I was initially making a “summer” theme for this month’s calendar, but everything I came up felt “meh” so I looked into important dates in August. Turns out, August 26th, is Women’s Equality Day. On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed, the right for women to vote. When people think about these things they think, “that was a long time ago,” but in reality it was only 99 years ago. We all know as human beings who can’t seem to shake bad habits year after year, not a lot can change in our lifetimes. Think of your elders or grandparents who are still with us today. We still have a ways to go in the US in regards to our voting laws, voter suppression, electoral college…just to name a few. But if history has taught us anything, it’s that speaking out, protesting, and activism WORKS. Please go out and vote in 2020!
…Now, onto the fun free stuff!
This time I thought it’d be fun to also make a downloadable wallpaper for your phone in addition to a printable calendar, both are fun to use!
Please be nice and remember these are for personal use, only. Do not redistribute, sell, or modify. Both designs are drawn by me and copyright. Enjoy!
I thought I’d share a few photos and my progress on how my water propagated monstera cutting is doing. If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been super excited about a new leaf growing (sorry, if you’re sick of seeing it haha), so it was a success!
More photos of the new leaf with fenestrations and everything else, after the jump!
Get ready for the summer! Here’s a printable calendar to kickstart July 🙂
Will be releasing one for every month for the rest of 2019, free for you to use! Please be nice and remember these are for personal use, only. Do not redistribute, sell, or modify. This calendar design is drawn by me and copyright. Enjoy!
On a quick trip to visit family in Tangra (Kolkata, India) last year I decided I wanted to try filming a little of my trip (my 2nd time going). It was my first attempt at using my DSLR and shooting video using manual focus (fun and also difficult!). But after getting home and rewatching all of the clips I felt nothing made sense together, so I forgot about it. Today, over a year later, I decided to try to make it work. Sort of as a challenge to myself and I also just didn’t want to waste the footage I took (even if a lot of it was out of focus).
Well, here’s what I came up with. Shot on my Nikon DSLR 5100.
I’m also thinking of getting together photos I took from my first trip just to have on this blog. I posted a bunch on my tumblr, but I never update it anymore. We’ll see!
I thought I’d share the tools I use to create a product from start to finish (specifically greeting cards and paper products for my stationery shop)! From when I first start sketching out ideas to more final drawings, to bringing it onto my computer, and ultimately into a tangible product. Things like the hardware (printers, scanners), software, pencils, artist pens, paper, and production supplies (different paper cutters) I use on a daily basis!
Not in any particular order, here’s my top 5 books I read within the last year or two that has made me better at evaluating my actions (why I do something, why I react a certain way, and so forth) and how I can continually work to be better for myself and in turn for my family and friends. Each book touches on something different – job, personality, choices, the world we live in, and our daily lives.