TRE BORDEN

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TRE BORDEN

We had an awesome speaker for our Duarte Talk Shop last week. His name is Tre Borden. He collaborates with artists and brings art to public spaces. He helps connect the Sacramento community by building engaging public pieces. He had captivating work, he had inspiring work, he was charismatic and he was hilarious. I created the poster we used to promote his talk. I created a short animation as well, built-in keynote. You should definitely take some time to check out his work

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EARTH DAY

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EARTH DAY

Earth day just passed and with it was the March for Science. I saw so many amazing messages that people put together. The message below was a favorite of mine. While I did not have a sign for the march I've created a minimalist poster of what I wish I had created.

Feel free to download a copy for yourself here.

 

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

A weekend at home with rain was a welcome pause. It was the perfect weekend to stay indoors and work on a fun personal project. I was talking to a co-worker recently about the phenomenon that is the "Millennial Pink" trend. And while I'm not a fan of the color pink they're have been some awesome designs, from cafés to movies, to come from this. Best of all was the reference to the Wes Anderson film The Grand Budapest Hotel, a personal favorite of mine. So I decided to spend the weekend absorbing all things Grand Budapest Hotel. Here are a few character illustrations I created. And if you haven't seen the movie yet do yourself a favor and watch it! 

 
 
 
 

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CACTUS DOODLE

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CACTUS DOODLE

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A little cactus doodle in honor of spring time. I've been turning into a mini plant lady lately and so far everything is still alive. Here's to trying new things! 

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN SF

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN SF

I had a great Sunday afternoon with some friends exploring the Marina/Fort Mason area of San Francisco. If you're ever in town during the Renegade Craft Fair I highly recommend checking it out. They have TONS of artisanal goods. So many interesting finds, definitely great for gifts. I plan to go back in November for all my holiday shopping. 

Here's a little re-cap or our afternoon:

Image Credit: Devon Stiles

Image Credit: Devon Stiles

We started with lunch at the Tipsy Pig. The wait is a little long but you can easily pass time at Books Inc. a few doors down. I recommend asking to sit on their patio out back when you eat here. I ordered the Smoked Salmon BLT (without the bacon) which was pretty good and filling. I washed it all down with the "Pink Lady" cocktail but if I were to go back I'd order the "French Lemonade" instead. 

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After lunch we walked over to the Renegade Crafts fair. There were so many vendors. We made one loop through everything and then circled back to the spots we knew we wanted to make purchases. There were SO MANY jewelry booths. I definitely left feeling inspired.  

Photo Credit: Uyeno Miyoshi

Photo Credit: Uyeno Miyoshi

I left with a handmade foil art print of the anatomy of an ear by Uyeno Miyoshi. I see gold foil maps all over the place so I was intrigued by the variety of subjects he offered. I will be needing a frame for this print ASAP. 

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Afterwards we topped off our adventure with some drinks at The Interval at Long Now. This is such a cool little bar! First of all the drinks are great. I had the mezcal, bodega style, and I highly recommend it. It's salty, spicy, smokey, with some citrus. But the ambiance of the place is just so unique. It's a blend of a bar, café, and museum. It's the kind of place that draws you in and then makes you want to stay while you slowly discover all of its quirks.   

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