Littered With Lovely has gone retail with it’s own ebay consignment shop. Well, actually it’s my own lovely stuff that I’ve managed to accumulate and use once (or way-too-often not at all). It’s about time I made room in my closet for more items I find adorable and someone got some use from this lovely hand-chosen selection of accessories, handbags, jackets and clothing.
After a long photography hiatus, I’ve begun to dabble again. As much as I loved the raw shooting with my 35mm, I’m an instant gratification kind-of-gal now and the only way to get back was to get with the times and go digital. So my ol’ Canon Rebel 2000 has been shelved and replaced with a Rebel T1i.
Grocery store have a sale on bar soap this week? Maybe you bought an extra couple deodorant sticks last time you went shopping? Have spare toothbrushes for when guests visit? Our friends in Alabama are in need of these little things we don’t think much of. For them it wouldn’t be just a spare toothbrush.
Here’s a walk down logo memory lane with a mix of clients and family freebees. Some of these are concepts that didn’t make the final cut and some are the approved end designs. Coming from magazine layout and advertising design, logo design was not my passion but something I was often asked for and for which I had to teach myself a different design style.
A look at the sketches before the finished product: Bass Gal lily prop design hoodie. For this concept I hired the talented James Koenig of Freelance Fridge.
I’m crawling myself out of it by going back to the beginning. Well, the beginning of my design career at least. I thought I’d share some pages from my first official design job as Graphic Designer for Slammed Restaurant Magazine. Trust me, I’m judging this old work enough for all of us. Some of it’s not bad for a kid who took over all of the magazine’s design before graduating college with a minor in graphic design. Other pieces, well, just ouch.
Many people cut and sew their own fabric petals but this being my first go at it I decided to hit the craft store and pick up a variety of faux-floral stems. A pack of pin backs, glue sticks, and crystal decorations later and I was able to create nine different floral pins for a whopping $28 (not including tools I already owned). This is a perfect one-day project that doesn’t take up a lot of space and soothes the need for creative instant gratification.
Your love-bug (or mom as been know in my case) gives you flowers: roses. Awwwwwww mushy, mushy, love, love. They are beautiful and wonderful and start dying days later–well that was short lived. No worries dear, it’s easy to save your sweetie’s sentiments.
This woman lived next door to a family I stayed with for a short time in East Boston. I went back to my negs and found I was able to capture this on the third shot (of only three without the assistance of a digital viewfinder). I was so timid photographing someone I knew that it was a snap and run. If she still lives in this house you’ll find her out front, chatting away with her neighbors in Italian, or playing with her grandchild on the cement stairs.
I hear people grow taller in the Midwest but in this area I’m often staring at the top of heads in the Starbucks line. Even from up here, the sweet nature of this dress has me twirling and singing “I Feel Pretty.” Tidbit: West Side Story was first released 50 years ago in December. I was born of the wrong generation.