Sarah Designs the World!

(And blogs about it, too.)

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Yoga Workshop Flyer

So excited to launch the AM Yoga website in a couple weeks.

For a sneak peak of the style, here’s a flyer I whipped together for a recent workshop.

Yoga Workshop Flyer

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Made with love by yours truly.

Girl Crush Valentine's Day Card

Printable Valentine's Day card - High Five

Printable Valentine's Day Card - You are Hot

Free Printable Valentine's Day Card - xoxo

Download a PDF of all 4 designs, and enjoy!

Inspired by: Panamanian Paint

We spent the holidays in some beautiful, undeveloped parts of Panama, like Playa Venoa and Kumbutal. When I say undeveloped, I mean that there are roads, but this is what you find on them:

Cows on the road

Do you guys know how much I love cows?

Anyhow, as if there isn’t enough beauty in the rain forest and on the beach, the locals charm the flip flops off of me with their incredible multi-colored homes. For instance:

Colorful beach huts

Colorful porches

Blue and yellow porch

Bright Exterior Paint

Lovely, eh?

Here are close ups of some more pairings:

yellow and orange

Green and Yellow

Tan and blue

Coral and Teal

Do these colors exist as exterior paint in the U.S.? If so, who wants to buy a block of row houses with me and make magic?!


Gave a little polish to NextGen’s website last week with SO Designs.

Here’s the before:

the old site


And here’s the after:

revised website

Upgrade, eh? A little cleaner, more contemporary, and customized.

Here are the other slider graphics:

Slider graphics

Slider Graphic

Slider Graphics


For the past month or so, I’ve been sporadically playing around with pointed pen calligraphy. And I’ll tell you what, it’s fun and easy. I get in a meditative mode when engaged in anything creative or detail-oriented, but calligraphy really ups the ante — steady breath, steady hand, pausing every few strokes to dip the pen. It feels great.

Also, the soft scratch of nib on paper is one of the great sounds in life. Up there with the solid whack of tennis ball with racquet, or the metallic squeak when changing chords on a guitar.

Pointed Pen Calligraphy, Tolle quote

I’m a novice, but…

Pointed Pen Calligraphy, Progress is progress

One thing I’ve noticed is that I get so focused on the letter forms, that I lose all ability to spell.

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Misspelling

Two “l”s in always? Cmon now. That simply doesn’t happen after third or fourth grade….unless you’re focusing too much on making it pretty!

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Misspelling - Again

Obbbbsessed with repeating letters where there are no repeating letters.

I took a couple Skillshare classes, like this one and this one, which helped me figure out what supplies to get, how to assemble them, and encouraged me to start putting pen to paper. My favorite class was this one by Molly Suber Thorpe. It focuses on digitizing calligraphy. I haven’t yet produced anything worthy of such treatment, but I really liked seeing Molly’s process and felt a kinship with her OCD-veering attention to detail.

If you’re not into subscribing to Skillshare, here’s a peak at some supplies that’ll get you off the ground and running. They’ve been great to me, though I admittedly have nothing to compare them to as they’re all I’ve used so far.

Calligraphy Supplies for Beginner


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