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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Shaping the physical world with SketchUp

I've been having fun learning a new software--SketchUp. It brings together my analytical mind as well as my creative mind. A couple weeks ago I created the floor plan to my house and conjured up a 3D building with road, sidewalk, landscaping, cars, and a delivery truck.

This would be a fun way to envision a tiny house or small house. Maybe one of these will be my dream house.

I saw a cool video, Designing a Tiny House. It started with the foundation, framing, and finishing. It even had a slider to make for more stationary living space.

I love learning new software. It's all a playground for me.

House floor plan

1691 House | Main Floor

1691 House | Upper Floor

3D Model - Business on the Corner

video

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Latest client project: Shirley Wilsey

Let me introduce you to Shirley Wilsey, author of All You Can Do, a book of poems. She is a writer, singer, tap dancer, harpist--a woman of many talents. With much prodding from many friends, Shirley finally comes out of the shadows with her debute book covering a wide range of topics from youth to aging, spirituality, nature, contemplation, and the like.

All You Can Do, Poems by Shirley Wilsey

All You Can Do is a client project available soon online. Visit Writing Woman Press to see more about the book and the author, Shirley Wilsey.

I designed the book cover, blog site, and business card. She was pleased to have me walk her through some of the not-so-obvious parts of self-publishing, such as ISBN and barcode, LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number), PCN (Preassigned Control Number), Library of Congress registration, pricing, and more.

In addition, I designed a business card for her to tie into the branding of her book cover and blog site.

All You Can Do, Poems by Shirley Wilsey

“If you have a great book or collection of photos and would like to publish them, but haven’t a clue how to begin, Lissa is your trusty guide through the labyrinth of book-making and self- publishing. She will not only go the extra mile, she will run the marathon with you. From page layout to designing the best possible cover to getting your ISBN number and setting up your author page on FaceBook, she can help with it all. She will share your enthusiasm and be patient with your anxiety. You’ll learn a lot and end up with a terrific book.  I highly recommend her.”
~ Shirley Wilsey