textile designs. poster.

branding: logo.

branding: envelopes.
branding: business card.
branding: letterhead.
CD package.
promotional poster.



First Snow Fall

I was super pumped for Christmas right after Halloween. I started listening to Christmas music all the time, and it was great. But then the general public gets bugged and tells me I can't be full of holiday cheer until after Thanksgiving. So I waited. Then Thanksgiving passed and I wasn't full of Christmas spirit. But today... we had snow! Plus last night our ward had an activity up the canyon at the cutest largest cabin ever and everything was all powdered lovely up there too. So now I am happy about this.
Also, another awesomeness factor from my photo class. Our last assignment is all about portraits. We had to photograph one person and try to capture more than just what they look like. I decided to do my mom, and boy is it stressful to try to tell people how to pose and then work with the lighting and everything on the spot while people are waiting. My appreciation and admiration for portrait photographers just went way way up. Here are some gems from the day:



Team. My major is pretty slam dunk. I get to take a photography class. I wanted to take it during the first block so that I had more sun light and pretty things to photograph, but it wouldn't work in my schedule. Now I am glad I waited because there are still so many pretty things in the winter. My teacher is a tough grader. He said if we complete the assignments and do them correctly, then that is average and the best way to determine an average grade is a C. So in order to get a B or an A we have to go above and beyond and make visually interesting photos while fulfilling the assignments. I have been pretty disappointed about my grades but they certainly motivate me for the next assignment. These photos with the food are from my color assignment I turned in yesterday.

Eggs from the farmer's market. So cute, so tasty. I recommend them to all. Way more flavorful than eggs from the grocery store. Plus the yoke is more orange.

SLC library

This last one was taken a couple weeks ago. Actually it was on Halloween. I went to Sarah's sister's Zumba class and had to capture "fluid motion" so it looked blurry. I felt super weird to be taking pictures of people while they were exercising and lots of them had dressed up for Halloween so it was way funny. But I was pleased with the shot.

Swine Flu Prevention

I am trying to be healthier. I got a swine flu shot and I have been eating somewhat good foods plus get this... I am running. I know, I hate it. I am considering not allowing my children to play sports while growing up because I played soccer all growing up and now I don't know how to do real exercise, like the consistent kind. I know how to play with the ball and run sprints but the last time I played soccer was too long ago and it is not keeping me fit. So I have been jogging through the little streets around Provo in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I feel really good about it. Even though I have to stop and walk every couple blocks, I am still amazed that I am waking up to do it. But today I had a partner in crime. Sarah Jane and I went around the track and a few places around campus. It is so much more motivating to go with someone when we can chat. Plus, her boyfriend is freakish runner (as in UVU track team... as in national competition next week... as in yeah) so she has lots of tips for us to improve.
So I am feeling pretty good. Which is too bad because my sister just found out she has swine flu. Sorry Em. But I will drink my pomegrante paradise smoothie in honor of you.


November, welcome welcome.

Didn't post for the whole month of October... oops. Probably because it was so beautiful outside. And I really love school. The other night I was making a list of the homework I needed to do and it made me so happy. I will give you a sample:
  1. Read One for the Money by Marvin J. Ashton and create a personal budget for the month of November and write a paper about how financial management can create long-term happiness.
  2. Check out books about pre-Revolutionary embroidery and textiles. Then create a thesis statement for upcoming research paper.
  3. Pick up perfect palettes book from the library.
  4. Browse through the Typography Annual Club book for class project ideas.
  5. Work on my personal stationery.
  6. Make sketches of Christmas objects for my CD package. (I am doing Sufjan Stevens Christmas album... which means I get to listen to it all the time at school for inspiration.)
  7. Scan sketchbook drawings for fabric.
So yeah, school is cool. I really like my room mates and apartment too. Plus my neighbors are awesome. On my street this week, 4 houses had haunted houses and Halloween dance parties. If that is not a party street, I don't know what is.


Too Little Too Late

I totally forgot about this blog post! This was a couple weeks ago to continue my food documentation. I've pretty much stopped taking pictures because now I am busy in my life so the thought of wasting a few minutes to walk up the stairs and get my camera seems like a lot to do (wow I sound like an old woman!). Anyway, the Italian pasta is thanks to Steven and his Italian self. In the last picture we were trying to look like Italians... maybe...?

Speaking of busy I really shouldn't be hangin on my blog because I have too much to do. Or maybe I am really ok and it's just the thought process of all the things I need to do. Yesterday in the middle of my finance class, I finally made a list. But today I have modified it. Bullet points that used to say "read ch. 4-6" now have separate bullets for each chapter so that I can feel like I accomplished something and check it off the list. I have also considered making bullet points for each page of chapter 4 -6 because let me tell ya financial forecasting is not the most exciting read. I pretty much have to read each sentence twice to understand it. But hey it's midterms so I'm going to stop whining and get 'er done. Have a good weekend.



So guess what? My sister and I made some fabric. It doesn't come to stores until in March but it will be at the international quilt market in October. Maybe that is why I haven't posted very much this summer.

Anyway, we are super pumped. This is something Melissa has always wanted to do, and then she told me I needed to go to a textile school so that I could live her dream. But hey looks like dreams come true, even from BYU. If you want to see the rest of the line check out my sister's website here. She is a painter, her name is Melissa. She is my sister. We are partners in crime. Quilt stores around the nation- hear us roar.


I have like homework

I wanted the title to sound like a super mature college kid. But it is true, I have like homework. But it doesn't seem like real homework because it is so fun and I love it. Like for one of my design classes last week, I had to print out my favorite 10 logos and explain why I love them. Sweet right?
Well we still eat here. This was mine and Sarah's midnight snack the other night. I cut up some of those delicious Burgess peaches and grouped it with some ice cream. Sarah Jane started eating hers and then she said, "oh wait do we need to take a picture?" Yes indeed!

Speaking of midnight snacks, my sister Emily made delicious pound cake this weekend. On Monday we were going to have some with peaches and strawberries, but I was anxious to get back to Provo so my mom packed mine up for me to eat later. But then I had a friend waiting here at my apartment so I just put the cake away and forgot about it. Later as in 3:32 am later, I woke up and my stomach was speaking to me. It told me I was hungry and that I NEEDED the pound cake. I thought well it's ok I will just eat it for breakfast instead. But then I worried that all the juices in the fruit would absorb into the cake and make it a soggy mess. No one wants a soggy mess for breakfast. So I got up, went downstairs, turned on all the kitchen lights (ah the greatness of having 3 floors- no one had to know I was awake and scouring the kitchen), and found my mom's package of my dessert. Of course she had thought through all the details. The cake was in a ziploc so the fruit wouldn't soggify it. So I could have just gone back to sleep, right? No. Now I was ready to partake. So I hate the whole thing right then and there. It was a lot of food. Probably 7 sliced strawberries and an entire peach on a large piece of cake. It looked beautiful and I should have taken a picture but I wasn't really thinking about my blog at that time of night. Clearly I only had my stomach on the mind.

Sidenote. Tonight I went to a little party at the Museum of Art for art students. I wasn't going to go because it was for freshman which I am not. And I didn't have anyone to go with, blah, blah. But Sarah said she would go. So we zipped on over and lo and behold, we met Lindy in the middle of the crosswalk. Completely and totally unplanned. It was like a little bit of awesomeness. So she came with us to the MOA. It was weird, but cool. They didn't have to be there, they both had other stuff going on but they stopped things because they knew I wanted to go. I guess Sarah did enjoy the "hot cross buns" and Lindy liked the lamps plus the decorating ideas for future weddings. But still they were content to just look at the little gift shop with me. I know that blogs are not the place for sentimentality. But I like my friends. They are great. I like that they do things like that.


Wedding Time!

Heather and Mitch got married! They both went to Jerusalem with me and now they are married. Super fun. Everything was beautiful so I have to share pictures.
The 4 room- mates. Me, Heather, Lindy, and Camber. From the JC (Jerusalem Center) to the Bungalow.
Some of the JC girls. Thanks Liz for the popped foot on the left.
Little Lizzy was my escort for the evening. Everyone thought she was older than me because she has such better hair and style.
Throwing the bouquet! Such lovely ambiance. We had quite the large gathering of women.
And yes, Allie and I did lead the group in Beyonce's "Single Ladies."
I had a feeling Bethany would catch it, and I was right. I made sure I stood next to her and we were throwing elbows like mad. I also want to note that this was her second bouquet catch in two weeks. But hey she is dating someone from Jerusalem... so I wish her all the luck.
Andrew and Steven waiting around for the garter toss. The boys were hilarious. No one even wanted to catch it. They stood in a straight line and went Mitch tossed it, it hit our friend Chris on the chest and then bounced on the ground. I was laughing way too hard to take pictures.
Some JC friends. Chelsea, Stephanie, Seth, and his new wife Stacey.
Steve and I posed for a picture and he made that face. Clearly I was disappointed with his pose.
Most of the JC folks that came. Minus Vanessa, Lindy, and Camber. Oh yeah and Mitch and Heather.
Watching the party.
No JC wedding is complete without the Havah Nagilah. Honestly, I don't much about this because they learned it in the Hebrew class and I took Arabic. But, I do know that it is now a tradition for our wedding celebrations. We did this dance at Seth's wedding, Sandee and Matt's, and now Heather and Mitch.
First you circle around the couple sitting in chairs. We go around singing the song and doing a little hokey pokey looking foot movement.
Then we raise their chairs up in the air in a circle. Then we clap and sing. I think the bride and groom are maybe supposed to be holding hands? Sandee and Matt both held onto a hanky together.
I dare you to click on this picture and make it bigger. Look at Heather's face. Is that a happy bride or what. Seriously I have never seen someone having that much fun. Ha!
Another thanks to Lizzy for being the group photographer. Oh yeah, Andrew took the bridal throwing shots so he gets points too. Great reception! Lots of fun. Go team. Go JC. Go love!