Friday, May 28, 2010

Book #3

I rather like this cover. I think it's fun and intriguing. That's all.

El Libro Numero Dos

This is book #2.
I loooooove everything about it EXCEPT THE UGLY MAN (even though I did make him)

You see, I had a cartoon of J. Golden Kimball on the front that was from a different book cover. The problem with that picture was that it wasn't our book so we couldn't use the cartoon. So, I had to find a man, make him into a cartoon that is tall, skinny, general authority-ish, and cowboy-ish.

I think I did okay making him, I just thought the cover was a lot better without any cartoon on the front. But, I have learned that those kinds of things aren't my decision. So, the ugly man stayed. I still like it though.

Friday, May 14, 2010


A few things have happened that need to be noted:

1. Dustin got his private pilot's license! He is very excited.

2. Dustin started Semester #2. He is now working on his instrument license (flying by using the instruments on the plane...only). This is good: Dustin is only taking this class so he has lots and lots of time to study and study and study. This is bad: $15,000–money we don't have which means more loans.

3. My childhood best friend got married on Saturday. We went to the reception and I got to see her again–I hadn't seen her since my wedding.

4. I am selling wall art and cards on and in The Flower Basket Boutique on University Ave. in Provo. I think the cards are selling well there...I hope they are anyway. It's very exciting because I've always wanted to do something like this–ever since I was a child. I just hope it goes well because making things has always been one of my passions.

5. I am learning to play the organ. I LOVE it!!!! I'm not that great yet, but one day I'll be able to play the hymns in church. I love how loud it is. I love that it takes so much energy and focus because it makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something.

6. I'm doing well at work. My first book is being printed and bound and I have two other covers that are approved and are going to press next week. I love my job...for the most part. There are things that aren't so enjoyable: carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, being new, not being able to do exactly what I want. But, overall it's worth it. I get to sit at a computer and be creative all day. It's good for me to get my creativity out because I am constantly seeing shapes and pictures in my head.

That's all for now.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Etsy Shop

I opened an etsy shop tonight. Please go and look! I'm going to add more later so keep checking on it. Tell everyone you know. Here is a sample.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My First Book

I am here to say that the first book I designed has been approved and sent to the printers. The finished books should get here sometime within the next few weeks. I'm not super excited about this cover because I had to base the design on a different book the author wrote. But, I still get a free copy when they get here and I can say I designed the cover on it. Here it is.

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Job

I am starting my new job on April 14. I got a job with a publisher (CFI--not that I'm super proud about that--but it's a design job) designing book covers. I'm so excited to design for a job! Who thought that I could do what I love to do for money? So I'll let you know what covers I design so you can see them (but that's not necessarily a recommendation to read the books).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Caucus Meeting

Dustin and I went to the Caucus Meeting for our precinct tonight. It was nice to feel like we were involved. We got to vote for some of our state delegates and county delegates. I had been feeling so helpless about what I could do for our country cause Obama is making me worried. And upset. I liked being involved because it gave me a little release for my anxieties.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cedar City

Dustin flew solo again today to Cedar City. He even made it home. :) So that was a pretty big step and now all he needs to do is keep flying for a few more hours to get his license! Yay!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


So Dustin started calling me a gypsy one day and has never stopped. I don't know what makes him think I'm a gypsy but he is convinced that I am. So last night and was bored because Dustin was at Scouts so I decided to dress up like a gypsy.

I figured if Dustin thinks I'm a gypsy I should at least look like one.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Today is a big day for Dustin: he is flying his first cross-country solo. He is flying to Delta and Fillmore. It's pretty exciting really. He has been wanting to fly his whole life and now he is. I'm so proud of him. He is the best in his ground class (he has over 100%) and he his ahead of everyone in his flying. I'm going to go down to the airport when he gets back to take his picture, so I'll post those later.