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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Art/Work: Jane Wunrow

Evermore                                                                                                                   2014 ©Jane Wunrow

Art/Work is a feature of Out of the Office that is dedicated to the amazing artists who balance work, family, and all-around full lives – while still managing to find time for their creativity. This is where I ask them to share their experiences, insights, and advice.

Jane Wunrow is an illustrator and mixed-media artist who creates images that are both playful and symbolic. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her husband and three young daughters. I sat down with Jane to ask her how she balances being a full time parent with building her career as an artist.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Veggie Sushi Roll-Ups

We love making homemade veggie sushi rolls, but the process can be so time consuming that it ends up being a weekend-only type of meal. We’ve been experimenting with this less labor-intensive way of making and eating sushi. The basic idea is to prepare the ingredients for smaller rolls, and then make the rolls as you eat them.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Job, New Space!

A few days ago I hinted that exciting things are happening in my life. I'm happy to announce that I will be starting a new job this coming Monday! I'll still be working for the same company (and enjoying my three-block commute), but I will have a new position in a different department. I'm so excited about this change because it will provide me with a better work/life balance, which has been sorely needed. This position also brings the opportunity for me to use a tiny bit of my creativity at work. Needless to say, I am pumped!

I have been thinking a lot about how I want to style my new work space. I like to think of the cubicle as the ultimate blank canvas. It may seem austere and uninviting at first, but a few well-placed objects and pictures can make all the difference. I've been all over the internets searching for inspiration...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DIY: Patterned Cork Coasters

Hi friends! Sorry for the long blog silence. Life has been crazy but I have some very exciting things on the horizon! More about that soon.

Today I want to share a little DIY project. I've been trying to come up with ways to make our living room seem more "finished". I'm happy with our over-all decor, but the space needs a few finishing touches. Sometimes it's the fun little details that make all the difference, right?

So - coasters! I'm embarrassed to say that we've been using a mish-mash of cardboard bar coasters for years (classy, I know). Time for an update.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lowertown Love

In honor of Valentine's Day, I want to share our engagement pictures! We took these photos last August, and I love looking back and seeing a world that isn't covered in three feet of snow. Look! Green plants! T-shirts! Oh that those days would come again...