Hi, I’m Riley.

I'm a web designer based in Vermont where I run my own design studio. I am always working on several side projects, and building my husband's art brand Goons into an international empire. 

14x2014 Recap

14x2014 recapIt's judgement day. In mid-January I gave myself a list of 14 things to do before the year was over. Did I or didn't I?

Well. I did some. I thought about them a lot. Writing down goals and not finishing all of them does wonders for showing where your priorities lie. Here's my update:

  1. Finish sewing maxi dress started three summers ago (fabric purchase documented here). My Mom broke the news that we had fudged the straps beyond repair. I believed her enough to not do anything about it, but I'm keeping all the pieces in hopes that I'll come up with a clever solution.
  2. Complete first three levels of a French language program. Nay.
  3. Learn to play a song from start to finish on the guitar. Nay.
  4. Make first purchase for art collection. I made more of my own art. I hogged more of Konrad's art. Does that count?
  5. Hang art in every room in house. I have designated pieces for certain rooms, but they currently lean against their walls.
  6. Harvest fruits, veggies, and flowers from garden. We opted to not go through the heartache of a failed garden this year. But! I did decide to start planting lots of perennials in the coming Spring, for an easy, pretty backyard.
  7. Read 12 books. I read 5 1/2 books.
  8. Set up server/storage system for home computers. I did this! At least. I setup an automatic backup system for my laptop. And it feels good.
  9. Practice each style from calligraphy book. I did more hand-lettering, but alas, I didn't get through the book. I bought more calligraphy books though. :)
  10. Fill a notebook with paintings. It takes me so long to fill notebooks. Nay.
  11. Open Etsy store with digital goods. I am sooo close to doing this. I have files ready. Soon.
  12. Document life with more photos. I did this! YAY. More photos needed for 2015 infinity forever though.
  13. Direct short film. Does this count?
  14. Learn to Slide (made famous by Michael Jackson). Nay. But this is moving to the 2015 list for sure.

Obviously I didn't do so well. Next year, right?


Here's to the Year Ahead

Finding Your Calling in 2014