I have decided to let all of my items on Etsy expire to clear out and refocus the shop. All items are on sale with prints starting at $5! Visit Ciera Design on Etsy and tell your friends by using the share buttons below! I want to thank everyone who supported the shop in the past year and I will let you all know when I reopen!
I love using Pinterest to collect fashion related images. I don’t usually wear bold colors or patterns but in reviewing my style pinboard, it looks like I’m into brights and stripes this summer! If you do not have a natural fashion sense (which I am not gifted with), Pinterest can really help you visualize a personal style. I hope to keep this brights and stripes theme in mind next time I go shopping and liven up my wardrobe. What is your favorite summer look?
I love paper. Stationery, cards, invitations, posters, art prints, paper art and even paper samples. If it’s made out of paper, then I’m interested! I love looking through sample and promo books from paper companies. It helps me to visualize how things print on different papers. Nothing compares to seeing and feeling the paper itself. The promotional books are also great for inspiration and learning new techniques. If you are a designer you can order swatchbooks and promotional books from most paper companies. Some of my favorites are Mohawk, Neenah and Sappi. All of these companies also have great designer resource sections to their websites which I love!
The next stop along my Boston Photo Tour is The USS Constitution. It is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel. Retired from active service in 1881, she served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. She is berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail.
As a fully commissioned US Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs and special events while keeping the ship open to visitors year-round and providing free tours.
While on the ship Zander had the honor of raising and lowering a flag that was to be sent to a General. The flag was saluted as it was raised briskly and lowered slowly.
Zander also got some great photos of the ship (see slideshow below).
Living in New England has the amazing perk of easy travel. So many incredible destinations in close proximity! Each weekend my boyfriend and I just jump in the car and head to places like New York, Martha’s Vineyard and the coast of Maine. We have friends and family all over so we don’t spend a ton on hotel rooms.
While traveling I find myself looking at a lot of maps since I’m not familiar with most of the places. I can’t get enough of all of these beautifully designed maps and city inspired posters! I have the Boston and New Orleans Ork posters. They are great for learning a new city or for keeping your hometown closeby.
If you haven’t made a card for your dad yet, you still have time! I decided to make this card from one of my Golden Half prints. A photo of you and your dad together would be really great for this project!
I’d love to see a photo if you make a card for your dad. My dad does not use a computer, so I don’t have to worry about him seeing this early!
Danny Gavin of Optidge Internet Marketing came to me with his vision of creating a new identity for his growing company. The logo was to embody the unique side of his company, while also looking professional and trustworthy. With his education and growing experience, Danny is confident in his ability to deliver positive results. However, with his relatively brief time in the industry, a professional logo was needed for the company to stand out in the ever growing internet marketing industry. Danny’s knowledge is in demand by businesses large and small and now his company has a strong logo to identify his services in memorable way.