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Through this website and 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 new 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.
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Slide Painting

On 10, Nov 2007 | One Comment | In Fine Art | By Caren Hackman

I am nearly finished with this new painting of Adele. I enjoyed working with the play of sunlight and the feeling of action.

Web Site for The Sanctuary

On 24, Oct 2007 | No Comments | In Design | By Caren Hackman

The Sanctuary in Delray Beach is a place where men can leave the isolation of chemical dependency and begin living one day at a time with others who are seeking a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Their mission is to provide transitional living for men in an environment steeped in Twelve Step principles, which is aesthetically pleasing and fosters a healthy, self-disciplined, and meaningful life.

I will be working on a two month long project to redevelop the Sanctuary’s web site to make it more user friendly. Progress on the website development can be viewed at

Digital Sketch of Adele

On 15, Oct 2007 | No Comments | In Fine Art | By Caren Hackman

I’ve been working digitally on some graphite-like sketches. I like this one of Adele.

American Orchid Society Annual Report

On 27, Sep 2007 | No Comments | In Design | By Caren Hackman

I have just completed the design work for the American Orchid Society’s Innaugural Annual Report. The Annual Report will be mailed to members of the AOS along with the November issue of Orchids Magazine. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting Susan Cupp at the American Orchid Society,

Hospital Watercolor

On 09, Sep 2007 | No Comments | In Fine Art | By Caren Hackman

This is a rendering of a new hospital that will be built to serve the Western Communities in Palm Beach County. Expected completion will be in 2008.

Design Project of the Week

On 05, Sep 2007 | One Comment | In Design | By Caren Hackman


I have just completed the Annual Report for Children’s Services Council which will appear in the Palm Beach Post on September 7.

New Watercolor Commission

On 02, Sep 2007 | No Comments | In Fine Art | By Caren Hackman


This is a recently completed watercolor rendering of the Trauma Hawk hanger for the Health Care Distict of Palm Beach County.

Project of the Week

On 29, Aug 2007 | No Comments | In Design | By Caren Hackman



Newspaper insert designed for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County to offer information to the western communities about the new regional hospital project. Some of the agencies involved are the Health Care District, Glades Regional Hospital and Glades Healthcare Foundation.

Sketch of the Week

On 26, Aug 2007 | No Comments | In Fine Art | By Caren Hackman


“Adele and the Bird”. This sketch is in preparation for a series of paintings that I will begin in late autumn based on Adele.

Work in progress

On 23, Aug 2007 | No Comments | In Design | By Caren Hackman

I’m starting this blog as a fun way for friends and clients to see current projects progress.  Comments are welcome.