I love quotes that make my nocturnal nature seem understood. No matter how early I wake up, I still seem to stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning…it’s been my favorite time of day since I can remember. I stumbled upon this pretty little quote and needed to make a print out of it for my office because it just rings so true for me.
If you know me well, you know I love my pups. And you know I love illustration. On a road trip last week with the family, I passed the time by illustrating those little rascals for fun so that I could frame it and give it to my husband as a “just because” gift.
Both Oliver and Marlowe have so much personality, but are so different at the same time, so I decided to add a few fun facts to the illustration to make a little more interesting. This was the result!
This little addition to my mini-infographic collection is for those of you (and I know there’s lots of you out there) that have a little business idea in mind and you just arent sure where to begin. Writing out the answers to these questions is a great start! It gets you thinking about everything from who your target market is, to your competition, to how you’ll market your little brainchild. I think the most important one is the very last one…why are you starting the business?
My beautiful little sister and her kick-ass fiancé just got married in the beginning of the month and it was one of the best days of my life. Besides the fact that the wedding was at a lavender farm that smelled amazing, with stringing lights, and delicious pies, and a huge custom photobooth…Briana (my little sister) is my inspirational rock, so it was just wonderful to see her so incredibly happy! Stills From That Day to be posted soon!
She and her new husband have been dating since 2006, and its been so great to watch them fall in love and grow up together and discover everything about life side-by-side. He’s been like a brother to me for years and I can’t wait to watch them turn 2 into 3 and then into 4… and experience our growing family together.
Since its been so many years I thought a good gift would be a little timeline of their relationship from beginning all the way to their wedding day. This is what I came up with:Project Here
Another designer friend of mine recently found ourselves in the same predicament. We couldn’t seem to get to work any earlier than 10am. Luckily, our companies don’t require us to be, but with all of the things that need to be done in the morning (showers, breakfast, dog walks, long commutes) rushing around in an hour just wasn’t cutting it. The solution? Waking up earlier.
I’ve been nocturnal since I can remember, even at age 10 I loved the nighttime and hated mornings. It wasn’t about loving to sleep in or needing more sleep than the average joe, but creative juices just flow better at night. The solitude and calm of being able to get things done with no distractions is wonderful, I’ve always been able to do more at home than in the office. But as I’ve grown up, and recently gotten married, it’s more important for me to be on a similar schedule as my husband and the dogs, and be able to spend as much time with them as I can. Meaning, get to the office earlier so I can get off earlier.
So I did some research for my friend and I…my search started with “If I’m not naturally a morning person, how do I pretend I am?” In a nutshell, here is what I found: