Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'd love to see what you come up with if you hit this site. You can even easily post it to your facebook page from the site.
Politics and Creativity? Who Knew!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
CHA is just days away and I'm all packed and ready to go. I shipped off this demo with Fedex today. I needed to devise an interesting demo for the Creative Imaginations booth and this is one of the three demos I'll be doing. This project is so easy I can't wait to share it with the people who stop by while I'm working the demo table. I really have enjoyed the response I've been getting for the Parts and Parcel line.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
I would probably practice lettering as much as I would drawing. In college we had to "render" type. Not a very useful skill since computers were all the rage at the time but we weren't allowed to use them. Not a great time to be studying Graphic Design. Anyway, rendering type essentially means to draw your letters. You would do this to sketch a layout. I do still like to sketch layouts but for the most part I do it on the computer. The problem with this is that when you show it to someone they assume you're done--looking at something printed on a printer is so deceiving. But I'm getting side-tracked.
I would probably start sketching Hannah, the girl from the children's book I'm supposed to be illustrating but haven't looked at for about two months. That would make me feel better. It would also make me want to invite Libby (the author of said children's book) now that she is living 3 streets away and not 3 time zones.
I would be very content to color--now I just have to find that room.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So, I know this doesn't even ship until after March, but I just had to share this page that I completed for CHA. This is made with my new paper line licensed to Creative Imaginations. The main line is called Brushstrokes and this sub-line is called Piece of Cake. I'm supposed to wait to show you until the paper is released so that you don't get all upset that you can't run right out and get it. But, I am a rebel.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I have a feeling that when we get this up on the wall it will still look teeny--we shall see. It was fun to engineer. Not only did I have some good math exercises doubling all the measurements, but also some physical exercises trying to put together an album over 4 ft wide when open.
Oh, sure, it was fun but I'm also glad it's done, packed and shipped off. I missed the Fed Ex guy when he picked it up. Would have loved to see his face. The box was 36" x 36"! So if you happen to be going to CHA, make sure you stop by the Creative Imaginations booth and have your picture taken with the 8th wonder of the world!
When was the last time you found yourself in a creative conundrum? Did you try "thinking big"?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Well, we managed to get our Holiday Card/Video out early this year. I know, I know, Christmas was weeks ago. But last year we didn't post the card until St. Patricks day! This video is created on Sony Vegas Software which I'm also using for my new website. This made multitasking sense because Matt could show me how easy the software is AND we could finish the card/video. These days its all about being creative with time!
Have you tried creating digital home movies?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
"The Ox year is a conservative year, one of traditions and values. This is not a year to be outrageous. A slow but steady year. This OX year will bring stability and growth where patience and diligence pays off. Take care of business this year, do not let things slide. Famous OX people - Barack Obama, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher. "
I think in these financial times this is just the right year for us. I think its a year to finish what we've started and learn new things. Dream big dreams so that we can be ready when our year of stability is over.
I intend on being more creative than I ever have been this year--not letting things slide.
What are you going to do this year that's both creative and patient?
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
The movie was funny, light-hearted, etc. It was no MILK or Slumdog Millionare but it made for a nice outing.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
For those of you who don't know, Design Star is a wonderful show all about creative challenges. Yes it has a lot of the Reality TV Drama but I love to watch it to see how people work creatively. By becoming the season winner, Jennifer also gets her own TV show on HGTV. It aired today and I just couldn't wait to mention it to you all.
Jen's new show, Paint Over! is for all of you reading this. Jen does a fantastic job explaining things in easy to understand terminology that anyone can understand and her projects are outstanding. I promise that you'll walk away from the first episode with at least one project you'll want to implement in your own home.
While all the designers that participated could have done a wonderful job with their own show (the final three especially!), I'm so thrilled to know that Jennifer is able to share what she knows with the viewing public. This world will definitely be a more beautiful place thanks to her wonderful ideas, happy disposition and over-the-top skills. Bravo Jen!
To learn more about Jen, visit her site.
How are you going to be inspired by someone else today?