Maine

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While visiting Maine we took a whale watching boat tour. We never saw whales but were able to see some amazing lighthouses which we would never be able to see from the mainland. This is Egg Rock Light, a lighthouse on Frenchman Bay.

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The Eiffel Tower

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I have always wanted to visited the Eiffel Tower. I have only seen it in movies, on TV or in printed material. I had such a romantic image in my head of this iconic spot in Paris. I was surprised and a little disappointed at first when I finally got to see this for myself. I was naive to expect this to be a romantic dreamy experience which would be secluded from the busy city. The area was noisy, full of tourists and street vendors and the tower was surrounded by walls of what I guess would be bullet proof glass. But the longer I looked and let reality sink in I found a beauty in the commotion around this tower.  The area was filled with so many different people; some in awe as they viewed this for the first time, some not even noticing the tower as I would assume they pass this every day as they are walking to work, and some busy trying to make a living by selling mementos of this site. I chose to capture my memory in a black and white photo which gives it a timeless classic look and adds a bit of the romantic feeling I was so looking forward to finding.

5oth Invitation Design

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I created this design for a 5oth birthday party. This client is a civil war reenactor so I gave this design a feel of an old photographic.  I used an image of him as a child and gave it a tintype photographic look.

Logo Design

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This is a logo I designed for a local gift shop. They wanted to incorporate a local landmark, The Washington Monument, with the idea of buying gifts. So I drew an image of the monument with a gift bow. I used a monochromatic color scheme so it can easily be reproduced on various printed materials.