Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Design: The Herrold Collection

Amanda over at The Herrold Collection contacted me after I designed her friend Penelope's blogs.

Amanda was fun and easy to work with. We went with a bright fun beachy feeling for her new header design and made sure to incorporate a photo collection of her beautiful family.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Screen on the Green

Every summer, the San Diego Museum of Art at Balboa Park hosts a movie night every Thursday. They show old movies on a large screen outside on the lawn by the Botanical Building. It is a beautiful setting and a whole lot of fun. You gotta love San Diego!

By the way, we watched "The Shop Around the Corner" the film that was the inspiration for "You’ve Got Mail". It was so cute!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

He is just jealous...

The other day we went shooting with Eric & Sheree. It was a blast (no pun intended) and we had an awesome set-up that would do any hillbilly proud :)

I'll let Kenny write more about it later, but I just wanted to post this video Sheree sent me. Listen carefully to Kenny at the end... He just wishes he was as good of a shot as me... there is really no other excuse for the trash talking!

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Design: Just Julie

Julie contacted me a few weeks ago and wanted to start her first blog. She is such a sweet lady that gives of her time as she does foster care for four women with mental retardation who live with her 24/7, and her husband was also diagnosed with Parkinson's two years ago. She feels that having a blog will be a way to make her feel like she can still reach out and be a part of her friends' and loved ones' lives. I wanted to giver her a design that she loved that made her site feel like a home on the internet.

Based on her comments, I think I did ok :)

"Welcome to my blog! Isn’t it the neatest space? I worked with Jen at Swank Webstyle and she was a creative delight.

As I look at the elements on the page, they stand for so much of what I most cherish: my family, and the quiet times in my chair when God speaks truth and hope to my heart through His Word and through His creation. You can see that my three beloved daughters are represented here. Sharon, my oldest daughter, hand paints and sells beautiful yarns. Carolyn, my middle daughter, is a gifted actress and singer. Sara, my youngest daughter, is an amazing and creative floral designer. There is so much more to say about them and about life, but that’s what a blog is for, and those posts will be forthcoming."

New Design: Home on the Range

Penny from Penelope's Pitstop asked if I could also give her a new blog header for her personal blog, Home on the Range.

We came up with a fun, western design. We plan on giving the entire site a matching design later on.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Free Music

Yep. Free. Christian Music. You can't beat that :)

Get your FREE copy of Phil Wickham’s live CD that you can download by clicking on the photo below and hopping over to his blog.

I am listening to it now and it is great.. and FREE!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

All in a night's work...

It is 2:13 am. I have been lying on my back for the past several hours.

Not in bed, but in the grass.

A night sky. A crystal clear night sky.

The only unnatural light is coming from Cape Blanco Lighthouse, twenty-some miles to the south. And even then, it only blinks once every twenty seconds.

The ocean's wave crash onto the beach only one hundred yards away. They roll up with a consistent hum - no, a consistent dull roar. The roar is broken occasionally by the call of one lonely seagull to another. An onshore breeze rustles the tall grasses.

I can smell the dying campfires mixing with the salty marine air. The wafting of slightly decayed seaweed and smaller animals on the lower side of the food chain come and go.

I can see the stars Polaris and Altair. Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Aquarius, the Milky Way. The glowing tracers of shooting stars.

The waning moon is slowly setting over the Pacific Ocean. It began its descent to the horizon as a brilliant pale silver and when it finally tucks itself into a fog bank fifty miles offshore, it will become a deep ruddy orange.

Friday, August 01, 2008