job 10

Has anyone find what styles of tables they like in the homework link?   I’m not finding any styles so kinda confused.

Inspiration 9

Maybe its cuz we are getting more and   more daylight – and the fact I still wish I had a green vs a black thumb but I can wait to see the blooms of various plants.   Check out my pinterest link for the couple I posted but here is a pic of blooms of my crabIMG_4501

apple trees in my yard last spring.

Draft Job 9

This “drawing” was inspired by listing to a friend of mine vent about her hubby stating he was going to cook her dinner & have it ready for her when she got home.   To her surprise all he did was buy the meat, seasoned it, and had it “ready for her” to cook!Williams_ID_09Draft

Inspiration 9

Looking at different types of modified graphics on pin it – I came across a lot of cool pics, pinned two, but this is my fav~

modified graphic sample


Inspiration 8

Our whole house, to include the dogs, have been under the weather with one issue or another the past two weeks.   While it was great having my son take care of me for a change, it did make me a little melancholy.   Soon my “baby” will be 21.   Where did the time go?

My inspiration during this time is knowing my son will be a great dad and attentive husband some day.   Here is a picture of my pride and joy with his Grandpa Williams just a couple short years ago at his graduation party.

Moose & GPa Graduation


total oops moment – got yapp’n about son’s tattoo and didn’t do a blog on typography.   According to the WWW this dude was one of the great designers of typography of the 20th century – actually pretty interesting read.   This chap got thrown in prison – PRISON just cuz the Nazi part was deeply suspicious of modernism and the way this ole chap wrote words!   Check it out ~

MT Final w/comments

Ok here is my final pic.   I didn’t post because there are only slight changes from my last post.   My comments to the teacher were a bit lengthy but it was suggested I post that (I’ll save ’til the end).   I have to say I’m not as good at gradient and color adding like mjlowe is with their shamrock or jsoule is with the background blue for the air flier they created.   Spending time with what is challenging to me – I was able to make my center oval almost see-through and I like how you can see my background some now.   Thanks everyone for your suggestions and comments!


My LOOONNNNG summary below:

I wanted to create a birthday invite I could email out to family and friends.   I initally wanted to insert baby pictures and current pictures of the boys, however, one of them was whinning like a baby about it.   I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to say, so surfing the web I went for ideas.   I downloaded several pictures that caught my eye and asked my son to find a picture of his dream truck.

Watching various videos from the library web page ( I came across the section of “hidden easter eggs’ and fell in love with the stroke types of feet, woof, and lights and wanted to incorporate them somehow.

Typing on a path is fun to me and I LOVE assignment three where we add an image to words.   I have work ideas for various events we put on in the library for name plates and the like!

I played around with various fonts.   Worked on kerning.   One issue I was having with kerning – it would lock up going back and forth with the arrow keys.   When it would lock up, I would have to manually click curser with the mouse where I wanted it and then it would work again.

I messed around with background coloring.   Did I want a photo or gradient of a color.   I instantly didn’t like gradient (but than again I’m not very good at it) and looking at my classmate’s blogs, I definitely needed to find a kick ass photo and the one I took was not doing it for me.

Someone posted, well basically, my spirial needed work and when I found the background I loved – it just didn’t flow having it in there.   A. too busy and B not the right style, class, or whatever for the new look.   Plus most everyone knows my home is open to every family member.   I think changing the coloring on my fonts helped with being able to read some phrases better and making just the names and dates white – it helped make the two important items really stand out.

Taking the time to work on the gradient on the sketch was worth it.   (Again for some reason I suck at it), I love how the background picture is seen through the 21 key.

Needing to insert a glyph, I fell in love with the “M’ with the devil tail at the end of it – how fitting.   These boys are good kids (respect their parents, don’t do drugs, and never in trouble with the law), however, they are boys and we all know boys are little devils at times 🙂

I had student at work tell me to increase the training wheel picture because she really couldn’t tell what it was at first, so I did.

I’m having trouble for some reason finding how to change the bleed on my page now that I have printed it out and realize I want the picture to completely cover the page.

I wanted the line “from training wheels..’ to go vertical under the picture of the training wheels but have yet to figure out how.

What I like best about this flier – my son Troy likes it!

Second Draft

Well I think I found the graphic I wanted for my background.   What I’d like to do (and too tired to figure out right now) is how to take the “from train… & must have…” in a text box and go vertical.


Job 7 / Midterm

Ok this is a draft for sure – have ideas just not sure how to implement them just yet.   I need to mess around with background color more but for now left it out.   I downloaded several different pictures to help me with what I wanted to say…had a stork and other pics but my son is a truck guy and until he could drive one could not peel him from his bike.   I learned how to create feet & paws in stroke settings and save them.   Thought I’d use them 🙂   The center picture is a picture I took of our fire ring and I drew the 21 key.   I used flame pics for the birthday wording.   Played around with font styles a lot to have this be eye catching.