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I am also a painter as well as a graphic designer. I am constantly searching for ways to include my relaxed and free painting style into my commercialized design style.
On days when I am feeling particularly low or when I just need a chance to feel inspired and renewed in my craft – I grab my camera and start to photograph the little things that remind me how very blessed I am.
September. It has contained both the best day of my life and the worst. It is a marker for celebration and survival.
Travel is one of the most important things to me. I constantly dream about my next adventure and catch myself dazing off way too often.
Through the storms of life, may the only thing brewing be your coffee.
– Irish Coffee Blessing
My goal in creating this piece was to inspire hope and to celebrate a victory in her life.
This past November I considered what I was thankful for. My spouse, family, health, and job were among my first thoughts. I viewed the #blessed Twitter stream during the few days surrounding Thanksgiving expecting to see many tweets about similar blessings. While I did see some of these blessings tweeted I was surprised to see dozens of tweets about pie.
Pie has been around in some form for thousands of years and it is no secret that Americans love their pie. For many of us, seeing a pie brings to mind family gatherings and happy times. So I thought to myself, is pie a blessing?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In the Twitter world the pair of phrases #blessed and #breastcancer appeared together in more than 25 tweets between October 1, 2013 and October 22, 2013. The #breastcancer hashtag appeared without #blessed over 1100 times during this same time period. Twitter users were feeling blessed to be a survivor, know a survivor or be able to donate to research and spread awareness. It was through these tweets, that I was inspired to create the four artworks below.