I can’t believe I neglected to post this here. . . This Friday, July 12th, I’m participating in a local art festival, and this art festival is perfect for me! I visited it last year, and as one participating artist told me, it’s different because at this art show the artists are expected to work […]
I wanted to write out a quick note on my silhouette art process. Several months ago I went to my kids’ school to work on a drawing for them. While there, my daughter’s teacher asked if she could commission a piece from me. . . she wanted a “bearcat” for her daughter’s school, McKendree University. […]
For the majority of my professional career I have taken walk breaks. Time out to walk the streets around wherever I’m working. Time to get up and move—like recess for grown-ups. Over the years I’ve had multiple walking partners, coworkers and friends, but for the majority of those years (at two different employers and during […]
**I wrote this a while back. I submitted it to a short story magazine and was rejected, but I’m proud of it still** The motorcycle rattled and rumbled over the cobblestones in the old town square. The engine sputtered and spat smoke as it ground to a halt in front of the only brick building […]
The trick of Photoshop is to make it look like you didn’t do anything. I was working on a catalog cover and I wanted to use an image of a dove holding an olive branch as the main image. Most of the images I found were just so-so—most didn’t have a dove with a wide […]
Several months ago I was recruited, by my editor friend Karen, to work on a book project. Originally, I was just recruited to design the cover (Karen was doing the interior). Actually, originally, I just recruited to consult on exporting a Word document to an epub file. I tested some things out and never got […]
I am a designer by trade, but a writer by heart. Much of this site will be writing both about design and some other stuff. This is my first fiction post. The box arrived today. I have been waiting three weeks for this moment. It started as I was reading a magazine in Dr. Marcus’ […]
I am currently building a new site. Most people would put up an “under construction” page. . . I decided I’m going to build the plane mid-flight. So go ahead and look around. I’ll be updating as I go.