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Art, Design, and Illustration Portfolio Gets a Fresh New Look

It’s been months in the making (for no good reason other than life is busy so I’ve been picking at it here and there) and here it is! The Kerrminator’s Art, Design, and Illustration online portfolio gets a facelift for twenty fourteen! I’ve revamped it a bit with a new color palette, some new design elements, added some pieces from 2013, and I’m now on more social media that I can’t seem to keep up with! Hurray!

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2014 looks to be a fantastic year for me and I look forward to sharing more of my projects, rants, advice, and I PROMISE I’ll do more giveaways! Thank you all for making 2013 a great year for The Kerrminator’s blog. I had more views this year than the previous two years combined!

On the docket for the coming months includes my tips on designing logos for embroidery, the next section on making roman calcei, and so much more!

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Happy New Year, internet friends!



And The Winner IS. . .!!!

Drumroll Please, Mr. Scott!

The winner of the raffle is. . .

Congrats Denise! Thanks so much for *liking* my facebook page! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

So, as I said before, you won a custom 10″ x 14″ drawing of a subject of your choice. It can be a portrait of you, your kids, your whole family, an illustration of your house, your favorite place, your dream car; anything or anyone you desire (unless of course I deem it way out of my league lol). I’ll be in touch to discuss the details of what you’d like!

To all other participants, thank you for helping expand my reach and making this an exciting raffle! To all those who wanted to participate, but saw the posts too late please *like* my Art and Design page on facebook so you stay connected in case one of these raffles happens again in a few months. *Wink-wink!* I’ll publish the drawing I complete for Denise so you can see what you can get in on next time. Of course if you just can’t wait, you can always order a commissioned piece from me anytime πŸ˜‰

Thanks everyone! Again, Congrats to Denise!!

Interested in bi-monthly art giveaways?!

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Even if it’s free paper clips; It’s just fun getting stuff for nothing! πŸ˜€

I’ve been contemplating a giveaway for a while, but now I’m thinking if there is enough interest, why not do one every couple months?

However, before I commit to this I want to get an idea of how much interest there is in my art/photography/design “stuff.” I’ll call this my “Test Giveaway” because what would be more embarrassing than asking for likes/comments and ending up with no replies? Heh. . .

For the Test Giveaway I’ll be giving away note cards! They’re printed with a photograph I took last summer of a pair of mushrooms growing on a moss-covered branchΒ I came across while hiking at Tryon Creek State Park in Portland, Oregon.

For the first and fifth commenters, you will each receive one of these note cards!

I know it’s not much, but it’s just a test. After liking/commenting I’ll send you an email (make sure you provide an email address πŸ˜‰ ) asking for your mailing address and in a few days voila! Note card delivered!

I like doing the note cards, but I’m open to suggestions on giveaway items so please offer up some ideas! We’re brainstorming so no idea is bad (I might come to regret saying that later). I included a couple silly ideas (and of course some serious ones as well) to get the flow of ideas started: