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Rolling With the COVID-19 National Emergency

You're probably considering how resilient you're business is right now, and how flexible it can be. Me too. It's the right thing to do. During times of immense challenges, creativity thrives and innovation is born – My business exists to assist…

I Love a Good Pen – Here Are My Favorites

This list will evolve. New pens keep coming out and I keep discovering old ones. First off, I should say I love technical line drawings. I look for pens that can handle tight consistent even flow line work. Some handle smooth and painted surfaces…

Life of a Dead Leaf – Drawings

This winter has been brutal! It's expected to drop to -15 tonight. I love to sketch in nature but just can't hardly hold a pencil outside in these temperatures! Not to mention, Iowa looks a bit like a winter wasteland this time of year (I love…

I’ll make room for this chair

In case you were wondering what to get me for Christmas... This Eames Lounge Chair will do nicely.  Don't forget the footrest – I can't imagine the chair surviving without it.  A perfect union of originality and "if-it-aint-broke-don't-fix-it-ness".…
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About to Launch a New Website for Sustainable Installation

I'm in the process of developing a new website to share some of my projects in the areas of permaculture / sustainability. I'm a passionate organic gardener food lover with a growing collection of successful building, gardening and landscaping…

Essential Adobe Illustrator Tips

If you're like me and feel like there is always more to learn then you'll dig this article. I found it too good not to share. Whether you use Adobe Illustrator daily or are just getting started, you'll find some gems in William Beachy's article…

SEO – What Makes a Site/Page Stand Out?

If it's Google that your asking, the answer is really the same as if you asked me... QUALITY! Google wants to share relevant links to high quality, well-written, organized content. Sound simple. I guess we'd better define quality first.. Here's…

Sometimes the answer is the bathroom wall

Since the beginning of human experience, we have been seeing things our own way.   Two cavemen looking at a cloud are likely going to see two different things when their minds eye tries to make sense of the abstract or "random" shapes.…
Kevin Riley Designing the Internet

A Blog, Dontcha Know it

I'm really enjoying WordPress lately! Launched this new website today! I've been developing so many of my clients websites on WordPress that I figured I better try to keep up with my own. It's been a long time coming! I love the WordPress…