and then this happened…
Jan02

and then this happened…

Digital image timelines are on everyones phone and in the digital cloud, but there are so many other ways to look back. Here is a fun mini time capsule project I do with objects and the little stories around them. You can do it for a month or ten years or anything in between. It can be done with a family or a business or a friend group. Tell the short story on a piece of paper, something that happened on a certain day. If there is an...

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appetite for APPS
Dec19

appetite for APPS

About 90% of my blog is created on the phone. I am on the go a lot, and it’s just more fun. I know I am not alone but I did want to mention a couple of things. First, I would always rely on a professional to do photography or illustration for a client. I consider my photos of digital images not always perfect for what a client might need to accomplish with just the right end result. Camera phones have limited control, small sensors...

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App 101 – working with type
Sep20

App 101 – working with type

When it comes to your small business or your personal brand having a plan is key, and how you execute the plan (the visual part of you) is what will stay in people’s minds. If you need to add type to an image, or a post, or product you don’t have to be an expert to work with one of my favorite Apps – Phonto. Available in both apple and android. This App is extremely thorough, has over 200 fonts and font families. You...

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color the world
May07

color the world

Try this, it is something completely different and will change how you see color and the color in your world. Pick a color, I change the color every time I do this. Like green. Then look for it, notice the color throughout your day how the light affects it, where it is natural, and where we have used color to blend in or stand out. Notice how many variations of the color there are. This can turn into a fascinating exercise. Trends,...

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Wait for it
Jan16

Wait for it

Everyone loves flower arrangements. Buds and fresh blooms are beautiful, but we toss them as soon as the first leaf wilts or drops. I say watch every phase of nature’s beauty. If you let the water dry from the vase your arrangement will take on a dried flower look, with deeper colors and an almost magical feel. Wait for it, you won’t be...

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STICK IT
Jun20

STICK IT

You don’t need a green thumb to have a colorful outside space, my family says I have a black thumb and I am always trying to prove them wrong but I also like to have a backup plan just in case! Here is an idea that doesn’t need watering, never gets bugs and blooms all year round. Take an odd number of sticks (odd numbers look more natural) look for ones that have smooth bark or bark that can be pulled off. Cut them to a size you like...

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