Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Unexpected gifts are the best kind.

No special occasion, no particular reason, those are the gifts that I love best, like this beautiful journal/sketchbook a friend of mine surprised me with, "just because..." 

Friday, December 26, 2008

Joy to the World

Let's all have a great 2009!

If you would like to receive a snail mail or email holiday greeting from Open Book next year, please email me your address.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's all starting to blur together.

Just thought I would take a break from the holiday madness and post a small piece of "pretty".

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Move over Red Bull.

Nutricosmetics. The next new niche. I was reading about this in Fast Company, a great source for trend-following. I am always interested in new product categories that spring up, new ways to package old ideas. I love the marketing of this "ingestible", Glowelle from Nestle. Will the 40+-somethings (I know a few...) that love to be sold on youth elixirs buy into this? I don't know, but I will be keeping an eye on it.

(cool website, too)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's really very simple.

I don't like stress. It stresses me out. Especially work stress, I always meet the deadline, so what am I worried about? Hence, my latest mantra. Do. Do the work, get started, don't procrastinate, don't think about how much you have to do. Enjoy. Enjoy it while you are doing it, isn't that why you do creative work, because you love it? Believe. That it will get done, that all will be well. So simple.

Kids make the coolest stuff

Some collected leaves from the yard and a few art supplies...I love what kids come up with.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

these were MADE for me...

I can never have enough post-its in my life. (And these just happen to match my business stationary.) Go. See. Do. Enjoy. ; )

Made by Compendium -

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Watch your step.

I sit in a lot of lobbies waiting to meet with clients. I had a little time to really soak into this particular space. The texture and color of the finished concrete floor makes me want to break out the oil paints and canvas and start something new.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

there's something about a leaf

I picked up a handful on my walk today. Too bad they don't last more than a day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Inspired by jewelry

I fell in love with this ring, which has some of my favorite colors...the palette I created uses a less "orangey-orange", which works better for use in printed materials.

Sunday, October 19, 2008