in the works

Don't hate me as I say Happy Monday! Yes, I am one of those people who are happy on Monday mornings. I am sure it is because of what I do. Hard to be unhappy while doing creative things.

Meet Walter. He is the latest, greatest and last junk robot for awhile. I think he is my favorite so far. I love the counter, which works. It has sat in my work area for a couple years while I thought about it. That's me. Think about something for a year. Make it in a day. He is the last for a few years. My work space is small and robot making spills into the dining area, on the dining table with a glue station in the kitchen. Not to mention the open boxes of stuff. But it was fun to think creatively in a completely different way.

I am trying to figure out fabric design, which I will sell on Spoonflower. I colorized these drawings from my Fruit & Veggie Doodles. And I like them.

It also occurred to me that they would make a great colored font, which I might make first. Yes, there are now colored fonts. And my doodles would be darling in color. But first I have to upgrade some software and figure out how to do it. Luckily I have a guy who will help me bumble through learning this.


I also want to make some Wilderness Doodles tea towels. I live in Wisconsin where people have cabins, cottages and lake homes "up north". A set of towels made from this font would make the perfect hostess gift.

I am engrossed in the latest UPPERCASE quarterly. I have studied about half the magazine. As the tagline says, for the Creative and Curious. And I agree.

Have a creative and fun week!

NEW! Wilderness Doodles!

Inspired by a trip to Alaska, here is Wilderness Doodles. A collection of 30 illustrations of water, trees and mountains. Silhouettes of animals and other outdoorsy Northwoods camping items.

I've had someone ask, but Rae what do I DO with these cute little drawings? Well, I'll show you. This font really has a lot of uses. It does help if you use a program like Illustrator and know how to enlarge the font by choosing a larger point size. But I'll assume you have that working knowledge.

This one is even easier. Make a colored square. Enlarge the bear and color him. Using a digital brush create some white area over the bear’s face and shadow. Send that back, so it is behind the bear. Add and colorize the copy. I used Plz Print Bold Condensed in all caps. Seems to go with the bear and had a bit of a birthday party feel.

OK, one more.

How easy was that? Just color the graphic and add some copy.

It you made it this far you should get a medal. But you also might be interested in buying Wilderness Doodles. You can buy it here and it is 25% off. Have fun creating some wonderful wilderness graphics!