My proud mom wouldn’t take “no” for an answer when I said I didn’t want to walk on graduation day at UH. She also wouldn’t take “no” to a celebration dinner. So we invited 30 of our closest friends and family members to a wonderful dinner at Uncle Bo’s (a must if you’re ever in Honolulu, the shrimp dynamite does not disappoint!).

I’d been obsessed with bird illustrations, so I created this simple graphic for my invitation.

Capitalizing on the my cute bird, I used this illustration a couple of years later for “Home Tweet Home” postcard and simple website when I had moved. I created a simple birdhouse illustration to match.

Down the road, I used the bird for Good Things sticky notes and note pads.