Saturday, March 23, 2013

Art Gallery Brochure

For the final project in my InDesign II class this last quarter, our assignment was to design the brochure listing the shows for next year in the campus art gallery. The bonus was that one or two of the designs (cover and/or interior) would be selected AND we would receive a small monetary compensation.

We did have the opportunity to submit our work to the gallery coordinator and get some feedback before the final submission.

Anyway, when I went by the instructor's office to pick up my brochure and the previous project, I learned that my design for the interior and mailing panel had been chosen, and another student's cover had been selected.

I had been under the impression that we wouldn't hear back for a week or two, so it took a couple minutes for this news to register.

I don't have Bethann's cover, but hers features the image from the Graphic Novel Northwest show. The gallery coordinator requested some tweaks on my design. Primarily, she asked that I add a little bit of air between the text and the edge of the tinted box behind. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Strand’s Sox

For Christmas, I promised to knit a pair of socks for my sister’s husband and three kids. (I knit a pair for her awhile back, before I started this blog. If I had already started blogging, there would be a post about hers, but I hadn’t so there isn’t.)

I hadn’t given any thought to whose pair I would knit first.

However, that determination was easily made when I received a pre-emptive thank-you note from my nephew within a couple weeks after Christmas.

I mailed them off to him late last week, but I didn’t want to post about them until I knew he had received them, and sent me some requested photos, which arrived today.

Thus and herewith, Strand’s Sox. (Actually, I took the first photo pre-mailing.)

Now, I am working on Elaine’s (who took a cue from her brother and also sent me a pre-thank-you note).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One More Student Art Project

I was headed over to the library the other morning, when this caught my eye.

I think it is utterly charming.


Sunday, March 10, 2013


Last weekend, Tim and I planted the seeds for this year's garden. We made an effort to get an earlier start than last year.

We stuck with the usual suspects — red lettuce, green lettuce, zucchini, and pumpkins for the vegetable garden and California poppies and wild sunflowers for the flowers, as well as some Icelandic poppies and black-eyed Susans from some old seed packets that have been around for awhile.

About midway through through the week, I saw the first tiny sprouts of lettuce. No signs of anything else, but the lettuce is going gangbusters. There are five or six containers of each, with several seeds in each. Last year, we had several lettuce plants clustered together, and they seemed to do just fine.

I've turned each lettuce container a couple of times today. It doesn't take them very long to turn toward the sun.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Student Sculpture

The 3-D Design students are at it again.

Yesterday, as I was leaving the library, I overhead a group of students say something about “penguins.” Curious, I followed them to find out more. They turned out to be touring the campus to look at their fellow classmates’ projects. This was their next stop.

There is a fountain next to a patio/walkway near the student union building, and a family of pink penguins had taken up residence. Mama Penguin and 3 little ones.

Later on, I saw one of the girls in the class. She told me that her project was downstairs in the student union.

Then, this morning as I was driving through the parking lot, I saw this fellow.

Earlier in the quarter, there were a number of wire sculptures in the upstairs hallway of the Visual Communications building.


The last is supposed to be a tornado. I wasn't really clear on that until I overhead someone talking about it.

While I'm at it, there are also a couple of projects that I took pictures of last quarter, but never got around to posting until now.

This last one I saw not at school but one day when I was walking around Green Lake. But it fits it with the other projects shown here.