Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Well, I'm not exactly sure how THIS happened, but I'm really glad it did... and I'll wear it proudly!

Except that I SO prefer it in Chartreusse...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Finally... Finis!

This has been a really intense 7 weeks! But tonight I turned in my final project. A revision of our very first design.

You may remember the assignment from part one where we were asked to create a design depicting an image of ourself along with a graph which represented our proficiencies in the various Adobe applications.


Then I'll remind you...

The biggest critique I received was that there didn't seem to be a light source, given such a bright day. The second was that the bubble "splat" was unrealistic and it wasn't clear that it was actually the "Apple" bubble that had burst. So those were the problems to solve. The first was easy. The second?... well, I am still only so-so on bubble making so creating a realistic bubble burst seemed incomprehensible. So I decided to rethink the whole thing...

And this is what I came up with.

I also submitted a couple of extra credit ideas for a new bp logo. Yes, they're pathetic I know. As is the whole tragic situation.

So not to make light of it or anything but...


Anyway... Let the summer begin!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Graphically Designed Summer... part yadayada

Only one class left!

I was gonna take the second one... during the second half of the summer but I think I'm gonna pass. Graduation will just have to wait a couple more months.

Because enough's enough for now, ya know?

So far I think I've probably got a "B" I think. Imagine that? After ten years of maintaining a 4.o. Guess I'm just not up to snuff as a professional designer yet even though this IS only "Graphic Design ONE" for goodness sake. I guess we'll see.

Perhaps the extra credit project of redesigning the BP logo will save me.


Our assignment this week was to create a personal logo. So I created three...

The first one is really just a possible banner for my blog (but not really because I already have one sort of like it...)

The next two I created as possible logos for my (maybe) future sideline.

And well, also because my Professor told me I had to...

I think this one is my favorite.

Perhaps I'll use it.

Class is over on Monday.

How many days until Tuesday?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Graphically Designed Summer... part Three

Ah, the color wheel. Let's not forget the color wheel!

Assignment was to design displays of the various color groupings:

The Full Twelve Hue
Split Complementary

The journey was a trip! And it only cost me three vacation days!



(Please feel free to click to enlarge... and I hope you're viewing this on a Mac! *g*)

The Twelve Hue


Split Complements


And this one, just for schnicks...


...which just reminded me to stash away that $20 to gamble away in Hammond, Indiana on August 13th!

ON to creating a personal logo...

Karen 'eh!... I think I may need your help!!!

I Have The Most Adorable Grandchildren!...


And Eeeeee!

Thanks Whit and Aaron!

Suddenly my family is just multiplying like rabbits!

But isn't "he" just absolutely gorgeous?!!!

...or do EPT's come in pink too?...