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Monthly Archives: February 2012

It is the last day of February and I am really excited about sharing this with you. I have launched my own online portfolio.

For me it was the next step in starting my own graphic design business. I am really proud of it because I did it all (with a little help from Gunnar, but it was mostly me). My blood, sweat and tears (there were tears) created the design, the HTML and the CSS. I knew there was a lot to learn going into this project but even after all I did learn I see how much more there is to know. And I am sure that in 6 months to a year I will want to change the design again because I have learned new techniques and have seen my skills improve enough that I want to show the world. For now I am completely in love with it. I like the colors and the logo I have done for myself as well as all the elements I pulled together to create the design. I know that having a solid brand is important to growing a business and having success with return clients. I hope at this stage in the game I can be more fluid in my brand while I sort out and search what really is me.

In this website I used a hand drawn logo as the basis of the entire design making it simple and unique. So go check it out, spread the world and feel free to contact me if you have a project in mind. I look forward to the new adventures having my portfolio online will bring me and the new friends I will make along the way.


It’s the end of February and I found out I am not so good at these challenges. I forget to look at what I’m supposed to take photos of for the day. I did however have a lot of fun with what I was able to accomplish. I hope to do another one and get better. Below are some of my February Photo Challenge Photos. Enjoy!

Last month I set out to accomplish one of the goals that appears on my yearly goal list. I threw my first beer tasting party. I made the invitations and sent them out through email. We provided the food and our guests were to bring 2 types of beer enough for about 10 people to taste.

Here is our menu. Appetizers: Carrot, Celery Sticks, Chips and Homemade Ranch Dip. Main Course: Prime house Sirloin Steak and Cornbread Muffins.  Dessert: Geneva Cookies (Yummy!). The evenings activities included the tasting and video games.

It was an experience, a good one but nothing went as planned so for my next one I know what needs to change. Our guests weren’t all able to make it and the ones who did show up didn’t get there until way after the start time and were so staggered that a tasting didn’t really work out. The weather didn’t cooperate and people had to go home earlier than planned but getting together eating good food and drinking beer was so much fun. We will be doing this again I am sure! Here is a peek of my invitation.

I was commissioned to do a project for my niece. I was asked to create some cards for her grandma to hang up so that Lilly could look at them. She is only 3 months old and loves looking at visually interesting things. I made these cards for her using bright colors and fun shapes. One of them even has her name which I manipulated during a lettering exercise. Now I’m just waiting to see them hanging up for her. Here is a sample of the cards I created.

February is finally here. I’ve been looking forward to today for a long time. About 2 weeks ago I decided I was going to participate in a month long photo challenge and have been dying to start. I came across the photo challenge on Raising Monkey, Loving Sarge and really liked the challenges. I’ve already brainstormed how I am going to accomplish some of them. I still haven’t decided if I will try posting them all once a day, doing a post of my favorites at the end, or tweeting them all and doing a large wrap up post. If you choose to participate, choose some one or all days to take photos and let me know which one was your favorite. Remember as always to have fun and make it your own.