I love America. I do. Really. There's a lot of wonderful, amazing things this country offers. Security. Opportunity. Convenience. Comfort. Free speech. We have the ability to do what we want, when we want to. Or, that is the illusion. The truth is, you can do what you want, so long as you stay in … Continue reading Proud To Be An American?
What makes a Proud Beauty? Is it her adventurous spirit? Her self-less love? Or honorable soul? A Proud Beauty approaches life with passion. With generosity. Bravery. Commitment. She chooses this lifestyle, living in celebration, compassion, integrity, and self-sacrifice as a woman and daughter of the earth. A Proud Beauty won’t stand to waste her life … Continue reading What Makes a Proud Beauty?
I've been hard at work these past couple of months! Several new projects were added to my portfolio, including a website design project for a dear friend of mine over at The Crunchy Leaf, a logo design project for the ever-amazing Weltz Paintball, and artwork designs for a paintball team called the Howling Hobbits. Additionally, tons of my Crusade … Continue reading The Autumn That Passed in a Blur!
Recently, life threw a handful of rough curve balls and stormy skies at me. Imagine that moment when you're walking along, blissfully happy with the shining sun, your health, your work, and pretty much everything else happening in your life when suddenly you trip, land face first into a pile of mud, ruin your favorite … Continue reading Stay Positive By Embracing Your Negative Emotions
For anyone that's had to deal with a stalker, whether in real life or in cyberspace, you know that it can be pretty scary. No one should have to feel threatened or frightened for their life or their family's well-being. But sometimes, if someone's creeping around on your website, portfolio, or other social media pages … Continue reading Why Someone Stalking Your Online Work Might Actually Be A Good Thing!
This tutorial uses both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and is probably most handy for screen printing companies. That is where I learned the technique after all. In traditional screen printing it's best to use vector art for printing spot color films (which are used to burn the screens). Vector art is crisp, you can … Continue reading Tutorial: How To Turn a Raster Image Into 1 Color That Edits Like Vector Art in Adobe Illustrator
So you're ready to take the next step and add a furry companion to your life. That's fantastic! But how do you know which animal will best fit your lifestyle and family needs? Have you thought about who's going to be responsible for your companion? Will it be your kids? Your partner? Are you living … Continue reading Picking A Pet: Cats vs. Dogs
Most all pet owners love their fur-babies to death. I know that I do! My cats are my world and I'm always striving to make sure they're happy and well taken care of. I'd rather go without than see my kitties go without. However, sometimes even the simplest things can have the biggest impact on … Continue reading 6 Things That Kill A Cat’s Happiness.
Changes are coming. Big changes that could affect my entire lifestyle. But I'm getting a head of myself.... Let me rewind and apologize for my extended absence from blogging on here. Then, let me follow up that apology by saying you may as well get used to it. No, I'm not going to stop blogging. … Continue reading Changes
I played my very first game of paintball when I was twelve years old and on a church youth group event at Pev's in Virginia. It was thrilling, it was overwhelming, but mostly I hated wearing the mask! It felt constrictive. Restraining. I wasn't sure I liked the idea of being in the middle of … Continue reading Is Paintball The Next Big Thing?