Today was one of those mornings where getting out of bed didn’t even feel like an option. Minneapolis is sitting in FREEZING temperatures ( feels like -38° out there ) yet again. And with no end in sight, I’m dreaming of something warmer. So when I set out to make you guys another free wallpaper this morning, all I could think about were leaves. LUSCIOUS LEAVES. It’s become a sort of tradition that my mom and I go on some sort of “Spring Break” ( she has off ) in March and last year, it was Florida. I remember arriving and just being enamored by all the beautiful greenery we were surrounded by. When all you really see during the winter is pine trees, green leaves have this weirdly contagious effect on you. Or is that just me?? But anyway, I thought this particular wallpaper would warm me up a bit this morning. And maybe it can for you, too!
Last week, I wrote about a phrase that I’ve been trying to make a habit, everyday : this is where you are. And based on what you guys had to say, it was comforting to find out that I’m not alone. SO, I decided to make a little ( freebie ) desktop reminder for us all!! The simple words “be here” can easily remind us to enjoy the here and now. To take a look around at what’s beautiful instead of muddling our thoughts with negativity and the unknown. Plus, it gave me a chance to use a new font I just downloaded + love, Velik. Please download + enjoy the various formats below!
Similar to the fall wallpaper I made a few months ago, I decided to go ahead and design one for this winter!! I always have so much fun doing line illustrations, so really, it’s great practice AND free stuff for you guys. Win win win. Hopefully this can be a seasonal thing and at this point – spring can’t come soon enough. The sub zero temps here are putting a damper on actually leaving the house. Yikes. I guess it’s another day in pajamas for me! And as always, you can download the wallpaper below. The fun part is that at full size, the gold color is actually a nice texture + sheen. Enjoy!