Today was my brother’s birthday and I had family over to cut a small cake we baked for him. My 9 year old cousin, Allison, brought over her “paintings” in a binder to show everyone. She told me she wishes she could take her artwork to school and show her friends but can’t because her book bag is too heavy ( awe I LOVE HER!!!). I love that she has so much pride in her work. What I love the most about her “paintings” is the thought I imagine she had behind each one. I wanted to see what she would take pictures of if I gave her my camera for the evening. I know letting her use my camera all by herself did something positive in her confidence. These are her pics:
Patty & Nati
Nati & Kike
A corner in my room
Photos by Allison Nicole | age 9 | canon girl
Today I made a yummy avocado sandwich using the avocado from our backyard.
Serving for one
1. Half an avocado
2. Half a Red Onion
3. 1 Lime
4. One teaspoonful of Virgin Olive oil
5. Salt and Pepper
7. Bread ! Wrap ! Lettuce, whatever you want or you can just eat it as a salad.
Avocados from our backyard
I only use the lime juice on the onion and let it sit for a few minutes. I find that a whole lime on the avocado removes the rich taste of the avocado if I let it sit to long. I add salt, pepper, olive oil and parsley to the mix on top of the onion.
You can let onion bathe in the lime juice mix for as long as you want; depends on your preference on how raw the onion taste to you. For me I let it sit for a least 10 minutes before i mix it in with avocado.
I then add it to my multi grain toast
There you go !
Tasty and Healthy
One of my best friends is getting married in November, and she wanted to do something different with her save the dates.
She asked me to design something simple and elegant. We found a few samples online to get inspiration from and this is what we came up with.
The Finish product
SAVE THE DATE
It came out so cute !
Tea key arrow is the gringo way of saying “TE QUIERO” ( I want you/I love you).
I came up with it so if it ever becomes a trend you know where it came from.
Here is a little artwork i did for it
CTRL-Y, all the lines
Facebook cover :
I’ve struggled with sticking to a logo for my artist name creativepea since I came up with it 4 years ago. The origin of the name is for another post, today’s entry is focused on it’s logos throughout the years.
1. Version 1, 2010
Back in 2010 I thought this was the hottest logo in the planet! Give a girl Adobe Illustrator and she’ll design logos with a brush tool. lol … next
2. Version 2 ,2011 : ATTACK OF THE DROP SHADOW
I think this is when I discovered drop shadow !
Version 3 , 2010 : THE ONE THAT STUCK AROUND
Much better! I cleaned the edges and minimized the spread of the drop shadow. I stayed with this logo for a while and used it mostly in photography of mine. I had it on my website’s coming soon page. Once I start Art School, I realized my logo needed more than a drop shadow to make it “cool”.
Some logo samples ideas
After 3 years without a logo I came up with this simple and clean design.
I’m always changing my mind but for now I can say I’m happy with the final choice.
This isn’t the first time I deactivate Facebook in the 7 years since I first created an account.
The reasons for deactivating my account in the past are probably for the same dramatic reasons many delete theirs
- Relationship problems
- Break up
- Work related
- ADDICTION!! ( lol being dramatic here )
- A “break” from social media.
Blah blah blah I know many would say just stop using it, it’s no big deal. I agree it’s no big deal and I shouldn’t have to explain myself to anyone. I also know that not explaining myself will bring up questions to WHY I deleted it!
So here is my FALL 2014 explanation :
I just felt like it!
No big reason or explanation, just keep checking my blog and I’ll continue to share my life with you.
Designer IG @pattyLsanchez
Personal IG @creativepea