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Month: February, 2012

Lone Star Visit

Hi there!

I just got back from a week long trip to Fort Worth, Texas to visit my parents where they now reside. It was so nice to have a change of scene and explore the area’s gems. Never would I have guessed there would be as much food, shopping and entertainment as I found; very exciting! One of my favorite part of my discovery was finding all kinds of cowboy boots in all shapes, sizes and colors! Apparently they are part of everyones lifestyle here. It not uncommon for people to have several pairs of boots in different colors and styles- including my parents! Look at these Red boots with the state appliqued?  I decided that if I lived in TX I would have purchased these brown boots with flowers on them; Probably wouldn’t be able to get away with it back here in Boston though. Many of the pretty intricate stitches and details were so fun to look at and evoked creative ideas!

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Today is Valentine’s day and I am on a seal kick! I have been painting in water color which always reminds me of my mother. Growing up my mother started a traditon where she painted us cards ever year since I was 10 and I have kept them all!  Each card, each year,  different from the last. She liked to paint animals personified, as us; portraits of what we had achieved each year; very neat to look back on and remind myself of what I did and my moms silly yet natural talent.

Here are a few cutsie valentine ideas I have had doodling- seals and play on words.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Family Pressed

Its been a while since my last post. Ive been very busy with projects ,which is a great thing, and one especially I am pleased to share today. This wedding suite means alot to me because its my brothers! Everyday Im trying new things and pushing the envelope (no pun intended) to set myself apart. I worked with an old Winchester youth groupy to make my designs come to life. Ive taken a couple classes in letterpress but this is the first time I have seen my actual original designs pressed. When I found out that my fellow Winchesterite started his own letterpress company a couple years ago I had to reconnect. It was really fun to come together and collaborate our talents. Im very excited that now the door has opened for me to offer this service to my clients! I dont want to show too much since its pretty hot off the press but this gives you a peak.