Sunday, January 26, 2014

Letters to Sarah: Belated Christmas/New Year's Card

Life has been so busy for me lately and I finally found the time to post this little gem. However, I was about a week late sending my sister a Christmas card. All of December, my husband Trevor and I were making ornaments and doing Japanese book binding for family and friends and I was unable to find time to write Sarah. (future post coming) I also wrote her companion a card and did a drawing for her. (not shown) I felt that she would like a deer drawing and a nice note as well. 

On Christmas day, I was able to talk to Sarah for a little while and I can't tell you how much I have missed hearing her voice. She sounded happy and she is busy as well doing missionary work. Before she hung up, she bore her testimony in Japanese and it was beautiful. (I don't speak the language, but it was convincing to me.)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year's day!
This year at my job, School Improvement Network, I was asked to create our Christmas Party Poster and email invite. I decided I was going to do what I wanted since this is an internal project. I was basically asked to create this the day before the email invite was to be sent out and I wanted to do all or nothing so it would match the poster I was making.
So that night, I took it home and hand lettered as quickly and perfectly as I could. I drew on a 11x17 piece of paper in graphite. The next morning at work I found a chalk board texture and finished the design in Photoshop. This project was a lot of fun and inspired me to continue to perfect my hand lettering. The best complement I got was, "I thought it was a cute font you found." I thought about using fonts, but I felt that the best way to get what I wanted was to draw it out, rather than spending the whole night to find something that would be okay.

Email invite: