Fosters in Photos

Fosters in Photos

I love to take photos of my foster puppies. Part of the challenge for me is to see what I can do with the simplest of tools. An iphone, au natural backgrounds, and a little patience. All cropping, editing etc is done with simple apple tools and a little support from photoshop mobile. Some of my recent favorites –   Johnny5: “Who me?”  Dynomutt: “That’s the spot!” Rosie: “Pensive” Strawberry: “Just Chillin'” Sam and Dean Winchester: “You rang?” Luigi: “Relax, Man” Patrick and Pearl: “Did somebody say CHEESE?”   Patrick and Pearl: “An outtake” Sam Winchester: “Quilts, YAS!” Sam Winchester: “Puppy Food? What puppy food?” Patrick and Dean Winchester: “Love” Luigi: “SideScape” Sam Winchester: Hello! Runa: “Give me the treats Human” Patrick: “Hey Hey Pretty...
Fosters in Photos

Fosters in Photos

I love to take photos of my foster puppies. Part of the challenge for me is to see what I can do with the simplest of tools. An iphone, au natural backgrounds, and a little patience. All cropping, editing etc is done with simple apple tools and a little support from photoshop mobile. Some of my recent favorites – AdaLovelace, “Love me”     Delilah, “Perfection”   Eeva and Voltron, “Places to be”   Katherine Johnson, Ada Lovelace, and Mae Jemison, “Yes?”   Dino and Shutterbug, “Negative heart”   Mabel and Eeva, “What’s this you say?”   Dot Matrix, “So Sweet”   Sammy, “We all love Alison Glass”   Sammy, “Junkyard Dog”   Rosie and Voltron, “Finally, we rest”   Katherine Johnson, “I’m sexy and I know it”   Ada Lovelace, “Girls rule”...
Look into my Sketches: Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt Edition

Look into my Sketches: Harry Potter Bookcase Quilt Edition

This quilt has created more doodles, sketches, plans, and ideas than anything else I’ve done before. So many that it deserved a devoted sketch post instead of getting wrapped in with other projects. The first sketch I’ll show you is the “planning” sketch. I drew this out at the very beginning. As the project went on, I made changes for one reason or another and just kept drawing over the original sketch. Some things stayed, some were added, and some dropped completely. I had pretty good reasons for dropping at lot of the things that were edited out. The only one I regret is Peeve’s bow tie. Maybe next time. ha! Here are the other sketches that weren’t lost to my bad habit of drawing on any paper like objects within my reach. They will show up in random order each time you see view the page. If you would like an idea of how I used the sketches check out my post on my digitizing process. You may notice that the sketches are really really sketchy. It is so useful to me to do this exercise and get and idea of size, shape, and spacing before spending lots of time fine detailing. Here’s a great article on Thumbnailing. It is intended for web design, but really applies to all sorts of design projects. I’m surely going to try the ’25 rule’ on my next project.   Want to see everything Harry Potter? Check out this index of posts. Have something to say? I want to hear it! email me at...