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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.

Canine art

Canine art

I had a blast working on a new piece of art in honor of my sister, Naomi's, birthday. The piece depicts her dog, Jake, and her sentiments for her beloved canine companion. The work was painted digitally. I sent two versions to Naomi. One is printed on outdoor vinyl...

Email signatures-what’s best for you?

Keep it simple. That's the best design advice I can offer to anyone. For some of us, keeping an email signature simple is difficult. Many professionals are in the same situation as my client, accountant, Eileen Barthle. Eileen had numerous ways for people to reach...

Fringed All-Stars Worn by a Real Star

Fringed All-Stars Worn by a Real Star

When Trina Slade Burks told me that the Converse All-Star high tops I embellished with fringe, had sold at the Art Synergy/Continuum auction to benefit Faith’s Place, I was thrilled. I was even more thrilled when I met Nina Lares, the shoes' new owner. How could I not...

Do Artists Need Special Insurance?

Do Artists Need Special Insurance?

As a regular columnist with The Rickie Report, an online news source for artists in Palm Beach County and beyond, I interviewed attorney Sheryl Wood. Sheryl has spoken to me in the past about legal issues for artist. In The Rickie Report article Sheryl discussed...

“Our Sweet Tropics” Art Exhibit

“Our Sweet Tropics” Art Exhibit

I’m thrilled that I’ll be showing a selection of my paintings from my “Our Sweet Tropics” collection at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade January 20 through January 29. On January 22 I'll be sharing the spotlight...

Commissioned painting is a recognition gift

It's always a wonderful occurrence when I am able to use my fine art skills for clients with whom I've been providing graphic design and vice versa. I am happy to share with you a recently completed watercolor painting. The painting was commissioned by Palm Healthcare...

Sea Gull Paintings

Sea Gull Paintings

I would like to introduce two of my newest artworks; "Gulls Conversation" and "Orange Feet." I chose this subject matter because I enjoy the graphic quality of the birds' markings against the background of their environment. I enjoy exploring visual intersections;...

Communicating with caregivers and parents

Communicating with caregivers and parents

Upon completion of the preschool project (November 10 post) I wondered how a school principal at a public elementary and middle school might handle the challenges of communicating with a large, diverse, and very busy parent and caregiver population. I asked Teresa...

A communications plan is good marketing strategy

A communications plan is good marketing strategy

A recent client project involved designing communications materials for preschool programs. I worked closely with Christy Potter at Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County to develop materials for the Strong Minds preschool program. What is Strong Minds? ...