Hello again! It’s that time to introduce you to another one of my favorite designers- Meg Gleason of Moglea! It was through Minted that I got to know Meg and her beautiful work. I drool over her talent for hand lettering and hand illustrations. Lets get to the interview shall we?!
1. The adorable Meg Gleason. 2. Watercolors at work. 3 Some of her lovely hand illustration. Show-off! =P
Q&A with Meg Gleason
What is your favorite design tool(s)?
Things I can’t live without: Pentel Mechanical Pencils, Pilot v7 pens, tracing paper, tablet and scanner. All of my illustrations are started on paper and then brought into the computer. I’ve never been able to start a design without sketching first. Amy inspired me to buy a Wacom tablet (I have a Intuos 4 Small) and it’s one of the best office purchases I’ve made. (Thanks Amy!) Because a lot of my designs end up letterpressed, my style has changed a bit to accommodate the strengths and limitations of letterpress printing. More…
And so it begins… Baby steps in our home renovation. I knew I wanted to paint these bricks the minute I saw this thing. I was originally thinking white and having the gray be the base, but after painting it all gray, I kinda like it. My goal is to do eventually dry brush white on top to give it a distressed look.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for the first time. I read about this product on www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com. And now after using it, I’m a huge fan. You won’t find this paint just anywhere. In my research, I was thrilled to find a local shop here in Colorado that sells it – The Little Black Chair. The owners are super sweet and helpful. It is only available through small shops and boutiques across the US.
What do I love about the paint? Well for one – NO PREP! Yes, that right. No priming, no sanding or scuffing. Just paint it on. I usually use NO-VOC paints because I get headaches from the fumes. But this stuff barely has any smell at all. What can I paint next?!