clearing my mind and my stresses seem to melt away temporarily. I also just got a new zoom lens for our camera and really wanted to test it out. Here are my five Wednesday glimpses.

Glimpse 1:  Every time I pass this little building, I crane my neck to look at the vintage signage. I’m a sucker for typography and rust. So today I pulled over and got out of the car to snoop. 



Glimpse 2:  In addition to cool, vintage signs, there were old gas pumps and cars out  back. I loved the colors and shapes. 


Glimpse 3:  It was the row of birds on the roof of this barn that made me pull over. They had a really great view of the valley. I like the lines and color of grass in this photo as well. 

Glimpse 4:   Unfortunately I couldn’t capture the sound, but this is what is above Sayer and I when we walk to school these days. If the sun is hitting the trumpeter swans just right, they shimmer. It’s truly spectacular to witness and I always look up. I snapped a photo today to document pattern. I’ve been playing with images to create new pattern screens for my textiles and this may inspire a new screen print. 


Glimpse 5:   I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching swans, particularly when they take flight. I’ve been drawing swans in thread for my plush, textiles, and screen prints so I took this photo as a study. I love the the swan’s wings- so delicate and strong. I really do wish that I could fly. 

What has inspired you lately?


{Fun} Letters & Numbers…

It’s September 1st and that means back to school for a lot of kids today. The bustle is in the air and it definitely feels like Fall. I put together a little Etsy Treasury that celebrates the first day of school & my love of typography- all about numbers & letters. Welcome September!

{Fun} Letters & Numbers…

It’s September 1st and that means back to school for a lot of kids today. The bustle is in the air and it definitely feels like Fall. I put together a little Etsy Treasury that celebrates the first day of school & my love of typography- all about numbers & letters. Welcome September!

{Fun} Letters & Numbers…

It’s September 1st and that means back to school for a lot of kids today. The bustle is in the air and it definitely feels like Fall. I put together a little Etsy Treasury that celebrates the first day of school & my love of typography- all about numbers & letters. Welcome September!

{Music Monday} Feeling Good…

{images via Tamara Connolly’s website}
I think I stumbled on another musical/visual gem. I am quite fond of typography and by a fluke,   found this video by Tamara Connolly. Let’s just say that it left me feeling good. Tamara made this video as a MFA Design student at SVA (where I got my MFA too). The assignment was to create a music video using b&w type & typographic elements. I absolutely love her song choice!

I wanted to use Feeling Good, by Nina Simone  for todays  {Music Monday} pick and was lucky enough to be lead to this video & designer. So it was another one of those cool connections that I tend to thrive on. As for the song, well… it speaks for itself. Happy Music Monday! Are you feeling good yet?

{Music Monday} Feeling Good…

{images via Tamara Connolly’s website}
I think I stumbled on another musical/visual gem. I am quite fond of typography and by a fluke,   found this video by Tamara Connolly. Let’s just say that it left me feeling good. Tamara made this video as a MFA Design student at SVA (where I got my MFA too). The assignment was to create a music video using b&w type & typographic elements. I absolutely love her song choice!

I wanted to use Feeling Good, by Nina Simone  for todays  {Music Monday} pick and was lucky enough to be lead to this video & designer. So it was another one of those cool connections that I tend to thrive on. As for the song, well… it speaks for itself. Happy Music Monday! Are you feeling good yet?

{Music Monday} Feeling Good…

{images via Tamara Connolly’s website}
I think I stumbled on another musical/visual gem. I am quite fond of typography and by a fluke,   found this video by Tamara Connolly. Let’s just say that it left me feeling good. Tamara made this video as a MFA Design student at SVA (where I got my MFA too). The assignment was to create a music video using b&w type & typographic elements. I absolutely love her song choice!

I wanted to use Feeling Good, by Nina Simone  for todays  {Music Monday} pick and was lucky enough to be lead to this video & designer. So it was another one of those cool connections that I tend to thrive on. As for the song, well… it speaks for itself. Happy Music Monday! Are you feeling good yet?