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I Was Born To Make Mistakes /// PatternDaily

A few months ago I was contacted by Eliza Cerdeiros, the creator of the Motivational Monday project, to do a guest post. I said yes & started think of a motivational phrase to letter. As time went on I found myself struggling trying to come up with something. One day while at work I decided to listen to my Erykah Badu collection, especially since she’s coming to town in August as part of the Twilight Concert Series. I put the songs on random & two songs in “Didn’t Cha Know” came on & the line “I was born to make mistakes, but I ain’t scared to take the weight” hit me & I knew I had to letter it. You can buy this print on my Big Cartel Shop or My Etsy Shop.

I know I’ve talked about the Twilight Concert Series on this blog before… basically it’s one of the best things the city of Salt Lake has to offer. Every summer the City Arts Council continues impress me with the quality of artists they bring to the stage. This year the beautiful & inspirational Erykah Badu with grace the stage on August 8th.

My love for Badu began in the late 90s while I was working a record store. For months my best friend & coworker would pop in her 1997 debut Baduizm or Live album in during our morning shifts & jam our day away. Luckily the two of us were still working the same store when Badu released her 2000 release, Mama’s Gun. Whoa!!! The album instantly became a favorite! The track that seems to stick with me is “Didn’t Cha Know”, I always find myself relating to it with each listen.

In 2007 an opportunity the two of us thought would never happen, happened. Erykah Badu visited SLC! The evening blew our minds. We cried, we carried big ass smiles on our faces, it was a true night to remember. In 2008, Badu released the brilliant, New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War, this to me is the record that could very well top them all.

Okay, okay, the fact that Badu is returning to SLC is a blessing in my eyes. Thank you City Arts Council.

Happy Birthday Card

April 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

New item added to the shop! This Birthday card is available hereΒ on Etsy & hereΒ on Big Cartel.

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Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I decided to hand letter a card for my mom & make it available for purchase. I know the phrase is a little untraditional, but what can I say… my mom IS a badass & I know a few expecting mothers who also fall into the category of badassery!

Pick yourself up a card here or an 8×10 print here

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Everything about 2012’s ‘The Haunted Man, the third release from English singer-songwriter Natasha Kahn (AKA Bat For Lashes) gorgeous. The album ended up being one of my top five favorite releases of last year. On ‘The Haunted Man‘, Kahn lets her guard down, explores lush soundscapes and throws herself into every word of the evocative moving lyrics, her vocals are softer showing someone who is deeply hurt.

To me, the track “Laura” is extremely powerful with it’s simpleness that features only a piano and delicate horns floating in the distance. I find Kahn’s voice is so powerful here & I get emotional with every listen, it’s simple the finest song she’s written. One line from the song strikes me every time… “You’re the train that crashes my heart.”

You're The Train That Crashed My Heart /// Bat For Lashes /// PatternDaily

So I Was Listening To A Podcast

Whether it’s my husband, my friend Clairice, or the other people in my life, many conversations start with, “So, I was listening to a podcast”. (I actually don’t listen to podcasts. I’m more of a radio junkie and a music listener, in fact, I am currently streaming my local community station & geeking out over Radiothon.)

The thing is… I really look forward to these discussions, It usually means the next bit of info that follows will 90% of the time be extremely fascinating! Do you listen to podcasts, if so, what are some of your favorites?

Recently, I was contacted by Lance Saunders of S&S Presents, to do some poster work. If you frequent Kilby Court or Urban Lounge, chances are you have been to a S&S event. Lance along with Will Sartain, are the two heads behind S&S AND they happen to own both venues. Yeah, they’re kind of a big deal around the SLC area. The moment I was asked to design a poster, I jumped at the opportunity. You can purchase it poster here.

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Birthday /// Birthday

February 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

I’m pretty sure everyone I know had a birthday sometime during February. I filled some of my free time to letter a few birthday cards for a couple of my friends, one being the talented Clairice, aka NiftySwank, you should check out her blog here.

Happy Birthday Clairice /// PatternDaily

Emily is a friend & fellow DJ on KRCL, she hosts Mixtape, a killer program every Wednesday evening 8-10:30PM.

Happy Birthday Emily /// PatternDaily

Last but not least, SLUGΒ Magazine, celebrated a 24 year anniversary.

Happy 24th SLUG Magazine /// PatternDaily