Words for the Day // No. 63

03/27/15

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So excited to have these words by Brené Brown in my next book of hand lettered quotes. Comes out in September of this year!

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Words for the Day // No. 62

03/20/15

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From my upcoming book about swimming. For more sneak peaks at this book, follow me on Instagram and follow the hashtag #theswimmingbook.

Have a happy weekend, friends!

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Words for the Day // No. 61

03/11/15

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This one will appear in my upcoming book about swimming!

Have a happy Wednesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 60

02/26/15

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 59

02/24/15

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I wanted to say thank you today to everyone who emailed, shared and commented on my Facebook fan page & on Twitter on this post from last week. Your sentiments are heartfelt. Here’s to defining our own lives!

Have a great Tuesday, friends.

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Words for the Day // No. 58

02/18/15

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Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!

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Words for the Day // No. 57

02/09/15

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Today’s wise words brought to you by Stephen King. These words will appear in my next book of hand lettered quotes.

I’m headed this morning to Summit Powder Mountain for a week-long artist residency. I’ll be taking photos there all week and documenting the progress on the mural I’ll be painting. You can follow along over on Instagram.

Have a great Monday!

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New Work for Airbnb

02/03/15

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Every now and again I get to work for a serious dream client — a company who has a really great mission & vision, a clean aesthetic & beautiful brand, and is filled with nice people. Recently I got to work for one such company, Airbnb, the community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. I used Airbnb when I traveled to Scandinavia back in 2012 and had a really fantastic experience. I plan to use them again when I travel to Spain and Portugal later this year.

Yesterday Airbnb posted an interview with me on their blog about the work I did for them & my own thoughts on travel in their Makers profile series. They also shared some of the work I did for them, which you can also see below. Pop over here to take a look!

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Have a great Tuesday, friends!

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My Next Book :: Fortune Favors the Brave!

01/30/15

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Friends, as you may know, I’ve been working on a 2nd book of hand lettered quotes (a follow up to Whatever You Are, Be a Good One), focused on bravery. I’m so excited to show you the cover today and let you know that it will be out in August/September of this year. I’ll let you know this summer when it’s available for pre-order. I plan also to do some book signings, so stay tuned!

Many of the quotes from this book have been featured here as Words for the Day over the last few months, so you can get a preview of what’s included in this new volume.

Have a great weekend, friends!

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Guest Instagrammer for Sakura of America

01/26/15

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Friends, this week I’m guest Instagrammer for my favorite pen company, Sakura of America, over on their Instagram account. I am going to be sharing some of the ways I work with Sakura products, both in my sketchbook and in my work as an illustrator. I hope you will come follow along!

If you haven’t seen it already, don’t forget to take a look at my post about the giveaway that Sakura is holding this week in honor of National Handwriting Day!

Have a great Monday, friends!

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National Handwriting Day // Giveaway!

01/23/15

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Friends, did you know it is National Handwriting Day? To celebrate, my favorite pen company Sakura is holding a week-long Instagram giveaway. To be considered, write your favorite quote on a piece of paper and post your image on Instagram using the hashtag #handwritesakura. Special points if you use a Sakura pen to create your masterpiece!

On January 30, Sakura will choose 7 winners to receive a prize consisting of the items in pictured above. The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and you must be over 13 to participate.

The full rules are listed here.

On a separate but related note, I’m guest Instagrammer for Sakura starting Monday, so stay tuned over at their Instagram feed!

Have a great weekend, friends!

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Words for the Day // No. 56

01/21/15

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One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite writers.

May we all live our truth.

Happy Wednesday, friends.

 

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Words for the Day // No. 55

01/14/15

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Have a good Wednesday, friends!

 

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Words for the Day :: No. 54

12/29/14

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A little lettering & illustration work I did for my client Airbnb this past year.

Have a happy Monday, friends!

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Happy Holidays & Thank You!

12/24/14

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{Above, white gel pen on black paper, 2014}

To everyone who comes to this blog: thank you. My career as an artist would not be possible without you and others who buy, commission, share, write about, and otherwise support the work I do everyday. I feel very grateful. Thank you, thank you!

May you all have a wonderful holiday!

Stay warm and cozy and have a happy Wednesday!

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