Paper Art Art Challenge

I have decided to issue a challenge to myself this year - an art challenge!

"Paper Cutouts 1" - McKinney, Texas

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Coming This Week - All Sorts of Art Stuff

I'm writing this for you from the past...woo...Exciting, right?!?  Nope, I have been called up for jury duty.  Not sure if I'll get picked to serve or not, but I wanted to make sure that I had a few things in my back pocket just in case and I have SO many things to share with you guys.

"Troupe Over the Hill 1 paper cutout" - McKinney, Texas
I have created an art challenge for myself which I am excited to tell you about and perhaps you'll decide to join me.
"Hearts for Art" - McKinney, Texas
I'm also helping out a couple of charities and I'll be sharing info about their events.  I have not been able to interview my friend Regina for this month's innovative individual yet, but I'm hoping to catch up with her this week.

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Troupe Logos

On Monday I mentioned that I was creating a few logos for the theatre company that Janice is a part of on the strange little planet of Hilltop Lakes.  Well, Janice was asked to be on the board for the local theatre group called Troupe Over The Hill.  I love that this community of mostly retired individuals is secure enough to have such a tongue in cheek name!

"Troupe Over the Hill 1 paper cutout" - McKinney, Texas
Anyway, Janice asked if I would help and I was happy to.  The board provided some direction, which included several requests that Texas be included, and yes, let's have a picture of the state of Texas, it has to say that we're in Texas.  These are some proud Texans.  I came up with two designs.  The first is the one that popped into my head shortly after Janice asked if I would help.  The design of the centerpiece must have subconsciously come from my love for the YMCA of the Rockies and their old logo.
"Troupe Over the Hill 1" - McKinney, Texas
I created the centerpiece by cutting up several pieces of scrapbook paper.  The whole thing is roughly 1.5 inches across and I'm thinking that I'm going to have to create a whole series of different miniature, paper cut, landscape circles.
"Troupe Over the Hill 2" - McKinney, Texas
I also created a Texas centered logo design.  I'm thinking that I need to change the font on both as Troupe Over The Hill is more difficult to read than I would like.  I really like the font and it looks great when the logos are large, but when they are shrunk down the words get a little blurry.  I'll keep you guys posted on the changes and in the meantime, please let me know what you think!  Which do you vote for: Logo #1 or Logo #2 or a combination of the two?  Please keep in mind that neither is completely finalized and both still require some tweaking with the coloring and resolution, not to mention the previously mentioned question on the font.

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Difficulty Sleeping With Dogs

Since I didn't have a good plan for this week's posts I thought that it would be fun to share my adventures in dog sitting.

"Sophie 1" - McKinney, Texas
This is the first time that I have had all four dogs at once.  Previously my parents tried to limit the crazy by boarding the boys, so I only had to deal with Sophie and Pepper.  Honestly, Sophie on her own is a handful!  She squeaks and whines, bounces around like a moron at feeding time (one time she jumped up as I was bending down and I seriously thought she broke my nose), she hates car rides and thinks she's a lapdog (her nightly ritual is to climb up on your lap, so you're stuck watching TV with a 70 pound brown radiator on top of you), and you're not allowed to be out of her sight for more than a few minutes at a time.  She's a good dog, don't get me wrong, but she requires a LOT of attention.  Throw the boys in the mix and it's difficult to get much of anything done.
"Tug-o-War 1" - McKinney, Texas

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Coming This Week - It's A Bit Of A Mystery

So, I don't really have this week planned out yet, I'm still trying to finish up last week!

"Jack 7" - McKinney, Texas
I was dog sitting this weekend for all of the Matlock dogs, so that is a big part of why I am behind.  It's tricky to get much done when you are watching some 300 lbs of, almost constantly into something, dogs.  Granted the boys are getting much better, but I will have to tell you about trying to go to sleep with all of the dogs because that was an adventure!
"Paint & Stained Present Cross After 1" - McKinney, Texas
I finished up the cross that I made for my friend and I'll probably tell you about that.  I'm also working on a few logos for the theatre group that Janice has joined, so there may be something on that.
"Artist Trading Cards Before 1" - McKinney, Texas
And Mark Montano is doing an artist trading card swap that I am participating in and I've been doing some work on my cards.  Throw in a crazy week at my big girl job, volunteering to help out with McKinney's Art & Music Guild, running errands for friends, and I am exhausted!  So, we'll all be surprised to see what the posts this week include!

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