Oct 28, 2008

Audrey Hepburn -- Cousin Craig's newest painting

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
~Audrey Hepburn~

My cousin Craig just completed his second portrait, this time of Audrey Hepburn and this time in oil.

Audrey Hepburn was such a beautiful person inside and out. I love the above quote, it says so much about her and how we should be.

Oct 23, 2008

More Designing Haven of Grace -- Bird's in flight mural

And drum roll....here is my favorite part of our Haven of Grace project: The Birds in Flight mural -- actually, I don't know if we had a name for it, but I like this name -- envisioned by Gina Adolphson, my partner in creativity, and brought to fruition by Laura Gunn, color queen and amazing artist.

Gina and I thought the birds were symbolic of the young mother's who are beneficiaries of the training they receive at the Haven of Grace. We envision the young women taking flight as they venture off in the community with other graduates of the program.

Oct 11, 2008

designHop on Television -- see it in action!

They say a picture is like a thousand words. Video, then, is even better. Sometimes it's difficult to explain the designHop club concept. A lot of people have told me these videos help them understand.

There are two segments. (If the video stops, just drag the cursor forward and back, that should prompt it forward.):

I was lucky enough to strate the designHop club in Salt Lake City, Utah working with kjzz Home Team television host Maria Carr -- thank you! -- and friends of Jordan Paige -- double thank you! Jordan, by the way, is a sister-in-law of Sarah Paige, member of our St. Louis designHop club.

If you would like to start a designHop club or learn more, please leave me a comment.

Oct 2, 2008

Not Your Grandma's Wallpaper Part 5 -- LTLprints.com

I have shared wall-stickers before as part of my ongoing series: Not Your Grandma's Wallpaper. LTLprints.com provides a new take on this concept by allowing you to design your own wall-stickers.

Trish, LTLprints.com's PR Director explains:

"LTLprints.com is an online service that allows talented designers and everyday customers to submit their photographs and designs online, and we print the design in "larger than life" sizes. Our service allows for complete and total customization of each print. Simply upload your image, answer a few quick questions, and your print will be shipped in 72 hours!

LTLprints is a great solution for wall decoration. Customers can toss out the wallpaper and paint and start using personal designs and artwork! Parents can print pictures of their kids playing sports, instruments, or simply smiling and use them to design the room!

We are also in the process of developing a catalog for the website that I think your readers would find great interest in. When a designer or customer submits a design, they will have the opportunity to add the design to our public catalog. This allows for public exposure to their work and the opportunity to profit anytime their design or image is sold on our website. It's a great chance for talented artists and designers to get their work out there!"

Prices are affordable considering the drama and impact these ample sized stickers provide:

Larger Than Life: 82" x 52" (210cm x 130cm) 159.99

Over sized: 60" x 38" (150cm x 95cm)129.99

Standard: 38" x 24" (95cm x 60cm) 99.99

Check them out: LTLprints.com