26 April 2019

Life of Art SitRep #479 Picnic/Reunion Party Supplies, Your Logo items, Wedding Collection

Finished out the wedding suite I was working on, created some new logo products as well as party supplies perfect for a family picnic, barbecue, or reunion.

You can customize the text for your party or event:

Created an Add Your Company Logo & Business Website or Slogan Golf Towel and a Custom Business Company Logo Employee Uniform Adult Apron:

Created Navy and White Geometric Line Pattern Lumbar Pillow:

Created Modern Geometric Navy Blue White Wedding Thank You Postcard:

Created Modern Geometric Navy Blue White Wedding Suite collection:

Shot 44 photographs daffodils, 1 video, culled 12 photos, rated rest.

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Read "How to Change the Color in complex objects in Photoshop without selections" by Colin Smith.

How was your week?

14 years ago on TTaT: Apparently I'm oblivious

14 April 2019


Looking out a side window, I saw a white-haired man and black dog circling each in the new-ish neighbors' yard.

Maybe they got a dog, I thought to myself. I don't remember anyone over there having white hair though.

The man spiraled in until at last he was able to grab the dog's collar and hook a leash to it.

Oh, that's Rosco. He must've gone on walkabout in the neighborhood again, I realized. And that's one of his owners. Not white hair, very light grey.

I considered not going past Rosco's house when I went out for a walk later. I wasn't in the mood to be barked or charged at, even if affectionately. Actually, especially if affectionately. I didn't want him to rub greasy, smelly fur all over one of my nice pairs of pants.

I approached the top of the hill vigilantly, looking for any sign of Rosco or anyone, but after his escapade, it seemed like they'd gone inside so I passed without incident.

Apollo, the dog across the street who is alas no longer puppy sized, was outside, lying on the grass. He's been newly venturing off-leash since those neighbors had an invisible fence installed. He's still in training though so he's under supervision while out.

I was a little concerned he might come charging at me when I passed by on his side of the street but he was content in the back yard with the kids and an adult, all paying me no mind.


10 years ago on TTaT: To sum up

08 April 2019


Overcast and blue, the subtle monochrome of twilight on a day that looks like it could resume raining at any moment.

The streetlight flickered on. First pale blue and then green where it held steady.

After a moment, the light warmed up to sodium vapor orange, ready for the night.

7:38 PM on Monday, April the 8th.

13 years ago on TTaT: An old tropical storm

06 April 2019

salt. by Nayyirah Waheed

Salt8. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

my favorite poems
are on pages
of the paperback version

10 years ago on TTaT: Unintentional odds

05 April 2019

Life of Art SitRep #477 Graduation Party Supplies and Gifts

Created two variations of my Class Of 2019 Graduate typography emblem, one in navy and white, and the other in red and white. I added the designs to graduation invitations, announcements, party supplies, and gifts. Click the collections below to see more:

Also created a Beautiful Red Orange Gladiolus Flowers Square Sticker in my other store:

Pinned to boards at Rocklawn Arts on Pinterest.

Shot 46 photographs, culled 20.

Read a variety of business articles, watched some design videos.

How was your week?

10 years ago on TTaT: Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence

04 April 2019

xiv, quattordici, 14, quatorze, fourteen!

The years keep rolling along and now Taller Than Average Tales is fourteen.

Happy 14th blogiversary, TTaT!

Looking back through 14 years of writing, drawing, and photography, I've chosen one post (or occasionally two) from each year from my Best of TTaT list (you can also find it in the header under Highlights).

So... of 2640 published posts (not including this one), these are currently my favorites:

Fourteen years of Taller Than Average Tales, ultra-condensed

One Year Ago

Tacos and the bear

Formalwear Claire

To Be King Again

20 self portraits from 1996, day 2 and Haiku: Irony

Gettin' My Groove On... (vol. xv) and Light It Up, vol. 1

Biggest Bear Yet

Temporal Transportation

Fleeting Diner Love

Evening Stride

Best Part of Winter

Sheep in Disguise

Snow Falling and On Voicelessness

Spring Sightings and In the Category of Odd

2019 (so far):

Thanks to everyone who has read and commented over the years!

10 years ago on TTaT: iv, quattro, 4, four, quatre !!!!