Converting CMYK to Pantone

So this is officially my first of a series called “Secret’s Revealed” in which I give away all of my graphic designer gold. Well, not all of it. Anyway, I had to convert this clients graphic from CMYK to Pantone. It’s super easy to convert from Pantone to CMYK in Adobe Illustrator, but there are […]

If you’re giving up on your resolutions …

If you’re giving up on your resolutions …

Posted in Getting Personal

Don’t give up. I’ve had a massive set back (in my head, I’m sure) and wanted to share it. Why? Because we all fall down. We all fail sometimes. But we aren’t defined by those failures.

2017 Resolutions = No Resolutions

2017 Resolutions = No Resolutions

Posted in Getting Personal

It’s a real thing. I don’t make resolutions. This year I am shifting my focus to include more of what I love to do and I’m committing to finding out more about who I am. Did you make resolutions? What are they? Have you already decided it’s too hard? Are you doubting yourself? Did you […]

What makes my job valuable?

What makes my job valuable?

It’s easy to feel bogged down. Like I’m just cranking out work and no one is noticing. Then a client like this comes along and I go home giggling. Unable to wait to install the database and CMS on my server so I can send him the link to his new business website. It’s the epitome of cheesy geekdom, I know, but this is not just my work.

Pretty Portrait Palettes in Purple and Pink

Pretty Portrait Palettes in Purple and Pink

Posted in Color Palettes

I haven’t posted in awhile. Mostly because I’ve been out of town, having a carcinoma removed from my foot and have just been generally distracted. So, here’s a quick post to say “Happy Monday”! These are some of my favorite portraits from last year. My first boudoir sitting and my gorgeous niece. Two completely different […]

Freedom is …

Freedom is …

To me freedom is feeling safe enough to be who you are. Free to love who you want. Free to chase to dreams. Free from judgement, violence and self-doubt.

I dedicate this to those who were recently killed at Pulse in Orlando this weekend passed. I hope they are all free now in their Heaven and that one day, those of us left behind here on Earth, will be free as well.

Don’t. Ever. Stop.

Don’t. Ever. Stop.

Posted in Video Entries

Sometimes we need a little reminder that you can’t let your dreams wilt. By all means, rest. Refill that well. But don’t ever let that rest turn into stagnation. You are better. You are worthy. You deserve to do great things that make you and those around you happy. You can make a difference. Even when it seems like it’s all pointless. You are here for a reason. Find it. Chase it and … don’t ever stop.

Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

I usually glance at my email while watching the morning new with husband to see what my day holds. This morning there was an email from a brand new client that made my heart sing and flutter like I was in love … THESE are my people.

Warm and Summery Color Inspiration

Warm and Summery Color Inspiration

Posted in Color Palettes

I’ve been doing a lot of different things lately. Getting involved in social projects and starting my own. I pulled out my india ink and a round brush this morning and sat in front of the window to practice some hand lettering. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do and the newest project I’ve been […]