AUGUST is BACK to (Design) SCHOOL This month's topic is all about learning! And, as usual our readers have all joined in with some rather wonderful insights into the way they learn, favorite training resources, and keeping a sharply honed edge on graphic design and communication arts. ... grab your best and then share your creations with DTG readers and win a prize! AUGUST is brought to you by the colors GREEN for education And, August is brought to you by the letter "A"
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Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook: Sofya, Kara, Angela and Nina

This week I went looking for something a little more stylish! Searching through over 1,000 friends, I enjoyed seeing many very cool pages and personalities. One thing that impressed me most ... when they've got talent, they really show it! We are happy to meet Designing Women on Facebook Sofya Khachatryan, Designing Women on Facebook Kara Elizabeth, Designing Women on Facebook Angela Werneke, Designing Women on Facebook Nina Popa March 18, 2017

Creative Tidbits #226: James Niehues, DeviantArt, Logos, Iceland design and more!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

I love meeting new and creative studios and designers ... in this issue we get some news about fall of the trusted Deviant Arts web site, and how to hire friends. Well, maybe not. But one caution : web owners have lost their code of keeping links live. All over, there are tens of millions of links going dead because some web person changed a directory. No conscience. So if you encounter a dead link, please let me know. March 14, 2017

Where do designing women come from? Designing Girls!

If you've got an extraordinary young girl in your life, she just might be ready for App Camp, designing apps for future generations -- gaining cutting edge skill sets that will take her a long way beyond the male-domainated world of designing apps! Check it out . . . March 8, 2017

Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook 3

More of our friends at Facebook are surfacing, and we're thrilled to share with you! The disappointing part of this quest is for every designer who has cited her credentials, there are four who have no entries in the "about" fields of their Facebook accounts. While I understand how some might not want to reveal that information on Facebook, if they're showing work and interested in growing their following, we'd at least like to know something! We are happy to meet Designing Women on Facebook Ira Yuliara Designing Women on Facebook Monique Shabby Designing Women on Facebook Leslie Carr, and Designing Women on Facebook Ramsha Malik March 7, 2017

Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook 2

As I mentioned in #1 of this series, we really appreciate all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It is a thrill to revisit them, follow their antics and their latest stuff! In today's edition we'll catch up with Designing Women on Facebook Janet Allinger; Designing Women on Facebook Ilene Strizver; Designing Women on Facebook Karen Stillman; and Designing Women on Facebook Kimberly Dmello! Go on over into Facebook and stop by these folks! I think you'll enjoy it! March 1, 2017

Designing Women Friends of DT&G Magazine on Facebook

Once in a while we go back and carefully reaquaint ourselves with all our friends in the DTG group on Facebook. It's always interesting to see their latest stuff -- and it's been real interesting to see the political activists and musicians! In today's edition we'll visit Designing Women on Facebook Sandy Hibbard, Designing Women on Facebook Nona Smith, Designing Women on Facebook Katrin Eismann and Designing Women on Facebook Kate McCroary Jay, you may have met before! Have fun, stop in and say hello, Fred sent me! February 28, 2017

Always smiling: Katie Campbell, aka Camp Katie

Creative Tidbits

Why is she smiling? She's a graphic designer and illustrator based in Savannah, Georgia, with some extraordinary talents. We love her lettering talent, and her rock-n-roll, kick-butt diversity of extraordinary work. February 28, 2017

Meet Olimpia Zagnoli , Strawberry Fields Forever

Designing Women Surf February 23, 2017

Andrea Wan delicate visions

Creative Tidbits February 22, 2017

Discover the fine arts of rock and stone painting!

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

While working up some pages and Creative Tidbits for our Designing Women special I discovered the art of painting stones. I had no idea it is such a popular and wide-spread practiced art and craft. Although searches bring up literally millions of images, it is not a new art. It's one that's been practiced for thousands of years. Here are just a few of the highlights we found.

  • Rock Art!: Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble
  • How to paint rock mandalas
  • Meditative Mandala Stones
  • The Art of Stone Painting
  • Cindy Thomas Rocks
  • A gallery of pages and samples
February 15, 2017