happy accidents

It has been a while since I have posted anything here. Honestly, since I have started this page nearly 95% of it was written while I was at my boring office job… it’s a little slow and mind numbing sometimes. I need a little distraction here and there. But about two weeks ago I got the super duper exciting news that I am being moved (part-time, but I’m not focusing on that) into the design department!!! (WOO HOO HAPPY DANCE) I am now working on logo development professionally! This is so exciting, it has me genuinely interested in what I am working on at work. It is a novel idea, and a completely new experience for me… and I am loving it.

However the blog is suffering.

So, here I am sitting at my laptop blogging… FROM HOME!? Crazy, I know. No wonder people do this in coffee shops… I am at home,  I feel like I am supposed to be doing something else right now: making jewelry, painting, laundry, pulling weeds, fixing the downstairs toilet,finishing season one of Downton Abbey, making dinner… the mental lists go on… yoga… to deal with the never-ending list…etc.

Since I am new to this blogging while I could be doing something else thing, this one will probably stay pretty short. I just wanna share how really happy and fun things can come from DamnIt! moments.

I was working on a few new pairs of wooden earrings the other night. All disks had already been coated, images placed, resin coated and cured for two days and ready to be drilled and finished! In other words, through the longest and most time-consuming parts of the process. There I was drilling away, thought I was getting into the zone, and all of a sudden my drill slipped. DAMNIT! I don’t have a picture of the carnage, but suffice it to say one earring was now without its mate. And I was mad at myself for working too quickly and not paying attention and all the normal mood swings that come with messing something up. And tossing a good hours work into the trash can… Then I decided. No. I still like the one that was left over. I set out to make this set of earrings, so I WILL make this set of earrings one way or another. It was time for a Tim Gun moment. I could make this work!

So I opened my case and started digging through my findings… looking to see what I had on hand that I didn’t already have plans for. And between all my forgotten gun metal headpins, my deep seeded love for all things 80’s, a single Tabor tree disk, and the love of asymmetrical earrings that my big sister instilled in me at a very young age: these babies were born.

they are truly truly truly outrageous

Frustrating accident = my new favorite earrings!

I may just have to make more of these just because.

Also, have you guys seen the accessory version of Project Runway? I could totally rock that.

Oh, and you know who else wore asymmetrical earrings? This lovely lady.  


I promise to do this more often… blog, I mean, not have happy accidents… but really those are good too… so maybe I mean both.


New Blog Beginning in May!… now!

Well…. not really. Its been here for a bit but I was using it just for the design side of things. I have decided that I want it to be all of KatMariee and not just one aspect. It’s time I put all of me into something rather than simply pieces and parts. So here we go. My blog.

The Graphic Design site is still here too, no worries there. Actually there may be another post on a new client here soon! Yay. Keep those referrals coming people, I love it!

But now you will also get some of my art and jewelry and random goings on and happenings around Portland and awesome places to shop and… well… whatever else I decide to share.

So stay tuned!

Currently working on….

The FitnessEmu website is soon to go live.  I recently finished up the last of his quick-link buttons and finalized all of the social media pieces.

Now we just get to wait for the official release so we can keep tabs on what the Emu is up to.

If you are into daily fitness, healthy eating, the active lifestyle or just need some good workout music suggestions, you should check it out. If you aren’t into any of the above you should at least check it out to see all the fantastic graphics…. 😉