Monday, December 22, 2008

Shout outs!

Everytime I think of the concept of a "shout out" I'm immediately transported back to frantically dialing FLY 92.3 (hometown teenie-bopper radio station) on my piano phone in the middle school but in this case I can't think of a better way to describe a "thank you" for other blogs who've mentioned the Future Mrs Darcy! (this is in Portuguese- if you google the URL you should get a "translate this page" option)

Thanks everyone!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

You saw it here first!

Unless you just came here from, that is. So in a creative rut today, I decided to head over to minted and see what their contest of the moment was. It's kid's birthday which I don't know much about but I figured it would be a fun little exercise to try it out so-- ta da!

Alex, the child in question, had possible themes listed as : Pirates, Party in the park, Clown at party, Art party, Musician at party. I figured the intersection of clowns (circus), musicians and art is Hatch Show Print (I know, I mentioned them last post too). But really to be 100000% honest- I went to a burlesque show for my friend's birthday party this week so I think that may have got my mind in the old school poster mindset. I didn't write that in my inspiration section, though, because I didn't want to freak out parents in case they could see it later! No one wants to be in a "child's birthday" mindset then fall down a rabbit hole to "pasties". :D

Anyway-- be fruitful and vote for me when voting round opens in the New Year!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Colour (see, it's fancier that way)

If it hasn't been said before- I love color! In my ideabank there are various screen shots that are just small blocks of color that I saw and loved. Like this vibrant red-orange:

And this deep inky blue:

And I also LOVE color names which is why my office ended up Celtic Gray (back walls) and Firelight (bookcases). The sloped walls are chalkboard paint in Charcoal.

I was driving the other day and these ads for Indian Tourism and nearly ran off the road.

Especially the last two. Would you feel free-er if someone ask you what your wedding colors and you could say "Watercolours" or "Technicolour"? It wasn't until I was through with my planning that I thought-- there really wasn't any reason I should have stuck to green and white and black. I could have thought "Deep in the forest" or "Dingle Penisula Landscapes" and maybe come up with more cohesive ideas.

So again, keep thinking and think different.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Love it!

I've been meaning to post for a couple of days now but instead I've been sulky and pouty that web design fairies (kin to underpants gnomes and single sock dryer eaters, naturally) haven't whispered sweet nothings in my ear for my website re-design BUT while wandering aimlessly through my delicious tags I came across something so wonderful I just had to share:

Hatch Creative Studio I think I must have kept skipping over them in delicious b/c I was confusing them in my head with Hatch Show Print (I'm unsure if their website is apart of the Country Music Hall of Fame or I just couldn't find it so I linked to a google image search) which is quite awesome as well but just in a different way.

Back to Hatch Creative Studio:
When you lead off your images with this one- you know everything else you see is going to rock.

So cute. And then the next picture:

I RESOLVE to do an arrangement in my house like that this spring. We had mushroomy things and pod flower things (like the 5th over) in my centerpieces and I loooooove it.

Definitely check them out for planning info and ideas. I don't think I've been so excited to refind a website in awhile. They list themselves as having "fresh ideas from a cage-free thinking environment" and I think is very necessary to shake off all the dust and preconceptions (especially with weddings!) and look at things in a new way.

I mean, look at this...

...I know! I'm practically reduced to guppy fish mouth. Now, not that you needed any more incentive, I'm sure, but let me wet your whistle a little more and say... they have an artichoke bouquet. Run over there ASAP: Hatch Creative Studio!