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mistakes // 01

In i made this on April 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I was researching online and came across this article on readership and it inspired me write a little blog on mistakes!  I make them often and it’s embarrassing but I know I will continue to make them throughout my career!  My mind is racing all day long between freelance, school and Waldo’s Secret Garden!  I wish I could say I stop and concentrate on one project but I usually have 20 tabs open multi-tasking like a mad man!  Anyways, there’s a specific publication in Vero Beach that I had issues with for months maybe even a full year (yikes)! I’m talking like I got e-mails multiple times a day “ Charlotte this is still wrong”, ” Charlotte you’re not doing it right” Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte! ha!  My fault the whole time I was saving a file wrong but finally about two months ago it occurred to me that I needed to speak to the graphic designer on their team because from what I knew I was doing everything right on my end.  Situation is fixed now, they just needed a different file type (simple!) but still when I think back on it I cringe!  I was about to give up doing the AD just on the mere fact that I was worried these people thought I had flutter nutter for brains!

lesson learned:  Speak with their designer(s) first and make sure you understand their requirements before you start creating!


image: Ashley Morgan Photography / graphics: Charlotte Anabar 

save the dates

In i made this on April 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

I’ve made a few save the dates this year for fun and for friends!  but I wanted to wait until they were mailed out so I didn’t spoil the surprise!  Welp, here they are!  Contact me if you’re interested in a fun save the date!


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pantone pairing!

In Ain't my art on February 26, 2013 at 10:56 am

i saw this on another blog and I wanted to re-post because I found it so neat and inspiring.   Something so simple!  Check out the rest of his David Schwen’s  instagrams here

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want / need

In Ain't my art on November 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

I am loving these banners by Jimmy Marble!  Designlovefest just did a little blurb about them and now I have an overwhelming urge to whip on the ole credit card.

Jimmy Marble on Etsy


In work on September 22, 2012 at 11:19 am

It has come to my attention this week that I am drowning myself.   I went screaming out a room last week with a 1,000 yard stare because I realized I was working on other people’s requests and not even doing my own homework!  Too many side projects are happening.  I’m managing and pricing (along with my Mom) waldo’s garden, freelancing on the side, dreaming up ideas to make everything better, working  at Rifle Paper Company when I’m not at school and it’s too much.   It’s too much because I’m in a major that takes lots and lots of practice.  I’ve learned that learning programming  language is like learning Spanish, German, Russian, and French in one semester .  It’s just hard for me and it seems like everyone around me already knows it all.  The only things that comes naturally to me are socializing and eating .  So, although I’m already selfish – it’s time to get more selfish and really put my nose in the books because this semester is proving to be the beginning of the end.

photos || DesignLoveFest

Katie Evans!

In Ain't my art on August 14, 2012 at 9:37 am

Katie Evans gives weekly design advice over at designlovefest.  Katie’s illustrations are just simple and fun.  Go see more on her adorbable website!

weaver house

In Ain't my art on August 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Pleased to introduce you to The Weaver house.  They are kinda breath taking…Simple but definitely fun.

that feeling

In ideas on June 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

image || bri emery

I never ever ever ever come across people that want to mentor me in the graphic design field (it’s more hobby not my focus). They either keep their sources to themselves or just have that artsy jerky thang going on – not all but I have come across some.  I did join the graphic design club at UCF so I’m excited for that in the fall…  but when i read all these fly blogs everyone is in California (or New York!) and everyone knows each other and is successful in their ventures and well known – it makes me so jealous it makes me want to just finish school and get a plane ticket straight out there to be with mah peeps but that’s not really a rational reason, or maybe it is.  Only time will tell… 1 year to be exact.  Time to get ze ball rollin’

rue mag

In fun, ideas, things on May 7, 2012 at 9:14 am

okay try to follow –  I fell upon RUE magazine, an online mag, via design sponge, an online designer website, which then lead me to this gal, bri emery who is the art director for RUE.  Phhewww done.  I became so obsessed i pretty much just give her website credit for me even wanting to remotely be a designer of sorts.  2 Photoshop classes later I was determined to hopefully follow (somewhat) in her footsteps.   Now I’m just doing all the odd ball coding aspect which is great!  but… I’m more about the aesthetics in the long run.

My point is their style is amazing.  The set-up of the magazine is absolutely beautiful.  Check it out you will surely enjoy it it’s better than any mag I’ve ever bought in the store.


In work on April 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

It’s such a process to figure out your worth but this article I read from my favorite blogger helped me organize my thoughts this morning!  With that being said I am so lucky to be currently working with people that know I’m in school and know I’m worth it!  And then I found this sweet poster (which I bought- it was $2.50!  whatttt! cool. ) I have a plan for all my prints so I can’t wait to show you once they all come in!

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