May showers bring may flowers!

I haven't posted on here in about a week - my apologies - between graduating and adjusting to working full time again things have been a little crazy!

I'm still trying to shake that mindset of getting off work and stressing out about projects that are waiting for me at home. I'm getting better though. Give me a break!

Anyways, I was at Lowe's a couple weeks ago and found myself wandering around the seed aisle. It's not that odd, really, I can remember being a little girl following my mom around the yard while she planted flowers. I would like to say "I remember helping my mom..." but in all actuality I probably just trailed behind her with Barbie dolls and Polly Pockets in tow. 

I blame her for my newfound obsession with growing things. I'm not sure if I have this subconsciese feeling of worthlessness or what, but the fact that I can plant zinnia seeds and they are sprouting in 2 days is the perfect instant gratification a girl like me needs!

1 packet of giant sunflowers, 2 packets zinnias and 2 packets aster seeds later I am now officially an obsessive gardner. I literally feel like I could sit outside all day and watch them grow and be perfectly content. 

I think I need to get a puppy or something. Ay yi yi! In the meantime I'm lusting after these lovely ladies 

Tell me that doesn't make you want to go plant something! ;)


Possibly the most fun I've had all day

I have to turn in my portfolio tomorrow, and have been putting this off all semester. What is it about creating business cards for yourself that is so difficult? If I was making these for anyone else I could have knocked em out in a day, but for I've changed this lil baby about 60x over the course of 3 months. It's actually quite ridiculous, I know!

They may not be the best, but I think one of the fun parts about being a designer is that you have the freedom to change things like these. In 2 weeks I can update the colors and print new ones, if I run out in 3 months I can change the whole design, heck, if I get married, change my number and begin designing via morse code I can adjust all of that. And it's expected! No one wants to see the same boring thing on your business cards for years and years, what's the fun in that?! I'm supposed to be "creative" so you better believe I'm gonna be!

(I'll be printing these hot little numbers tomorrow... I'll be sure to post pictures of how they turn out!)