Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Dear Craft Room,
It has been a delightful two years having you, my first ever craft room. It seems like only yesterday that I sat in the floor, built your shelves and obsessively, I mean, lovingly filled every nook and cranny with scrapbooking supplies. But it seems our days of shutting ourselves off from the world, blaring music, and flinging paper are coming to an end. 9 months seems like a long time but I know from experience it goes so fast. But don't worry craft room, I will still be crafting away in the future Master Bedroom/Craft Room. It will never take your place but you have a more important job to do and I look forward to trading our crafting time for time spent with sweet little baby number three. We'll still have raucous times and quiet calm times but these will be so much more rewarding! I will never forget you craft room!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I added a bunch of different designs on these magnets throughout the week. You can check them all out at the Papercut Kitchen!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
I worked on this website for First United Methodist Church of Hot Springs, AR ages ago and can't believe I'm just getting around to sharing it here. I did a lot of the photography that was on the site. Since then it has been in the hands of the church, growing and changing according the their needs, but above is a screen shot of how the homepage was when I first set it up. Below is the logo that I designed for the church. I like the more modern approach I took with the traditional cross and flames symbolism of Methodism.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
My boys may be getting big but they're still having important (to me) firsts, like brand spankin' new real live art supplies for the first time ever! A couple of weeks ago, while Pappa was gone at camp, the boys and I were suffering from some serious cabin fever. I decided it was time for a trip to Hobby Lobby for some new markers and to look for some little project for the boys to do.When we walked into the store Mr. Golden Curls declares "I know what I want and it's little!" Turned out to be a little art mannequin, which thrilled me to no end, and led to me spending a wee bit more to get him his first sketchbook, set of pencils, eraser, and blending stumps...mmmm, art supplies.
Lil' Spitfire is nipping at big brother's artistic heals. At four he's already drawing things that are recognizable and loves to act things out on paper. So what starts as a picture of a guy with a thought bubble, words and all, may be reduced to green scribble when there's an unfortunate slime explosion set off by the bad guy. He loved these double sided markers with one side marker and the other side a stamp.
If my boys grow up to be bean counters finding happiness in computers, calculators and cubicles that will be fine with me, but it is nice to see some creativity sparking in their little minds!
Monday, June 28, 2010
On occasion I actually use that graphic design degree my parents are still paying for by graphically designing stuff, usually for my church. This is the first time I've ever been in a church where I feel my gifts and talents are used and I love it! I use design in all I make and do but it's not quite the same as doing some straight up design work.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
or even this...
Monday, June 21, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Third Cherokee Nation Chief’s Challenge race to benefit local girl
Tahlequah Daily Press
TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation will be hosting the third race in the Chief’s Challenge series during the Survivor’s Run on June 12, taking place at the Cherokee Nation complex, south of Tahlequah.
Proceeds from the race will benefit Maesa Kilpatrick, a local girl who has cystic fibrosis and is awaiting a lung transplant. Cystic fibrosis is a terminal disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening infections.
Registration for the Survivors Run event begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. In addition to the 5K, there will also be a 1-mile fun run/walk. There is no registration fee for participants of WINGS Activity Club and those who have signed up as part of the Cherokee Challenge. Other participants must pay a $15 registration fee. A limited number of special commemorative T-shirts highlighting the 10 Cherokee attributes will be available on a first-come basis to 300 participants who have signed up for the Cherokee Challenge or are members of the WINGS Activity Club. The attribute that will be highlighted for this race is “nidvdayosgvna,” Cherokee for “determined or persistent.”
The Chief’s Challenge series is part of the overall Cherokee Challenge, a larger campaign to get families healthy and offer activities and training tips for exercise and active living. As part of the campaign, Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation is sponsoring a series of races and fun runs and walks, with a final challenge to race with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith in the Tulsa Run in October.
The Cherokee Nation’s Healthy Nation program will offer activities and training tips for exercise and active living, for everyone who wants to participate. The program will be hosting a series of nine races up until the Tulsa Run at the end of October. For participants who join the WINGS activity club, Cherokee Nation will pay the entry fees for each race. More than 400 participated in the first two events in Stilwell and Muskogee.
cherokee.orgfor fitness tips, suggested training schedules and a complete list of activities
in the Cherokee Challenge.
Information: Lu McGraw, 453-5260.