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  • Visual Inspirations

    I love…  wonky, glompy shapes  sashiko stitching  patterns  wandering /scribbling line/pencil lines  edge quality/relationship between shapes  cuteness, whimsy  texture  collage  folk art  childrens’ drawings    

  • I 💛 Reset Jessie

    I owe quick and efficient production work to small little time savers here and there. With an approved design in hand, here are a few of the things I do to make building out a project move quickly: I use saved workspaces. Having an orderly physical space helps me focus. I find the same thing…

  • Books Help Us Navigate

    I hope never to know the depth of despair experienced by families affected by gun violence. Like many of us, particularly those with young children, Sandy Hook and Uvlade are particularly traumatic. As much as I try to shield my youngest, now 8, from the news, there are moments she is visibly shaken, no doubt…

  • All Buttoned Up

    I like my InDesign files tidy, and while we are the subject, there’s nothing like a lovely, precise template. (Have I mentioned that I love creating templates?) That said, I am not neat on the front end. My initial design files are messy. Like most designers, as I move elements around and around and around,…

  • It’s Been a While

    When my child first  was born, I allowed myself to let go of painting, thinking it would return to me when the time was right. Surprisingly, it’s been a relatively guilt-free hiatus. I’m not quite painting yet, but I like where things are going.