Finished Snake Plant Stickers

By on Jun 15, 2021

  Finally got a chance to finish these up. I can’t help but tear it down a little. I focused a lot on the variegation in the leaves while drawing. I spent so much time building the layers to get just the right look. Unfortunately, most of that is lost in the final sticker. It didn’t turn out bad but not quite where I wanted it to be.     If I print more I might do some touch ups in Photoshop but in reality I don’t think I will be able to achieve the same effect on the printer. That is why even though I’m a little disappointed, I also can see that some of that is due to the reproduction. I know the old saying, “It’s a poor craftsman that blames his tools,” but you also need to use the right tool for the job. That is a problem that I sometimes run into at work. You can only do so much with CMYK inks. Looks like I am the irritating...

Friendships and Bracelets

By on Jun 14, 2021

I want to preface this story by saying I got permission before doing it. This weekend we were invited to my wife’s boss’s house for dinner. We have had them over for dinner and we all get along well. Her boss is an amazing cook so I was really looking forward to the evening. As these things often go, I usually end up hanging out with her husband, just the two of us, shooting the breeze for a bit. He’s a great guy. One thing about him is he totally loves Phish. I am not the biggest fan of Phish. I do, however, know a lot about Phish for someone who doesn’t really like them. I lived with a house full of Phish Heads who spent years trying to get me to like their music. They ultimately failed but I can appreciate the band. This being the case, most of our conversations circle back to Phish. It is fun to dump on Phish every once in a while. Anyway, the kids are done...

Starting to Almost Get There

By on Jun 11, 2021

    This picture really sums things up. Everything is moving along but it isn’t exactly going smoothly. I have started batting down some of the problems popping up but we aren’t quite out of the woods yet. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. How many more metaphors can I cram in here? How about, I’m as busy as a one legged man at a butt-kicking contest? Anyway, hopefully I’ll be able to print the new stickers soon. I have them ready but work has been too busy to sneak them in. Maybe next week.

Pushing Through

By on Jun 8, 2021

This is always a rough time of year work-wise. This year is no exception. With the pressure mounting at home I knew it was only a matter of time before I would be out of commission. Sure enough I got sick. I even had to take a day off work to heal. No late nights for a little while. I did have a chance to work on some branding…     Quick little project. I’m still working on the snake plant stickers. They are almost there. Hopefully I can get all caught up at work and start feeling a little better, I think I have a case of exhaustion. Is that a thing? Or is that just like an olde timey thing that isn’t really a thing?     I am self treating myself the best way I know how until I can get back on my feet and start running again…     Hopefully I will have an update on the snake plants before the week is done but feeling better is the...

Variegated!!!

By on Jun 2, 2021

  Ah hah! It took a few tries and quite a bit of courage but I think I’m onto something. I’ve been taking pictures of plants and really taking the time to check them out and I think I have a decent handle on them.     It is going to be very time consuming but I am finally confident in where this one is going. This was just a cell phone pic so some of the depth is missing but I think the final scan is going to really come together. It did take me about 2 hours just to accomplish what you see here so I have my work ahead of me. Still out there running and getting those miles up. I’ve also been kicking the skateboard around some too. It’s weird, I usually ride around a bit every once in a while but now I’m starting to do some tricks again and everything seems real wobbly. It’s something I haven’t really experienced before. I have...