Thursday, April 21, 2011

And the winner is........

Tote's Thoughts is the winner of my blog design contest! Please email me here:


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Free blog makeover giveaway!

Whoooo Hoooooo! Free blog makeover from Posh Palm Web Design has finally arrived! Posh Palm is offering a free header, background, button, custom signature, and post divider design to the winning entry! If you have always wanted a custom character sketch or dreamed about having a beautiful blog design enter away, the more you blog about and spread the love the more chances you have to win.

If you have been wanting to start up a new business you can apply this giveaway to your new business logo design!

Please read below for rules and entry requirements:

You must comment on this post to enter and include any of the extras below to gain extra entries!

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Blog about this giveaway on your blog for 5 extra entries.

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The winner will be announced on April 18th so you have a lot of time to spread the word!!

Good luck and happy designing!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Indie Spotting

I was so happy to receive the news that J. Bee Designs was featured on Indie Spotting blog yesterday! To view the post click here:

While I was on her blog I came across the cutest shop on etsy called, Antique Basket Lady, I fell in love with her parisian print tote, isn't it just adorable!

To view her shop visit the link here:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Upstairs Downstairs Premieres April 10

As some of you know I am a huge fan of BBC movies and programming, before I was born a large part of my family lived in London for almost 20 years, and I have always heard the many stories or life abroad. Needless to say I was very intrigued from an early age, which developed a love of all things British, including British TV and cinema. My family always talked about the shows they enjoyed while being there such as: some mothers do have em and all the monty python series.

We have always watched Msaterpiece Theatre, but lately they have been turning out some real gems, like Downton Abbey and now Upstairs Downstairs there latest series. If any of you are familiar with the movie Gosford Park and you enjoyed it, you are going to love Upstairs Downstairs!

Synopsis and plot below:

"When the master of 165 Eaton Street, Sir Hallam Holland, carries his wife across the threshold of their new home, Lady Agnes exclaims with pleasure, "What a ghastly old mausoleum!" Neglect has strewn cobwebs everywhere and furred the surfaces with dust. But with a sumptuous renovation and the help of the indomitable housekeeper Rose Buck (Jean Marsh), the iconic address so beloved in the original series Upstairs Downstairs is soon restored to its former glory.

It's 1936, a tumultuous time in Britain, and within the walls of 165 Eaton Place, characters from an orphanage, a damp Welsh castle, the heart of the British Raj and elsewhere together will face a changing world, not just upstairs and downstairs, but side by side. Written by Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Madame Bovary), Upstairs Downstairs stars co-creators of the original series Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins (Cranford, Bertie and Elizabeth). Also starring are Ed Stoppard (Any Human Heart), Keeley Hawes (Wives and Daughters), and Claire Foy (Little Dorrit)."

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Animation spotlight

As many of you know I am getting my MFA in interactive design, which includes animation, I ADORE creating new animations, in fact it can be addicting at some times. Although I have yet to begin using maya and flash, I am almost there in my program and I cannot wait to create cute little characters and make them really come to life like a Pixar charater would.

For the time being we are working with photoshop animations and honing our storyboarding & timeline skills, that being said I wanted to share with all of my readers my latest animation, and yes the illustrations are all mine!

Click the screen to play.
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