February Calendars – Free Downloads

A kick and punch – it’s February!  So what do we have to look forward to – well here in the UK probably the continuation of freezing temperatures and an extra 10 minutes of defrosting the car in the morning but also Valentine’s Day (14th); Chinese New Year (5th); World Cancer Day (4th); Time to Talk Day (7th); National Pizza Day (9th); Random Act of … Continue reading February Calendars – Free Downloads

First Issue of Vogue

Founded in 1892, by American business man, Arthur Turnure, Vogue started out a as a weekly newspaper in the US.  The first issue was published today and sold for 10 cents. The publication was targeted to the wealthy of New York and covered everything from fashion through to sports and leisure activities and a who’s who of social gatherings. Some of the old covers are amazing pieces … Continue reading First Issue of Vogue

Designing a Book Cover

My husband is just finishing off his second book of short stories and this time he agreed that I could design his book cover. I started off with a bit of research and as I’m not skilled enough to use any online design software opted for a Matisse style paper cut design taking inspiration from the genius designer Saul Bass. If you’re not familiar with … Continue reading Designing a Book Cover