State your motto here…

New York State Motto by Dan Cassaro

Well, in the continued patriotic spirit of this month I wanted to share this cool project with you. The project is called Fifty and Fifty. Here is how the creator, Dan Cassaro, describes it. “50 And 50 is a curated project which attempts to construct a handsome new way of looking at our country. Fifty designers, one per state, have illustrated their state motto, creating something steeped in history but completely modern and unique: a kind of designer’s atlas.”

I love the artwork from this project for both it’s celebration of our country and it’s fun use of typography. I have always been drawn to artwork which includes typography. I suppose that is why I became a graphic designer… What are your thoughts on this project? Which one is your favorite? You can find more artwork on the Fifty and Fifty website. Till next time…

Ohio State Motto by Mikey Burton

Michigan State Motto by Friends of Type

Colorado State Motto by Justin Fuller


I believe now that I have finally started my business, be it the wee early hours of that process, that I will do a slight redirect in my posts. Instead of using this blog for accountability, which was its original purpose, I’d like to use it more for sharing ideas on Design, Celebration, & Family, along with my continuing journey. This will include posts on design inspiration, ideas to help celebrate your special occasions, thoughts on family and being a Mom and much more.

So, today will be my first post on sharing some design inspiration. I love to see the new colors each year in Pantone’s Fashion Color Report. And I was thrilled to see this year’s Pantone color of the year: Honeysuckle. Pantone says  “Energizing Honeysuckle Lifts Spirits and Imparts Confidence to Meet Life’s Ongoing Challenges”. What an uplifting color! I’ve created a moodboard to share this color with you. What are your thoughts on this color? How does this color make you feel?

Honeysuckle Moodboard

Top Row, from left to right: Pink Peony Cake – by The Icing On The Cake, Photo by Krista Photography, found on theknot.comPink Parasol Favors – Courtesy of, Photo by Anne Ruthmann Photography; Sissy Dress – by Gock’s Frocks, found on Magpie ; Pink Bridesmaid Dress – by Aria

Bottom Row, from left to right: Summer Botanical Plaques – by Pottery Barn Kids; A Rosy Little Hat– by Land of Nod; Pantone’s Color of the Year HoneysuckleLittle Lovebird Steals A Kiss Mobile by Baby Jives