Learned how to do “plastic” buttons in Photoshop! These are clickable on the front page, though they’re kind of a kludge because of how WP.com handles images. More important, though, was learning how to do it; these are the instructions I followed, and here are tutorials for 53 more kinds of buttons.
Here’s a mahogany gameboard I made for my Dad:
Recently I did a silly Beatle calendar page (February’s dates fall on the same weekdays in 2010 as in 1965), in case anybody wants to live a month in the Beatles’ lives:
I’ve designed some elements for my Aggie Journalists blog:
I’ve cross-stitched for years and like to create my own designs. I made these two for my parents – a map of the Goodnight-Loving cattle trail and a rendering of a German lullaby my mom used to sing me. The type and all other elements in both are original except the capital G and L and the bird and flower, which came from design books. Click to view larger:
In college, I drew and painted ‘stained glass’ windows for my roommates and me (bearing our initials). They’re still in the door of the house we shared in College Station, though the red of the roses has faded:
… so as a Christmas gift, last year I went to the house and photographed them, converted the photos into patterns via Photoshop, then recreated and framed our windows: