The Art of Reading with April from Flourish Cafe

I love reading and quotes as well! Thanks for sharing this blog!

Kerrie More

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” –Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll.

Okay, it’s no surprise that I am passionate about books and reading, but I am also a huge fan of art and great quotes.  I have a journal where I write down all of the best quotes I come across.  I love looking at it from time to time for a little inspiration.  That’s why I absolutely fell in love with the designs of April Starr from her Etsy shop, Flourish Cafe.  Take a look at her stunning artwork, photography and sweet quotes, and I dare you to choose just one that you can’t live without!  All it takes is one visit to her shop to tell that April is also a lover of books.  I’m sure you will enjoy her interview as much as I did!  Happy Reading!

View original post 1,135 more words


A much needed redesign for this amazing community resource

I’m working on a new website design for this public library. Here is my proposed redesign for this amazing little community resource. Last year I redesigned their logo and I think that it’s time they also get a website redesign. If you examine the original website and my redesign, you will notice that all the information is still included only now it is a lot easier to find what you are looking for!

Original Library Website

And a reminder of the old logo.

My Bow and Arrow

I had just finished reading Hunger Games when I got this sculpture assignment. I was to create something that was psychologically larger than its actual size. Of course I thought of a bow and arrow. Nothing is more psychologically larger than a weapon.

Here are some photos of the end result. I ran a rough red maple board through the jointer and plainer then I used the scroll saw to trim it to size. Mostly I followed some instructions that I found online. If you don’t know how to do something, Google it!

That One Tower

As most of you know, I am finishing up my art degree at a university. Right now I’m taking a class on understanding 3D design. Until this class I had been afraid to use the wood shop equipment, but I was forced to put on a brave face and face those fears. I’ve learned how to use the jig saw, band saw, table saw, many sanders, jointer, planer, drill press… The table saw still scares me a bit, I’ll admit.

My favorite sculpture, so far, is this stack of books. The assignment was to make something that didn’t follow the laws of gravity. So, here’s a stack of books that are not stacked in the traditional way. They are created out of a very light wood and are hollow. The edges of the pages are created by stacking thin wood to look like paper. Then I glued the books in place with wood glue and painted them. Overall I’m happy with the way it turned out.