Monday, March 30, 2009

London is approaching!

I am finally ironing out my London plans. I leave the night of the 8th and come back the 20th. I have been compiling a list of things to do. This weekend I am hoping to put them all together and come up with some sort of loose plan. It is all kind of coming together last minute which is ok by me. For once it feels nice to not be so constrained. A friend of mine has graciously offered me her couch to crash on the second weekend I am there, and I should know within the next few days if another friends roommates are cool with me sleeping on the couch a few nights the first weekend . In between I plan on staying at hostels.

I plan on keeping a sketchbook my entire trip in the same vein as the one that I kept while in Copenhagen. A sort of visual travel diary, documenting color, shapes, patterns and anything else that I find interesting along the way. I haven't been keeping a sketchbook at all since I started working fulltime back in September. It will be 7 months this week. I am hoping that London will not only be a nice getaway but it will also act as an artistic catalyst of sorts for me.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Macy's Valentine's Day Packaging

I am aware that it is way past Valentine's Day but I have had these candy boxes sitting on my desk after I bought them post Valentine's Day on sale. I worked on the pattern development on both of them while I was freelancing at Macy's last summer and thought that I would share! Click on the photos to make them bigger. Oh and btw those chocolates in there are long gone! I couldn't resist.

Macy's Valentine's Day Packaging that I worked on

Macy's Valentine's Day Packaging that I worked on

Friday, March 06, 2009

Fashioning Felt



Earlier this evening I went to the opening of Fashioning Felt at the Cooper-Hewitt. It was a bit last minute since a co-worker of mine decided not to go and I went in her place. Funny because I had actually written a blog entry last night about how excited I was to get to see it over the weekend. I didn't finish writing it because I was so exhausted but instead I have a few photos that I snapped. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it!

Wednesday night I attended Apartment Therapy's Offline talk with Katherine Hable Sweeney and Susan Hable Smith of Hable Construction which was extremely inspiring and informative. So much inspiring things happening lately that I am hoping to keep the momentum going! We will have to see what the weekend holds!