Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Mom's New Jewelry Shop!


My mom's brand new store just launched a few days ago! She has some serious talent. The best part of helping her with her store is getting to keep some of her jewelry! haha.

I think everyone knows how much I like to work on branding and identity, so I was really happy that she let me run with the banner & product photography. Hope she likes it! I think a couple of them need to be reshot though, I'm still learning. Anyway, check it out & give her some views! <3

Friday, October 15, 2010

Root Beer & Hot Sauce: New Blog!


Check it out if you're interested in trying new root beer and/or hot sauces, and we'll review some other things too if they're related. My boyfriend & I started this blog cause trying new sodas & sauces is something we're constantly doing, in face our hot sauces won't fit in the fridge drawer anymore! I made this logo for it really quick since the idea was already in my head :) Enjoy! (we definitely will)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Some Recent Pics from the Daily Photo Project

 

 

Here are some recent pics from my other blog, the Daily Photo. Feel free to follow it if you're interested cause it's somewhat new, and I'm new to taking photos... Having a blast so far :)

Another blog project I'm starting soon: root beer & hot sauce reviews. So look out for that one if you love root beer or hot sauce as much as I do!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watts Towers Field Trip!



So amazing! One thing I didn't know that I learned on the tour is that they were created to look like a ship... the ship that Simon Rodia took from Italy when emigrating to the US. In person, you can definitely see the similarity, the outer walls are shaped like a ship and the towers form the masts and rigging all in a row in the center. It took him 33 years. I can't believe I'd never seen it in person before, considering it's only about a half hour away from me!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Finally updated my website!

I barely ever get a chance to do update my main site, so here are a couple of the new additions :) Some websites, some logos, and some newspaper stuff.









Sunday, July 11, 2010

Almost A Century


My late step-grandpa wrote this book, Almost A Century, and I had the opportunity and the joy of being able to design the cover for it. The book is his personal account of the changes that occurred in America in his lifetime. Here is the back cover description:
"In this book William Massuros recounts the march of history over a lifetime, making observations on what changes and what stays the same. He describes what life in America was like in his early years, and in each of the subsequent decades, and discusses the major events of his lifetime. He documents the changes in American life over most of the last century and how those changes have affected our values as Americans and our place in the world."
It was only published a few days ago so I still don't have my own copy, but I'm looking forward to getting one and reading it soon! It's available on Amazon, which is really exciting for me! Here's a link to the book on Amazon:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Blog: A Photo A Day!

I've been taking daily photos for about a month now, but I just created a new blog for the project! It's been a fun & interesting challenge.






My little point & shoot camera broke a couple weeks into it, so after a few more weeks of borrowing my boyfriend's camera, we went out and got the canon DSLR we'd been eyeing... the Canon Rebel XS. So far, it's the best.

My old camera used to only be able to take non-blurry pictures in bright, full sunlight. Even trying to get a relatively bright indoor shot I'd be holding my breath to try to get a clear picture, until I'd get a little lightheaded! But with the new camera, it's easy. I'm gonna take it to all those places I was never able to get a good photo of; like the museum of jurassic technology, the darkest museum ever. When you first go in, you stumble around a bit till your eyes adjust.

This post at photojojo has lots of useful tips and information if you're interested in trying the photo-a-day project yourself. I think the best part will be looking back on my year, and remembering the little details.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cupcake


Today's photo of the day... Babycakes' vegan cupcake! yum!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A thank-you treasury for my readers!


Here's that treasury I promised! I'm getting a little addicted.

I went through my recent commenters (thanks!) and my followers, found everyone's store that I could, found my favorite item in their store (this is always a tough choice) and made them all into a treasury!

If you're not in here it means I either couldn't find a link to your store from your blog, or because I ran out of room before I looked at your store, so if you'd like to be in my next one, just let me know in comments and I would love to make another one because this was fun. You're all super talented and inspiring :) Enjoy!

I made a treasury!

Sooo, little confession to make... I've never actually made an etsy treasury before. I couldn't figure out how to get one, and I'm just too busy to wait around for one to open up to figure it out! So, thanks to the brand new treasury east, I can now make as many as I want. :)

So here is my first ever treasury!

And more to come! This bright and sunny treasury is for the EtsyTwitter team, and next one I make will be for my lovely readers. Yes you!

Also, Just added a brand new "latest treasuries" box to my sidebar.

Edit: oops! forgot to link the picture. ok, now it works.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet Boba!


Meet Boba, the adorable mischievous cat. We adopted him from the pound about 3 years ago and he's 4. A few of his favorite hobbies are knocking stuff over, breaking stuff, meowing constantly especially if someone is asleep, fighting hard, and eating stuff. This cat is such a fighter that no other cats wanna play with him, the poor thing.

here he is in a rare quiet and thoughtful moment.

Now he stole my shake. Can't leave him unattended for a second! At least not with food around. One time we made the mistake of leaving out a bag of uncooked rice... the next morning, the cats had torn a hole in it, and had thrown rice all over the room and made a giant rice pile in the carpet. (thank goodness for the wood floors in my new place!)

Fix your ear!!

The tree destruction has begun! Bobutt in action!

He might cuddle sometimes, but only if he decided to cuddle you first. Cute stripey!

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Look!

I redesigned my blog layout recently so let me know what you think! :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Invitations

Back in January I had the pleasure of throwing my friend a bridal shower... It was so much fun & I wanted to post the invites and some of the decorations I got to design for it. Addresses & names have been changed for privacy. It was so fun to do these orange invites.


Here are some of the decorations I made... I asked my boyfriend to help me find a good branch to use, I think he was a little bit mystified when I asked him to help me paint it orange! But it turned out well, and my mom liked the branch so she got to keep it! :)


Here are the party favors, I finally decided after much deliberation that I should give tea. My favorite was the jasmine tea. Anyway detail-obsessed as I am I wanted to do each teabag tag myself, so I designed these little leaf tags in illustrator and hot glued them all on. There were a couple jars leftover so I have been enjoying the tea often!


And here are the illustrator images of the labels, for fun:


Overall it turned out to be a really fun event! Congratulations you two!! (The wedding was last weekend and the ceremony was so moving. Everyone had a fantastic time!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Downtown LA

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Taken on my way home from work. my camera was about to die and I only had a fraction of a second to take it, out my car window. I thought it turned out well, all things considered!

artist of the week

This week's etsytwitter shop of the week is the talented kimwhitecreations, who makes really nice knit goods. I love her work and I totally could use one of these:


I love these cute & eco-friendly coffee cozies. She also creates cute scarves, shawls, hats and more. I wish I could knit like that! The best I can do is the really really basic kind, and even the idea of doing cabled knits confuses me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Constellation Cat Print


This one is a few years old, I just never got around to listing it in my shop. So here it is: Constellation cat!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Llama Print

New print in the shop! Llama socks is all warm and bundled up, just in time for... spring? I know i know... I'm always doing season-related work too late, for probably the same reason why I want ice cream when it's cold out and hot coffee when it's hot out! :) well, this llama will be warm year round.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Green Treasury

I looove green, it's one of my favorite colors – so I'm posting you this cute all-green treasury I'm in, created by the talented AquarianBath. Such a great theme!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pirate Bird Print


He's a well-seasoned pirate bird from years on the open seas. Available in the shop.
After taking quite a long break from making any new prints, I think I might finally have a little more time to draw stuff (couple freelance projects finishing... I'll post more on those later!)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New print!


I finally had some time to draw! So this is what I came up with. It's inspired by antique botanical prints and veggies from the farmers market, and drawing it made me hungry! The print is available in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Peru trip!

I just got back to LA after an 8-day adventure in Peru. My parents & I visited my sister, one of the most awesome people in the whole world, who lives in Huanchaco. After spending a few days there we all went to Cusco & Machu Picchu. I took a lot of pictures, and posted my favorites here: http://www.alexisrawlins.com/peru09. I hope you enjoy them!