How to amaze friends and edit images for free with Sumopaint

Earlier this year I featured a mock-up movie poster based on a conversation I'd had with my youngest son. The image produced more comments than anything else I'd published that day. It was a good reminder as to the importance good visuals play in getting a message across. In full disclosure, I created that image … Continue reading How to amaze friends and edit images for free with Sumopaint

What the font? A public service announcement

I'm a little behind on my television viewing at the moment (it's the downside of trying to get a book ready for publishing), but all work and no play makes Allie a dull girl. Therefore I managed to squeeze in an episode of Saturday Night Live a few days after it aired. Unfortunately for me, … Continue reading What the font? A public service announcement

My Secret Addiction and 6 Amazing Photo Apps

If you'd asked me a few years ago if I had any addictions, I would have said no. I told myself I didn't have an addictive personality. It turns out I just hadn't found my drug of choice - photo editing apps. Like any drug dealer, these developers hooked me with the easy fix. Here … Continue reading My Secret Addiction and 6 Amazing Photo Apps

How not to advertise

On my way to work the other morning, I was stuck at a traffic light when I noticed a hand-made sign on the other side of the street. There are tons of these signs. Usually they advertise things like "Mattress Set - New! $550!" or "We buy ugly houses!" But the sign that morning was different. … Continue reading How not to advertise