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I hate August… and Gremlins

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

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Do you ever feel like there are forces out in the world conspiring against you? Messing stuff up every which way you turn. Maybe it’s Gremlins. Like the pointy eared, green, scaly, don’t-feed-after-midnight kind. If that’s the case and Gremlins actually do exist they were out in full force during the month of August. Which is why I made that bold statement in the above headline. And it’s also why I’m currently sitting here still looking at the above pile of junk. It’s fun junk of course, but it’s been sitting in the middle of my living room for going on two weeks.

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The Trials and Tribulations of a Seasonal Decorator

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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So how many of you consider yourself “Seasonal Decorators”? Hopefully the large majority raised their hands, if not I’ll be out of business soon. But wait, let me back up and explain what I mean by “Seasonal Decorator”. Does your house basically look the same all year round except for at Christmas? Or do you plaster your abode in Valentine’s hearts only to pull out the green shamrock garland a few weeks later and apply liberally? I’d say I fall somewhere between those two categories… leaning more toward the crazy hearts and shamrocks kind of lady.

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Christmas Prints Oh Christmas Prints

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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Do you think it’s safe? Have I waited long enough? Surely everyone has celebrated Christmas by now right? I mean it is Groundhog Day. But then again, there is a raging “Hallmark Christmas Eve movie” style blizzard going on outside right now and I am currently sitting in my living room staring at the oversized Christmas ornaments that had been living on the rocking chair on my front porch. They lived on that chair for a good two weeks. It took me a good three weeks after Christmas to finally take them down only to leave them in a pile on my rocking chair. Thank goodness I noticed them when I got home on Monday after racing home from work hoping to beat the impending blizzard. If I hadn’t they would be scattered all over my little burg.

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Cocktails & Dreams

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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“I see it in pink neon. Blink, blink, dinkity-blink.” – Doug Coughlin, “Cocktail”

Have I ever mentioned that I’m a child of the ’80s? You mean you haven’t all figured that out yet? Well I am, and “Cocktail” was at one point an all-time favorite. This was long before I realized Tom Cruise was insane… I mean, have you seen “Going Clear”? Complete wacko!

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The Evolution of ‘isms’

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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I have an evolution story for you. An evolution story that involves a bunch of fonts, quotes and factoids. I’m talking about the evolution of “Isms”.

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The Graduates

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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It seems like only yesterday I was writing about “Wedding Season”. “Wedding Season” soon turned into “Prom Season” which very quickly turned into “Graduation Season”. And a busy “Graduation Season” it was. It still blows my mind that my friends have kids graduating from high school. How did that happen? I still remember when they were babies traumatized by 4th of July Fireworks and tag-along little brothers who always knew exactly what we adults were talking about because “I have ears you know.” Noted, from then on we were a little more careful about what we said around Jordan.

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‘Ism’s”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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There’s a new print in my life and I think it turned out super cool, if I do say so myself. And, I owe it all to a guy named “Ike”. Actually, I owe it all to Ike’s wife who contacted me last December hoping to create a unique gift for her husband.

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Order Up, Soloth Anniversary

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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About a month ago my neighbor Evonne asked if I would make a print for her. I had done a family poster for her daughter Valerie a while back and she wanted something similar, but smaller to give her son’s in-laws for their 45th wedding anniversary. Well, I would never turn down Evonne, not only is she a wonderful neighbor, but her husband Earl clears my driveway every time it snows. He just does it out of the goodness of his heart. Whenever I wake up on a snowy morning to the beep, beep, beep of Earl’s Bobcat backing up, I lay there and give thanks to God for Earl.

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A Little Bit of Heaven

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

A friend of mine lost her father a few weeks ago. She lost him to that horrible disease cancer. And not just cancer, pancreatic cancer, the worst of the worst. One of her best friends contacted me wondering if I could make a print of some kind as a type of memorium to Jaime’s dad, just a little something that she could hang in her house, a little reminder of her much loved father, a fighter who gave until the end.

Anne sent me a photo of a wooden sign she had found online that said, “Because someone we love is in heaven there’s a little bit of heaven in our home.” Isn’t that a wonderful sentiment? So I started playing around with all of my favorite fonts until I came up with this…

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I stuck with the black and white color scheme that I’ve become so fond of, it seemed fitting for this project. The print ended up being 11×14 and I framed it in a 16×20 black frame with a white mat.

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Anne and Sara, I was truly honored that you would ask me to make something for your friend during her time of grief. And Jaime, I so hope that little bit of paper and ink provides you with just a little bit of comfort.

Dinner Blessing

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Dinner Blessing

This one’s from the archives. During the same weekend of the “Sinee Spectacular” a local mom with a fellow graduating senior asked if I could make a print for her. You know how it is that last week before your kid graduates, either you’re finishing your kitchen remodel, having new carpet laid or hanging stuff on your walls that you always meant to but never got around to doing. The latter was the case here.

Lynn had a wall full of family photos hanging above her dinner table and she found the above saying on a sign on where else, Pinterest. She had a frame already she just needed me to make a print. Did I have time? I told her if I could do it on my computer as opposed to hand painting something I should be able to squeeze it in. So the day before graduation I finally sat down at my computer and whipped this out. I printed it up and set out in search of Lynn’s farm, picking up my Mom along the way to act as my navigation system. Hand-delivered to her doorstep… how’s that for service?