Last night Chris & I celebrated our anniversary by going out to a nice dinner, watching the newest Harry Potter & getting away to Park City for the night. It was SO WONDERFUL to have a night and morning where we didn’t have to go anywhere, do anything or take care of anyone. We haven’t skipped town, just the two of us, since we went to Brazil in 2007.
That said, I haven’t made or done anything today, but I wanted to share a couple of things with you:
(James & Penelope are best friends – I took this sometime in 2009)
First, we named Penelope after a Pinback song. It’s a sweet song about a fish. My cousin remixed the song & put it up for your listening pleasure right here. He’s getting really good at the whole remix thing & this one sounds fabulous. He just joined Soft Science, a band out of Provo. They’ll be performing at Velour tomorrow night, if you’re wanting to support. We’ll be there, too!
(Isn’t James‘ lettering beautiful?)
Second: as a follow up to my Recycled: Fonts post, I just wanted to give you a heads up about a FABULOUS type site: Lost Type. I can’t remember how I found it – Pinterest, perhaps? But it’s incredibly designed & curated; y’all should go & download every typeface they have available. It’s the first pay-what-you-want Type Foundry, that offers gorgeous typefaces for the price you can afford. You can obviously download everything for free, but I encourage you to give these budding typists support, even if it’s a couple of bucks!! All donations go directly to the artists. My favorites are: Quaver, Duke, Tommaso and Nelma. What are yours?
Third: I’m currently enjoying my new favorite addiction: black licorice out of Finland. The lovely lady of Scissors & Spice sent me a package of that devilishly amazing black licorice. I can’t get enough, but I’m being good & only allowing myself a small piece at a time. It’s gotta last! Speaking of type; her husband, who works at House Industries, hand lettered the package she sent me. Pretty custom lettering always puts a smile on my face. So does delicious candy.