Summer Fever

Today is the second day of spring – can you believe it? Not in my mind! Spring came and went in about oh, a week or so, and I’m on to summer fever. After a week straight of 80 degree + weather, I want to not feel weird about wearing sandals in March (this is usually still boot season!), I want my summer hours at work to kick in (yay!) and I want to be spending this upcoming weekend reading magazines at Oak Street Beach and begging Ali to go on the water run for us. I’m not COMPLAINING, its just… confusing!

I recently illustrated this happy, snoozing girl on the beach that I’ve been wishing was me for the last 15 days or so. :)  Hope it makes you think of summer fun too!

This one’s for you, mama!

Creativity

No one sticks to new year’s resolutions, right? Right. I have hilarious lists in old diaries of all of the resolutions I’d make to my adolescent self every year including truly aspirational items such as “wear makeup to school every day!” and “don’t be so afraid to talk to boys!” My priorities were totally in line at 15.

I have always loved art, design and being creative. While this isn’t where my career path has taken me, I started illustrating a few cute girly prints for some friends over the holidays and literally can’t stop. I just want to come home from work every day and hop right back on the computer where I’ve spent the last 9+ hours and finish the last little illustration I started. Or start a new one altogether. And I am loving it. As in… I muted Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. My priorities are still totally in line.

There’s literally zero purpose for this right now other than its really fun and most likely a more productive way to unwind than watching Camille Grammer murmur her way through 60 minutes of a breast augmentation/anti drug infomercial.

So, I won’t call this my new year’s resolution… mostly because I really, really want to stick to this. This is just my goal for myself in 2012 – to continue being creative. Here’s a few of the things I’ve done recently.