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Colorized History

By | color, design, photos, retro vintage ephemera | 7 Comments

I just discovered this treasure trove of colorized photos from the past, and I have spent the better part of today looking at the photos there. Many (most?) of them were done by two artists: Mads Madsen, from Denmark, and  British artist Jordan Lloyd. Here are a few to whet your appetite. But do yourself a favor and check them all out. Click the images to see them larger.

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Time and time again

By | color, design, make something, step away from the screen | 3 Comments

So, once upon a time I had babies. Little baby babies. Who had teddy bears, and rocking horses, and all the baby trappings of babydom. Before these babies were born, someone gave me a clock. The clock below. A very baby nursery clock, which we put in the babies’ nursery. Since that’s where the baby things went. Over the years, weirdly, the babies have been growing up. And now there’s pretty much nothing left in our house that resembles anything that this clock represents. Not even in their room (they actually asked me to take this clock out of their…

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House Rules

By | design, happy, make something, step away from the screen, typography | 13 Comments

Hey kids! Not sure if you noticed or not, but I haven’t been here in a while. My 365 project got derailed a little bit. First it was because I was busy. Then it was because I was actually spending a lot more time away from my screen.  Then I got busy again, and somewhere along the way, I decided to let myself off the hook and pick it back up when I had the wherewithal. Or not. We’ll see. Meanwhile… I thought it might be time for another story about something I stepped away from the screen and made….

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Act on that

By | design, save the world | One Comment

click for bigger My friend Ilina tagged me on Facebook today and asked me to design something to go with these words. So I did. Because as usual, this was much more fun than what I was actually supposed to be working on. If you’d like a printable version, click here to download a PDF. Now go use your powers for good.

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Yard Art Day

By | design, step away from the screen | 2 Comments

Okay friends. I’ve been bombarding you with STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN for almost 2 months now — over fifty different designs — and I have yet to show you any of the things that I’ve done when I actually stepped away from the screen. Soooo, wanna see some? Oh good — I hoped you were going to say yes! I’ll start with my favorite so far. But first, some background: A few months ago my friend, and amazing photographer, Deborah Triplett had a dream. “It is my dream that for one day people remember that child within them that likes to play creatively…

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