I Want to Blog Again

I Want to Blog Again

For the past few months (probably longer but I ignored it before then) I have wanted to start blogging again. Not blogging for the business or blogging for a specific purpose or niche… but blogging for me. Like the kind of blogging that got this whole blogging...

Learning from design experts

I’ve recently begun reading “How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer” by Debbie Millman. First, I have to say that it’s been a while since I’ve encountered Debbie Millman. Years ago I listened to as many podcasts as I could from her...
Creativity for Graphic Designers

Creativity for Graphic Designers

I know I’m not the only graphic designer who has vowed to step away from the computer once in a while so I can have more time to play with my art supplies. There are dozens of books that challenge designers to stay fresh with creative inspiration. Recently I was...
Learning watercolor painting

Learning watercolor painting

I’ve long wanted to learn how to paint beautiful watercolor art. Thought about taking a class but decided to just jump right in and try it. I’m using a small Moleskin journal and I love the size. Here’s what I made today using a sharpie to draw the...
Creativity

Creativity

Craving creativity • Curating creativity • Cultivating creativity Creative inspiration • Creative instigation • Creative investigation Investigate curating • Investigate inspiration • Investigate creativity Lately I’ve been obsessed with creativity. Learning how...
Faux Silver Leaf on The Letter K

Faux Silver Leaf on The Letter K

Have you ever wanted to try silver leafing, but felt intimidated by the process and expense? Here’s an alternative. Using wallpaper paste and aluminum foil, this faux silver leaf project can be used on many different DIY projects. I decided to start small with a...
Capturing Nature

Capturing Nature

 A photograph taken in Frankenmuth, Michigan of a spent hydrangea. I’ve always loved the beauty of the rough and tumble in life – worn down barns, peeling paint, a rusty old Ford truck abandoned in the field. I also love beautiful flowers that are just...
Still Creating

Still Creating

Wow! Has it really been six months since I last posted here? It certainly hasn’t been that long since I’ve created anything, though! I’ve been creative in the kitchen and playing with my camera and busily learning all the graphic design stuff I can...
Graphic Design is Art

Graphic Design is Art

I am coming to realize more and more each day how much creativity and art is involved in graphic design.  Yes, I always knew it was all rolled into one – but the more I learn and the more I do, the more I realize how important my love of art plays into my...
How to Make Your Own Doodle Book

How to Make Your Own Doodle Book

A few weeks ago I taught the Doodling class I mentioned a while ago. It was a huge success and everyone lived the experience! Because I had such a small budget for my class materials, I had to get creative. My students needed a good doodling pen plus instructions plus...