Wednesday, June 6, 2012


At our peninsula, officially known as Presque Isle State Park, they posted this on their facebook page this week. Just can't resist sharing it:

"Students who were participating in a field trip lesson yesterday with the Environmental Ed. staff got a real learning experience. A fawn came and laid down near our boots and took a nap. When students asked why the EE staff weren't going to do anything for the fawn they explained that the animal is fine and just needs to be left alone, the mother is nearby. Sure enough, later in the lesson the mother doe called out and the fawn got up and walked back into the woods. A good reminder for everyone to leave young animals be. The mothers are close by and the young don't need to be 'rescued.'"

I have a friend who is a wonderful graphic artist. From her I've learned countless things from the world of visual artistry: font types and sizes, layout tips, ways to take good photos, how to crop them and use them in all types of areas. The most important thing I've learned from her is how to see better.

If you enjoy the creativity and delight of graphic design you've got to get into the habit of checking the Google Doodles page every week or so as they post the word "GOOGLE" in every imaginable manner (see link on sidebar). This is the peak of creativity and there seems to be no end to their ideas. But be warned, this is not one of those quick look pages....once you get hooked it's very, very hard to leave the site!

Here's one from last week that celebrated the birthday of the Russian artist Fabergé---with commentary by the artist.

"An artist whose ornate sensibility earned him royal regard, Peter Carl Fabergé is a jeweler worthy of a doodle! Best known for his intricate eggs, Fabergé caught the attention of the Russian court. The Tsar commissioned eggs from him every year, and each time he crafted gems that were more surprising and florid than the previous. With such a reputation, he even represented his home country in the 1900 World's Fair in Paris.

"His discriminating eye did not stop at detail, he and his studio were also perfectionists. Perhaps in the spirit of finding just the right composition to celebrate Fabergé's birthday, I went through numerous positions/designs for this doodle."