Tuesday, February 17, 2015

see salt



EXCITING NEWS, I-FRIENDS! A little salt shaker that I drew is sitting pretty on the cover of Park Nicollet's Be Well magazine! The lovely Jacey Braband art directed this informative piece about the places sodium likes to had (short answer: in all the foods you love) and I had a BLAST with it.




I mean, look, LOOK! I got to draw cute little grains of salt...

And the aforementioned salty foods! I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record... but I LOVE drawing food, forreal. This loaf of bread was especially fun, because bread has the best shapes. Please, everyone, hire me to draw all the foods.





Thursday, February 12, 2015

sweet life


IT'S BAAAACKKKK. Katie and I decided it was about time we revived our Pattern Pals series from the dead, and just in time for Candy Eating Season! So yep, we made candy patterns. Mine is inspired by delicious delicious black licorice.

What, you don't like black licorice? You're crazy. Next you're going to tell me that you don't like circus peanuts or candy corn.

If you're in the mood for something mintier, check out Katie's SUPER DUPER cute pattern! Here come the downloads...

I'll leave you with this relevant music video...

(you're welcome)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

stuck on you


It's been about a year since I whipped up those Easter downloadables, and with Valentines/Galentines/Anna Howard Shaw Day very very fast approaching I figured it was time to do another little set of freebies!

You like birds? You like cats? You like LAHV? We'll you're in luck, these stickers celebrate all three of 'em. I used one to fancy up a little baked good gift, but you could use them to seal envelopes for LAHV LETTERS or something! The world is your oyster. 




You can download the file for freeeeeee here, and if you want to be really fancy you can buy Avery's #22807 Round Labels, for which I formatted this file to print perfectly on. 

AND, finally, if you'd like to put these stickers on your blog I only ask that you link back to this post and mention my name. If you post a picture of these stickers in action on instagram you can totally tag me in the picture, I'll give you ALL THE LIKES.

here they all are! lil' babiesssss

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

picture window

So I had a couple posts planned out to be spaced nice and evenly this week because I am BEHIND on blogging and I actually WANT to be blogging. But then I forgot to get some ink and some stuff got pushed back so now instead of nice evenly spaced posts you're (hopefully) about to get three posts right at the end of the week.

But it'll be a nice pick me up... right? Uh huh okay! We're starting today with a plethora of movies I've seen in the past year that really got me EXCITED about movies again. You know how some films just sit on your queue or in the back of your head until you've convinced yourself that they're probably not worth watching anyway? Well.. it happens to me on the reg and I am trying to kick that habit. There are so many AMAZING movies hanging out in the universe (new and old) that it's time to celebrate them, Lazy Emma.

Here are some of my favorites in trailer form for your viewing pleasure...


This was one of the first movies we saw in theaters after moving to LA and it did NOT disappoint. The entire tone is quiet and dangerous, as any self respecting movie about a man-eating sexy alien should be. Also the music is TOP NOTCH. 


Let's keep with the creepy theme. This one is available on Netflix (you're welcome) and I really honestly think you shouldn't watch the trailer if at all possible, because you cannot even talk about this movie without major spoilers. JUST GO WATCH IT. It's so sososoosososososososo good, maybe my favorite movie of the year.


It's kind of funny that these first three trailer thumbnails are just a photo of the movie's most famous actor? I guess that gets you excited for ACTORS, like Joaquin Phoenix? He was amazing in this - but also get ready for a very psychedelic, loose narrative experience. Hopefully you like those.




The first time we saw the trailer for this movie I was SUPER INTO IT and everyone else laauugghed and laughed and said "oh Emma this looks silly". WHO'S LAUGHING NOW, HMM? Yeah, it's SUPER silly, but that's what makes this movie GREAT. Also Keanu - more of a babe with age? He wears an all black suit and I was totally into it.


And now for something completely different! Obvs this last one is a little NSFW, but only on the surface. In reality this was at once a sweet and sad documentary - a lovely little portrait of a career and a marriage.

Tell me what movies I should watch next! I'm all ears/eyes.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

flower power


Just a little bit of sunshine, sugar & positivity for all my buddies in colder climes. Okay, so maybe I made this on Sunday (as you may have guessed), but I think it applies to every day of the week when you're in the throws of winter.

Although *cough cough* it is 72 degrees and sunny right now. Maybe you guys should all just come hang out with me? I'll give you some of those adorable candies.....

Monday, January 12, 2015

great wall


I seriously could have used the products from the fine folks at Walls Need Love when I went through a wallpaper phase during college. I would google wallpaper, stare at it lovingly and cry silently into my mac & cheese, for I lived in a dorm room and could not use wallpaper. "If only I had some temporary wallpaper" I would cry out into the cold Minnesota night, because it was 2004 and I didn't have Facebook or Twitter, so I just had to say things out loud.

Look, I know you know where this is going. If I could go back in time I would be able to pat myself on the back and say "Shhh, child, you will have your own line of removable wallpaper someday...", perhaps that would have made everything better. But instead I'm here to tell you, internet, that I do indeed have a line of wallpaper tiles & wall decals from Walls Need Love! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO WORK ON.

And now you can benefit from my past sadness and current happiness! It's Artist Month at Walls Need Love and that means DISCOUNTS FOR YOU! So many caps locks in this post but I DON'T EVEN CARE because this is really cool! You can take 20% off any artist collections (there are so many awesome artists!) this month with the code 3RP3C3LN4RWQ. 

And don't worry, College Emma. We haven't grown out of our mac & cheese phase yet.

Monday, December 29, 2014

piece of cake


Woops! Where did the year go? The end of every year is sort of a whirlwind for me, what with Christmas, five million birthdays (including my own!) and New Years.  So here's a little slice of cake for you, internet, whatever you're celebrating.

Here are some photos from my annual celebration chunk: