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I’ve been painting and drawing a lot lately – working at refining my artistic style (now that I know what I WANT it to be). It’s interesting to think of art that way. Many would think that whatever we naturally create would be what our style is, and that’s true to some degree. However, I kept feeling that a lot of my work was versions of my style and not necessarily something that… Read More

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” ~ Steve Jobs Last year I began on this pattern journey of mine and… Read More

Execution – The carrying out or putting into effect of a plan, order, or course of action. The technique or style with which an artistic work is produced or carried out.  The topic up next is execution (obviously).  I think out of all three of these topics, execution has to be the most important. Of course the other two are critical too, but neither opportunity nor consistency can happen if you don’t… Read More

New product photo for ‘Sweet Flying Colors’, 16×16 pillow cover The idea of creating a name to define something, someone, or someplace is such a strange thought. I mean, in a way your name defines you and you never had the option of deciding what you would be called. So on the journey of beginning my own business, I wanted the name to be something that represented me well. I started with… Read More

Two days ago I began my attempt to explain color theory, and quickly realized that it’s going to take me several days just to give a basic understanding. (Or so I hope I give you a basic understanding). So, in hopes of giving a better visual understanding, today I aim to show examples of primary, secondary and tertiary colors in real life use. These images will show how changing the color intensities,… Read More

Continuing on my quest to understand color psychology, today I’m researching color theory. I took a color theory class years ago while still in college, but I wanted to refresh myself and give everyone a basic understanding. Some of you may be wondering why I’m even addressing what color is, and color theory, and truthfully; it may not be necessary. However, I feel one must understand the background, and the foundation of… Read More

I’ve always been intrigued with the way my surroundings seem to influence me. How can color and design have such an impact on our moods, while most of us don’t even realize the effects? What effects can color have on our bodies and our minds? While I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, I’m by no means a psychology expert. This is, however,the beginning of my quest to understand why color… Read More

Once again, I’m attempting to begin blogging. I thought I would start with a short shout out to http://www.pinterest.com. I absolutely love this site. It provides such an easy way to keep my inspirations in one location, and allows people to see what draws me as a designer. They can even follow my inspiration boards if they desire. It also allows me to follow other boards that continually inspire me. Love