A long long (long) time ago B.C. (before children) , when Tim and I were first dating and during the early years of our marriage, we had a LOT of free time. Time for leisurely brunches, dinner parties, ski weekends, camping trips…AND, recording holiday albums, y’know, for fun. We recorded these songs and sent them to our far flung families & friends as a holiday gift.
We did a lot of things together that bonded us in those early years, but these songs really represent our first creative collaboration and we love listening to them together. This album isn’t anything fancy — we recorded in our little sound booth in our house — and Tim played all the instruments, with the exception of Silent Night where I played guitar. Tim produced & mixed everything — he’s talented like that — and we took turns singing. The player below allows you to listen, or download the MP3 using the little arrows on the right hand side. So, go have a listen. I hope you get a kick out of our little collection!
- “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
- “Gotta Have You”
- “Baby, Please Come Home”
- “Silent Night”
- “Santa Baby”
- “So This Is Christmas”
- “Last Christmas”
- “Running On Faith”
- “Song For A Winter’s Night”
Today is a big day for CooperHouse as we launch our first Digital Creative Workshop. Our first offering in this series: Photoshop, Illustrator, and basic graphic design for small business owners.
This series is geared towards small businesses, artists, and bloggers. This workshop will teach Photoshop, Illustrator and basic graphic design techniques specifically for online marketing & promotion. The emphasis will be in creating beautiful design, elevating your brand, maintaining continuity, and teaching you the skills to take control of your visual content.
The workshop will take place February 7th & 8th in Oklahoma City. The 2-day workshop is $500 per person and it is limited to 12 students. We are excited to announce that there are 3 early bird tickets available for $440 and you can snap those up today if you are one of the first 3 people to register for our workshop.
We’ve been working on this launch for a while and are knee deep in writing our course e-book and planning some some awesome assignments for our class. I had this idea last year and thought it might be really helpful to a lot of our clients. After doing a little surveying on Twitter, I started to realize that this is something that really needs to happen in our community. We know and work with a ton of creatives. People who already have great ideas, but just need some instruction and technique to create better designs for their businesses. I’ve explained this class as my effort to eliminate really crappy in-store signage and empower non-designer types to feel confident in creating clean beautiful design.
So, please share this workshop with folks that need it. My dream is that we have a class full of students who are ready & excited to learn about design. Our class is going to be really fun and entertaining, and I hope to see lots of you there.
You can skip over to CooperHouseWorkshop.com and check out the details. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates on this workshop.
Today I’m looking at a packed schedule, but I am looking forward to an afternoon working on a cool logo project with lots of dimension. While working on this new project, I’ve been inspired by Maria Grønlund & all her dimensional branding design. I ran across this series of posters she created and just fell in love. You already know my love for abstract and bright saturated colors. These are just so energetic and beautiful! You can see more of her work on Behance, and you can buy these posters from her shop.
See? Aren’t you feeling inspired? Go get another cup of coffee and get to work. ;)
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I’ve been a fan of local artist Juuri since seeing her work in the OKC Momentum show two years ago. Her work has always been focused on surreal portraits and they are incredible. Recently she started experimenting with abstract work and incorporating her surreal style into that. Her new work is truly AMAZING. The combination of her obvious skill in rendering detail juxtaposed with a more wild abstract style is totally mesmerizing.
I can’t wait to see a show of Juuri’s new style in person. I love supporting local artists (especially women artists) and I’m definitely feeling like one of these pieces needs to come home with me.
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Hey everyone! It’s Friday, which means I’m scrambling to finish up work before my big weekend, but I wanted to pop in and show you what I’ve been working on. I wasn’t going to do calendars this year, but my friends and few locals asked me (pretty much ORDERED ME) to make one, so I’ve done it. I’m doing things a little differently this year, in that I’ve chosen ONE design, and all the calendars will be made to order. I’ll do an order every week until New Year, and then that is it. My first order will go to the printer on Monday and I’ll ship on Wednesday or Thursday.
So, without further ado, here is the 2014 Limited Edition Calendar featuring my painting, “Leo”. There’s lots to love about this palette and it’s sure to brighten up your walls, even on the dreariest of days. This calendar is 11″x17″ on 100# linen archival stock. Each calendar is signed below the art. At the end of the year, you can snip off the calendar and frame your print with a standard 10″x10″ frame. So, go snap one up for yourself, and a friend, because after 1 January, they’ll be gone. Thanks for reading!