Thursday, April 5, 2012

New fonts

Fonts are fun! People get tired of the same old fonts every time they write a card. So I've decided to come up with some new fonts for you. It will take a looooooong time, but here's a start. Spice up your next letter to someone who's name starts with S. You may use this character free of charge. Of course, right now it's just a graphic. It will take a lot of work before an entire set shows up as an option in your font selection for writing a Word document.

Friday, October 21, 2011


As you can see, this item is three years old. I wanted to do more than just a geometrical design, so I added in a couple of dragons, trying to keep them as alike as possible, which is rather difficult. But it was close enough that a number of people seem to like them.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Scripture and Haida

Having liked the sun image that I described once before, and knowing that the Haida often use almost the same image for the sun and the moon, I thought I would also try something similar. I placed a gutter between them to keep them separate, but then I thought that they might make a wonderful Scripture illustration. Psalm 72:5 fit perfectly -

"Let them fear You while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, thoughout all generations."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Braided Border

Early in my work on borders I tried creating a "braid" that I could use for a border, placing different designs on the strands thereof. None of them are particularly memorable, but this one might well be the best of the lot.

Perhaps you can take the idea and create one that is worth using repeatedly. I'd enjoy seeing what you do.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Trinity Logo

As I indicated last week, I was inspired by a previous drawing to take the Trinity symbol out and use it alone. Actually, I have used this both alone and with wording around it for an organization with which some of my children are affiliated. Since it has meaning to an entire organization, quite a few people like it. It was also chosen by another organization to be the logo on t-shirts that they made up for their members. It will probably continue to be widely used.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Redraw 4

Another of the items that I decided to redraw was this design. It includes an old, old symbol of the Trinity (used, among other places, at Trinity Church in New York City, as seen in the movie "National Treasure"). Even after having redrawn this one, I wasn't all that crazy about it. However, it did inspire me to do yet another piece, which you will see next week.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Duck 2

Having done the regular duck, I decided that I needed a Haida duck. Since I already had the outline of a normal duck, I went with that and just filled in the interior with Haida designs. I happen to like it, but I've never met anyone else who does.