Congratulations to Katherine of Through My Looking Glass, I’ll be in touch soon! And thanks to all of my readers and all those who entered!
November went by so quickly I can barely believe it! I feel like I did not accomplish all that I was supposed to this month but looking forward to a very productive December! Here are some of my favorite posts from the month… and don’t forget that TODAY is the last day to enter the Golden Half Camera giveaway!
1 // Pinterest Picks – Neutrals with a touch of mint
2 // Exploring Arnold Arboretum
3 // Design freebies from me to you
4 // The National Branding by Love and War
5 // Populaire – Favorite Font
6 // Boston Photo Tour – The North End
7 // Golden Half Camera Giveaway – TODAY is the last day to enter!
8 // Thankful For…
9 // Etsy Favorite – Friendship Bracelets
10 // Thanksgiving Instagrams
I have a lot planned for December but if you have any special requests just let me know! xo Ciera
I hope you all had a special holiday with family and friends! I had a relaxing weekend in Maine and now back to work! Here are some snapshots from the long weekend… early mornings… piling wood for the fire… green bean casserole… snow covered hills… all in the details… soup on the fire… carving the turkey… Thanksgiving dinner… loving all the clocks… last leaves falling… family dining room…drying flowers.
While writing my thanksgiving post I started thinking about how in grade school everyone used to exchange bracelets or necklaces as a sign of friendship. I have always loved the bright colors of friendship bracelets so I started looking through Etsy to see what was out there. Truthfully, I was not expecting to find so much awesomeness! I mean, look at these bracelets! I think these would make great gifts for any occasion, I want to get them for everyone I know! Do you have a favorite?
I am thankful for my family, the ones who love me unconditionally… for my boyfriend… coffee… my education… photography… my health… yummy food. I’m thankful that I get to do what I love for a living…
I’m thankful for blogging and the internet… everyday I am excited to find and post the things that inspire me. There is so much talent out there that challenges me to try new things and make new connections…
Thankful for friends… new and old… when I decided to move last year some people told me that moving from the friendly South to the unsociable Northeast was going to be hard. Boston is known to be a less social city of people who find it inappropriate to say hello to strangers and ignore their neighbors. But I am happy to report that those people were wrong! I have really enjoyed meeting a ton of new, awesome people that I now call friends!
… then there are my two best friends in the world who have been around for 16 years of fun, laughs, cries, support, adventures, inspiration, traveling, ideas, parties, serious times and silly times… needless to say, I am VERY thankful for those girls! And without further ado, a few photos of my BFFs and I…
Thanks to everyone who inspires me, encourages me and pushes me to become a better and more creative person! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!
November is a month of giving thanks and since last month was my blog’s two year anniversary I want to say THANKS TO MY READERS by giving one lucky person a Golden Half Telepathy camera!
So the cool thing about this camera, besides how it looks, is that it allows for two shots on one frame. You get a cool diptych photograph with the two frames divided by a black line. This 35mm half-frame camera allows a standard 3″ x 5″ photo to be split into half (3″ x 2.5″ frames), letting you snap double the amount of photos.
The design features a plastic body with a wonderful lens, three aperture options and a hot shoe for flash. It’s super easy to carry around since it’s small and pairing the images for each exposure is SO fun. I’ve had such a great time shooting with mine I wanted to share the joy! You can view all of my Golden Half photos here.
- One Telepathy Golden Half 35mm Camera
- Five rolls of film to get you started
- Five golden half prints (by yours truly) for inspiration
1: Leave a comment below. Let me know why you want to win the Golden Half camera OR if you have something you’d like to see on the blog, feel free to throw it out there!
2: Follow me on Twitter + tweet about the giveaway
3: Become a fan on Facebook + post about the giveaway to your wall.
4: Blog about this giveaway and/or the Ciera Design Blog
Please leave a separate comment for each entry. You can use this short link for sharing: http://bit.ly/sW6nqa Good Luck! Giveaway ends on November 30, 2011 at midnight EST. 4 entries per person max. NOW CLOSED
A new favorite font for you on this beautiful Friday! Populaire, is the latest font from PintassilgoPrints, a two-person Brazilian outfit that specializes in spirited display fonts with a playful, handcrafted feel.
Inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, this dynamic font is flexible enough to bring freshness and energy to a wide range of design applications.
The typeface comes with four exchangeable glyphs for each letter. When the Populaire font is used in OpenType-savvy applications, its Contextual Alternates feature produce a striking random-like effect on glyphs distribution, achieved by cycling through alternates.
As part of the font, there is also a cool set of ornaments and pictures.
November is really flying by! I had a very early morning working on a project with a quick turnaround. The mornings are so beautiful in Boston right now!
In November I’m looking forward to… relationships with new clients, sharing Thanksgiving inspired posts, spending time outside, hot coffee, date night and my Thanksgiving in Maine… I’m starting to get giddy about the holidays!
Hope you are enjoying November and don’t forget to check back soon for my two year blogiversary giveaway!
I am a huge fan of Mary Kate McDevitt’s work so I am very excited about the new project, Handwritten Letters, that she announced today. She plans to write a letter to someone everyday for at least one year! She will actually draw and send YOU a letter (you know, like, from the alphabet). How exciting! You can read more about her project and sign up for a letter of your own at your handwritten letters. You better believe I already signed up!
Images from Mary Kate McDevitt
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