MOD Wood Burning

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MOD Wood Burning

Sometimes the most creative ideas come from marrying modern forms to an old technique. How many of you remember playing with Wood Burning as a child? I am always drawn to boxes with a wood burned pattern in antique stores and the retro cowboy images on wood plaques. When I was inking my latest GeoTribal motif, […]

Bringing Your Brand To Life – Part 1

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Bringing Your Brand To Life – Part 1

Hot off the press! My first column in Where Women Create Business magazine (Volume 3, Issue 3). I am starting out with a 3 part series called “Bringing Your Brand To Life” which helps entrepreneurs understand how to find and develop their own brand. After years of working with clients’ brands and my own personal […]

Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Kit

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Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Kit

A partnership that has been developing since I first started using Faber-Castell pens over 20 years ago is finally public! When I got a call from one of my cherished clients who was making her mark at Faber-Castell, I had this feeling that the universe was once again doing its thing. For as long as I […]

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

I always say…”my job is so much fun!” and here is a perfect example. Queen City Cookies was opening a coffee/bakery shop at its manufacturing complex and Peggy Shannon, owner, wanted it to be a magical place where people could gather. We had established a fantasy brand full of whimsey and color and elephants, so […]

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Being surrounded by cold and snow, I have found myself dreaming of the days when our yard is dotted by the cheery yellow polka dots that everyone else considers the scourge of suburbia…the dreaded DANDELION! Being the weird artist that my family calls me, I have always appreciated the beauty of the dandelion. One person’s […]

DIY Wall Decor: Freeform Stamping

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DIY Wall Decor: Freeform Stamping

I was hired to design an entry wall at Leslie Salon, a hair salon in Cincinnati, Ohio. Leslie Holtmeier had been searching for a unique treatment for the curved wall entrance. I chose a DIY Wall Decor technique I call Freeform Stamping which gives character and design flexibility while keeping costs to a minimum. Years ago I would have […]