Walking by these graceful old doors, you can't help thinking of the countless souls who have called this place home, or dropped in for a visit. General Washington came here, at the war's end, to resign his command. Lincoln came too, to offer terms of peace to the rebel delegation. Great men and women came here - to end wars. This charming town on the Chesapeake bay, with it's tree lined streets and famous crab cakes.. hoping we can find a little peace here too.
Keeping with the Fall theme, I wanted to share a few Fall icons I developed with a coworker friend at Jo-Ann Fabrics. The designs were to have the look and feel of 18th century tapestries, (Versailles meets Cracker Barrel HA! :) but everything had to be in vector. It's a different style for me, but I'm always up for a challenge. Here is what we created. -thanks again Michael and Johnny!
You can't help but feel more connected to nature and your suroundings this time of the year and new experiences enhance that feeling even more! Though I've been busy finishing up this next batch of Children's books, I tried to make time to go sailing, pick apples, and walk through a misty pumpkin patch - all first time experiences that I wanted to share here. Hope you're also having fun and new Fall experiences out there! : )
I'm happy today to share my design for the 2014 Gay Games medal. This is an incredible opportunity for Northeast Ohio's GLBT community and I couldn't be more proud to help out. Our design celebrates Cleveland and Akron's industrial golden age, as well as their iconic skylines - two great cities hosting a great cause.
The Federation of Gay Games does amazing work, learn more at the following links:
As you can see, I considered a few local landmarks, before settling on the more recognizable, city skyline concept.
Since the medal is being embossed, it had to be designed in negative, making it a little tricky to figure out. At this point in the process, it reminds me of early 20th century woodcuts. I love that stuff.
I wanted to create a full color design as well, one that is uplifting and speaks to all the exciting things happening in Cleveland. Go Cleveland! Keep making us proud.
I'm excited to share these! They're just the thing I would've loved as kid and still do. Thank you to Cynthia at Galison-Mudpuppy for the fun work! They make a smart gift for world travelers young and old, you can find the 26-piece box set in stores or online here.