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March 26, 2010

abstract vector art

This is an illustration I did after finding a cool tutorial on the Web Designer Wall blog that I read.

Happy Friday!

March 24, 2010

a quick touch-up

James Wang (a photographer and friend) posted a great blog entry about touching up faces in photoshop. He used Edward James Olmos as his (perfect) example. My subject doesn't have nearly the same need for touching up so I had to be super subtle.



The major difference between this version and Edward James Olmos is the stubble and bangs. I had to be careful to mask the effect around the hair - seeing blurry bangs was giving away that I had touched up the photo. Still, this took me less than 5 minutes. Fun!!

March 19, 2010

new purse!

Spring is here. Time for a new purse. Isn't it fabulous? I got it today at TJ Maxx which is so unlike me. I'm learning to embrace my occasional girlyness.

I like the combination of black with brown and cream highlights. And the clean lines.


March 9, 2010


I'm not entirely sure I understand how fashion design directly relates to graphic design - at least the kind of graphic design I do - but I love seeing what people wear to the oscars! And I will say I'm inspired by the color and textures involved. There. Totally related.

Here are my picks for the best dressed at the 2010 Oscars:

Here's Helen Mirren looking gorgeous and amazing. I love the texture of the top half and the flowiness of the skirt. I also love how her hair color is emphasized by the gray-tones in the dress.

I have not seen Precious yet but it is on the list. I have seen Gabourey interviewed and she's just awesome. I love her bright attitude. This dress matches her perfectly. It's bold and confident and bright and sparkly.

I tend to avoid anything neutral/fleshy-toned. In this case it's just pink enough and her dark hair and eyes do well to prevent her from being washed out. She looks totally comfortable and gorgeous.

Penelope Cruz - gorgeous in red. I couldn't find the perfect photo of this dress - I adore the color and asymmetry of the neckline. So beautiful.

That's all. I'm off on vacation for a week!!