It’s the Little Things…

Sometimes its not the big picture that you are most satisfied with, sometimes… its the little things. Today I took my first stab at creating my own web button… I have to say I am pretty please with how it came out. The button will eventually be for a much larger site, but for now I will show off my little button.

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First Sell on stocklogos.com!

I am so excited! I just sold my first logo on stocklogos.com!!! Its nice to know that not just the local community is checking out what you have to offer! I am motivated to create!

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JustCallMeMuse is Showing Work!

I will be showing some of my work for the Outside In  Art Exhibit At Fuller Lodge. The show opens on February 25th, 2011. If you are in the area stop by for the opening reception from 5 – 7 pm. The show will go til April 2nd, Hope you can make it!

Exhibit: Outside In

Where: Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM

Dates: February 25th – April 2 2011

Opening Reception: February 25, 2011 5 -7 pm

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Fascinator Hat

One of my hobbies/passions, when i am not on the computer is sewing. You could say i have a passion for fashion, I am addicted to fashion magazines and all things vintage! One of my mother’s friends gave me a vintage black dress that her mother had made when she was my age (by my calculation its from the lat forties early fifties…) My husband and I are going to go see Wicked the musical for our anniversary, and i want to wear this dress. I had been looking at buing a vintage fascinator but after looking at A TON of them i thought… “Hey! I could totally make this!”

So here is what I came up with!

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JustCallMeMuse Online!

Its Official! justcallmemuse.com is up! I still have a few things to add, but you can contact me for work and view my portfolio!

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B is for…

Being a graphic designer, type is important. Not only is it important, its powerful. So, here is a little exercise I did with type and the letter B (my favorite letter in the alphabet). I tried to think of be words that describe me as a designer, they had to be B words, along with some other cool B words, then I played around with them in different layouts. Here is what I came up with, It was a really fun little exercise!

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Quotes for Life and Design… because, is there a difference?

In my own life I always look to quotes. A good quote can keep you going, motivate you and inspire you. Sometimes they are said by the most influential people in the world, but often, they are spoken by people close to you, people far less famous, but their words no less profound. A great song or movie can have some good advice in it. Inspiration can come from all angles. It seems as I go through the process of becoming the designer I want to be, I find that my life and my design are becoming more intertwined. I had this idea in college that my day job would be my day job and my life would be my life. But, being that design is my passion, design IS my life. I am loving the relationship the two have in my little world as I am making the changes to become the designer I want to be. These quotes are some of my favorite for both Life and Design, because there isn’t a difference.

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” — Joe Sparano

“Let it Be.” – The Beatles

“Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.”

— Aaron Russell

“Grow old, but don’t grow up.” – My Dad

“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run free with.” – Carrie Bradshaw

“Designers are meant to be loved, not to be understood.”

— Fabien Barral

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.” – A League of Their Own

“The difference between a Designer and Developer, when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it.”

— Scott Hanselman

“I want Bones like Iron, blood like Mercury.”  – Dispatch

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”

– Stephen Nachmanovitch

I found this article from Design Was Here, it has some great design quotes, but more importantly, the presentation of the quotes is phenomenal! Here are even more from Graphic Design Blog . :)

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