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Type on a Happy Face by Julia Walck

I love when design makes me smile, so I wanted to do a project where I made the design itself smile. 

Using some chunky Gotham, negative space and yellow I created a series of typographic happy faces with fun phrases titled, "Type on a Happy Face". Available as prints, tote bags, blankets, cell phone cases and much more in my Society6 shop here

I dare you not to smile when you scroll through these.

Here's one with a quite literal "fun" phrase.

I'm sure I'll be adding more to this series in the future when I think up more fun phrases. Can't stop, won't stop.

Antiquing Haul by Julia Walck

Cross stitched Pheasant

Optimistic pins 

Rainbow mug and stir sticks

Went antiquing yesterday and I did good. Like REAL GOOD. 

Not pictured are two yellow smiley face planters (one with a smiley face plate to go underneath), three additional stir sticks, a Jurassic Park pin (for Jack), and a Christmas holly berry glass juice pitcher. Oh and I didn't take a photo of the full TV tray, but you can see a close-up of the pattern below. I got it for $3! They're usually around $10-$15 and I couldn't not get it...right? Even though I already have this exact one... Well matching pairs I guess.

Closeup of TV tray

Donahoo's

I've talked about Antique Row before, and how amazing it is... but sadly it's not as great as it used to be. I think a lot of the businesses just couldn't keep up and many places have closed. 

However, Persnickety Antiquity and Pomona Antique Mart are still there and are still great. 

On my way home, I passed by this giant rooster. I'll always pull over for a good sign, so I stopped and snapped a polaroid real quick šŸ“

Recently, in Decisions by Julia Walck

Our roomie is moving out. Which left the decision on getting a new roommate or moving to a new space. We chose neither. We decided that the extra room will be a studio space for art, crafts, design and photography. It's time I focus on myself for a bit; who knows, I'll maybe even re-open my Etsy shop. Either way, prepare for more art come September šŸŽØ

It might be a bit rough on my bank account but I think it'll be good for my soul.