Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Take A Color Personality Test!

Jeanee over at Shop Dirty Laundry Blog, contacted me for an interview a few weeks ago {blush}. Jeanee and I both worked at Hallmark and I remember seeing her fabulous design work in their exhibits, as well as her personal creations of cupcake bath fizzies and super-cute aprons {psst...check them out at her website!}. This girl has talent!

Anywhoo, for those of you who know me, you know how much I LooOoVE personality tests. And while I was on Jeanee's blog I came across some super-fun {and addicting} color tests that I thought I would share with you as well! {Thanks Jeanee for the tip!} And in addition, I thought I would force myself to share a little more about me by letting you know my color test results...which weren't a surprise but ReeEAly fun to see!

This quiz is from Color Career Counselor. Take it, take it, and let me know what YOU are!! Here's my results....


You're a CREATOR

Key Words: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.



Key Words: Self-Control, Practical, Self-Contained, Orderly, Systematic, Precise, and Accurate

These conservative appearing, plotting-types enjoy organizing, data systems, accounting, detail, and accuracy. They often enjoy mathematics and data management activities such as accounting and investment management. Persistence and patience allows them to do detailed paperwork, operate office machines, write business reports, and make charts and graphs.

Um, yeah, soooo me. Right and left brain delightfully at fun-creative "war" with each other.

And now, take this Color Quiz!

I'm Yellow:
You are quite the powerful thinker. It’s this talent that allows you to overcome a plethora of great obstacles. Luckily, this doesn’t affect your ego and you give off a pretty easy-going appearance. You enjoy the finer things in life and also have an attraction to art. If you can help it, you try not to rock the boat. But you also can’t stop yourself from searching for new ideas, methods or styles.

So, that's me in a wrap!

What are YOUR results?? Do share, pretty please?!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Newly Designed Website is Up!

{new website}

Well, this week marks a huge V for victory for me and at that, I can feel tears welling up in my eyes while feeling absolutely exhausted! For months and months I have been working away every spare minute I physically can to work with a website company to revamp my website, create artwork for new collections, sew Glam Garden garments & prepare for a photo shoot...all after I get home from work and on Saturdays.
Granted I absolutely LOVE what I get to do and feel very honored that I have the chance to do it - so there's noooo complaining there!
So on the joyous side, I want to share with you all that has been taking place behind the scenes over these past few months! I'll break things up into 2 posts. This one which will talk about my new website, and the next one will be about the Glam Garden photo shoot.
{goodbye old website! you will be "missed"}

- New Website -
My first website (the one you all know), I designed myself. As in, pick-up a manual and teach myself Adobe GoLive and how to make it all work on the web, myself. I spent a lot of time creating it and much of that time was spent in frustration and tears. I really didn't enjoy the process. (And yes, literal tears).
Funny, my first job out of college was as a website designer - I lasted 4 months. Thankfully, a new job at Nordstrom saved me! I had no training except for my boss handing me a huge 400+ page book and telling me to start reading. And the way we did it? By html coding only. I tried really hard, but it was sooo painful!

The reason(s) for my new website are that I am trying to get further into the licensing industry and needed to refocus my website to really say that, instead of saying/showing that I just do fabrics. I also needed to add in my second fabric collection, Glam Garden. All in all I needed more functionality to my site that my web skills didn't equal, and knowing that I am not a web developer I thought I'd better leave those tasks to the experts - which equals more time for me to spend on the things I enjoy! So I spent time researching and researching and researching web companies, and after many conversations and loads of questions, I finally chose
Deluge Studios in Memphis.

We started working I believe in October/November 2009 on the site. I was really happy that I had the opportunity to design the site myself, to be able to keep with my artistic style. Which turned out to be much more work than I anticipated, but soooo well worth it! They've been hard at work adding in cool functionality, handling all the coding, and everything else fantastic that they do that I'm glad I don't have to do! The team at Deluge has been such a pleasure to work with, and my site is so much more than my initial vision & expectations, which is a dreamy plus. (Thank you so much guys!!!)

When you get the chance and feel inspired to, head on over to check out my
new website and have fun clicking through the pages! I really wanted to create a site that captured my artistic style, clearly explained my focus, and allowed people have an enjoyable experience.

Friends, I hope you enjoy!
: )

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Liberty of London for Target - March 14th!

If you haven't heard already, Target is teaming up with Liberty of London with a new store-wide collection to come out March 14th. This is to be Target's largest designer collaborative collection, with over 300 items in 25 prints extending past women's clothing to men's & childrens clothing, home decor, stationery...even a bike! Almost all items well under $200. Liberty who is known for their fresh floral prints is sure to bring their beauty to these products - perfect for spring!

I'm so excited to see this collection!! Anytime there are beautiful prints...and especially beautiful prints on lots of items I just get so excited! It will be fun to shop around Target and see the whole collection. The trick will be keeping a lot of things out of my basket, and narrowing them down to a thing or two. Already, I've GOT to check out that trench like...CUTE! If you like Liberty + Target, be sure to check the collection out March 14th!

And just for some added inspiration - below are some pictures of some Liberty fabrics from their website. {Keep in mind that these are prints from Liberty's collection and are not necessarily the ones that will be at Target}

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hot Blossom finds on Etsy!

I was perusing through Etsy once again and came across some super-cute items made out of Hot Blossom fabrics that I thought I'd share with you! If you have been wanting to make something, but just haven't had the time, here's your chance to support other artists. I just love seeing what people create!

{dress by abushelandapeckbiz}
{dress by JiS1}

{handbag by sandmanquilts}

{wristlet by JustAnotherHangUp}

{handbag by affordablebagdesigns}
{handbag by affordablebagdesigns}

{handbag by craftymamacreations}

{shopping cart cover by bellamorganboutique}

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tribute to Alexander McQueen

Icon. Creative Genius. Inspiring. Extraordinary. Today I received the sad news that fashion icon Alexander McQueen died by committing suicide at the age of 40. I thought I'd share some pictures from his spectacular Spring 2010 & Spring 2009 runways. Every time I would see his print collections I would feel awe-inspired. Digital printing & photographic prints at their finest. Prints that push the edge and are like nothing you've ever seen. Stunningly beautiful. Other-worldly.

So sad & tragic. I hope these pictures of his work inspire you.


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