November 23, 2010

Promo Preview

Here's a little preview of the project that has been killing me the past week or so, a promotional mailer on rummage sales.

Unfortunately, I got hit by illness Sunday night while standing in line to meet Amy Sedaris (!!) so I haven't been able to print and bind it yet, but I'm anxious to see it all finished.

November 19, 2010

The Beginning of the End

(found all over tumbler, so I have no idea who originally put it out there)
ps: The movie was wonderful, and even though there is no way I can wait for July 15th, part of me wishes it would never come.

November 11, 2010

Marquette Map

Our latest Seminar I assignment was to create a sort of guide to Milwaukee's highlights for a Marquette pamphlet. I have two final versions that I'm still debating between- shadows and no shadows. It looks a lot happier and lighter without the shadows (, obviously) but the shadows give it a little something extra. All in all, there isn't a huge difference, but I thought I'd put it out there. What do you kids think?

no shadows


Is the square shape in the bottom left corner bugging anyone else? It made more sense when there was a full square behind the piece, but I got rid of it on the top.

November 9, 2010

String Bean

Here's part of my entry for Design*Sponge's alphabet contest.

And I had to try it in pink, too, just for kicks.

Check out the holiday cards my friend Marisa made out of her entry, too!

November 6, 2010

Croquet Ornaments

Alright, so I lied yesterday-- I just can't contain my pride at the little tweak that made my croquet-playing raccoon from my Penfield Poster into my tree-decorating raccoon for these holiday cards! It was a really nifty last-minute adaptation if I do say so myself (and I do, so check it out).

...and after!
Can you spot the changes?

November 5, 2010

The Ambition of Crazies

...Or maybe just crazy ambition (that's me trying to look on the bright side of things). Coming up next week on Saturday, November 13th, from 10-5pm (*cough*plug*cough*) MIAD is having a student and alum art sale, and my friends and I all wished we could have participated, but what with homework and work-work... and then a certain teacher convinced us it was a good idea. So here we are, approaching one in the morning and printing cards up the bum. I tweaked my Terrestrial Critters to adapt them into Christmas cards- I'll show you those later when it's not November. I also adapted a little guy from my Penfield Croquet Poster that, if I may say so myself, was pretty clever... again, you'll have to wait until after Thanksgiving.


Stressed x3!

Oh, how I wish I didn't have to work at 7:30 tomorrow morning. This is going to be a long couple of days...

November 3, 2010

Costume Collections

On Halloween this year a little boy, probably three or four years old, came to our door trick-or-treating dressed as Woody from Toy Story. As he held out his bag, we asked him "What are the magic words?" expecting a "trick-or-treat!" in return, but he stood there for a moment, clearly thinking 'Well I know it's not 'thank you'... maybe it's 'please'...' and then he finally squeaked out "French... fry?"

I didn't get a chance to dress up this year, but here are some of the things my awesome friends did.
Joey and Mark made me squeal with glee- they're Harry and Draco! They're dressing up for the premiere on November 19th, too. I can't wait!

Jaclyn was Keyboard Cat... geeky costumes are the best, are they not?

Chelsey, Kyle, Marisa, and Jamie all participated in the Waukesha Zombie Walk. They all looked so great, if there is another walk next year I'm definitely taking off work!

(HP pic via Mary Cate Raynor. Zombie pics by Cory Albrechtson. I can't find where I got Jaclyn's pic from, but it's not mine!)