Oh It's smoky out there.

I did a brush letter piece and posted it to Insty whilst being a shut-in all day due to smoky skies and streets in Vancouver. When I woke up the next morning, I discovered it had been featured by Goodtype, an Instagram account featuring cool examples of type design. I will chalk this one up on my "feel so good" board!

I had a little fun with it in Photoshop - overlayed it on an image of the murky skies out my window. Even when hazy, there is a beauty to it all - our big sunball goes the coolest shade of coral red.

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And a socially conscious reminder, only YOU can prevent forest fires (and mother nature because of that whole lightning phenomena). No campfires and be mindful of safely butting out your ciggies. The Vancouver water source is rather low for this time of year and it may be a tough summer. 

Water Saving TIPS:

  • Shorten your showers
  • Flush only when necessary
  • Don't let the water run when you brush your teeth
  • Have a pitcher of cold water in the fridge instead of running the water cold
  • Use energy efficient, appropriate load sizes for laundry
  • Eat more vegetarian meals - Fun fact: A serving of poultry costs 90 Gallons of water to produce.
  • For the greater good, let your lawn go brown - it's Vancouver, we get to experience green lawns all winter long!

b. xo

Snappy Happy & New Projects


A new project is in the works in my blissfully hot and muggy apartment. I have started doing a little daily Snapchat vid about it so you can see my crazy idea come to fruition. Whether it goes sideways or is a masterpiece of our day - you shall be my witness :D

A little nature inspiration got this piece going. I walk by my friends place all the time and they have massive pinecone shedding trees in front of their building. I had gathered a bunch of cones last year and am finally putting them to good use.

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Happy Easter!

It was such a beautiful day in Vancouver today - the sun was out, blue sky was blazing, cherry blossoms in bloom and the birds were twittering. The city and the people in it really sparkle with happy energy on days like these! I met up with a friend for some brunch at Slickety Jim's, went for a walk with a Kafka's latte and took it all in. Now I'm about to curl up on my couch with some bunny pasta, an aptly themed gourmet dinner for big J's day, followed by a chocolate coma with some new Mad Men. Life is good.