Area of Design

I'm their featured artist right now. :) If you'd like to know a little bit more about me you can check out the interview here.

Illustration Friday - Cake


A couple of days before this week's IF word was posted I went to purchase a bathing suit. As I'm standing in the dressing room this is what came to mind. I need to be carrying this sign around to remind myself that I'm a week away from a trip to visit people that haven't seen me in 3yrs or more and I'd like to look my best. So in the harshest Seinfeld Soup Nazi voice I can muster I say to myself: "NO cake for YOU!".

Illustration Friday - Sorry


Yeah, this doesn't exactly scream 'sorry' at you but here's my little explanation of this.

For whatever reason I couldn't wrap my head around this word. Being crazy busy this week didn't help either! I really didn't know where to start. So I literally started with the letter S. After that everything started falling into place. Tears are sometimes part of being sorry so I wanted to include them in some way. I also thought that after the tears, apologizing and what not there is hope - hope that the storm will pass and that things will be "normal" again.

If you're wondering where the swan comes into all this... the word swan (as a verb) means: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true. I thought that fit in nicely but stuck with the animal as symbolic for that definition.

Illustration Friday - Angels and Devils


Just a quick doodle while taking a break from work...

36 and happy about it!

I'll be a little self-indulgent today and check in to say hello and say Happy Birthday to me! :) Leading up to today I had been kind of worried of how old I am now but today I woke up with a different outlook. I'm pretty proud of where I'm at in my life right now. I'm happy, everyone in my life is happy and healthy, so I really can't ask for anything more. Life is good.

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day!

Ponderer, thank you for the good wishes and for actually remembering that my birthday was coming up. That's was very sweet of you! :)

Small hiatus

I'm leaving the internet world for a week or two. I'll listen to the podcasts I tune in to but that's about it. I think I've had enough for right now. I have a lot of things on my plate and sitting in front of this screen isn't helping at all. Take care everybody. See ya a little later! ;)

Crafty Synergy - new look, again!

I still wasn't crazy about the banner thingy at the top so I've changed it once again. This time for good. I hope that Crafty Synergy continues to be enjoyed by everyone... :) I have some other plans for CS for down the road. I'm just figuring things out right now. By the fall I hope to have something new happening. Stay tuned!

HGTV - Take 2

Today I got an email from HGTV's That's Clever. For those of you that haven't read about my experience with the show take a look here. My segment will now finally (fingers crossed!) air on July 5th. Exciting and a bummer at the same time because I won't be here to see it. We're going to be away on our vacation at that time!

You can never have too many


I've been itching to get my hands working on something 'crafty' so I dug up some old yarn and started knitting. I have no idea what I had originally planned to do with this bright orange yarn but here's what I did with it this weekend - a little purse for little C. She already has a purple and a red one that I made for her a while back. I love it when she decides which purse she'll use on a particular day. One day she'll love one and hate the other and the next day it may be the opposite. At 3 she's quite a girly girl!