- We are in a constant state of change — choosing to either go with the flow or battle it. Currently, I’m riding the wave of change ’cause I’m a RIDER!!!
- Giselleism #1
Accepting change sometimes can be an epic battle of emotions. More and more I’ve been writing and learning about lettering, typography, and the business of working with brands. It’s been fun and intriguing. Even bought some stuff to dabble in a little painting of some sort. Once again…riding that wave.
At the encouragement of my cousin Kirk, I bought a Wacom Bamboo tablet and got to figuring things out. One of my first real, “Eeek!” moments came when I did some hand lettering over an image belonging to Claire Sulmers, the Editor in Chic of my one of my daily blog reads, Fashion Bomb Daily. The breathtaking image, taken while she was on assignment in Ibiza, read all types of ‘bucket list realness’. The sandals, the water, the texture in the wood, the everything, was, well EVERYTHING!!! It would make such a beautiful postcard. Thus, the “xx Claire” came into being. My heart skipped, skipped, skipped a beat when Claire posted my work on her personal Tumblr, XOXO Claire. As I said before, “Eeeeeekkkkkk!!!!” It’s a small gesture and I humbly appreciate it. I can’t wait until we work together. (Oh yes, I speak in the affirmative because I’ve claimed it. Snaps in Z formation. Boom!!!) In the meantime, I’ve posted a few things I’ve worked during my blogging absence.
- Gigi + Nini Designs logo (that I’ve reworked over and over till I came up with this)
Identity logo design for fly girl Fly Ky, editor of the chic travel and experience blog (you will feel that way once you head over there) Geek Treks. Totally amazing!!!
Gigi + Nini Designs branding.
A few minutes doodling lead to this. Nothing too much but it was a chance to practice on my new Bamboo tablet.
I have come to the realization that not every talent is held with passion and that’s okay. You can refresh your memory with my internal battle of the talents via one of my recent posts. I really do hope that you all will stick with me as I see where this all takes me. At the end of it all, I just want to be a GREAT example to my daughter and hopefully inspire some along the way. Today, and tomorrow, I’ll keep pushing! I hope you will too!
*Shouts to my friend Nelsia for the “isms.” I did it for Oprah now I’m doing it for moi. Thank ya!!!