Line, texture, fields of color, spatial relationships. Oh I love a good Ab Ex-inspired painting.
Lana says she’s influenced by Abstract Expressionist painters like Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, and Mark Rothko. She even lays her canvas on a flat surface to work! Very Jackson Pollock… but way cooler because she uses a contemporary palette to die for.
Art. Crush. Which one is your favorite?
I spend quite a bit of time these days searching for fun font combinations. The right fonts for my clients’ banners, their new programs, their e-books, their blog posts, my blog posts! I’m always on the lookout for goooood fonts. And you totally know them when you see them. When a font works, it works. Much like true love…
I’m so excited to share some of my favorite font combos in this new blog series, Tasty Type! First up, playfair display & raleway. Oh and both of them are freeee. Double yay. Enjoy, friends!
COTTON // Playfair Display (italic) via Font Squirrel
CANDY // Raleway (medium) via Font Squirrel
Graphic by artsocial.
Today is all about celebrating the amazing relationships in your life. Cuz at the end of the day, that’s what reeeaally matters. Your friends, significant others, babies, fur babies – that’s the good stuff.
To help you celebrate LIKE A BOSS, my fave photographer Kate Donaldson is giving away a FREE portrait session or up to 8 hours of wedding photography! What the what. That’s a major prize.
Tell her your best / favorite relationship story for a chance to win. Head on over to Kate’s blog for more deets & to enter! Contest closes at midnight on March 2nd.
Good luck, friends!
P.S. I totally want to enter to win a portrait sesh for me and Meowmers… I mean, Kevs is looking good in these photos, but I think it’s Meowmers’ time to shine. What do you think?
Photos by Kate Donaldson (taken during our magical trip to the best coast).
Who’s super stoked for Valentine’s Day tomorrow?! Okay, I know a lot of people hate the holiday, but I think they might just be looking at it from the wrong perspective…
Here are 5 reasons to be grateful for all the lurve tomorrow, whether you’re in a relationship or ridin’ solo dolo.
01 TREATS. This time of year requires anything and everything pink & sugary… or chocolatey. I recommend these mini doughnuts.
02 DIYS. Like we need an excuse to get creative, amIright?? While I exercise my creative muscles on the reg, holidays definitely motivate me to do more and try new things. Pinterest is blowin’ up with Valentine’s projects. Psst these diy heart pillows will look good alllllll year round. Bonus.
03 TREAT YO’SELF. You have to do something nice for yourself on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re getting dolled up for a date, having a galentine’s par-tay, or watching netflix in the tub, treat yourself tomorrow, k? I’ll definitely be trying this XO manicure.
04 FREE STUFF. Always a good thing. Lots of places offer free stuff / deals on Valentine’s Day. I found free donuts, waffles, and pie! just from one quick google. Go forth and google, my friends. Here’s one site to getcha goin’.
05 FREEDOM. Do whatcha want. Celebrate, don’t celebrate. Watch a rom-com, watch a scary movie (I recommend You’re Next. Ohmygah, watch it). As adults, we get to decide how we want to celebrate (or not celebrate) on the 14th. Use it as an excuse to do what you reeeeaaally want.
P.S. AND as adults, we no longer have to hand out valentines to our classmates. How awful was that??! Thank god that’s over.
P.P.S. Be sure to check back in tomorrow! In honor of Valentine’s Day, my favorite-est photographer is hosting a very special / cramazing giveaway. I’ll be super jelly of whoever wins this one.
Image by artsocial.
I luuurve this print Sweethearts by Jonathan Lewis. It’s from Jonathan’s series See Candy, where he takes inspiration from the colors and tones of the candy section of the supermarket. I never realized just how many colors can appear on candy packaging! Kind of amazing, right?
Wouldn’t those colors make the cutest Valentine’s Day outfit?? My research points to YES.
IN LOVE is a series featuring all the things I’m in lurrrve with. Check out more IN LOVE posts here!