Friday, June 12, 2009

Balcony harvest

This was one of the first things to be harvested out of the balcony garden. Bibb lettuce enjoyed immensely in a lunch time salad. So tender and tasty! The herbs have been going like gangbusters, so we've enjoyed lots of fresh oregano, parsley, chives, thyme and cilantro.

This little guy is a sunflower seed making it's way out into the world. Unfortunately, three others like it got nipped off by something yesterday. I thought it was a bird, or squirrel possibly, but then this morning I watched our neighbors' dog scarf down the one strawberry, so that makes me wonder… hmm, sunflower-eating dog, yes? On that note, have a great weekend and feel free to tell others about the giveaway: 7 more days…

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Yippee! That's right — this is my one hundredth post of 2009. And to mark the occasion, I am hosting my first ever super-fantastic giveaway event. Here's how it works: Leave a charming, lovely comment below telling me all the things you love about Sloe Gin Fizz… wait no, that's not it. Really, just leave a comment below by Sunday, June 21st at high noon EST letting me know what your favorite item is in my Etsy shop (Sloe Gin Fizz found right here). Don't forget to include your email so that I know how to reach you. As a great big thank you, one lucky commentator will receive the print or card of their choice shipped directly to their doorstep, lickety-split. A big, huge thank you in advance to all you dedicated and new readers alike — I look forward to the feedback, and to sharing many more posts before the year's end!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Works in progress…

I've been working on a couple of projects for Pan Theater out in San Francisco. They are a terrific improv theater that always has something new in the works. Above is the poster I worked up for their free improv jam nights. If you're in the area, check it out and let me know how it is — I'll be uber-jealous!

This poster was the first concept I presented for the new comedy troupe they've organized called Awkward Face. I was pretty happy with it, but it doesn't really convey the sense of awkwardness they wanted, which I totally get. The idea is awkward, but it doesn't really look that awkward. I think the peachy keen colors don't help. Back to the drawing board…

P.S. This is my 99th post of the year!!! I've got something special planned for number 100, so stay tuned!!!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Rock star illustrator

Karen Cheung via Design for Mankind

I am loving the illustration of Karen Cheung and just had to share it. I found her through Design for Mankind and just can't get enough of her line work, crazy characters and even her site design (she, of course, does it all herself!! impressive.) Above is a screen shot from her web site. AND, she can be found at Alternative Eagle Print & Design shop. Over there, it says that her web site is out-of-date, but I'd say it's still fantastic. GO SEE IT NOW!! and have a good day.

Monday, June 08, 2009

To market, to market…

Yesterday was GREAT fun! As I mentioned on Friday, I participated in the Ann Arbor Artisan Market with MICE (Michigan Indie Crafters on Etsy). When I woke up at six in the morning, it was absolutely pouring and I rolled over and went back to sleep. By the time I actually got up, it had stopped raining, though it was still cold and grey. Thankfully, the rains held off all day. Set up went smoothly and I actually felt pretty organized. There was not a ton of traffic, but rather a slow, but steady day and a great intro to the world of craft shows. I met such lovely people among the other Etsy folks and had great neighbors on either sides. Yippee! I can't wait to do more shows.