I love patterns! There are so many applications for them: website backgrounds and headers, books, posters, CD packages, wrapping paper, iPhone cases, fabric, and more. It's fun making them, too. My tool of choice is Adobe Illustrator and here's how I do … [Read more...] about Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
I use the Genesis framework for the bulk of websites I build in WordPress. The reasons are many, but quite simply Genesis rocks! Fundamentally solid with clean code, it's highly customizable and it has a generous, active, knowledgeable support community. … [Read more...] about Placing a Logo in a Genesis WordPress Header
Our first project for my Graphic Design 2 class last semester (fall 2016) was a Distracted Driving Campaign. This is a subject that touches all of us, and I was really impressed with the students' level of commitment and analytical thought in tackling the … [Read more...] about Distracted Driving Project 2016
The first part of our 2-week journey to South Africa was spent doing volunteer work at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Daktari Bush School. We then entered "safari mode" and went to Kruger National Park. These pictures are accompanied by … [Read more...] about Journey to South Africa – Week 2
In Oct. 2016, I went on an incredible 2-week journey to South Africa!! The words to fully describe the experience spill out in pictures. It was a trip of a lifetime, organized and facilitated by Shayne Traviss (of VividLife) and Dawid De Wet (of … [Read more...] about Journey to South Africa – Week 1
I have created a video tutorial to show you how to change a JPG file to a PNG file and explain why you would want to do that: VIEW VIDEO! TUTORIAL SUMMARY JPGs and PNGs are both compressed file formats. I tend to use each of them exclusively for … [Read more...] about Saving a File From JPG to PNG
People ask me all the time, "How long does it take you to do a painting?" It depends. I rarely finish a painting the same day I start it. Usually, it takes 2-3 sittings before I experience that definitive moment of "it's done." Each sitting is … [Read more...] about Why Does It Take So Long to Finish a Painting?
What the heck is WordPress? WordPress is one of the most popular web applications for content management and blogging available today. There's a lot of hype about WordPress and it's well-deserved. Started in 2003 Began as a blogging platform … [Read more...] about WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com: Compare and Choose