JULY VACAY

boom boom pow

Summer has always felt like the best time to reflect, reassess, and revamp. It’s a time to work on your side projects. Work on your abs. Sleep more. Eat better. Rest. Play. In honor of summer and its permission slips, I’m spending July doing all of the above…

First, I’ll be going on a little road trip to visit one of my very favorite people. Netflix and drinks and dance parties are in my future and I cannot wait. Cue this song.

After that much needed break, my plan is to come back and tackle some artsocial to-dos. You may have noticed a new url (WAHOO!). Legit, yo. I have some other site updates in the works, too, and with site updates come BIG, EXCITING announcements. Hold onto your ban.dos, friends, we’re about to take things up a notch. A collaboration has begun that will change artsocial in a big way. *cartwheels* *confetti* I can’t wait to tell you everything :)

Starting next month, I’ll also be sharing A LOT more of my design work with ya. It’s time. And if you’re one of my clients, I’ve got a little surprise for youuu! I’m teaming up with the amazing folks at Minted to create some client thank you packets. Working with my clients is awesome but giving them presents after the work is done to celebrate? Double awesome. So excited to share all the goodies! Here’s a hint. Highly recommend Minted for stationery, invites, and the like. Again, LEGIT. Everything is designed by independent artists PLUS they offer gold foil (!) and gorgeous thick paper. I’m in love with it. Okay, Minted gushing over… except they’re having some 4th of July sales right now. Definitely worth checking out. Okay, done.

Happy July, friends! And Happy 4th especially. See you in August!

Keep up with my summertime adventures on instagram! Oh there will be ‘grams.

Image by artsocial.

ART CRUSH: MATT SAWYER

grass hut by matt sawyer

Okay, who’s beyond excited summer is finally here? In Colorado it feels like winter lasts an eternity, then suddenly – warmth! Sun! Happiness!

These photos by Matt Sawyer capture that summer feeling so well. Sun-drenched beaches, the open road, big skies, the urge to wander and explore… yep. It’s all here. Who’s ready for some summer adventures? (Me, me!)

hwy 64 by matt sawyer

I’ll be road-tripping to visit some friends next month and I CAN’T WAIT to see this photo for reals. Is there anything more freeing than the open road?

I came across Matt’s work on my girl Artsy Forager’s collection for Mantle Art Company. She has SUCH a great eye for amazing artwork. I loved each piece she picked… but the summer vibes of Matt’s photos tipped the scales to full on ART CRUSH.

dillon falls by matt sawyer

Matt is an analogue fine art photographer based in Seattle. He’s been called “a master of atmosphere, the simplest subject caught in his lens becomes filled with meaning and drama.” I couldn’t agree more.

Swoon.

See more of Matt Sawyer’s work on Mantle Art Company.

Images: Grass Hut | Hwy 64 | Dillon Falls

 

SUMMER WISHLIST

summer wishlist

June is one of my very favorite months. Everything smells amazing. (I mean, lilacs and russian olive trees?? Ooh, I say.) The skies are extra dreamy. And almost every activity takes place outside. Preferably with cold beverages…

Here are just a few things from my summertime wishlist. Cuz what better way to celebrate warmer temps than with a watermelon tank, Warby aviators, and a too cold to hold ban.do drink sleeve?? Plus an absolutely gorgeous photo by Max Wanger that I’m hoping will help me hang onto this summer feeling all year round…

01 tank 02 sunglasses 03 drink sleeve 04 photo

Check out more of my favorites here!

TASTY TYPE 04

magical-margarita

I have to admit, I’m a tequila fan. Not a dance-on-the-bar kind of tequila fan, but a really good margarita paired with chips and guacamole kind of fan. That’s right. I KNEW you were, too!

So naturally, when I came across a recipe on pinterest called The Most Magical Margarita in All the Land?? Omg of course I had to try it immediately… but it was Monday morning when I found it, so I saved it for a more reasonable day…

Enjoy, friends! Many cheers for tasty margaritas and free fonts:

MAGICAL // Montserrat via Google Fonts

MARGARITA  // Satisfy via Google Fonts

Check out more Tasty Type posts here!

Graphic by artsocial. Photo and recipe via how sweet it is.

FROM THE STUDIO: A DIFFERENT KIND OF STORY

Tiffany Han

So excited to share some of my studio work with you today!

When one of my favorite people in all the land, Tiffany Han, came to me with a new + exciting side project – a personal blog dedicated to her growing family – I was on board so fast. Like whoa. She described it as “a different kind of love story, a different kind of parenting story, a different kind of woman-living-independently-with-strength-in-this-crazy-world story…” Right?? I KNEW this was a project I needed to be a part of.

I’m so happy I could contribute to such a beautiful and honest corner of the internet. I can tell it’s going to inspire my face off and make me wanna start a family of my own. I mean how beautiful and perfect is her first post about becoming a mother??

Tiffany, thank you for trusting me with your new blog. I’m so excited to follow along :)

Here’s a peek at her style guide and what we worked on:

A Different Kind of Story

WHAT WE DID

+ logo design
+ style guide
+ custom font family
+ custom color palette
+ site template customization

Check out A Different Kind of Story here!

Interested in a new logo or brand refresh? I have a couple spots open for August. Holla at ya girl!

Photo by Tiffany Schoepp.

LIFE LATELY

life lately

01 Mornings have become my faaaavorite. Which is funny because I’m definitely not a morning person. (Confession: I get up at 8:30. Hey, this gal needs her zzzs.) Anyhoo, my routine is iced chai and blogs + email in bed… usually while wearing cat pajamas. And I love it. What’s your morning routine?

02 Pets have a way of keeping everything in perspective, don’t you think? Throughout the day Meowmers reminds me that nothing is worth stressing over… and there’s ALWAYS time for snuggle breaks and bird watching (his favorite pastime, close 2nd to napping).

03 THESE. And this: “We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” – Allen Ginsberg

04 Denver friends, have you been to Aiko Pops yet?? If not, GO. NOW. I wanted to try one of everything, but settled on grapefruit rosemary. So yum. When will they invent popsicle flights??

See more sneak peeks of the artsocial day-to-day on instagram!