I cannot believe that I haven't posted since November! I haven't been putting in blogging time and I miss it. Things have been quite busy for me, from working with some very exciting clients to my website revamp, to a host of other projects including uploading many, many photos I've taken in the past two months. It doesn't seem like I've had enough time to do everything I like but such is life I suppose.
The biggest news for me is that I have officially started my graphic design business: Sarah Hearts Design, LLC. I am so excited about the opportunity I have, I can't quite describe it but it's very empowering to be the lady in charge! It's already shaping up to be interesting, challenging, fun and quite the learning experience. Accountant? New bank accounts? Paying sales tax? Health Insurance? Business expenses? Record keeping? Yup, learning about all sorts of new things.
In the upcoming month I'll be posting some of the work I've been doing, some blog articles and relaunching my website so please stick around. In the meantime I'd like to share a couple interesting things I've come across:
If you are in New York I highly recommend scooting over to the Museum of Arts and Design for not one, but two, fabulous exhibitions I'm dying to see. The first is Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection running through January 31st. Diplomacy and jewelry: heart! I first read about her pin collection from this book. (The holidays may have past but it's still on my gift wish list in case anyone would like to get me a gift.) I heard Ms. Albright speaking on NPR awhile back and it was so, so interesting and entertaining. A+++, get after it.
The second exhibit is Slash: Paper Under the Knife on display through April 4. As you may know from one of my last posts, I heart paper. Not just heart, obsessed maybe would be a better word. Everything in this exhibit is made out of paper and it looks so off the charts. I don't even know where to begin other than you should start with a visit to the above website where there is a video of the curator who has a great introduction of some of the pieces in the show.
The third thing on my mind is a lengthy article in Illustration magazine on Rudy Nappi, a prolific illustrator behind the covers of Nancy Drew books. I was beyond happy when I picked up Illustration the other day because a blog post I've had in the back of my mind since I unpacked my old Nancy Drew books was to write about the cover illustrator, then boom this article. I haven't made my way through the whole thing yet but I recommend picking it up, there are some really fun examples of his work in the piece. If you can't get a hard copy it is available to read online thanks to Issuu. Haven't heard of them? Check it out! I just discovered them from a colleague and it is an amazing online publishing tool.
Have a happy, sequin-filled New Years Eve and 2010, I'll be seeing you in the new year!