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By Design – Inktober

Design

If you're not aware of Inktober, let me inform you! Inktober is a drawing/inking challenge where artists draw a piece of art using ink in some way every day of the month! Ink isn't really my speciality, and I probably could have done Drawlloween (which is pencil drawings) instead, but what the hell, I decided to go full out of my comfort zone! Not to mention I picked up some…

By Design – Classroom Posters

Design

I had a friend request some posters for his classroom to hang by the little classroom library, in exchange for books. Because I still believe in the barter system. (Seriously though, gimme books, I'll provide designs, that's how I roll) He had a specific quote that he wanted posters designed for, then another one to hang over the bookcase that was hip and cool. Gotta get the attention of those…

By Design – Traveling Owl

Design

I've been thinking about actually talking about my design work on the blog, but I never really got around to actually doing it before. Now is that time though, as I slowly work towards finding a good niche for myself here in the blog world. I suppose it could just be books, but then it wouldn't be the lifestyle of a bookworm! (Well, my lifestyle as a bookworm would be…

Valentines Day + Freebie!

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Happy Valentines/Galetines Day everyone! I hope you enjoy it, no matter how it is you choose to enjoy it! I used to buy myself Godiva chocolate truffles, because I deserved it man or no man!! I think the point of Valentines Day is just to spend it with someone you love, be that family, significant other, friends, or with yourself, because you should love yourself too! Since Valentines day falls…

Editorial Calendar

Blogging, Design

As I work on further growing my blog and on staying more organized (so I stop forgetting/mixing up dates) I've been working on a little personal design project, which is creating a really kick-butt editorial calendar for myself! I used to just keep to-do lists of blog posts in a little notebook and then I'd post ahead in Blogger by making empty drafts on whatever day I wanted a post…

Gtech Event!!

Design, Life, Local Flavor

My design won the contest!! Yay! So I got to attend a little block party and get it screen printed onto a shirt! It was a lot of fun, and I love the design as well. It was fun to create! Screen printing is super cool! I've never done it before, but it looks pretty sweet. I'd love to be able to screen print other designs! I know of some…

1 year of Bookworms in Dresses!!

Blogging

Here it is at last! My blog is 1 whole year old! It feels weird to think that I started blogging a year ago. A lot has changed since then and I almost wish I would have started blogging before that! I've met a lot of amazing girls whole blogging and I've read so many stories, DIYs, recipes, and personal experiences that have helped me grow as a person. I've…

The Bookworm Does: Building a Portfolio

Design, Life

I've said it before, but I was certainly MIA most of the month. (Or at least it felt like I was) That was because it was the ending of my time at college for my second degree! I was putting together a portfolio and man, that took A LOT of printing (I even got a new wide format printer for the occasion, as an early graduation gift) and a lot…

The Bookworm Does: Logo Design

Design

As a designer, or soon to be a designer for real, I wanted to share a little about what I do. I don't often talk about the nitty gritty of designing, but I have to include a process guide in my portfolio, so I thought I'd write one here too! (Sorta) Because as bloggers, we are creative people!  First! I'll talk about what I use! I always work logos in…