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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update: Website up!


I'm excited to announce my site is up. It still needs minor tweaking and the gallery still needs contents but it's up. I want this site to be primarily my portfolio and show the progression of my work. But it'll also serve for a place for people to request custom work.

I can't wait to add on to my portfolio. Check it out: www.maritessb.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

UPDATE: Busy as a Bee!

I have to apologize once again. The whirlwind of activities have happened the last few weeks and it's not stopping.

As you know my wedding anniversary vacation set me back at work a bit and it doesn't help that we had to shorten last week to move offices. We couldn't work remotely at home because they had to shut down our server, re-install our station, etc. Which probably mean I should've had time to update. Yah.. Um...

At home last week I was running around like a mad man trying to figure out where to print my invitations and designed some works that were in the queue. As a few fellow friendly designers have told me you kinda have to make your rounds to get comfortable with a company. What an experience getting quote and reading past customer's reviews. I found one but they are more geared towards big corporation being in the heart of SF's SOMA district. However they took my job with giving me a break with a discount and so far have been very helpful. Lee at BPS Reprographics' sales department is great. I may talk to them for future jobs. We'll see. I haven't received the full products nor know the total cost of the work. I need to send it out the invitations this week. Yikes. I'll update the service after the job is done with.

And those are just the two major things that had happened. Now I'm working on graduation leis to sell at high school graduations. We're doing candy leis, attempting to make ribbon leis (the materials are really expensive), and working on my online portfolio. So STAY TUNED!

Just when you just thought I was busy enough soon I will be a college student again. I’m going part-time only to get that degree in design. So I can follow my dreams.

I'll try to post tomorrow again. If not... please excuse me. As you can see... I'm definitely 1 BUSY bee. I hope all is well with everyone.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Things to do Tuesday: DIY Floral workshop!


Brides and friends join the Huckleberry Karen workshop and learn how to DIY your bouquets and boutonnieres. See the attached flyer and the information below. The floral instructor is wonderful because she was my very own floral designer for my wedding. I hear nothing but good things about this workshop. Quickly reserve your seats today.

Huckleberry Karen Designs is hosting a workshop! Here are the details.
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Location: Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
For more information or to register you can email Karen at : huckleberrykarendesigns@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Work: Eric and Jen


My brother-in-law is getting married this coming September. We call it the reenactment of our wedding but with only a more trimmer and stylish couple. They have most of our vendors working for their wedding which is AWESOME!

Eric recently asked me to do some monogram to compliment their invitations. From when Jen and I were trying to go over her invitation ideas that she wanted to pursue I got a sense that this is going to be a very classic traditional wedding. I threw in some fun patterns inspired by their love of BURBERRY.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Motivational Mondays: Momma's day

There's an inspiring quote from Maria Shriver over the weekend regarding mother's day.

"On this day, go beyond the gift-giving & flowers & look at your mother's life, search her soul, consider her spirit & celebrate it."


By the way. I am on twitter. Add me: Madbrave

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The happiest of all Fridays!!!!!

My fave: NKOTB and Jabawockees


Have a good weekend everyone! AND happy MOTHER's day to: MY MOM, my sister Jen, my mother in law, my aunts: Gigi, Lori (first time), Lita, Myrna, Myrna (#20, Sandy, Julie, Juling, Jane, Couching, and many more, my grandmothers (RIP): Sophing & Evangaline, and BFF'S: Jennie Rose, Jackie, Cristine, Genessa, Rosalyn, Rosemarie, Lea, Frida, Elena, and Kristine.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My work: J&L

I changed the name and address to protect my client. They aren't really clients, they are my friend's sister. So I wanted to do it as a favor for him and his girlfriend because in the short time I knew him he painted a fabulous portrait of my husband and I.



I'm still working on 1 more idea but here are my faves so far:






Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My work: Ally's 1st bday

Oh I've been a bad blogger. Sorry. I've been busy! Sewing, preparing my neice's bday party, and work's been insane. Here's a few images to occupy some blog space. I illustrated a birthday logo for Ally (my neice/goddaughter). And I made dressed for both of my neices: Abby and Ally.







Please don't hate me.