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Love, Noelle





Last year, I had the pleasure of starting a creative venture with up-and-coming designer, Lourdes Creus. Her brand, Noelle Aucoin, is all about fashionable activewear, dedicated to making women look sophisticated & strong.

She wanted to embody LOVE, HEALTH, & STRENGTH into her product launch – thus the
LOVE, NOELLE
Concept was born.

Recently, Noelle Aucoin participated in the Summer Sanctuary Pool Party by Graffitti Beach.
Below is a peak at some of the event’s highlights. I’m so stoked that the postcards were featured. [Event photos by: K. Burkey]

These pieces are a reflection of the fun & creative freedom that I was given:

*Love, Noelle

*LOVE. HEALTH. STRENGTH.

Thank you, Noelle Aucoin, for a vibrant & lively project!!! ♥ … looking forward to more….

August 2, 2010   No Comments

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Le’ Miyagi [ca. 2010]





Mr. Miyagi is an adorable Penkingese who is loved and nurtured by my friends Leica and Raul. I had the honor of painting his portrait for his mommy and daddy.

I ♥ projects like these.

June 30, 2010   No Comments

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Small Treasures in Ensenada





My husband and I went on an awesome, all-inclusive 3-day cruise to Ensenada.

Sure, he and I took a few snaps here and there of the views, ocean, etc., but clearly I was more enamored by the technicality and craftsmanship involved in these handmade wonders.

Anything that’s hand-crafted/drawn/painted/sewn… always takes my breath away and puts a smile on my face ♥

Here are some trinkets I found along the way after a few margaritas….

Then at the cruise ship, these luscious strawberries were dangling right in front of us….

They were too cute to even devour.

& back at our cabin, there was this cute fellow welcoming us back from an exhausting day.

♥♥♥♥♥

May 31, 2010   No Comments

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L & R Wedding





I was delighted when Leica asked me to do two things:

1.) Be one of her bridesmaids; and

2.) Help design her wedding invitations.

We collaborated and came up with this ensemble featured on her project wedding profile.

Leica is very talented when it comes to making hand-made cards, so that alone made my job
VERY easy.

Her wedding colors were fuchsia & chartreuse, so with a little hint of black on the envelopes and cardstock, it gave it a touch of sophistication.
With her paper choices out of the way, I rendered her flower of choice – delicate peonies, followed by Leica & Raul’s L&R Monogram, &  map of directions, & RSVP Cards.

[Thanks to Leica for sharing the photos below:]

*L&R Monogram

*L&R Peonies Ensemble

*Map of Directions

May 8, 2010   No Comments

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Art & Copy





I watched the documentary, ART&COPY, a film by Doug Fray, and it gave me a whole ‘nother perspective on how the ad-heads spin their wheels.

It reminds you that the man assembling the billboard is just as an integral contributor as the head honchos; then makes you realize how a simple phrase coincidentally catches on and becomes the next big marketing campaign… and how the big creative heads (just like us small fish) spawn ideas which occasionally clash with their clients. We’re all human after all.

September 21, 2009   No Comments

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Clean Slate





It’s always nice to start with a brand spanking new piece of paper. This is probably the part where I say “hey, welcome to my blog… etc….”

So… I’ll just go ahead and do that. Enjoy!!!

July 11, 2009   No Comments

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