Showing posts from October, 2011

Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

happy halloween!

The kids are out trick-or-treating and I have twenty minutes before I have to leave to teach a class (I'm teaching design again at a local college). I figured I'd do a quick Halloween catch-up post before the month is over. I've been creating printables every week for Today's Mama and you can still go download them if you missed them! It started with a witchy wallpaper for your smartphone or computer desktop. . . Then there was a Bat Mobile Oh, and the Halloween Treat Phantom got a make-over. . . And a spooky memory game for the kiddos. We even had time to add a few new Halloween decorations this year inspired by those in Sweet Paul magazine's fall issue . You might get costume pics tomorrow. That's a whole other post. . . enjoy your Halloween night!

pumpkin mustaches

I like to have pumpkins on the porch throughout October. This year, I've pinned on some mustaches until carving time. . . gives them some personality. Now every time I go by them, I want to curtsy. If you'd like some mustaches for your pumpkins, you can download a printable template here . . . Cut them out of black craft foam or felt. Embellish with marker, glitter, puffy paint or whatever you have along the interior lines for a little bit of texture and interest. Tape or pin them on your pumpkins. And then curtsy or tip your hat.