Basket of Sweet Gum Tree Seed Pods

Not much today… went out back in the woods to pick up a basket full of sweet gum tree seed pods before the storms rolled in.

Will be photographing them to use as some elements in the digital composites I’m creating for my art show. And when I’m done with them, they will be used as mulch.

My New Graphic Design Rates

Someone sent this to me (probably my cousin when I was “venting” to her about a client). It’s actually a t-shirt sold on Cafe Press. I’m thinking I should add this to my price list! (If I only had the nerve to…)


I sent this graphic to one of my clients who I do work for, on behalf of his clients (he’s what you would call “the middle man.”) He immediately replied which client he wanted to forward this to and I knew who he was referring to.

Awhile back, I was working on a brochure for him where he sent me back a PDF with numerous edits written on it from someone named “Rose.” I asked, “Who is this Rose” and he responded back with five words: “Don’t freak out… the secretary.”

I went to 5 years of art school to get design edits from the secretary who was hired a few months ago! Honestly, us graphic artists (and the middle man) really put up with a lot!

Pinterest While Drinking: Veggie Owl by “K”

I decided my hiatus was going to be up Thanksgiving. And I had a nice long post for today. However, I could not resist sharing my cousin “K”s latest creation she just shared with me.

First, many of you probably remember her Turkey Veggie Plate last Thanksgiving. If not, I have two photos to remind you and also, you can find the original link here.

So this year, she decided to do a veggie plate in the likeness of an owl. Very ambitious of her I thought. Below is her fabulous edible (I think) conception:


For comparison, below is her image for inspiration from Pinterest (uploaded via “Homestead & Survival” Facebook page)


I think she’s getting much better! But I reminded her that she’s got to put down her special Vodka drink when creating these things. Why do I assume this? How else can you explain that big red nose? (not to mention the bushy eyebrows and where did she see celery in her inspiration photo???).

I REPEAT the same Disclaimer I wrote last year: My cousin Kerryn is extremely talented and this post is all in good fun. I love her and she knows that… Happy Thanksgiving K! You’re the best!