Posts tagged ‘garden’

Nikoel & Terry’s Wedding Website

Nikoel and Terry’s wedding website, with custom illustrations of the lovely pair. This website was a lot of fun to put together, plus I learned a bit more about css and javascript. Not bad, not bad.

splash screen

website main page

The all of the illustrated elements from the website were custom drawn for this project (though I’ll probably recycle that wooden frame for other projects down the line), the Stargazer lilies are actually the same illustration repeated, resized, and rotated to look like a cluster. can you tell? I drew it last fall for her save-the-dates.

Stevens-Jouper Family Portrait

I used ink and watercolor for everything, and added a graphite shadow to keep the figures grounded on the screen. I drew all the elements separately, removed the solid backgrounds in photoshop, and then digitally stitched it together in illustrator, so this composition is actually a digital collage.

Brooklyn Roofdeck

The weather in Brooklyn has been awesome these past few days. 70F days with full sunshine. My gardening brother-in-law has graciously donated the containers from his old roof garden to my new roof garden, because he now has a house with a yard and can plant into the actual ground. He also gave me some raspberry bush clippings, some potting mix, and a trowel. I went to work last sunday planting some spinach, mesclun mix, and pea plants. I also put the raspberry cuttings into soil. I noticed some of the mesclun greens are sprouting, and the raspberry bush is growing new leaves, so it looks like things are under way out there. As for my baby seedlings, I have at least one specimen of everything I’ve planted, except for the Tabasco peppers. Some of the seedlings have bent stems or look otherwise wimpy and sad… but a few of the babies are looking very good! I took some time today to put more seeds into the pods that aren’t sprouting. We’ll see what happens next. Admittedly, I’m a bit over-obsessive about these seedlings. I peep and poke at them every chance I get, which is a lot because I work from home. If these seedlings were people, they’d end up like Buster Bluth.

Buster Bluth

I’m going home to Seattle to visit my family and some friends this week. My friend is going to be garden-sitting while I’m gone. Maybe the plants will flourish in the absence of my smothering and obsessive greenthumby hands. Let’s keep those fingers crossed.


A seed grows in Brooklyn.

Grow my delicious little seedlings! I want to make salsa fresca!

Well, hopefully seeds will grow. After having lived in Brooklyn for five and a half years, I am finally about to put down some roots. Literally. I got myself a seed starter kit and a lot of seeds. I have to sprout some of the seeds indoors for 6-8 weeks before I can plant them in the ground, and it came time to get my hands dirty. Today I sowed the seeds for 4 varieties of heirloom tomatoes (Cherokee Purple, Mr. Stripey, Brandywine Red, Green Zebra), 4 varieties of hot peppers (jalapeno, habanero, chili, and tabasco), and eggplant (Black Beauty). I also want to do some peas, spinach, mesclun greens, and strawberries. These are things I can plant directly outside. I also want to have a good fresh herb garden that I can keep indoors all year round. Perhaps some flowers… I want variety, but I also don’t want to be overwhelmed. I’ve never gardened and am notoriously bad at keeping houseplants.

The Magical Tammybeast turns 30

In other powkang news, my dear friend Tammy is turning 30 in two weeks. Marci and I have organized a party, which consists of an intimate dinner and a night out drinking. Part of the procedure was making a little party flier. The image of Tammy with antlers made more sense when the venue for this soiree was Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick. However, that location was vetoed for being far away from everyone invited (except for Tammy and I). I was going to remove the antlers, but the antlers are what makes the drawing, I think. So the antlers stayed. I’m happy with how it looks, especially on the scanned piece of wood.