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Awesome Mugs

October 30, 2014

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I looove mugs. I have more than I’ll ever need but when you find one that speaks to you, you have to have it. Which brings me to these mugs, the first one is my favourite but they are all pretty great.

You can find them here

M.

Design

Conceptual Project // Logo Options

October 29, 2014

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Please ignore the image quality, I am so sick and couldn’t be bothered to go back and fix it. 

Hey everyone! Hope your Wednesday is going better than mine. I’m so mad I’m sick, especially 2 days before Halloween :( :(

In other news, above are 4 logo options for the personal project I’ve decided to take on. I posted the moodboard for it a few days ago.

I was going to go in depth about which one I picked and why but honestly I tried and I can’t even focus with these sick feelings, so I’ll post more about it later. In the meantime do you have a favourite? I have a colour palatte picked out but just wanted to show the black and white options first.

M.

Design

Design // Personal Project Moodboard

October 27, 2014

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While I work away on learning the business side of freelancing I’ve decided I might as well keep creating projects that I want to reflect my style.

This moodboard is for a personal conceptual branding of a hotel. If you have taken a look at my portfolio you’ve probably noticed 95% of it is food and drink related, which isn’t a bad thing, who doesn’t love food, but It might be a good idea to branch out and expand my portfolio. I love clean and modern design and this project will reflect that.

Stay tuned for more process work!

M.

West Coast Road Trip

West Coast Road Trip // Salton Sea

October 24, 2014

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I’ve discovered that when planning a road trip you literally want to see everything and anything that looks remotely interesting, which can be a good and bad thing. Palm Springs is huge on my list, I love the heat, the desert, the atmosphere and now I’ve discovered Salton Sea and have to go there.

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Salton Sea was once the next hip place to live, it was dubbed the new Palm Springs back in the 60’s and everyone flocked there and started building homes. It didn’t last long though, and the town was soon abandoned. You can read all about it here. 

The place is now a ghost town and in my opinion would be an amazing place to check out. Anything that looks like it’s from a zombie movie I’m all for.

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America’s Dead Sea from Jim Lo Scalzo on Vimeo.

These articles are worth checking out

01- I went to California’s Post-Apocalyptic Beach Town
02- Exploring Modern Ruins in South California
03- The Apocalypse Came Early for Salton Riviera  

I’d love to hear your stories and see your pictures if you have visited there. You can follow along with our West Coast road trip planning here

All photos are taken from the articles above and are properly credited to the owners

M.

 

Misc.

Friday 5

October 24, 2014

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Yay for the weekend! My plans include going to Cask Days on Saturday and then relax at home for the rest of the weekend.

I funded Golly Magazine on Kickstarter last month and finally got their first issue. I’m Excited to dig into this weekend, I’ve only skimmed through it, but it looks really, really good.

01- June Letters posted an awesome tutorial on how to create a vector watercolour logo
02- This post by Vanessa about taking the leap into freelance was super inspiring to read
03- 10 words you should stop putting in your emails
04- 9 Halloween costumes you won’t find in a store
05- Amy poehler might be my favourite person ever

See you all on Monday!

M.

Daily Life

Daily Life // Cask Days

October 23, 2014

Cask Days

The 10th annual Casks Days is fast approaching! For those who aren’t familiar, Cask Days is an annual event that features over 300 cask beers from all over the world.  You can read all about cask beer here if you’re asking yourself, “what’s cask beer?”

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Last year was my first time going and the photos in this post are all from then. It was such a good atmosphere and vibe, I had a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to this years. As someone who LOVES and supports craft beer, this event is like Christmas morning for me.

Here are my top 10 beers on my, must try list. I actually have like 30 must try beers, but my liver might not be able to handle that much :p

01- Flying Monkey’s – Drunk By Chocolate – Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Stout
02- Parallel 49 – Salty Scot – Sea Salted Caramel Scottish Ale
03- Wild Rose – Vanilla Bourbon Porter – Robust Porter with Vanilla Beans
04- Bellwoods – Skeleton Key – Spiced Imperial Stout Aged in Rum Barrels
05- Beer Academy – A Twat I Taw A Puddy Tat – Quadruple with Vanilla Beans
06- Get Well x Innocente Brewing – Wasabi Chocolate Porter – Robust Porter
07- Liberty Village x Toronto Brewing – Brett On The Beach – Pina Colada Brett IPA
08- Sawdust City – Blood Of Cthulhu – Imperial Stout with Cranberries, Raspberries, and Cherries
09- Liberty Village – Double Gummi Bear – Double APA
10- Niagara Oast! – Purple Drank – Fruit Beer

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And we can’t forget the ciders.

My top 3 are:

01- Pommies  – Ole! – Cinnamon Tequila Spiked Cider
02- West Avenue – Barrett Fuller’s Secret – Bourbon Barrel Aged
03- West Avenue – Smash Me Up Butternut – Pumpkin Cider

Let me know if you will be attending the 1-6 pm session 2.

M.

Colour Love

Colour Love // Palm Springs

October 22, 2014

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Next summer Jeff and I plan on taking a vacation that will take us all along the West Coast. I am probably most excited for Palm Springs and being in the desert. I thought it would be cool to create a colour palette for all of our stops. We have lots of planning to do and I could not be more excited! Stay tuned for a new city and palette soon!

Photo by the amazing Veda House with my lettering.

M.

Wish Lists

Wish List // Madewell

October 21, 2014

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Just a few items I wouldn’t mind having from Madewell. I had to force myself to not add any plaid to this list. I’m plaid obsessed, instead I added chambray, equally as good.

01- Fair isle hoodie sweater
02- Billie boot
03- The zip transport tote
04- Oversized button down chambray shirt
05- Diamond shape ring
06- City grid coat
07- Coated hair pins
08- Skinny skinny zip jeans
09- Beach is a verb keychain

Also, thanks for all the love and support after launching my website yesterday. I’m slowly trying to figure out what I need in order to run a business. If you have any advice, please tell me! :)

M.

Freelance

FREELANCE // SITE IS LIVE!

October 20, 2014

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I’m excited to finally announce that the, Forth and Wild website is now live! Head on over here to check it out.
It’s been quite the process and I am exhausted, but happy with the outcome. It’s definitely a work in process and a continuous learning experience.

I still have to work on the Services page and figure out contracts and pricing, but now that a majority of the site is done I can now focus on that fun stuff.

A few thoughts:

01- I plan on taking on new clients in November, until then I need to work out the gritty business details. I will also be networking and promoting up until then.
02- Keep an eye out on the blog for up coming projects, including process work and completed work
03- I’m currently dealing with a lot of self doubt. The whole idea of owning my own business sounds great but I’m terrified of it all. I honestly ask myself everyday, ‘what the frig am I doing with my life?’ It would be so much easier to just get a 9-5 job and go with the flow, but that thought alone makes me cringe and I never want to have to be in that situation again. Not because my last job wasn’t great, but because I definitely work better on my own, and love having my own creative freedom. I could probably write a whole post on self doubt but I’ll stop myself now.
04- If you see any errors or something isn’t working properly on the site, please let me know.
05- I’d love to collaborate with other creatives on various projects. If you’re interested feel free to get in touch at forthandwild [at] gmail.com

Forth and Wild Projects

If anyone has any advice on freelancing I’m all ears!

Don’t forget to follow, Forth and Wild on..

FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER 

M.