Thursday, August 1st, 2013
A New Month & A New Calendar Page
The type lover in me adores these 365 Typography Calendar pages so much I’ve used them to cover old books.
I’ve been using the calendar for over a decade now.
I can’t imagine my studio without it.
The first day of each month is exciting anticipating what font will appear!
Goodbye to Didi in July.
Hello to Kaya Rope in August! (designed by Ivan Chermayeff one of my favorite designers)
“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas
and progress.” –Charles Kettering (engineer & inventor who holds 186 patents)
Friday, April 12th, 2013
I Was Just On A Quest For The Perfect Blue!
People who know me well know I can be very particular about color.
Yesterday, on my quest for the perfect blue, I went to Michael’s paint aisle.
I know one blue from another, cyan versus ultramarine, but I got caught up in the joy of paint shopping and just had to peak inside a tube of cerulean blue.
I carefully removed the top of my potential choice to see if it was what the Color Bitch in me wanted…
like a tiny volcano of beautiful blue lava, the paint flowed!
I mopped up the mess with my shopping list (yes, I make color shopping lists!), tried to dry my hands and hoped there would not be an announcement on the store loud-speaker, “Clean-up for Color Bitch in aisle 7!”
I decided I loved the way the color looked.. the perfect hue all over my hands, so I bought the tube.
And just in case I also bought some cyan blue!
I can never have enough paint!
“Color is to the eye, what music is to the ear.” -Louis Comfort Tiffany
“The craving for colour is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Colour is a raw material indispensable to life. At every era of his existence and his history, the human being has associated colour with his joys, his actions and his pleasures.” – painter, Fernand Leger
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
I want to make art. I do not want to do my taxes.
I love making things.
I do not love documenting my itemized receipts for my tax return.
I have an arty journal to log purchases and expenses.
I have pretty notebooks for bank statements and receipts.
Unfortunately, these items do not help in my attempts to make this left-brained task enjoyable!
When I’m done, I celebrate by setting up a new palette and getting back to the things I love!
When asked about completing his income tax form, Einstein said-
“This is a question too difficult for a mathematician. It should be asked of a philosopher”
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. –Benjamin Franklin