Newsletter #21: Spinning a New Web

Newsletter #21: Spinning a New Web

June 2020 My web site was perfectly fine. But the makers of the WordPress theme said, “We’re done. Good luck keeping things up and running with no updates coming any more.” Then Sylvia said, “Your site’s looking a little dated.” What? It’s FOUR YEARS OLD! Even in dog...
Newsletter #20: Pants For a Bottom

Newsletter #20: Pants For a Bottom

  February, 2020 Kirsten gave me a call because the excellent New York-supplied art for an upcoming comedy at Pioneer Theater was unconscionably lewd and needed a thorough de-lewdifying, and perhaps a strong bleaching and de-wormer. The show tells of the Bottom...
Newsletter #19: Planes, Trains, and No Fish

Newsletter #19: Planes, Trains, and No Fish

Jim Ure is at it again, with his novel-writing high jinks. But this time, it’s a WWII home-front romance, so I had to move out of my comfort zone of designing covers for him that feature cartoon fish (see newsletter #8). It’s about a woman who needs to find...
Newsletter #18: If Free is Better, Not-free is Best

Newsletter #18: If Free is Better, Not-free is Best

Leslie’s gallery is near a grocery store. Sometimes people who eat food also buy art. Additionally, all art buyers eventually eat food, so how about them demographics? When Smith’s told Leslie she should advertise on their shopping carts, and they would make the ad...
Newsletter #17: Making Leafmonade

Newsletter #17: Making Leafmonade

March 2018 Bonnie’s careers as cellist in the Utah Symphony and a music teacher gave her the perspective that, sure, anybody could practice 10,000 hours and get their strings to vibrate, but would it pluck the listeners’ heart strings? So she wrote her magnum opus, a...
Newsletter #16: Wall Art Evolution

Newsletter #16: Wall Art Evolution

January 2018 When Judith called and asked if I could create a large piece of corporate-themed art for the lobby of a downtown building, I thought of saying, “Yes,” but instead opted for “Ha! Yes!” It’s important to keep consistent with your branding, even if it makes...