Journal Entry #7


4 years ago

A few weeks ago I was at work brainstorming a way to create a graphic for a”Back Yard” themed party which will be hosted in the Paoli showroom this NeoCon. I came across a ton of really cool chalk board signs while searching the web and thought a chalkboard graphic would be a nice touch.

With a short deadline, finding someone to create this illustration in time for the party was not looking promising so I decided to attempt it myself. While I am not a chalk artist (yet!), I did inherited some drawing skills from my talented Mother who used to teach art. I knew I could draw but how to create this chalkboard look was something new. Then I remembered a post I came across a while back on “How To Fake a Chalkboard Effect Using Photoshop” (see blog link below). Drawing… check, Photoshop… check!

I spent the entire night back on my collage drafting board sketching away the final illustration which will be used in the form of an Eblast Invitation, Postcard Invitation and Sign.

I’m very happy and proud of the end result and hope it create some excitement for Paoli’s party :)


How to via foolishfire

Journal Entry #6


4 years ago


I have to laugh at this Pull-Ups advertisement I saw while flipping through this month’s Parents magazine.

As a parent of a toddler boy who is getting ready to start potty training, I find this rather amusing.

Potty training my daughter was not easy and I hear boys are even harder. This huge milestone is definitely worth celebrating, however planning ahead and taking the time to cut up little pieces of magazine paper to make confetti and then keeping it in my back pocket to celebrate this momentous occasion is the last thing I want to do.

Not sure if Pull-Ups is serious about this or just using a “shock factor” for this month’s ad. Either way at least it made me smile :)

Journal Entry #5


5 years ago

Happy 4th Birthday to my beautiful daughter Arden!

Arden has forever changed me into a Mother and I am forever grateful for the love and blessings she brings to my life. She is an amazing big sister and is constantly keeping our family entertained with her creativity and big imagination. I love this little girl!


Journal Entry #4


5 years ago

As a visual learner, I enjoy infographics. Do a quick search on Google now and you will find links to thousands.

Today I came across one that I find very useful. “29 Ways To Stay Creative”, is an infographic designed by Islam Abudaoud which illustrates a number tips and tricks which will help any creative to stay inspired.

Reading through I found that I have actually tried most of tips listed. My personal favorite is “Clean Your Workplace”.  Try it for yourself next time you feel like you are in a slump.

Check it out here:



[via Islam Abudaoud]

Journal Entry #3


5 years ago

Today I want to wish a very happy birthday to my sweet boy, Oliver! As you can see from the photographs I took of him yesterday, he is a character. Oliver adds so much happiness to our family!

I love you Oliver!




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