30 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Mr. Doodles

28 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Flip Flopped

26 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Springed Flowers

22 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Taste the Rainbow

This egg is made completely of paper and is the hardest thing I think I have ever done. There is no glue just a lot of folding and stacking. I dropped it twice and had to start over . . . next time . . . if there is one . . . we will be gluing it. 


21 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Little Bow Tie

This one is similar to the blue glitter one, though I liked both colors of glitter. I couldn't resist. 

20 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: The Good Egg

As simple as this one looks . . . it actually took as long as some of the other ones. 

19 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone!! As you've seen over the weeks, the eggs have a lot of things done to them. Today I decided to keep it short and sweet. Enjoy. 

15 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Powder Puff Anyone?

I wanted to work with small pom-poms to see how they would form in the way of an egg. You can decide for yourself whether it was a success or a failure. I can say that the egg has grown on me over time, it might for you as well. Enjoy!

14 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: All Wrapped Up

This yarn kind of just sang to me in the store. You know those moments where you just walk by something and you are like "I have no idea what to do with this, but it's too good to pass it up." There is  one part of this egg that really bothers me, that's what happens when you rush things. See the loose purple piece? I wish that was tight, maybe I will re-photograph this tonight. . .

13 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Indian Outlaw

I thought this one was really ugly, but then my mother said she really liked it. . . shows you even this project is subjective. 

12 March 2012

10 March 2012

Health in Advertising

In my post about telecommuting I started to talk about the health benefits of working from home. I only realized how incredibly true this weekend. This morning I rolled out of bed after waking up naturally, not from a screaming alarm clock, and began to make breakfast. Two eggs, half an avocado, two mini tomatoes, green bell pepper and some green onions later I had a great healthy breakfast that tasted amazing.

While most people reading this are thinking . . . you are nuts. Seriously though, think about all the things you have going in the morning trying to get to work on time with traffic (that's another topic about time wasted) breakfast skips the minds of so many. My weekday morning breakfast usually consists of grabbing a blueberry bagel as I run out the door or walking to Starbucks and getting an apple juice box and a multi grain bagel. Either way I end up carb crashing by 11am. Protein in the morning, for me at least, gives a great energy boost.

I used to go to the gym at lunch religiously but since our agency has reduced staff sizes there are so many times that I work through lunch or have just enough time to run to one of the food establishments around the agency. Those include a long list of not so healthy options which tend to make people sluggish in the afternoon. This coming week I want to bring my lunch so I can get back into the gym even if it's only a couple days. You have to make time for yourself to be healthy.

I heard some really great advice a couple weeks ago about making the salad the main course. You still have all the other things you normally eat, you are just making your salad bigger and the first item you put in your mouth. This salad doesn't have to only include vegetables, it can be a fruit salad, just eat it first. This is something I am working on incorporating into my habits.

Sleep is the third component of being healthy in advertising. Yes, I know the trend is to stay at work until 2am to prove you are more hard core than the next. Really? It's not going to make you more creative and it's going to burn you out faster than who ever it is you think you are competing against. Don't get me wrong I understand every once and a while there is an all nighter to make a deadline . . . just don't make it a habit.

There's nothing worse than being so sluggish you are just floating through life. Make time for yourself and create habits that will make you your best. In the end it will also make the work better.

What are some of the habits you have in your life? Healthy or Unhealthy . . . let me know.

09 March 2012

08 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Don't Get Pushy

About 500 pushpins later, this is the result. Using small sequins, this egg was definitely harder to work on than the first one with the three sequin pieces and took a couple days to produce. I hope you enjoy!

07 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Glow of Happiness

You are used to seeing all of the eggs in natural light, but for this one I had to drag out the black light to get the paint to glow exactly how I wanted it to. Something I didn't expect was for the t-shirt paint to eat away at the styrofoam. It ended up giving the egg a really nice texture though. Enjoy!

06 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Fun and Fancy Free

This one to date, is my favorite. I wish he was animated and could do some cool things for you. As of now he is just a static clay little egg monster.

05 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Bob and Weave

I love the result of this one. Definitely not the easiest, but it's nice to see the result at the finish. 

02 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Here's to Pipe Dreams

I wanted to create something that has the traditional design of an Easter egg though at the same time, bring a type of texture to it.

01 March 2012

Countdown to Easter: Shimmy Shimmy Shake Shake

This egg was so fun to make and in the sun it is beautiful. It's. So. Sparkly. It might just blind you.