Saturday, August 29, 2009


Dear House,
Please stay clean. Seriously.

Dear Wordpress,
Please work. Pretty pretty please. With a cherry. Or sprinkles. Whatever you like. Just please please please please please work. Because right now I think you really suck and I really don't like fighting with you anymore. And the people I keep bugging to help me are really regretting they ever mentioned they know you- do you REALLY want to be THAT kinda blog? Whadaya say? Why don't you work for me and keep the friends you already have, yeah? We don't have to be friends if you don't want to be- see how reasonable I'm being? I'm willing to accept that someone doesn't like me (but, I mean, seriously? How could someone NOT like me?) if you'll just work. That can be the end of us... you working properly. Win-Win situation- whadaya say?

Dear Little Miss,
Please grow out of your I-don't-want-to-wear-clothes phase soon. That's all I ask. I know my reasoning is selfish... fall clothes are out and, COME ON little girl! How CUTE will you look in most of them?! You saw them at Gap yesterday- you even pulled one off the hanger and carried it around the store. See? You know those clothes were made with you in mind. Do it for your Mama, little girl.

Dear Junk Food (aka best food ever),
Please leave me alone. I mean it... I even said "please."

Dear Walking Shoes,
Please show yourself. I need you right now.

Dear Motivation,
Please hang on a little bit longer. I promise we'll see results soon- well, I can't promise, but a girl can dream. But that doesn't mean you should bail on me now.


Favorite shop mention!

Thanks Melissa!

Read the interview here (it's the August 29th post)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Inspriation Board :: Letterpress

Letterpress Inspiration Board 8.13.09

click on the image to be directed to links for each image.

I have to admit that I'm a sucker for type locked up in a chase-there's such a simplistic beauty about it. Letterpress is such a great test of one's knowledge of typography and design aesthetics... kerning using slivers of metal, placing each letter one at a time... and then crossing your fingers that your lock up holds tight when you go to put it on press. My little letterpress has been on my mind a lot lately, so i couldn't resist pulling some images from flickr to create an inspiration board.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Operative word: Productive

This has been a very trying week for me. Between tight deadlines at work and figuring out my next steps for Five Dot, I found myself over-whelmed and questioning where I wanted to be. I needed to prioritize, but wasn't sure where to start. I knew I need to talk it out, so my dinner with Christy couldn't have come at a better time. We've been taking what we like to call sanity walks for the past few months and they've really helped both of us stay focused and talk thru an abundance of ideas.

We were able to mix a little business with pleasure, gabbing like two college friends but still managing to get timelines set up to keep each other on track with the adventures that lie before us. We have different goals, but similar paths and a mutual respect for what the other is hoping to accomplish.

What's on my plate you ask? LOTS. but it's the only way i'll stay motivated. my main priority will be to get my website up and running. this will mean taking on another blog and switching over to wordpress, but i'm excited for the content and the concepts that will be posted over there and i'll hope to keep this blog updated and just as active.

Once the website is up and running, then the marketing pieces come into play. i have 2 main pieces to get out this year and i'm hoping to be able to find a site/blog or two to advertise on as well. this is the step that i'm a bit nervous about because it will require a substantial amount of financial backing, but could possibly yield a great result.

after the marketing pieces go out, it's basically pulling together loose ends and finalizing conceptual work- work that will involve a lot of designing and a lot of thought and care, but i'm ready for it. i'm ready to start pulling my brand together and taking control of my work.