I love music. I love typography. I love music & typography.
This explains why I enjoy doodling around on my Mac and coming up with typographic treatments that involve song lyrics from my favorite bands and/or songs — it's actually one of my favorite past-times. This lets you in on a little secret -- I'm a self-professed design geek. I know.
I am currently reading “How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer” by Debbie Millman.
The book houses interviews with 20 legendary and well-known Graphic Designers. I am only a few interviews deep, but am already feeling very inspired and motivated, as I’m quickly reminded that we are all human. All of the stories are very real — very raw. These icons are human beings too, just like you and me. They may be very successful, but discuss those very instances of failure and strife that taught them some of the most valuable lessons along the way. Here are a few quotes that I favored.
Today is surely a happy one, friends!
Today — Sunday, May 19th — is a milestone that marks over a year ago that my Mother had heart problems. She has been on the up-and-up ever since, so today (and always), I celebrate her and honor her life.
I would like to commend her for working so hard to maintain her health and positive spirits throughout this past year. I know it was not easy to overcome the trauma and pain on her own — with her 3 children living 5+ hours away. For you see, she has to maintain this body and good health of hers in order to continue being my life-long guardian angel … forever by my side. I know this might sound quite selfish to make her life be “all about me,” but that’s all I’ve ever known. This very lady vowed almost 40 years ago (yes I’m giving my sister’s age away) to dedicate her complete life — every inkling of her kind heart and soul — to her children. And she has done just that. The constant love and devotion that she gives to me is my very reason for being.
Today I want the world to know that I’m so proud of her. The modesty and strength she exudes to never give up is unreal. She is quite an amazing little lady, I must say. She has never met a stranger and she has never failed me in any way. In fact, she is the very glue that holds our family together. She’s the main reason I know the true meaning of love. After all, she gave me Tina and Brett — my two other guardian angels and dearest friends — and for this I could never repay.
Today, I would like to say this to my impeccable Mother – Thank you.
Thank you for always loving me.
Thank you for always believing in me.
Thank you for inspiring me every day …
And thank you for always pushing me to live life to the fullest and always reach for the stars.
I reamin forever grateful for that precious little heart of yours, beating just for me.
I love you, Mom!