Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Etsy Treasury

If you hop over to this treasury on etsy, you will find one of my airplane mobiles in a great collection called "Been Around the World"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My new favorite way to surf etsy

wow. You can call me slow but I just discovered my new favorite distraction. Making the "recently listed" items on etsy fill my whole screen and just watching them roll across my screen. Like this:

some of my favorite finds:

from erinjaneshop

from huebyjennyhouston

from michaelvanstudio

from JuniperLane

from farouche

from GreenGardenStamps

Monday, March 15, 2010

Real Inspiration

I took some art classes in high school with a girl named Meghan. You can see her self-portrait below. She has cerebral palsy, but she hasn't ever let it stop her from doing anything she set out to do. She paints by holding the brush in her mouth. How amazing!

(images via this article from Deseret News)

And if that isn't amazing enough, she has now decided to complete a marathon and triathalon. Only problem? She needs a special wheel chair to do so. So, some of her friends are working with another organization to raise money for Meghan to get a chair. They need $1,500.00. You can donate at this site.

I am inspired by her determination! It should also be mentioned, whenever I encountered her in school she was always so happy and optimistic. I like to post on my blog about art or design that moves and inspires me but none of that cane beat this.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Have I mentioned that my little brother is serving a mission for our church in Italy right now? He has been gone for just over a year. Today he emailed home some pictures from when he visited a cemetery in Genova (I think that's the name of the city). They were so beautiful I just had to share a few!

He mentioned something about how this cemetery used to be one of the 7 wonders of the world, but isn't anymore. I guess something more wonderful came up... ? haha

Featured Artist

If you head on over to the Silhouette blog today, you can catch a post about me-- as the featured artist this week! Also, if you head to the online store, you can fine this free download that I designed earlier this week.