Work I did in collaboration with @MikeDeKay for our about page on our new Grain & Mortar website.


March 24, 2014

Good Work

  • image Erin Fuller worked on an animated spot for Jersey Mike’s Subs’ “Month of Giving.” During March, Jersey Mike’s facilitates donations at all of its locations, and offers incentives for customers to give. Last year, the effort raised $1.7 million for 86…

The Gap by Ira Glass

An intoxicated truth.

A friend told me once, when I I first met her actually, that I should listen to my feelings more than I did. That I should experience the height of happiness, and work through the wallows of sadness…because everything had a reason for being felt in its most intense and raw state. And she told me that it should not be masked or suppressed or glazed over. It has taken me just over one year since first hearing that advice to heed it.

The last few weeks have been difficult personally and professionally. My husband travels frequently and my job is demanding. I live and love both equally. (Ok, I love my husband more.) Though, in recent weeks I have felt vacant and hallow. I have felt without drive or passion. Mostly I’ve felt lost within myself.

Perhaps it’s something to be remedied by slowing down, sleeping in, or eating that extra buttery croissant. But perhaps it is none is those things. Maybe it is something much deeper than that; something I haven’t taken the time to acknowledge. Because I’ve never been one to really get in touch with my feelings or understand why I feel them. This advice came to mind when I began to question who I was doing what I was.

I can’t say I’ve found the answer, so I can’t give you advice on what to do if you happen to be in the same situation. But I can mention there is something to be said about who you are when you have a conversation with yourself after reaching the bottom of your second bottle of red wine.

Knowing me, I’ll regret it in the morning.

Just an illustration I’ve been wanting to kick out for a while now. Follow the Grain & Mortar tumblr to see what the whole teams been up to!


"Drama is a constant of human experience. There’s really no way to remove it from your life. I could just stand here sweeping, and it wouldn’t be too long until some lady started yelling at me because I tried to stop her dog from peeing on the flowers. Drama comes out of nowhere, like a meteorite."

These brussels sprouts tonight were amazing. #foodie

My prized collection of vintage era cameras dating back to the 1870’s and to the 1960’s. I’ve gathered these over the years through thrifting, antiquing, and gifts from dear friends and family. ❤📷 #vintagecamera #vintage #antique #antiquecamera #camera #cameracollection

I could be bias, but I think I wear 25 quite well! Bring on the next quarter century with the best adventures yet! 🎉 #birthdaygirl #25 #quartercentury

I could be bias, but I think I wear 25 quite well. Bring on the next quarter century of the best adventures yet! 🎉 #birthdaygirl #25 #quartercentury

“I keep catching myself thinking, ‘Maybe I don’t understand design.’”

Nothing in this city beats the sound of falling rain among the thunder.

The vacant building I have been dreaming about for the last three years is up for sale. It needs TONS of work. It’s selling for dirt cheap. I’m wondering if this is a sign.

I am fairly certain that my next tattoo will say “Refuse to sink.”