Daily Design – Week 21

You know what’s funny? I was going to take this week off from this self-imposed Daily Design Challenge* and I ended up designing things anyway, so I thought, Why not just share what you’ve done?

My doodle game isn’t strong. But it’s consistent.

And for those of you looking for ways to decompress, I’d recommend doing this at the end of everyday. Especially if you have kids people in your life that say nonsensical things – it’s fun to go back and remember the things that came out of their mouths. On similar note, I came across a Twitter account from a designer – seemingly from Chicago, no less – who does next level “doodling” (it’s actually beautiful sketches)…and I totally love her work.

Yup, a dinner menu for next week. We are having our neighbors over for Memorial Day, so I was trying to think ahead. As I’m typing this, I don’t feel like this menu is yet set in stone. When I was in LA for the photo shoot last week, there was a craft service table set up for every meal catered by City Kitchen. The food was amazing. I told Lulu – the girl who set up every meal – that I was going to kidnap her and bring her to Chicago. She seemed to be down with this plan, lol. In any case, I am going to use their catering menu as a starting point for ideas anytime I’m in a rut. So somewhere in that menu are my sides for Monday’s BBQ. I think. (Er, I hope.)

On note about the weekly menus: lately, I seem to be editing it throughout the week.

But I’ll still insist that it’s good to have this guide to lead me into the week. 🙂

I felt like it was time to get back into the photo book because March 2017 still needed to be tackled. In the morning, I culled 103 photos from that month. I probably need to whittle it down further, but here’s my favorite picture from that month:

Highlight #1 of the day: I texted my neighbor to see if she had any Diet Coke on her. She didn’t….and went to 7-11 to get me a bottle….with 4 little kids in tow. F-ing rock star mom.

Highlight #2 of the day: having dinner with an old friend. It was nice because she lives in the city but works out in the suburbs, so we got to do something 5 minutes from the house. I really wish all my friends lived nearby.

Woke up early. Feeling groggy. Opened a book on Illustrator – there’s a lot more I could learn about the program. (Speaking of Illustrator, how awesome is this artwork?) Read a page…and then felt like creating something. So here’s me on the hotel bed from last week:


I was trying to think of what to create this morning with 10 minutes to spare. I thought of this apology letter that I got in the mail about a year ago from a former friend. Let’s call this a lesson in how NOT to write an apology letter. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

*I don’t know if I never put an end date to this project. I was initially thinking 52 weeks, but since I will be returning to work full-time in June, this may be a 26 week (6 month) challenge. Then, I’ll go back to posting work at random. 🙂

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