Entries from March 27th, 2013





I love chalk art. I was thrilled to spot some inside Imig’s Kitchen & Bar at The Lafayette Hotel while in San Diego. I can’t help but smile every time I look at this picture, so I thought I’d share in case you need a boost today! (If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen it, but I thought it warranted a repost.)

Photo: Rosa Pearson,  Artist: Lynnie (no last name on the wall… anyone?)

Animal Daze




We just wrapped up a ten-day vacation with the boys in California! I think I could happily live there – I can’t imagine tiring of all that sunshine and blue skies! After another visit to Legoland, we visited the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo’s enormous Safari Park on our trip. I can honestly say that I reached my limit for animal gazing. That said, all of the photos from our trip are going to be great reference as I work on more Ampersand Animals!

There is one more week left of Spring Break for the boys! Thankfully the sunshine has followed us home, so there will be bike riding and trampoline jumping going on over here… in addition to Volcano Building, and Milk Art, and maybe even some Eye Bombing. It looks like I’ll be catching up on work in the evenings this week. And post vacation laundry is commencing as we speak. Wish me luck.

Hope you’re having a good week so far! Are you heading anywhere warm this year?

Ampersand Animals: Snake




Who knew that Giddy Up would be such a great font for an ampersand / snake combination! I overcame my fear of snakes to make this limbless little guy. A huge thank you to everyone who sent such positive comments my way on the flamingo ampersand yesterday! You made my day!

Ampersand Animals




Fonts are running wild over here lately! Ampersand Animals is an idea that worked its way into my head a long time ago, and did not want to leave without some attention. So, after a year of neglect I have started to feed the animals. And it has been so much fun! I thought I’d share a sneak peak of a few of them with you throughout the week… before the poster hits the shop!

Happy Monday!

Making Juju Hats



Hot Pink Juju

Chartreuse Juju Hat

Working away on custom juju hat orders lately for some Etsy customers. Hot pink, chartreuse, and turquoise are in demand right now with Spring around the corner. And for those of you confused by the name, no, they aren’t hats, they’re wall art.

Welcome back from the weekend! I’m so happy that we had a sunny Sunday here. I needed a break from all the rain!

PS – If you’re new here, and are interested in making one for yourself, you can check out the Faux Juju Hat Tutorial I posted way back when. I’ve refined the process a lot over the years, so they are a lot less “crafty” looking now, but you’ll get the general idea.

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