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100 LIKES & Sheldon Cooper

Hey all! Just had to celebrate the success of reaching…

100 LIKES ON WHIT/PEN (FACEBOOK PAGE)!!

…by sharing this great snippet from a Big Bang Theory episode that features a MINI Countryman. Watch, Laugh, and Enjoy!

Oh and be on the lookout because I’m going to run a special offer soon to celebrate this success! If you want to be a part of it, go and LIKE WHIT/PEN to get in on the offers!

Have a wonderful day!

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It’s like Christmas ALL OVER AGAIN!

l-HallelujahI had a monumental break-through last night!

I am currently working on a project for a friend’s wedding. She asked me to do a really intricate design that would definitely take a good chunk of time. Suddenly as I was working last night, I remembered a Christmas present that I go two years ago. It was a Bamboo Wacom digital drawing tablet. The idea was as if I was drawing with pen and paper like normal, but it would instantly be on my computer instead of scanning and tracing with mouse clicks like normal. Well when I first got it, I tested it out a little, but for some reason didn’t understand and became frustrated with how to use it. So unfortunately it sat on the shelf, rarely used until now.

Fast forward to last night, I broke out that little gadget as I faced the daunting task of tracing vines. Two years of constantly working on Adobe Illustrator has obviously taught me something, because I suddenly figured out how to use that little gadget perfectly with this program and traced those vines in no time!! I was so excited I nearly wet myself!

I just had to share this because my mind has now flooded with new ideas thanks to this “new” tool at my disposal. And it seriously felt like Christmas because in that moment it was like I had just gotten it  yesterday! And this tool is going to be the key to expanding my products beyond the MINI Cooper theme, and improve my freelance projects as well!

So a huge thanks to my Mom and Dad for getting this wonderful gift for me, and sorry for it taking so long for me to put it to good use!


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WHIT/PEN is gearing up for the Holidays!

It’s been a week, I know, but I’ve been crazy busy fulfilling orders for WHIT/PEN and getting designs ready for the holidays. Yesterday I finally managed to debut my halloween designs and in November I’ll be debuting my Christmas cards!

That being said, I’m trying to get to 100 Likes on my Facebook Page. Please help me out and Click LIKE on my Facebook Page. As soon as I get 100 Likes, I’ll run a special 1-Day offer that you won’t want to miss!

And in the meantime, I’ll be working on adding even more to my inventory, and eventually branch out beyond the MINI Cooper designs. There will always be a special place in my shop for them, but I have so much more to offer!

Hope you are loving Fall as much as me!

Keep watchin’


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I made money while I slept…

Have your ever made money while sleeping? Neither have I. Until Friday night.

I have done absolutely no marketing. The most I have done is create a Facebook page for my Etsy shop. Outside of that, nothing. So when I get 3 sales in one week, its phenomenal! Not only that, but the first person bought 3 products, the second person requested an item that had “sold out,” and the third person bought in the middle of the night for me to find when I woke up the next morning! So basically it’s been the best sales week for me so far.

It got me excited, it got me fired up to work on my business more. And when I ran across a stock load of envelopes on clearance at Staples…..I bought up all that I could!

Ooh! And just as I was writing this, another design has popped into my head! So now I’m off to start designing it!

Keep watchin’! More products on the way!


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New Product Available!

I’ve had this item completed for quite some time, but have been rather busy and never got around to listing it.

Well, in light of recent events, mainly that Charlie is “sick,” I decided it was time to list it.

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A special thanks to Jan, who inspired this idea. She came up with the clever wording!

You can purchase this card at whit/pen, on Etsy.com at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/161751119/mini-cooper-get-well-card

And yes, everything in my shop right now is Mini Cooper themed, but that will change with time. I do take custom requests so if you are looking for some unique, just contact me!

Keep watchin!


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A Sketch of a Selfie

I hate trying to take selfies, especially with the iPhone. Sure, they make it real easy by putting a camera on the front, but the picture quality is really poor. Sometimes I feel awkward asking people to take a picture of me with my boyfriend when we are on a date, so I’ll just snap a quick pic.

I did this at Boomsday the other night, trying to get some of the fireworks in the backdrop.

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Not a bad shot really, but its so grainy. At least it captured the moment though, right? Not worthy of printing or putting in a photo album, though.

So I come across these moments where I wish I could take better pictures, or recapture moments where we didn’t even break out a camera.

And I thought,

“Time to break out the pencil and paper!!”

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And here’s the result. I was inspired to re-capture that moment together in front of the fireworks, so I doodled what it might have looked like to someone passing by. This was a very quick sketch, not even 15 minutes. But I went ahead and did it because I need to get back into practice again. I have a big idea in mind…..bigger than the fictional living room.  But that’s a long way off, and I can’t say anything more.

Either way, hoping to practice these little doodles more and improve my cartoon style.

Hope you enjoyed today’s doodle!

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Paint chip walls!

I love Pinterest. And yes I fully agree it is like electronic hoarding! But I equate it more to building a giant book of inspiration. Back in college, before Pinterest, I had to cut out a bunch of magazine pictures as I searched for inspiration for my Senior project. I then proceeded to organize them and paste them into a sketch book. It was hugely beneficial because it made me realize the things I am drawn to in Interior Design. I made all kinds of notes on those pages, marking what I liked about each. It was a lot of fun and I still have that sketchbook. I could easily part with my project boards and papers, but not that. I’ll keep that forever.

Anyways, I spent my daily time on Pinterest today and ran into a picture that I absolutely LOVED! I love interior paint and I really love when people get creative with paint chips. Those Sherwin Williams commercials I could watch over an over again! In fact, I love paint so much that I once made a lamp shade out of paint sticks! It’s still hanging above my dining table.

So I wanted to feature this picture and say that I totally want to try this sometime! My mind is already buzzing with different ideas that stem from this picture.

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It’s just so beautifully colorful! I love it!

If you think I should create some kind of artwork based on this, leave a comment! Maybe I’ll give it to you when I’m done 😉

Keep watchin’!