Author Archives: jrwilsondesign

About jrwilsondesign

I am a graphic designer and art director with a love of art, nature, words and music and the ways in which they can be combined.

Stepping out of your comfort zone

 Yes, I’m still out here. Being creative (drawing, photographing, writing) when I manage to come out of my rabbit hole and face the light. Oh, but it so cozy in there–I’ve got wifi and e-books and all my stuff and … Continue reading

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Facebook blues

Greetings! I’ve been a little lax with keeping up my creativity sharing, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been creative. No, sir, dishes go undone, laundry isn’t put away–all the usual as I pursue that elusive butterfly in my brain. … Continue reading

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What light through yonder window

I am passionate about light. Like a moth to a bulb, I am drawn to the sun’s warmth and power, sometimes searing my wings. It awakens the creativity within me and everything bathed in the glow is to me a … Continue reading

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The joy of cut and paste

Lucky is the child with an artistic mother. My favorite moments with my mother all seem to have to do with creating. One of the projects I remember best as a very young child was a huge scrapbook with illustrations … Continue reading

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The Tribble with Keeping Calm

I first saw the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On” while eating in a British restaurant in Kansas. The words were printed boldly in white on a red banner. It was just what I needed to see. At the time … Continue reading

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Creative procrastination

I have been itching to write on my blog for a few days, and although I can’t think of anything terribly profound to say, I think that I better get this out of my system. It is possible, too, that … Continue reading

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Affirmation

We know we’re creative. We’ve been making our mark since we were old enough to play with our food. Many of us, however, feel the need to have that little bit of recognition for the superlative way we mix our … Continue reading

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A Creative Love Letter to Boston

I’m thinking about procrastination and why it is so hard to get started on projects sometimes. For instance, I haven’t posted to this blog in a while. It’s not that I haven’t felt creative, or haven’t had anything to say … Continue reading

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A Creative New Year Ahead

As with all weeks after Christmas, I am itching to play with all the new creative tools (OK, OK, “toys”) I received under the tree. Not the least of which was an IPad that I didn’t even ask for (but … Continue reading

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Do creative projects have a lifespan?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about whether or not to dispose of things that I have created. For that matter, even things that other people have created. I find myself inundated with a lifetime of graphic design projects, watercolors, … Continue reading

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