As I slide tenderly into middle age I have discovered something quite disturbing: Nobody knows how to make a fabulous Martini. The Martini has always been my cocktail of choice, and in recent years after several life milestones rudely slapped me in the face, the Martini and I have enjoyed each other’s company more now that we ever did back … Read More
Ok, maybe that sounds rather basic. In fact, I’m sure you knew that already. But I used to think that we smile because we are happy, rather than the reverse. However, a credible volume of research tells us that both are true. You may not be feeling happy at all, but if you smile, it will change how you feel. Pinkie … Read More
We at Sassypants Design have the distinct pleasure – make that honor – of working with Uplift Gift, a business that is more than just another company with cool products. Don’t get me wrong, they do have exquisite offerings, but they also have a higher calling. And lucky us – we design their custom greeting cards. Rather than try and … Read More
Ok, I admit it. I’m not the most memorable person on the planet. In fact, I must be downright generic. I know this because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told, “You look JUST like the sister of the sister-in-law of our old next door neighbor, Bill.” The names change but the story is the same. There … Read More
People often ask me exactly how I create the artwork for Sassypants Design cards. [WARNING: If reading about software technology makes you want to poke your eyes out with poison darts, then go straight to the video.] I create my drawings using Adobe Illustrator. (This is a vector-based drawing application, in geek speak.) I often work from a photo of … Read More
What leads a person to a particular vocation? This is fascinating to me. It turns out that most college grads end up in fields that don’t relate to their major. This could not be more true for me. I have a BA in Human Development and a post graduate degree in counseling. And now I draw funny pictures of dogs … Read More
If you live anywhere near coastal North County San Diego, you most certainly have been to the Pannikin, a long-standing member of the Encinitas community. You surely have at least noticed it, in all of its yellow, vintage-train-station glory. If not, let’s make that appointment for your vision checkup this week.
Back in the 1980s, when everyone had bad perms, especially me, Stacy and I met while working for an energetic, cutting-edge, start-up company called ISSCO (Integrated Software Systems Corporation).