Another school project! We were assigned to create a self-portrait out of a chosen typeface. I chose eurofrence light for my typeface and used parentheses, lowercase "l's", slashes, "o"s, etc. to create each feature of my face.
I decided to do a mirrored portrait to demonstrate something i've been confronted with many a times. Overcoming pre-conceived judgments has been a recurring issue for me since I can remember. Most of the time, the situation turns out for the best...others didn't have the chance to do so. I wanted to capture the idea that there are always a number of things about someone that you cannot possibly learn from their appearance or a portrait...definitely something to always keep in mind!
Ok here it is, a Halloween recap! The boyfriend & I spent the evening hanging out with his family, watching football, eating chicken & passing out candy to the occasional trick-or-treaters. Because all of our costumes were totally noteworthy, I had to share!!
(Notice mama J's gum ball machine--she won a very deserving 1st place in her work's costume contest!)
Hope you had a Happy Halloween! Xo
I illustrated this poster for my Typography class after instructed to: 1) pick a word that has/could have a double-meaning within it 2) choose a method to display both words & 3) create a passage including the chosen word.
I often lean toward illustration as opposed to photo-realism and wanted to choose a word that really doesn't depict any excitement so that I could challenge myself to make it exciting with a visually appealing, original graphic and type treatment.
What do you think?! Compliments....critiques...I'd love to hear!!
And here it is THE ultimate app for intimate occasions! As you've probably already gathered from just about everything else I've done, I took a trek through my Pinterest Snacks+ Apps board and found this yummy starter!
The 5 layer bean dip:
Be sure to provide a bowl/platter of the remaining tortilla chips so your guests can enjoy their personal bean dips!
I FINALLY did it! I've been eyeing this 1,000 calorie workout for some time now (I believe this is the second one they've done). Since the move i've become accustomed to in-home workouts. I no longer have a gym membership so other than going on hikes or short runs I keep my workouts strictly in-home. I've become totally encapsulated by this workout power-couple. They have hundreds of workouts that target different areas of the body. I think the thing that has kept me going back is that EVERY video they post not only tells you how long that particular workout is, but also: the level of difficulty, the area it targets, and the range of calories you can expect to be burned. Doesn't get much better...
I seriously recommend them above all other workout videos i've done (Insanity, Tai-Bo + YouTube randoms included). If you finish this workout you deserve some SERIOUS props + remember, rather than giving up once it gets tough just modify! (I replaced all push up exercises with modified push ups). YOU CAN DO IT!
It's been a month since the move + things are progressively moving along. For some strange reason, I had the idea that this move would be easier than the last...that we'd move our stuff in, put the furniture in place and TAH-DAH! Clearly, my mind was venturing off into a totally unrealistic land of perfection. Not only do we still need furniture, an area rug, pillows + just about everything for the patio but the projects we began have taken a lot longer than we had hoped. For starters, the palette project (a solo one for me) has undergone some major reconstruction + I so regret not taking a before photo to show it!
5 hours of sanding (@ P60, P80 + P120) + 2 hours of staining leaves me just about half way through. Before it becomes that coffee table we thought looked SO lovely on Pinterest, I need to stain the bottom half, give it it's last (darker) coat THEN pass it off to Maurice to add the legs + wheels! Lesson learned: DIY projects appear MUCH simpler on Pinterest. The End.
As for the succulents, I am LOVING the way they turned out thanks to this BRILLIANT tutorial by Martha Stewart! More to come! Xo
Going home is always such a much-anticipated treat for me! It doesn't happen very often anymore so I always aim to make the most out of my short visits.
This past trip home was over a 4-day weekend + we really managed to jam pack it with as much as we could! Between the pampering (mani/pedi), my Aunt's bday dinner (I got to finally meet the newest family member), sister workouts in the backyard (they kick my butt everytime), the Sharks game (always a blast) + time with my grams (the most cherished + treasured) I really squeezed as much in as I possibly could!
Not to mention the much craved fall-weather that I have yet to experience this year in San Diego made everything that much more perfect! Home is the #1 place to cozy up in pjs with some warm tea + watch movies (which is actually exactly what we did). It was so nice to have a weekend of pure relaxation with my family. It also was the perfect time to break that long and dreaded wait until the holidays! Now all I have is a month and a half until i'm back in the bay area!
I LOVE the industrial side table + lamp combined with the natural colored couch!
What I've gathered from the above inspiration:
I'm a sucker for fur rugs + gallery walls...
Incredible natural lighting will ALWAYS get me!
A floor lamp is on the tippy-top of my wishlist...
I'd die and go to heaven for a shag/fur rug + killer accent chairs!
All inspiration images via Pinterest. Find my whole board of decor inspiration HERE!