Category Archives: Art, Craft & Design

Freelance and independent work of my own as well as ideas and inspiration.

On Pinterest: Chocolate and Mint

For me, something just screams "St. Patrick's Day" when I think about chocolate and mint, both the flavor and the color combinations. In design, mint green seems like a perfect color to represent spring -- especially the shades on the lighter, pastel end of the spectrum -- but it can be elevated to a level of sophistication and all-season suitability when paired with contrasting, rich chocolate browns. And nothing is more perfect than the familiar taste of 90% of the population's favorite Girl Scout ... Continue Reading

OscarsĀ® Viewing Party: Gold and Black and Stars All Over

With less than two weeks away from the party, the preparation is coming along very well. The decorations, activities, and room set-up decisions have been made, and I have plenty of ideas for snacks and drinks that I am still working to narrow down. I already know that I will definitely focus on pitcher cocktails (so nobody -- i.e., me -- has to play bartender all night) and small bites/appetizers, with maybe a simple dessert thrown in at the end. Going back to the decorations for a minute, I ... Continue Reading

My first ever “true” vector image

I have been working on basically one graphic for the past few months. Haha. It is my first ever true "vector" image, created with Illustrator. I exported it to PSP7 in order to put the border and text on, but the final image will be from Illustrator. I used an image of Gwen Stefani for the base pose and took it from there. It needs a lot of work, especially on the hair and the eyes, but it is certainly a start and a step up from my first-ever "vexel" image (a vector-style image created in a raster ... Continue Reading