Here's a pattern i made tonight that you can print out and use for gift wrap. Click (or double click) on the pattern to save it to your computer. It will seem huge, but it's formatted to fit on a standard size sheet of paper.
Please post a comment and let me know how it prints out for you.
image copyright LouKregel 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Posted by Lou Kregel at 12:25 AM
Friday, December 7, 2007
i finally got my paintings uploaded to my web site tonight. It's funny how you'll put something off because you think it's going to take forever and then it turns out to take like half an hour.
These are old paintings. All my new stuff is smaller, so it sells before i can get it posted.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 10:33 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I know you can't see it too well, but here it is on the roof of the Jittery Joe's Coffee Roasting Company on E. Broad in Athens. i chose the bottom photo because i thought it was pretty how it matched the sky and clouds. Many thanks to Charlie Mustard for his support of the arts in Athens. You can read about the Chrysanthemum Project at ADD411.org.
Note: for all the disbelievers out there... it's true that Charlie's wife's maiden name is Pickle.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 6:05 PM
Friday, November 16, 2007
The big box store of choice for many a low-budget design snob, Target, that's right Tar-Jay (.com) is carrying 6 of my rugs now. i'm SO stoked! My royalty checks are going to be so huge i won't be able to carry them into the bank without the help of rent-a-dudes. Here are links to see them...
"Cells" rug in Lime Green
"Cells" rug in Orange Rust
"Color Cluster" rug in Orange
"Bright Horizons" Rug in Wine
"Rainy Days" rug in Gray
"Vacant Emotions" rug in Brown
Posted by Lou Kregel at 8:43 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here is the first tote bag printed today by Satisfactory Printing here in Athens. More to come on those guys later, but for now you can check them out at satisfactoryprinting.com. The bags are sturdy cotton canvas, printed on both sides and will be available on my web site soon.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 9:14 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
At last Blazberry Hwy, the bus shelter designed by ADD (the design group i belong to), is finished, installed and ready to be defaced by hoodlums. It's such a relief to have it done. i drank SIX glasses of champagne at the city-wide celebration tonight. Good thing i was on my bike.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 5:43 PM
Monday, October 15, 2007
An old parlor trick, so i've heard.
Here are the instructions:
1.Click on the image to save to your computer, then print onto heavy card stock.
2.Cut out one image and glue it upside down onto the back of the other, then cut them both out together (don't cut out the little strings, they're just for show).When you look at it through the light, the bird should be upside down in the cage.
3.Punch holes as indicated.
4.Cut 2 pieces of heavy string about 8-10 inches long. Make a loop on the end of each string large big enough for your finger to fit through, and tie the other end through the punched holes.
5.Put the loops over your index fingers and wind up the paper by flipping it 10 or 20 times or until the strings start twisting up.
6.Pull the strings. The bird appears to be in the cage. This was waaay before television.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 11:19 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Double-click or right-click on this pattern to save it to your computer. It will probably look really huge- but it will print out as an 8" square. After you print it out, cut out the pattern into a perfect square and use for origami. To find instructions for folding a paper crane, here are some links:
Posted by Lou Kregel at 3:14 PM
Friday, October 5, 2007
Also called a Magic Square.
Each row adds up to 15.
You'll notice that the even numbers are out-numbered by the odd numbers. They're also located in the corners of the square. According to Chinese legend, the Lo Shu square appeared 4000 years ago on the back of a turtle that crawled out of the Lo river. They believed that the universe is based on mathematic principles, and that these numbers were the key to invisible forces that governed heaven and earth.
-From a book on Feng Shui by Lillian Too.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 11:59 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Today was the last day of September and the weather was stunning, the kind you wait all year for. My car broke down on the way to Atlanta and i spent the day at a Starbucks in Loganville.
i seem to have the best kind of bad luck, it never fails me & i always get home in the end.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 9:38 PM
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Today i went on a field trip with 3 other ADD members to Bower Metal to see the bus shelter we designed. (you can read about that project, if you're interested, at add411.org ) We got to tour around the entire shop and i took this shot of a machine control panel. i'm looking for buttons i can use on my web site and i was glad to find these.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 9:21 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Installation: Click on the pattern, or drag and drop it onto your desktop, to save onto your computer, then go into your system preferences and set it as your desktop pattern.
i think that should work. Let me know if it doesn't.
There will be more like this to come, so if you don't like yellow,
Posted by Lou Kregel at 10:32 PM
Monday, September 17, 2007
i'm forever needing a decimal/fraction equivalency guide so i made this to go on the wall by my drafting table. You can download it by clicking or (right-clicking) on it . Then print it out. There's 2 to a page so you can give one to a friend. If you print it on cardstock it won't curl up in the humidity.
Posted by Lou Kregel at 3:16 AM