Free Downloads – June ’17

Rush Ranch – Eastern Oregon
WX:  54F, cloudy
Listening to:  Soundtrack, Interstellar

I am learning my art.  And, I have much to learn.  Much I want to do, much I want to accomplish.  In that effort, I have been loading my graphics up on the Pixelscrapper “Commons” section, where designers can have their graphics checked by other designers and are provided invaluable feedback on how to achieve more enhanced results.  As you can imagine, it can sometimes be a little intimidating to receive strong feedback about something that I have poorly designed. Self-inflicted wounds are the worst kind.  When I am sloppy or rushed, why am I surprised by the number of errors pointed out in a design?  I don’t know.  I just get so excited working on a design that I want to rush it out to you – and forget to check for the usual culprits such as gamut, stray pixels, resolution, etc. I must learn how to follow the design to the end of the process, THEN release to my friends.  (Patience, Grasshopper…..)  The Commons at Pixelscrapper is a progressive learning site – you graduate to the higher levels depending upon certain factors including how many errors you have received in your “quality checks” by other designers.  I am currently on level 2, which requires loading 150 graphics with no more than 10 errors.  I shall endeavor to meet that goal.

Here are a few things that you can find on the “Commons”, just in case you have not joined Pixelscrapper.  It’s a free site, so don’t hesitate to get involved in this supportive community of designers.  Even if you are not a designer, you can download free graphics.

You can download these directly from my Dropbox account, too.
These are for commercial use, and each file name also has a “cu” in it to help you know what you can use in any commercial venue.

Thank you for your kind and supportive words about my designs.





Free Download – Fasteners

Designer Challenge:  Fasteners
Rush Ranch, Eastern Oregon
Wx:  Sunny, 80F
Listening to:  Rumer, “Season of my Soul”

I’ve had an epiphany – one that I am sure has occurred to every other single person on this planet.  But, I’m a late bloomer.  You see, this evening, as my husband and I ate dinner out on the back deck in the cool of the evening, my mind wandered out amidst the green velvet hills above us.  So lovely.  It’s not for everyone, living here in a town of less than 500 people, but for me – for us – we fit here.  We grow here.  We are becoming what we were meant to become.   I asked my husband if he was happy here. I check in with him about that every so often, because he is such a “people” person.  And  I finally realized – It doesn’t matter WHERE you live, but HOW you live, how you embrace your day – that makes you truly happy.  Find a place within yourself that fills your cup and keeps you moving forward.  Like Einstein says so famously…………


There is a small designer challenge in the middle of the month at Pixel Scrapper, for a small collection of “Fasteners”.  Please visit that challenge here, to see the other offerings.  They are all for commercial use by the way!

Here is my offering.  Hope that you find a few elements that you can use.

As always, I love your visits to my blog, and your sweet embrace of my humble designs.

Blessings and Blue Skies,