Trophies by Merijn Hos

This is one of my favorite drawings from Merijn Hos’ series of Trophies. I love the attention to detail and the small imperfections of this hand drawn image. These new shapes and forms are very inspiring and make me want to get back in to drawing on my cups.

To find additional pieces check out his website here.


Links to Fun Websites













So, I’m a bit of a Typography nut, and I absolutely love the way this website is set up! You scroll through text to navigate the site and ultimately reach the portfolio. What a genius idea!

Once you scroll into the portfolio you find that everything works seamlessly. You can open a project and quickly visit a functional website and then close it to continue viewing other items.

I would love to design a website for myself that functions in a similar way. For now though I will have to stick to my simple website, which still needs some work.

Soleil Noir 2012












The colors in this website are very bright and engaging! What a fun idea.













So I definitely saved the best for last! I love tiny cute monsters and this website is full of them.

Playtend has an App store for kids, and they produce a lot of kid friendly games for the iPad. As a kid and possibly an adult I would love to play the Learn How to Draw, Paper Dolls, Color Book, and several others. The illustrations are so cute and creative!


The past few weeks I’ve really been thinking about how I want to expand my Etsy Store. I think growth is important, so I want to make sure I don’t miss any possible avenues to reach out to my customers.

In particular I’ve been thinking over the possibility of adding more white space and dividing lines to my current designs. The pictures to the left are examples from my sketchbook of what I’ve been thinking over.

In addition to adding more variety¬† to my designs, I’m also considering adding a wider selection of items. For example, I’ve been thinking about notepads, tape, stickers, stamps, decals, prints, crocheted or knitted items, temporary tattoos, pitchers, plates, shirts, and fabric.

The end goal to all this thought is to hopefully develop my brand on Etsy.¬† In doing so, I hope to provide customers with more choices and ways to interact with my design…and of course be found by more people!

If any of the new items I listed seem worthy of developing, I would greatly appreciate the feedback! I would especially love to know if you think of something else I didn’t!