I’ve been wanting to experiment with hand lettering and word art for a long time, and the amazing illustration apps on the iPad were the perfect inspiration to start. This was made using Adobe Sketch and Adobe Draw – I created the “watercolor” pattern in Sketch and then imported it as a background image layer … More My First Lettering / Word Art!
As a family, we LOVE When Calls the Heart. It’s one show that everyone from my grandparents to my youngest cousins can watch and enjoy; the drama is never overwhelming and there are often funny moments and beautiful bits of advice. Although I’m not usually one for a romantic drama, I love this show as a … More When Calls the Heart BINGO!
Hi friends! Today marks part one of a 4-part series I am so excited to share with you. I wanted to start writing more about social business, in addition to my regular arts posts, and what better topic to start with than one-for-one? Over the next 4 weeks I will share the history of the … More Learning from TOMS – Despite criticism, can companies make one-for-one work?
Last week one of my favorite shows returned for a new season: Dancing with the Stars! Even when I’m not really a fan of any specific contestant, I always love the fun of seeing the contestants come alive as dancers, and following the careers of the pros who transform them. Watching how the pros develop … More Paso Doble: the Story of SciFi and Survival
This weekend I finally got to watch a movie I’ve been really looking forward to: Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship! The film is a version of one of Jane Austen’s unfinished works, Lady Susan, which was written in the epistolary form. Watching the movie was incredibly fun – the costumes are gorgeous, the directing is comedic and … More Paradigms of Justice in “Love & Friendship”
My first September post! That’s exciting. In September I start thinking about fall, and in fall I start thinking about rhythms. The year starts winding to a close, school and work have settled into patterns, leaves are falling. Everything feels calmer and cozier, secure and familiar compared to the bursts of energy we live with … More Small Accomplishments: 6 tips to feel productive when you can’t seem to get anything done
Surprise!!! Can you guess who we casually, serendipitously and totally randomly ran into at brunch in Pasadena this weekend? No, not Phineas and Ferb. But freakishly close – who could it be but their co-creator, Dan Povenmire?!?!?!?! My sister instantly recognized him when he got in line next to us at the omelette bar, but we … More Explorations of Intelligence in Phineas and Ferb
Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today brings a close to my birthday week and I am feeling so blessed and loved with all the fun celebration. My heart is full and I’m excited for what lies ahead. For this week’s post I wanted to share something absolutely crazy that I just learned … More Debbie Dub-ception in Singin’ in the Rain
My favorite Shakespeare play of all time is more than just a silly and brilliantly worded series of lover’s quarrels. For the acute observer (or the former liberal arts student who has enjoyed this story immensely for almost twenty years), Much Ado About Nothing affords interesting little reflections on the nature of lies, truth, and our human … More Evidence and Acceptance in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Alternative title: Don’t trust your prejudice.