I’m letting my latest design serve to me as a constant reminder of how great and wonderful my God is. If He says not to worry and to cast your cares upon Him, He means it and over the last couple of weeks that’s become a real reality to me. I actually probably have worried about how things were going to turn out more than I’ll let on. You see, my husband and I hit a real tight spot in the road with our finances and I was beginning to worry my head off… as a women and a mother to be not knowing where the next meal is going to come from can be really scary. It may not have been quite as bad as wondering when I was going to next eat but we hit some really bad quicksand and we weren’t getting ahead at all. I had my designing job but even that wasn’t going to help us get ahead with all the over draft charges and the badly negative bank account. So this issue was brought up in our life group and our leader forced us ( possibly not the right word) to get help from the church ( honestly we really didn’t want to take money from our church). The church helped us a lot… I mean more they we even expected, a lot more… and it was such a blessing from the Lord and I am eternally great full for such a wonderful body of believers that God has led us to…of course, now we owe the church our souls ( just kidding). But it goes to show you even in the deep dark depths of all of your troubles, whatever they may be, God is faithful and does just what He says He will. Another thing, when God blesses you, let Him….
Okay, I’ve been busy working on a couple more designs for the ChristianShirts company. I’ve finished one for them but probably won’t be able to finish the other until at least Tuesday of next week, due to the holiday on Monday.
I’ve also been tinkering about today with the grunge text effect. I made a few irish designs (since St. Patrick’s Day is upon us) with it and put them up on t-shirts and mugs at Zazzle. I am going to be working on a Adobe Illustrator CS tutorial for this specific effect. Offering tutorials can bring a nice bit of traffic to my site too! I’ll probably have the tutorial up no later than next weekend.
The Grunge/scratchy effect has grown more and more popular for t-shirt designs and I thought I would share one way of how I’ve recreated this design in Adobe Illustrator CS. Our Goal is to go from this plain looking piece of text to a stylish grunge design.
Anyone who’s been following my blog entries knows that I’ve been creating cute little jungle/safari animals and this Rhino is my latest creation. Isn’t he cute? There’s a story behind him. Being the second oldest of three younger sisters ranging from 15 to 2 1/2 years old. It’s not a surprise that I love drawing designs for kids. This little Rhino was inspired by a song written by Justin Roberts, a popular children’s singer. The song was called Imaginary Rhino! It’s fun song about a child with an imaginary rhino. I first saw Justin Roberts on Noggin singing a song about a Whale named Willy!
Now I’ll take time out of my busy schedule and brag on my Mom’s photography skills 🙂 The picture card above was taken of my youngest sister by my Mom. My Mom has great knack for taking great photos, as you can see. She has recently created her own store on Zazzle store to share her talent with others. Not only does she offer her photography but also her computer graphic skills. You can find great Christian, home school, and nature designs to gift to others or yourself! To visit her gallery, just click on the card above!