Designers and Their Other Creative Side

Posted by on Dec 2, 2009 in Art & Artists, Design | No Comments
Designers and Their Other Creative Side

You might think it odd that professional designers who ooze creativity all day long would need another creative outlet. I’m here to tell you “we do”. After using up one set of creative juices in our profession, it’s nice to focus your creative energy in a different direction. I’ve spent the better part of the […]

A Tribute to a Redneck Riviera Landmark: The Flora-Bama

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in Places, Why Not? | No Comments

If you haven’t been to Alabama lately – and I’m betting you haven’t, it isn’t exactly on the list of dream vacations – then you haven’t had the experience of visiting The Flora-Bama. It’s probably considered the best oyster/beach bar and roadhouse east of the Mississippi. Although I can’t vouch for the quality of the […]

Creating Designs with Textures and Swirls

Posted by on Oct 22, 2009 in Design, Tips & Techniques | No Comments

For those who think Twitter is for the birds (no pun intended…well, maybe) I came across a great blog in a recent tweet that gave a step-by-step tutorial on how to create swirls and flourishes in Adobe Illustrator. I learned more about Illustrator’s capabilities in one exercise than I had in several years of using […]

Fall Colors – Flagstaff, Arizona

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009 in Places | 2 Comments

We spent a day up in Flagstaff over the weekend – John wanted to fish, I wanted to get some photos of the fall colors. It was really windy but a pretty day. I dropped John at Lake Mary south of town and I went to Hart Prairie, which is located at the base of […]

A story about Jack and Arnie–no, not that Jack, this one is my dad.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009 in Why Not? | 3 Comments

You may be wondering, who is this Jack and how did he come to be playing golf with Arnold Palmer? Did he play professionally? Not hardly, my dad liked golf but I think it was more a course in frustration than anything. I was just out of college and had only started playing golf when […]

I Bet You Didn’t Know This

Posted by on Sep 23, 2009 in Why Not? | No Comments

If you haven’t seen this video it’s a must watch. It’s hard to believe what a technology-filled, digital world we live in today. Click this link to see it: I want to know.

Cool Clothing Tag Designs

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Design | No Comments

I keep a small treasure chest in my office that’s filled with some unique odds and ends, among them an original Troll doll–don’t ask why. I’ll have to share the rest of the contents another time. But I love clothing tags and I’ve collected some cool designs. I think part of the cost of a […]

You think it’s hard naming your children, try naming your blog.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2009 in Why Not? | One Comment

It can be a painstaking process to come up with a name for your blog. Everyone tells you to make sure you can register it as a domain name because you never know what the future holds and you don’t want someone else taking your name. I spent hours searching for clever domain names only […]

Technologically Challenged Feline

Posted by on Sep 17, 2009 in Why Not? | One Comment

For all the cat lovers out there, this one’s for you. Make sure you have the sound turned up. (originally posted on You Tube.)

The Bad **s Marine

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Why Not? | One Comment

Our son Nathan is at Camp Pendleton for SOI training – that’s School of Infantry for the layman. The military loves acronyms. I think they like to use them just so we won’t know what they’re talking about. I’m one step ahead of them, I found a military acronyms website.