goose, goose, gorilla
Jul15

goose, goose, gorilla

Carnegie, Pa, is home to over 20 local businesses that support visual & performing arts. Performing arts organizations represent over 100 local performers, and visual arts organizations represent over 200 local artists. Carnegie Arts walk was in its first year and had a newly formed committee to make it happen. The four of us set out to set the benchmark and showcase our town. We had sponsors and over 33 stops for the day in just...

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Pretty.  Simple.
Jun21

Pretty. Simple.

Teacup, shallow bowl, anything that can hold a bit of water can hold a single flower or six or more. A moving composition, by...

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Wait for it
Oct16

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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appetite for APPS
Jan06

appetite for APPS

About 90% of this 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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and then this happened…
Sep02

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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App 101 – working with type
Aug20

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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