Friday, March 27, 2009

Volunteering again :)

Now that I don't have class on Fridays, I've started volunteering again at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital's Pediatric Cancer Clinic. I have always really loved volunteering there as a visiting artist. It's pretty therapeutic and relaxing, for both the "kids" (sometimes it's parents, too!) and myself. Here are just a few of the paintings the kids have made since I started... there's probably nearly a hundred now, but these were some of my favorites.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Typesetting drawer obsession

I have been on the lookout for something like these vintage printers drawers and old typesetting letters, but have not seen any in all the antique shops I have been to. I think they look so neat and the drawers are perfect to store all my little elephants and such. At least one person has managed to find both and put them to good use (see photo). Hmm, maybe I should take a trip to Denmark (where all the best antiques seem to be).

In other news: I could spend hours listening to the speech accent archives on this site! It's so interesting to hear how many different ways we can pronounce the same things.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Playing with layouts...



Here are a few sample magazine layout designs I was working on just for fun. 
(I borrowed photos from Flickr)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Prague paintings


Two small watercolor+ink paintings I made after living in Prague, Czech Republic during the summer after my freshman year of college.

Monday, March 02, 2009