Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
When you want something different and something fun, make it yourself:
I went to the store to buy my mom a Mother's Day card. As seems to be more the usual I was disappointed with the selection. The inscriptions are excessively sappy and although I love my mom to death I'd never say what was printed inside the cards because that's just not the language I use in every day life. So I went home and began working on this image. I originally intended to include the lush green leaves behind the flowers but found I really liked the simplicity at this point and stopped. I had it printed on cardstock and sent it to my mom. She thought it was awesome. Mission accomplished.
Friday, April 12, 2019
I normally never ever deviate from my plan but when it seems the universe is giving me not just one sign, but several, it's time to listen. So I went back to the drawing board and redesigned the book before it was published. It's similar but very different from what the original plan was.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
I've been thinking about this for several years. Originally it was a bookmark for the Timberline coloring book I designed and it was going to be a Kickstarter award but it didn't pencil out for the amount of time it would take to paint and print. There just wouldn't be a decent return on the investment so I put it on the back burner. I was going through my old notes the other day and it caught my eye again. Now that I'm working on a much larger series of grand lodges in the Pacific Northwest, it might actually be viable. So I sketched it out to see what it would approximately look like.
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