Thursday, December 4, 2008

I just cried ...

you probably will too if you understand this dance

Monday, November 3, 2008

happy birthday to me :P

I got myself an early bday present ... what else but shoes! love em ... I love bdays haha

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

funny funny

This comic was sent to me by a co-worker. I love it ... If you're a graphic designer, you get it :)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

it's a first for me ...

I'm an Aunt :) my step-sister had her baby finally.

Athena Renae ... she's a lil peanut
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Ridin' Dirrrty
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

So, I'm pretty bad at blogging

but we should've already known this.

Anyway, this past weekend I was in NYC ... it was great fun. I was there visiting Jasmine and for Bgirl City (and of course shoe shopping) ... but somewhere in the middle of all that, I found graffiti heaven.

I had forgotten my camera, so I only got photos with my camera phone from a moving subway car. the pics don't do it justice, but it was beautiful!

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I'm going back sooooon hopefully, w my camera this time!

Monday, August 25, 2008

back for the first time

ok I haven't posted in a while ... but here's a new one :)
I'm out of the habit by now so I don't know what to write haha

but I do want to share this pic
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I don't really feel like posting ... but the update is that Wallace died on Saturday ... he was too fragile to shake whatever he was sick with last week ... Paisley misses him too - she kept looking under the bed on Sunday (which is where he used to hide from her when they would play) ... this sucks :'(

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

more olympics

this BBC ad for the Beijing Olympics is based on the 1970's childrens' TV program Monkey ... it was animated by Gorillaz animator Jamie Hewlett, with music from Damon Albarn ... this clip will be used throughout the BBC coverage of the Beijing Olympics

I love talented, creative people who share their minds with everyone :)


my puppies are sick ... not fun

Monday, August 4, 2008

tat tat tatted up

I'm pretty sure my Mom is gonna kill me hahaha but I got another tattoo this weekend! ... I've been thinking about getting it for about 2 years now, so it was finally time.

It's my Scottish family crest. My family lines run back to the Crawford Clan in Scotland. I am related to William Wallace (his mother was Margaret Crawford). You probably know who William Wallace is through the movie Braveheart. So, yeah, I'm related to Braveheart! Don't mess with me hahaha jk :) but really ...

anywaaaaays ... photos>>
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I got it done in Houston at Texas Ink ... shout out to Joe - thanks! ... talented artist, great prices ... gotta love that!

there's a lil more work to be done ... but I'm excited ... I love it ... sorry Mom :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

an oldie but a goodie

It still cracks me up every time ... even after all these years :P

ok that's all :) have a good weekend yo

Thursday, July 31, 2008

"BeiJing Huan Ying Ni"

The summer Olympics in Beijing are almost here! ... I'm excited :) for all the sports, but mainly for the Track & Volleyball.

The Track & Field stadium is amazing. I can't even imagine how they built it! ... Here are some photos of Herzog & de Meuron’s National Stadium. (I got the photos from Dezeen ... but they were taken by architectural photographer, Iwan Baan)

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I also really like the design for this Olympics Games ... the Fuwa in particular. They look so happy and friendly ... I probably would like a hug from all of them at once!

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Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, Fuwa will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and good wishes from China.

Each of Fuwa has a rhyming two-syllable name -- a traditional way of expressing affection for children in China. Beibei is the Fish, Jingjing is the Panda, Huanhuan is the Olympic Flame, Yingying is the Tibetan Antelope and Nini is the Swallow.

When you put their names together -- Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni -- they say "Welcome to Beijing," offering a warm invitation that reflects the mission of Fuwa as young ambassadors for the Olympic Games.

I went a lil link-crazy today ... forgive me, I told you I'm excited! haha

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"holy jumpin f*ckin sh*t balls"

good quote by George Carlin to start off this post! hahaha

I want to create ads with swearwords in them! I think I'd be good at it :)
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I stole this image from a link from KT's Grawlix blog post. Thanks, KT.

But, somebody out there is doin' it! Why can't I?
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Monday, July 28, 2008

by special request...

photos of my love, Paisley! she is almost 17 months old by now ... about 100+ lbs (I'm guessing, haven't weighed her in a while) and still GROWING! she's a big baby and loves to cuddle ... she's getting jealous of Wallace sometimes when I have to pay attention to him (b/c he's a puppy) ... but overall she likes him and always tries to play with him! except he gets afraid sometimes b/c she's so much bigger than him!

just being lazy ... napping like always
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rockin the old skool Kangol ... she's got dat flava
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notice in this one how she was too lazy to climb all the way onto the bed! only the front 1/2 made it up there.
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trying to play with Wallace ... he wasn't havin it
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Friday, July 25, 2008

she's a dancin' machine...

ok so last weekend, there was a jam (breakdance competition) in Irving :: Sole Fresh ... I entered the 1 on 1 toprock battles and am actually pretty proud of myself!

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here are my battles - I won the first one and lost the second

ShamRock vs. Militia

Darkos vs. ShamRock

I've only been bgirlin for a year now ... so I have a long way to go! but I'm gettin there :) ... Thanks for everyone who has been teaching me, helping me, and showing me the way!

I rep a crew called Femme Fatale and we're just out here tryin to have fun and hold it down for the ladies.

Also, if you are in the NYC area on September 13 this year, hit me up, I'll be in the Bronx battlin it out at Bgirl City 3!

*KT - pics of Paisley coming soon :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

only good potatoes.

I Believe in Advertising. creative ideas sell products ... this is absolutely true in my opinion. I often find myself buying things b/c the packaging is prettier ... and when the commercials made me laugh or make me think, I remember the product.

this site is dedicated to fabulous advertising! it posts some of the best creative advertising each day. the agencies that come up with this stuff are definitely raising the bar on creativity ... daaang I think I need to step my game up! haha

here are some of my favorite print ads posted on here:

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also check out the oreo elevator and the iams windshield wiper!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

this one's for KT ...

I came across this technology/gadgets blog and I think KT would love just about everything on here! haha there's crazy lamps, bookends, fans, ads, flash drives ... pretty much everything unique

this is the thing that caught my eye ... what a fantastic idea!
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I need these stairs b/c that means more places for clothes and shoes!! :) hahaha ... actually, EVERY girl needs these stairs in her house ... yeah

Monday, July 21, 2008

puppy sighs

I got a new puppy on Friday ... kinda by accident! I'm really just supposed to take care of him until he gets healthier ... but I think I'll end up keeping him! He is the runt of a litter of 16 puppies, and just hasn't been able to get the food/attention he needs.

I named him Wallace :) ... he's a Great Dane and is only 8lbs at 8 weeks old!
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I mean really ... could you give him back??

HERE is a lil story he reminded me of ... bc he loves to cuddle and be close (just like Paisley!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

she was more like a beaty queen ...

Michael Jackson came up today at work, so of course I was excited! This is how the conversation went:

Fred: "Oh yeah I was there when he did the moonwalk for the first time."
Me: "Whaaaaaat? You were at Motown 25?"
Fred: "Well by 'there' I mean I saw it on TV. It was at the Grammy's or something."
Me: "If it was the first time [MJ] did the moonwalk in front of an audience, it was his Motown 25 performance."
Fred: "Why do you know that?"
Me: "Yeah, that's what I meant when I said I LOVE Michael Jackson." hahaha

(OK, that's not exactly how the conversation went; but it was something like that.)

So, here it is - Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"You're my boy, BLU!"

So, my topic of the day is stolen from someone else's blog, see. (Thanks Ben) But, it's definitely worth biting so that anyone that reads my blog and not his can see this! hahaha

The artists that does these "painted wall animations" goes by the name BLU. He's extremely talented and creative. I've never seen anything like it before.

This piece was painted on public walls in Buenos Aires and Baden.

HERE is the artist's website ... def worth checking out!

Monday, July 14, 2008

come day, go day

It's Monday at lunch time and I'm ready for a nap already! haha that's what I get for staying up until 5am twice this weekend (Friday and Sunday) and til 3 am (Saturday).

But it was allll worth it ... birthdays, jams, dancing, dinner, movies ... hung out with good friends and new friends, met new people. Great weekend overall :)

So what do we do on Mondays when we are tired after weekends like that? Well, I turn to my good friend VitaminWater: Energy! (I'm not sure it's as healthy as they claim b/c of all the sugar in it - check HowStuffWorks for the technical explanation) ... anyways I still love it hahaha

But, besides loving to drink this stuff ... we all know I like simple design so that makes me want to buy it and the little stories on each one are fantastic! (My favorite story is the on the XXX flavor) I would love to meet the people that get to write this stuff! Bunch-a-geniuses ... or maybe inspired alcoholics like the rest of us in the advertising world hahaha :P j/k (but really)

Here's the story on the Energy flavor:

in soccer (excuse us mexico, spain, and italy, we mean "futbol"), there's isn't a more exciting moment than when the announcer screams "gooooooooal" (yelling "oooffffsiddde" never quite caught on).

with that said, we added b vitamins and guarana to give you an extra kick (pun intended). so now when you're watching soccer, playing soccer, or doing anything that starts with "socc" and ends with "er," you too can have the energy of a raving lunatic to yell "gooooooooal."

**VitaminWater - if your sales go up after today, it's probably b/c of my blog ... and I want a cut (not joking) holla!**

I just want to shout out RockStar energy drinks also ... today is a serious case and I may have to turn to you in a lil bit

Friday, July 11, 2008

more ... more ... more

Adidas Centennial Lo: End2End - Atom/Can2

Puma Flipper: Maui

Nike Cortez: Leather Black/Black

new shoes today (adidas) and last weekend (puma & nike) :) ok that's all

that's more like it!

wheeew ... ok so I already had enough of the "light red". It only lasted one day but I determined that calling PINK by a different name doesn't make me like the color anymore ... even though it's my birthday color. Oh well!

So, the other day I was looking up shoes (surprise, surprise) and I came across some graffiti artists. If you are wondering how I came across some graf heads while looking for sneakers ... this is how:

Last year, Adidas and Foot Locker teamed up with some of the best graffiti artists in the world. They gave these artists a change to take their black book sketches into the sneaker/fashion world.

The 7 chosen graf artists worked in a custom-built studio for 3 days to create their artwork for the End 2 End Project. The pieces (shoes, apparel, etc.) in the End 2 End Project combines these artists' creativity, innovation and style without compromising their credibility.

The artists involved were :: ATOM & CAN2*, SKORE, SILOETTE, RIME, SCIEN & SMART

OK blah blah blah ... anyways. Siloette is a female graf head out of the US & her work is AMAZING! I love her style, her sense of color, the simplicity AND the detail in her work. She does beautiful portraits of women. Basically, if I knew how to paint w a spray can, this is what I would want it to look like! Check out her portfolio HERE.

This is one of my favorite pieces ... it says it's available, so I might try to buy it!
Or you can buy if for me if you want :P (my birthday's in a few months!)

* I bought the sneaks these guys did! wooooooo
Atom & Can2/End 2 End

Thursday, July 10, 2008

2 in 1 day ... I'm excited

I LOVE SHOES ... all of em, but sneakers in particular. I just got a new pair in the mail! yaaaaaaaaay

Limited Edition: Nike Air Max 1 BT - Olympic Pack - High Jump: Zhu JianHua

But, here's the story behind them from

This is a pair of Air Max 1 inspired by the first Chinese High Jump Winner Zhu Jianhua. He dominated Asian high jump in the early 1980s, he won the Asian Championships in 1981, crushing the championship record (CR) by 15 centimetres. He repeated this at the 1982 Asian Games with a jump of 2.33m, beating the previous CR by 12 cm. He retained his title in the 1986 Asian Games. His 1982 jump is an Asian Games record as of 2007, and no other athlete has jumped over 2.27 in the Games.

At the inaugural World Championships in 1983 and the 1984 Summer Olympics he competed against the world elite, finishing third on both occasions.

Zhu jumped 2.37 metres in 1983, setting a new world record. He would go on to reach 2.38 and even 2.39 metres, the latter in 1984.

((sneakers w a high jumper on them ... I think I'm in love hahaha))

it's what you've all been waiting for ...

Ok, so. I've tried this before, and I'm going to warn you, I'm not very good at blogging. But, here it goes. Hmmmmmmm what should my first entry be about?

Maybe (if you know me, which you might not) you are wondering why I made my blog pink! hahaha because I don't really like the color pink (or "light red" as some of my clients like to call it ... i.e. "Can you make that 'light red'? It's too bright right now." ... "Well, sir, I think you should know that 'light red' is AKA 'pink' and that will look stupid." ... I didn't actually say "stupid", but I think he got it ... we made it "light brown" instead!)

Anyways, back to why is my blog pink right now. Well, I came across a site yesterday ( talking about colors and birthdays. Being a designer, I love color ... and everyone knows I love birthdays :) so it caught my attention. But, tell me why my birthday colors are all variations of PINK ... actually I think I'll call it LIGHT RED b/c I like red better.

Here is what it told me about my birthday:


The color for the month of November is Claret Red. Intense and passionate, this color inspires depth, strength and love. People born during this month can see beyond the mundane and into the hearts of others. This is a great month to integrate your qualities of perception with a more light-hearted detachment. Claret Red helps you stay inspired as you build your dreams and ambitions. You can wear, meditate or surround yourself with Claret Red when you want to increase your perception, persistence, and drive.

*Claret Red :: Pantone 17-1740 (being a designer, it made me happy that there are Pantone equivalents of all the colors on this site!)


Inspired communication is one of the many talents that you have. Writing, speaking, and teaching are just some of the ways you can help illuminate others. You can be very determined, so it is best that you have somewhere to channel your desires. A stubborn streak needs to be guarded against. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with Aurora Red reminds you to stay flexible and grounded as you build your dreams into a manifested reality.

So, that is why my blog page is "light red" right now ... I was inspired by my birthday "colorstrology".