Monday, May 28, 2012
I thought that when I started making consistent Monday morning blog posts that it might be a little challenging at times and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to keep up with it with little trouble. Today, however, was tough. I'm tired from the long weekend and traveling which is why the thought of getting on this computer was not an appealing one. But alas, here I am, sure it's evening, but hey it's still Monday. Boxcar from some of my digital designs. Pepitos a little while ago. And that, is that for today!
Monday, May 21, 2012
What a wonderful hot weekend to be at the lake, except we weren't at the lake we were populating our yard here in Minneapolis. It's been an amazing pleasure getting going on gardening so early this year with all of this crazy fantastic weather. Our first stop on Saturday was to the Master Gardner's sale in Hopkins, MN and then on to a neighborhood farmers market. What a haul!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Books have always been a big part of my life and so I am very excited for this new series on aiga.org, Design Reading. I've always felt that empathy is one of the most important ingrediants in the designer-client relationship, reading is a great way to expand my understanding of topics traditionally outside my field of focus but lectures and workshops are pretty great too.
Monday, May 14, 2012
When my husband and I decided to move to Minneapolis a large deciding factor was the ease with which a person can enjoy the outdoors here. We revel in our ability to get in the car and go to so many great locations to hike, kayak, bike and camp, all within a few hours or less of home. The most amazing thing of all is coming back into the city on Sunday after having been camping out and about and being reminded of all of the bike trails and outdoor opportunities this city has to offer, it's quite possible we'll never do and see it all!
Monday, May 7, 2012
While on vacation a couple of weeks ago my husband and I stopped by the local library yard sale where I picked up a few vintage books. NPR's Fresh Air with the author Michael Sims. Sims wrote The Story of Charlotte's Web and I was enthralled, just look at the description on his book cover. While Sims' book is still sitting in my Amazon wish-list (and I'm now longingly wishing it was on my bed side stand right now), I recall him describing a man so interesting and so inspired by the little things in life that I might just rescue every discarded E.B. White book I ever find at such a sale forever more.