Hey there, Are you tired? Have you been up since sunrise? Are you, maybe, sitting in your kid’s bed with your laptop typing out an open letter to fellow mom-bosses? Yeah, hi. You probably haven’t showered 7 days straight since your child was born. (If you have, please tell me your secrets.) You are most […]
It’s that time of the year again – time for reflection and making goals for a better year. This past year has been a lot of “WTF am I doing?” and “Damn, I’m good!” Some amazing things happened. I have made some wonderful new friends that are also on this entrepreneur journey. Thanks to The […]
Hey guys and gals! As a designer, I love seeing the behind-the-scene processes of other designers. So, I thought I would give you a glimpse of what it’s like to work with me on a custom invitation. First off, there’s sketches. A ton of them. And, no- I don’t share most of them. Typically I will […]
Are you engaged? Are you dreaming of your wedding? Or maybe you’re just curious on what a custom job would take. This is the process when you are working with me. Step One: Let’s chat. Tell me about your wedding, your kid(s), your puppy, whatever! We can chat over email, skype, phone, in person – […]
It’s crazy that an entire month has passed! Things I have learned this month include: I really stink at self-control. I try to do too much. I should enjoy being bored once in awhile. So of course, my ABC did not get done. My sketching for the shop, did not get done. Good goly Ceindy […]
Where did summer go? I’m so ready for fall and the breeze and boots! The ABC challenge for August started off great… for about 4 days. But thanks to Hermine and the power outage, I was able to finish off the entire alphabet! Here are some of my favs: I used Micron and […]
Ai-ya! (Very common phrase in Chinese households that is similar to Oh Shiiii…) I am so sorry. It has taken me a few months to take a break and think about this whole Ceindy Doodles business. Thoughts like, “How committed do I want to be?” “Do you REALLY think you can make time for this?” “Sleep vs. […]
Hello people of the interwebs. Yes, I am aware I am behind. I have no great reasons for this at all and I deeply apologize for my lack of greatness. March This was the month I finally purchased a nib and working between a pointed, flexible nib and a flat one, I wanted to do […]
I had a lovely opportunity to work with Amanda and Matt for their special day. The wedding invitation designed for them was based on a theme of “tie the knot” in a casual formal vibe. When Amanda contacted me about their wedding, she described the decorations of burlap, sea glass, rope, chalkboards, and drift wood. From that, and a pinterest board we shared, I came up with several sketches for them to choose from.
Hey there! I actually messed up and used the wrong tool this month, but that’s okay ^_^
I had a very fun month of using the Pentel Aquash waterbrush. I used it along with the Artist’s Loft brand watercolors that can be found at Michael’s for approximately $5.00. It was a lot of fun, but I still needed to get used to the flexibility and almost unpredictability of the brush.