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Through this blog it is my hope to offer news bits about current graphic design challenges (my own and others) as well as fine art news. To continue with the theme of my book, “Graphic Design Exposed,” this blog will expose the development of graphic design and fine art projects. From time to time I will invite guests to blog here in order to keep the news and views fresh and informative.

BRANDING: Going Beyond the Logo

BRANDING: Going Beyond the Logo

Branding is a buzz word circulated widely during marketing discussions and even in casual conversation. This article summarizes why branding is an important element in today’s competitive marketplace. In this article I will answer five essential questions. What is...

Excellence Award for ad design

Excellence Award for ad design

Graphic designers like myself are happy when our work makes our clients happy. When your work also catches the eye of your intended audience, it gives a sense of pride. For the third year, an ad I designed for Claimlink Jewelry Replacement,  which ran in Claims...

Keepsake Woodworking Legacy Tools

Keepsake Woodworking Legacy Tools

My painting suite, the Keepsake Series, grew from my love of utilitarian objects. I am a maker and I come from a family of makers. One of us is always painting, potting, woodworking, tailoring, machining metal, and so on.  Tools and their ability...

Mental Health for Creatives and Others

Mental Health for Creatives and Others

In October 2018 I had the pleasure of immersing myself in learning about good mental health habits because, as a graphic designer, I worked with Palm Health Foundation on Train the Brain, their community initiative for brain health. I came to understand that...

One World-Zero Waste logo

One World-Zero Waste logo

I have a passion for earth-friendly projects so I was honored to be asked to work on a logo for the new One World-ZeroWaste store. The concept was to create a logo with the curving balanced yin-yang symbol that gave the impression of earth, water, and sky and then to...

Kenny and Buddy and Now Kenny and Debby

Kenny and Buddy and Now Kenny and Debby

When Kenny was about 11 years old, I was commissioned by his parents to paint his portrait. We decided to include Kenny’s beloved cat, Buddy, in the painting. Now, 20 years later, I have once again painted Kenny and his beloved…this time, his soon-to-be wife, Debby. I...

Watercolor Batik workshop

Watercolor Batik workshop

In early April I participated in a fun and educational, one-day workshop to learn a new watercolor batik on rice paper process. I've posted details about my experiences on my sister site. Please visit https://yogapainter.com/batik-watercolor-workshop/