Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our Wedding Invite/ Map

Taking on your own wedding invite has proven to be more of a daunting task than earlier forecasted, but it's done! done! done! Worth mentioning: Pictured for this posting are the front and reverse on one file. The finished piece was printed duplex (on both sides), and die cut by hand. A long sheer white ribbon was then thread through a grommet at the top framed in by the embellishments above "Love" and "Ljubav" (love in Bosnian). We're both really happy with how they turned out. On to bigger and better things. -C

Monday, October 27, 2008

CD Package Design

This is a CD package that Chris and I were commissioned to do for a kid's band called "Jetta and the Jellybeans." It was a lot of fun. -m

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Balancing Act

We created this piece for the Hallmarkers Give Back fundraising event, which is raising awareness and money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, american heart association's go red for women campaign, and children's mercy cancer center. -C

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

emily's b-day present

i did this watercolor for my friend emily's b-day. she's very much a "green thinker" and she loves owls. i support both of those habits. -m

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

weekly sketches

i've been enjoying my luma ink sketches lately.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

IMAGO gallery: EUREKA! show

Here are pics from the EUREKA! show this past Friday. It was all great fun, and the group we did this with has a range of diverse styles. This piece explores my views on evolution. -C

Monday, August 4, 2008

weekly sketch(es)

last week instead of doing my daily sketches, i made a postcard series that i sent to chris. why did i send it since we live together you ask? because it was our 1.5 yr anniversary and i wanted him to get something special in the mail.
they all have something to do with what we enjoy doing together or what we are grateful for, or look forward to. gardening, tennis, exploring nature, talking to each other, protecting each other and spending the rest of our lives together ( you figure out which theme goes with each card) - m

Thursday, July 31, 2008


join us during the next first friday on august 1st, 2008 for this one night show! 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reception/Exhibit pics

Here are some pics of the space I created to host the exhibit here in hallmark's archives on the 7th floor.  From a life sized magician, who had in his hat a sources used/poster takeaway, a man-bat, a sea serpent, to a giant elephant creature with twins that took the "L" in the show's title "Welcome to this Crazy World" to reveal "We come to this Crazy World" (get it), I wanted viewers to transcend into this space for a moment and feel caught up in a strange dream.  Everyone who enters this space have been in relationships before, and can hopefully find humor in a few of the pieces. For the reception itself, I wanted everything to have symbolism.  A bouquet of dead roses breaks up the space between walls.  Strawberries and blocks of shattered chocolate were served. It was all great fun. -c

Welcome To This Crazy World Exhibit

When first asked to do an exhibit using hallmark's archives, my first thoughts were to create some funky rock posters sourcing some of the bizarre postcards I remember from past visits.  I had recently met a former co-worker, Jesse Atwell, and knew he fronted his band Calvin Yordy.  He gave me a copy of his EP to check out.  After giving it a listen and getting a taste of the content, I thought it would be great to channel his lyrics through this show.  He graciously agreed.  All the songs deal with the highs and lows of relationships.  Hallmark also deals with relationships, usually.  So there's my tie-in.  After going down and gathering a slew of sources that inspired me, I started creating visuals for the song titles and lyrics that interested me.  I chose some wonderfully quirky sources that seemed to take on a life of their own.  My goal was to get people to look at the archives differently and explore a point of view previously unexplored. -c

weekly sketch

...gotta love those vibrant markers... -m

Mom's Bday Gift

This year I wanted to make my mom's bday present using old pics from her younger years.
Stir up some nostalgia. So I washed them out to give it a dreamy, reflective quality. Mirna then went in and illustrated the
decorative elements to give them new life. My mom loved it. But then again, stick figures from us get the same reaction.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

we're engaged!

last weekend chris proposed to me with this lovely "ring hand" sculpture that he made for me. i'm the happiest girl alive! -m

Thursday, July 3, 2008

sketch of the week

i've committed myself to doing at least a sketch a day. i'll post my favorite of the week at every end of the week. here's the first one. enjoy. -m

Thursday, June 26, 2008

ljubavi (= my love in bosnian)

while i was on a 4 day trip, chris made this beautiful portrait of me. i love it! -m