good girl!
Sep19

good girl!

It’s not often my design world & baking world unite, but in this case, it was an act of love. Ollie, one of the dogs in my life inspired these biscuits named Ollie’s Kookies. Of course, she supervised the baking and had the final sign off on the label design! We give them out as presents to her friends and sell them around town. If you want to make them for your pups, here’s the recipe. I have been perfecting it for a while...

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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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App 101 – working with type
Apr20

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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appetite for APPS
Feb28

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 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 and...

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art, imitating life
Sep27

art, imitating life

My daughter is about to turn 16 and I wanted to publish a Happy Birthday post for her. I poured through photos of past birthdays, school days and sport photos mostly when she was really little, so many cute photos and stories. But, then I thought of this photo taken of her for a great project I worked on for SWAN Day. She was 13 when this was this shot and I think it pretty much sums up anything I could ever say except Love you Lu,...

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score!
Apr07

score!

The baseballs in the basket on the dresser/drum storage are from little league, so start early. (remember the vision) We saved most balls and wrote something about each game on the ball. Some were game balls, some have a date or story, some have the names of the team, whatever was simple and easy at the time. Now years later, they are a great conversation piece and design...

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