Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Some one challenged me to do something cute and sentimental 

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Hmph this looks fuzzy again on this browser though it looks less soon on my own laptop when I did a final edit in GIMP?

I may try another version with a different font and less color 

HOWEVER if you like this one please visit www.cafepress.com/voxyvisions

and tell a friend or two or three dozen or hundred?

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Cards A "DARK" XMAS CARD

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Looking for unusual cards? Try this one available from www.redbubble.com/people/scholara/art

or just buy some "nice" flower prints for more traditional  gifts and there's other stuff come and take a look!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Discarded Designs


TV and other media sometimes gives the false impression one can whip up a design and finish it in a matter of minutes or hours never days or weeks.

Well yes sometimes one can be on a roll and get a design to finishing point in one day but I always try to leave the design for a day or two and come back and take one last look and THEN look at it on a number of browsers and sites.

Sometimes it looks great in Inkscape or Gimp but once I upload at a smaller or larger size to Facebook Google Plus or Twitter ro Red Bubble or CafePress or Deviant it looks different.

This series was inspired by 1 Corinthians 13 :13

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Looks great expect for the little problem of the uncial t touching the i and making faith look like fath or fach on a small PR sized thumbnail

other alternatives I considered for this

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I may yet use this but on dark colored tee shirts only.

and this is me playing with filter combos

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Would work as a print on paper or an album or book cover but fabric ?

So finally I tweaked the letter spacing on the first design.

Hopefully it will now work at ALL sizes!

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I've probably over emphasized the initial L but if it draws your eye to the rest of the lettering ...?

This will be up on Voxy Visions

Thursday, 14 November 2013


You know Doctor Who?

Well Ditko's Doctor Strange is another 60s creation.

Ditko's lesser know earliest works were for 1950s pulp stories.

We've had Thor and Iron man and Wolverine and othe Marvel Movies and Agents of Shield has had some references to 60s gadgetry with Coulson's flying car  but  when oh when will we have a Doctor Strange movie and will it reflect Ditko's style in any way?  I hope so! 

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Dunand and Design

One of the most famous and fabulous of the French Art Deco Crafts masters was Jean Dunand whose workshop and designs fused Asian lacquer and enamel techniques to 20th abstract designs.

Anything by Dunand is highly collectible and beautiful such as this vase above ... but ... he and other European Master Crafters tended to design and create for an ELITE MARKET unlike American Art Deco Industrial Designers or Ceramics Designers.

With the advent of 3d printers perhaps very so we can copy objects like this for a wider market ... or ... even better ... figure out how to make such objects in cheaper materials without losing any of  the loveliness?