In good ol' faithful grinch fashion, my inner holiday-bashing spirit tried to come out about mid-week last week. I quickly suppressed it, however, and decided to focus and spend my energy on creating something much more positive this year. I felt like laughing and began to think of all the ways love shows itself in my current life and relationship status.
We have weekly staff meeting (on Fridays) at my place of employment. It is one of the only areas in my job that I find consistency in, this standing block of time spent with the team; and in that time, there is always the opportunity to openly share our appreciation for others.
I normally jot my thoughts down at different points during the week to report on something I genuinely appreciated about one or more of my team members and/or his/her action(s). Last week, instead of my little notes-to-self, I decided to illustrate and hand out food puns on tiny watercolor paper sheets, Valentine's day style. Each one has its own story of selection, so I'll go into more detail below if you really want to know. One day at a time this week, I'll be releasing a couple of single, downloadable files... starting now. Grab the files below! Use them in any creative way you wish, and please feel free to share a picture of it on social media if you do (tag @SeeWhyDesigns #foodiefauxligraphy)!
February 11 Release
February 12 Release
February 13 Release
Valentine's Day Release
The back story of each illustration...
Maize for Trevor. Trevor schedules all of the growing and plantings at SEEDS and decorative corn has been one of the things grown on our farm terrace. I painted corn into the mural at SEEDS and it makes me think of him for some reason.
Cheesy Grate for Aaron. Aaron really is great. He has an upbeat attitude and is one co-worker I can always count on for advice or a positive perspective on any situation at hand.
Donut for Jeff. Jeff is the world's greatest boss, lol. He gets staff appreciation treats on occasions, and lots of times they've been donuts. Therefore, I doodled a donut for him.
Smore for Haley. Haley is our newest intern, and at first I was not feeling us adding more people, even if she did have a skill of conversational Spanish. As soon as I saw her language skill in action, however, I appreciated the decision more day-by-day.
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