FEBRUARY LETTER LOVE

Just a fun little desktop background from me to you. High res for all your pixel pleasure. Chalkboard Version // Laid Paper Version

ROOM TO GROW – WE BOUGHT A FARM!

After two long years of searching for the perfect little homestead, our farm journey is finally beginning. Earlier this week my husband and I closed on a 30 acre parcel complete with a beautiful home, a barn, an established fruit and nut orchard, two large ponds, and a little tribe of chickens. We’re very excited to get our hands into the dirt! First we have to wait for the snow to melt.:)

Please bear with me over the next few weeks as we settle in & unpack – I will be sharing more about our adventures and inspiration after the flurry of boxes ends. One of the first such challenges will be setting up reliable internet access! We’re now miles away from even the slowest DSL, so our options are very limited – I’ve been spoiled with reliability and fast speeds (and unlimited data!) after living in the city for a decade… It’s a bit of a shock to calculate exactly how quickly I’ll reach a satellite data cap with all of those tempting Youtube cats just a click away!

For everyone who has been following along, thank you so very much for your support & warm wishes. I could not have survived this crazy chapter without you!

FONT AID VII – HELPING THE PHILIPPINES

Have you heard about the FontAid VII project? It’s a collaborative typeface that the Society of Typographic Aficionados is creating to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Designers & lettering artists from around the world are submitting glyphs based on the Philippine flag’s sun. These characters will be compiled into a font and the proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross.

I submitted the glyph above. There are 8 ‘rays’ bursting out from the sun, one for each of the country’s first provinces, and a heart in the middle that represents the strength & tenacity of the Filipino people. With the rising of the sun, so rises hope for the future.

If you want to submit a glyph of your own, head on over to the SOTA Font Aid site where you’ll find instructions and an Illustrator template. The deadline for file submission is December 1st.