Design Schemes

Walk into a room, a great hotel or a nice restaurant and you can feel like, ‘life is good’, when the design tone resonates with your emotions. The design speaks loudly, with subtle tones of color, splintered rays of light and interesting spaces. Good design intrudes in a nice way. When it is a “do it yourself’ problem to figure out, a design scheme will bubble up from one of 4 places when you start: I know what I want. Bring your vision. Bring in your folder of typefaces, images, copy. Be very, very specific. The more you paste it up …

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Art Start Education

Where do those public art projects come from you might ask. How do you launch a career in art? It starts with a caring community! Art Start is a possibility.   This is a place to get stimulated.  It’s a place where a young artist can launch a life-long career as a professional artist.  It is a place where their talent can be displayed on a wall, or on the street in their community. This is a non-profit center for young artists who might need some direction on how to make money from their artistic talents.  The career of an artist …

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Life Opens Up

Keller Street CoWork welcomes guests to meet Todd O’Leary, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Sonoma County Tourism, as they launch the “Life Opens Up” brand campaign celebrating the lifestyle of Sonoma County. Take advantage of this tremendous resource specifically geared to support awareness, PR and visitors for businesses that rely on tourism to Sonoma County. Sonoma County Tourism is responsible for bringing in media groups who write about everything that makes Sonoma unique as a destination. Learn how to apply this new PR, advertising and social campaign to benefit your business. As a premier wine country destination, Sonoma …

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Far Out of My Comfort Zone: Sherri Reed Photographer

Goal for 2018: Pass the part 107 certification test to fly drone commercially.    YES, done! Photography is my passion as well as a business.  I endeavor to create images that preserve memories in a personal and artistic way. 2013 I stepped very far out of my comfort zone and signed up for this new class called Photoshop Artistry.  For me, it was one of those remarkable “moments in time” where my passion for photography grew by leaps and bounds.  I have grown not only in the type of art I do but also the confidence it has given me …

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How to Design for Amateurs: Part 1

DESIGN SCHEMES and Thoughts:  Get some help! As an amateur, with a desire to be more artistic we often get lost in the weeds on our way to making a statement about style and taste. Collaboration is often a key ingredient to your success as an artist.  You could be designing a website, remodeling a kitchen or starting to paint.  When you want to figure out a look, it is important to ask for some help. In the beginning, find some support but remember those other people cannot read your mind.  A theme, texture or color could be subjective.  Your …

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