Inktober 2/31/18

Inktober 2/31/18

#inktober 2/31 A current book illustration project has me delving into character design exploration for 30 mental states. I know this one well. Imposter syndrome and unworthiness is something I’ve struggled with a lot in life. Don’t worry about what anyone

inktober 1/31/18

inktober 1/31/18

#inktober 1/31

A current book illustration project has me doing character design exploration for 30 mental states. I know a lot of folks have been experiencing this one. This is the bottom, let’s work our way up from here. You are not alone.

I read recently some writing from Pema Chödrön that takes a very non western, non theistic point of view that hopelessness is actually the beginning of freedom.

When you let go of the hope that things could have been different than they are, you step into accepting the reality of what is and laying down the great burden of hope that leads to suffering. That is a clear starting point from which to accept what is and from there we can begin to take clear action toward what should be. I know abandoning hope sounds nihilistic and antithetical to traditional, western self help thinking.

But in this context hope is viewed as the other side of the same coin as fear. Coming from a sense of poverty. Something I’m meditating on this week. #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #arte  #instaart #illustration #artoftheday #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationartists
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Higher Health Website Under Way

Higher Health Website Under Way

I’m in the midst of wrapping up new logo and branding development for @higher_health and we’re starting to transition into the new website design. Can’t wait to share the full package when it’s all ready.

But you don’t have to wait to start living your best life now. In the meantime you can go sign up to be the first to know what Rachel’s got coming between her healthy living workshops, yoga instruction nutritional products and more at www.higherhealthnow.com

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Asheville Fauxsaic

Asheville Fauxsaic

I decided to try my hand at one of these #fauxsaics that have been catching my eye. Created in illustrator by making some patterns and brushes and then adding minor distortions and variations, then bringing into photoshop to dirty up and add lighting and feet. Bare feet seemed appropriate for #Asheville.

Riding away from Asheville, I had some time to kill on a bus ride to visit some family.
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#typelove #ligaturecollective #handlettering #handmadefont #typism #artoftype #typematters #typography #lettering #letters

Dover Crane & Construction Logo getting phased into fleet

Dover Crane & Construction Logo getting phased into fleet

Nice to see the new logo I designed for Dover Crane & Construction starting to get phased into the fleet.

#vehiclegraphics #fleetgraphics #logodesign #typespire #typespiration #typegang
#hornsbycreative #typelove #ligaturecollective #handlettering #typism #artoftype #typematters #typography #lettering #letters #design #inspiration #work #smallbusiness #businessbranding #entrepeneur #entrepeneurlife  #ashevillebusiness #smallbusiness #creative #creativity #branding #graphicdesign #printdesign #topcreator

Working with team GIGANTIC! this week on this new mural for Ace Hardware

Working with team GIGANTIC! this week on this new mural for Ace Hardware

Working with team @giganticavl this week on this new mural for Ace Hardware.

#walldogs #mural #creativity #painting #walldecor #wallart #businessbranding #ashevillenc #environmentaldesign #paint #hornsbycreative #828isgreat #creativelifehappylife #handpainted

Mystical Lady Doodle

Mystical Lady Doodle

A little blast from the past that came up of one of my old drawings. I think she could use a new home. Want her for your place? DM to make me an offer.

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#creativity #creative #topcreator #draw
#drawing #drawings #sketch #sketchdaily
#ashevillartists #sketchbook
#hornsbycreative

#ink #penandink #inkaddict #inkspiration #amazingink #black #blackwork #inkstagram

The view from my desk this morning.

The view from my desk this morning.

The view from my desk this morning. A little light weekend reading stacked up. Always be learning, revisiting the basics, exploring the edges and finding new inspiration to push beyond what’s accepted.
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#logodesign #logodesigner #brandmark #logomark #nonprofitdesign #creativelifehappylife #bookillustration
#bookstagram #succulents #fridayvibes