Let it snow.
Hello all. I took a bit of an extended and somewhat unanticipated break from blogging. I may be spotty for a week or so here as I'm spending vacation with my family. Christmas was wonderful and snowy and so very New Englandy, which I love. As I write, the scent of real Christmas tree welcomes me back home. I'm so happy to be here and I have lots of thoughts to share, but not before I share them with Adrian. So you will just have to wait.
In grand Christmas tradition, my mum gave us way too many gifts. She has this rather endearing quality where she buys gifts throughout the year, then forgets what she bought and finds them again later. This mostly means that Christmas never ends. Fortunately for my husband and nephews, I've inherited this quality.
Lyd (mum) gave me a gift card to spend as I wanted and so I picked out a couple new fonts for the year. I am so excited to be playing around with them and to be creating again. I'm looking forward to this new year and new opportunities to create. I'll be sharing another graphic I created tonight next week so be looking for that.
In the mean time, I wanted to share a new design I recently did that I am in love with. I am hoping that 2013 will bring new and varied design opportunities. I've found I really love designing. The moments when the concept comes and I can't wait to start working. The learning that comes in making my visions a reality. The back and forth with a blogger until it's just perfect. The final installation and the joy of seeing it live. At the beginning of 2012, I would have never guessed all this was on the horizon and I simply can't wait to see where 2013 will lead me. (For more information on Oh Hello Love Designs, click here.)
This most recent design stretched my abilities a bit. I worked in photoshop and created custom brushes to make the watercolor effect. I am thrilled with how it all turned out and the overall cohesively clean style. To see this design, simply click on over to jcaro. And of course, be sure to say hi to Caroline. She was absolutely wonderful to work with.
More to come, I promise. Until then, there's this, the laziest, most sleepiest, perfectly cuddly little dog. (Puppy courtesy of my sister, Erin).
Happy end of December, friends. I hope yours is as peacefully perfect as mine has been.