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Monday, March 29, 2010

The Beauty of Neat

I am a big fan of Hellen Buttigieg, award-winning Certified Professional Organizer®, Life Coach and Gemini-Nominated HGTV host. She promotes that neatness and order give one a sense of control over their life.

I apply these same principles to design.

  • Neatness = the beauty of clean, uncluttered design with enough white space to give the reader or user room to breath.
  • Order = with web design, book layout or a user interface, readers/users should be able to logically navigate their way to the information they want.
Hellen brings order and calmness to chaos and I love that. I am also excited that I am a winner of a Post-it® Brand gift basket from reading her blog. Thank you.

Check out her website and blog: www.weorganizeu.com.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Preserving the art of tilling the soil


I just completed the design and layout of my great-uncle, David Reid's book Fields of Seams and Dreams: Plowing in the Valley.

He is getting interviews in the paper as he is selling them at the upcoming plowing match in Chilliwack, BC.

Dave Reid author of new book “Fields of Seams and Dreams,” which chronicles the first 85 years of the Chilliwack Plowing Match.
JOHN MORROW/ PROGRESS

He looks so happy.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Women's History Fair - April 10

Women's History Fair
April 10, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Vancouver Public Library Promenade,
Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.

Admission is free.

The Women's History Network of British Columbia presents over 20 displays from museums, archives, historical societies, cultural groups, schools and others on BC women’s history. Co-sponsored by the VPL Special Collections, Herstory Cafe and the Vancouver Courier.

For more information about this event, contact: www.whnbc.ca or www.herstorycafe.ca
Co-sponsored by WHN and VPL.

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