My intention for this blog was and is to write about art, my art, other inspiring creative projects. On family day this year I found myself thinking about my father and baking a cake. Cherry Pound Cake is the birthday treat I made for him for many years. Often, he said there weren’t enough cherriesContinue reading “Cherry Pound Cake”
I have very mixed feelings about customized/targeted marketing. The pinnacle of great marketing of late seems to be the ability to give customers exactly what they want without any barriers. In my day job, I hear discussions heralding the NetFlix and Amazon experience as the ultimate goal of any commercial service. Isn’t it fantastic thatContinue reading “Custom Content”
From my sketchbook… a great line from a Rush song. This is a doodle, really, but I think the line and concept is worthy of more exploration.
I’ve been very attracted to fancy typefaces and hand lettering this year and hope to carry this interest into the new year with some experimentation. So wishing all my friends family and site visitors…
I love pretty flowers. I love to grow them, take pictures of them and paint pictures of them in all their colourful glory. The spectrum of colour that can be found in even the most modest garden is breath-taking. So, look around, enjoy, feel peace and beauty.
Today my web surfing led me to this project… The Happier App I love it; another reason to own an iPhone. This tool helps users capture the positive in every day and has the potential to turn “realists” into optimists. I consider myself an optimist most of the time and the idea of tracking andContinue reading “Simply brilliant”
When I was a young teen, I have to confess that I was very interested in the supernatural, fortune-telling and Tarot cards. Some of that interest still persists in my grown-up, very practical life. My attention was captured, interest piqued, when a recent design e-news article featured this wonderful project by a young Italian designer:Continue reading “Creative fortune telling?”
As a designer and artist, colour is one of my favourite things. I absolutely love red, yellow, orange and most warm hues and can’t abide by grey unless it’s absolutely necessary or on one of my pets. This website: http://www.ownacolour.com is one of the greatest ideas I’ve seen for Unicef fundraising ever. Check it out.Continue reading “Own a Colour for Unicef”
After a brief creative hiatus, I’m back with renewed inspiration and energy. Internalizing many quotations from great leaders and thinkers…. “be the change you want to see in the world”… “keep calm and carry on” etc. has led me to the realization that indeed, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and revitalizing my website andContinue reading “I’m ready to make a difference”