Let it shine 219!

Let it shine 219!

Here is a collection of great work by northwest Indiana creatives. A huge thank you to all of you that participated. I’d love to see more of you take part in this fun, creative and inspirational gallery next time. Great…

Help a Fellow Designer

Help a Fellow Designer

All, I am never one to post this kind of message or ask for donations in any way. This is a little different. An old school friend of mine has come into some hard times recently. A little history. Tannon…

Where you from?

Where you from?

It’s time for another community project. Just like the N, W, I submission from the past. Let’s do a 219 collection this week. If you haven’t participated in a past post, then here is the run down. Draw, photograph, paint,…

The Unspoken Variable

The Unspoken Variable

I’ve had a couple discussions with creative folks over the past few weeks about the state of student work in NWI. I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach college level design courses, speak at different colleges, mentor a student…

Pushing the envelope with commissioned work

Pushing the envelope with commissioned work

Often customers asks for things you’ve done before; but that shouldn’t stop a good creative idea from it’s chance at application just because it wasn’t what was asked for. With some persuasion, a customer may come to like the new…

Getting Dirty

Getting Dirty

Everyone has heard of the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20″, but there is another side to hindsight that we often forget. While it is important to be able to look back at our mistakes to avoid them, it is more important…

December Grant Work Update

December Grant Work Update

Yet another monthly installment following the progress of Melissa Washburn and Dawn Diamantopoulus on their respective IAP grant projects. Melissa My illustration class at the School of the Art Institute wrapped up this week. While the 10-week course kept me…

Hope Soars: Call for Entries

Hope Soars: Call for Entries

Hope soars every time someone gets involved in the fight against cancer.Help the Community Cancer Research Foundation share this uplifting message by being a part of  their annual fundraiser – the Perennial Ball! Spreading HOPE is as easy as 1,…

the ties that bind

IAP Grant Update

Back in June, Melissa Washburn and Dawn Diamantopoulos announced that they are both 2012-2013 recipients of grants from the Indiana Arts Commission through the Individual Artists Program (IAP). Here is the fourth in a series of periodic updates on their…