The lovely Jessica from Funky Finds included me in her November giveaway. The mechanics are found here. For this, I have created three bespoke ornaments, one of which is above. To see a list of all participants, go here.
Here's the other ornament I made for Jessica's giveaway:
So... comment away about the Sunday House on Funky Finds, and Win, Win, Win!!!!
It's days like the one pictured above that make me marvel about all the nature around me, and remain so grateful that, despite the weather showing all signs of welcoming the frosty winter months, I live in a place where there are four seasons. It's something that I can really appreciate because I grew up in the tropics where we had two seasons: the dry one and the monsoon (but the monsoon is another beautiful thing altogether!).
Still, I find myself wanting to hold on to every bit of color that the autumn season lends. Driving down I-44, I can't help but notice all the trees and their colors-- they look like dignified ladies dressed up in their finery, ones who've matured through their beauty in time. I love the rustle of the leaves as I walk Momo in the park. That alone is enough to remind me of the music that the one true Creator brings to my life.
As I wait and listen to the message that this life is giving me, I remain to be a worshipful witness to all these:
and while looking at all these, I can't help but surrender to time, even if I would like to hang on to all the colors:
Hello, Sunday House residents! I'm just dropping by to say hello. It's been so quiet in here lately... which says only one thing: it's almost Christmastime, and there are lots of things brewing in the studio. The image above is of my paper doll experiment. They're three sisters all dressed up in their finery and exhausted from an evening of dancing. Each has her own distinctive style and personality, but they can't stand to be apart from each other (a piece of ribbon holds them all together!). Enjoy!
This blog is all about the fulfillment felt through pursuing one's creative journey, but I just can't keep mum about Obama's momentous victory. I can't pretend to have been one of the more astute observers of this year's elections. There have always been people in my immediate family who take care of the politics part of the dinner conversation, and I have always been the one who spaces out on such conversations, until recently. The last five years have been amazing for my social awareness. I gained friends who opened my eyes to certain social truths, and indeed, I've gone a long way in my understanding of social issues from five years ago... Nevertheless, I still can't say that I was following this year's campaign for the issues. What caught my attention was the design of Obama's campaign.
Last night, the news anchors kept talking about the discipline of Obama and his campaign. As a designer, I can't help but notice all the elements that went into his campaign materials, from the colors to the use of the font, Gotham. I will leave it to Andrew Romano to get into the detailed analysis of how all the graphic elements in Obama's campaign worked in order to pursue the public of this man's ability and discipline to run a country. However, I think that we can all learn lessons on discipline, consistency and movement building through Obama's campaign design. The bottomline is that we can all affect change, whether it be through our blogs, clothing, etc... and we get to express our own personal style while we're at it. I think that's cool! So, on my way back to the offic from lunch today, I passed by Obama's headquarters for some posters. I got to keep these:
So, for the next four years, I really hope that the discipline in design will also be applied to the health of the economy, boosting the morale of the people, mending fences with our neighbors and restoring the integrity and truth to this nation.