Archive for August, 2010

Drawing A Day #50: Feline groovy

August 31st, 2010

I often stay up way too late, usually trying to get that one last thing done for the day … then there’s the next morning where I’m super tired but once there’s enough coffee pumped into me, all is good in the world again … guess that’s where I’m coming from for today’s Dad, Feline groovy:

Feline Groovy
Maybe it’s time to start focusing on more sleep!

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Drawing A Day #49: Flights of fancy

August 30th, 2010

I had a client meeting last week, and the topic of business attire came up. I chuckled as I looked down at my sneakers… I don’t own one business suit, nor do I have any dry-clean-only items or anything that needs to be ironed. I’m grateful that I live in a day and age when I can get away with casual clothes most of the time; I would’ve been one miserable gal in the time of corsets, petticoats and bustles! Somehow, all of this got me to today’s D.A.D. — Flights of fancy:

Have a great, comfy week!

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Feature Friday #12: Angel wing necklace by Melonie Higashi

August 27th, 2010
** Update: Melonie’s necklace has been purchased (in one hour flat!) via Etsy and is no longer available! If you would like to make an order with Melonie, please contact her directly at
mel [at] higashidesign [dot] com **

Today’s donation comes from dear friend and über-talented jewelry-maker, Melonie Higashi. Mel has been incredibly supportive of The D.A.D. Project from the get-go, and told me that she chose to contribute an Angel wing necklace “because I think you and Serena are both angels for coming up with this wonderful project.” How sweet is that?

Keeping company with the sterling silver angel wing are a Peruvian opal, a wire wrapped London blue topaz briolette, and a freshwater pearl. The angel wing measures 1-inch (or 2.5 cm) long. The chain measures 18″ (or 45.7 cm) long.

Love, protect, and inspire….

  • Wings are generally symbols of protection.
  • Blue Topaz and the Peruvian Opal are said to promote artistic inspiration/creativity.
  • Freshwater pearls are said to enable someone to accept love.


If you’d like to know a little more about Mel, her gorgeous work  and her quirky sense of humour, take a look at the feature I did on her last year.

Thanks Mel! I’ll share my wakame salad sushi rolls with you ANYtime ;)

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