18 February 2010

What took me all day!

Today I handmade portfolio books, 3 to be exact. My fingers are super soar. But I think it was worth it. I hope the client is impressed.

This book highlight the creative team that works on a particular clients peace of business. I really enjoy working on their brand. This book was to highlight other creative thinking. Here is a look at my spread.

Handmade Portfolio Book for Client
Handmade Portfolio Book for Client
Handmade Portfolio Book for Client
Handmade Portfolio Book for Client

17 February 2010

Ernest & his chair

Hemingway and his chair

My cat, Mr. Hemingway, just loves sitting on this chair I made while in design school. I always thought it might turn into something useful. He loves being up high to see into the kitchen.

Hotdish Hump Day: 2.10 | Cook: Lynn


Lynn served up some comedy with her Grandma Margaret's Pizzza Hotdish. This is a great dish for young and old. Prepare to get a little dirty. This dish didn't disappoint.

Lynn's Grandma Margaret
Lynn's Grandma Margaret

Lynn's Grandma's Pizzza Hotdish 
1-7oz. box spaghette
1/2 cup milk
1 lb. hamburger
1 env. spaghette sauce mix
1 quart Prego chunky Spaghette sauce
6 oz, Mozzarella cheese
1/4 lb. sliced pepperoni
Cook spaghette, Drain. Lay in 9x13 p an. Beat milk and egg together and pour over spaghette. Brown hamburger and season with spaghette sauce mix envelope. On top pour Prego sauce. Top with slices of mozzarella cheese, and top that with pepperoni slices. Bake 350 for 3o min. Shredded parmesanon top if desired, but not necessary.
Let set 5 minutes before serving.

Illustration: Nip Rogers

Nip Rogers
Illustration: Nip Rogers

This reminds me of my Dad. Even though we lived in the South and I never experienced snow with him, on his good days, this is what he was like. I love how Nip captures the emotion in his illustrations.

Illustration: Nip Rogers
Illustration: Nip Rogers
Illustration: Nip Rogers

15 February 2010

Jackie Frostbite

Hahahaha!!! Living in Minnesota can fell like you only have one really long season... can't wait for spring!

10 February 2010

Early Morning Meeting


Ernest: "Not coffee again."

Hotdish Hump Day: 2.3 | Cook: Michelle


Two new Members! Clanking Spoons Please!!! Introducing Dave and Madge!

David: A mouth-full!

Dave is a photographer here at Periscope.

Madge: How do I decide?

Madge is our Director of Project Management & Workflow.
We are so excited to have them join our Hotdish Hump Day club!


Michelle's Touch of Jalapeño
You can make it with our without meat. 
Cheese sauce:
2 TBS of Butter
2 Cups of Shredded Cheese or Velveeta 
1/3 cup Skim Milk.
Bring to a slow simmer until everything is melted. Add to cooked macaroni in a 9x13 baking dish. Add cooked meat. I used turkey sausage. Or add mushrooms. Mix gentely. Add 1 bag of shredded cheese to the top and back for 30 mins at 350. Add crushed Jalapeño flavored chips to the top and back for another 5 to 10 mins. 
It was really easy and very good. 

Florida Sunset

It rained most of the day Friday 2.5.10. I went out once it let up and stopped to admire the clouds changing from gray thunder storm tones to shades of light neons and bright blue. 


10 mins. later....


Lynn's Shoes From India!!

This is my friend Lynn... and yes. She is in the middle of the street, in India, on an elephant.

Lynn in India

She took the most beautiful photos during her trip and shared many on Facebook. It was such a huge contrast to our daily lives. The colors are vibrant. I wish we would adopt some of the color choices in our daily wears.

Lynn in India

Lynn brought back more than memories... these shoes are handmade and super comfortable. I only wish I had one of every color and some in the boot variety to wear in winter.

Lynn's shoes from India

Lynn's shoes from India

Lynn's shoes from India

Hotdish Hump Day: 1.27 | Cook: Nick

Slam my hand. I know. I know. With so much going on I just well forgot. But!!! here it is. In a pretty bow and ready to be un wrapped. Hotdish Hump Day!

Nick served up Hot Tot Hotdish. A modified version of Abby's Tater Tot Hotdish.

Just add lots of cheese to the top! Very, very good. Cheese really makes everything better. Especially feta cheese.

09 February 2010

Ad for Electrolux Ultra Silencer Line.

How did I miss this. This type of ad is something I would like to do more of. Lovely. We are in a need of a new vacuum. The husband doesn't think so. I have to take a picture of the duct tape hose. It is horrible.

Via: Vizualize

02 February 2010

A few photos I love!

Here are photos of my Grandmother when she was young. You don't have photo processing like this anymore. The "strawberry" photo, I think is my favorite. Just had to share them... she is so pretty.

Grandmother in Greece
Grandmother in Greece
Grandmother in Greece
Grandmother in Greece
Grandparents Wedding
Great Grandmother, Grandmother, Great Thia, Great Theo

Memorial Brochure for my Grandmother

This past weekend my grandmother past away. I'm doing good. It is time to celebrate her life. I will miss her very much. Here is the memorial booklet I quickly put together yesterday. I never want to fold or staple another sheet of paper ever again. 225 all folded and stapled last night. I didn't start till 5 pm or so.. and I finished around 4 am or so... tired but well worth it.

Grandma's Memorial: Made 225
Grandma's Memorial: Cover
Grandma's Memorial: 1st spread
Grandma's Memorial: 2nd spread
Grandma's Memorial: 3st spread
Grandma's Memorial: Back