Category Archives: Graphic Design

Pumpkin Pi Season

The weather is turning cold here in Montana, and we already have snow on the mountains. Pumpkin pie flavored everything is on its way in the shops. I grew up making pies and cakes with my mother. When I left … Continue reading

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Wrestle With My Demons And Sometimes Snuggle

It has been one of those days… so I thought I would share with you one of the most popular sayings I’ve had for the last couple of years in my online shops. Sometimes I wrestle with my demons. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Dog lovers know how powerful this imperative is.

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I Don’t Shave For Sherlock Holmes

Watson, you should put that on a tee shirt.

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Not My Circus Not My Monkey Polish Proverb

“Self care” is a phrase I keep in mind to manage stress in life. It is important to maintain our own peace of mind while the stressful drama of others whirls around us. This is an old Polish proverb that … Continue reading

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Copyright Infringement and Public Ignorance

I’ve had my designs stolen a number of times over the decades, and every time I’ve tracked it down, it was because the person was basically ignorant about copyright and that they can’t just use and sell anything they like.  … Continue reading

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Another Mr Darcy Portrait

UPDATE: This painting sold on 4/24/13.  This ACEO size watercolor is an original painting in my series of many portraits of Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  It is in my Etsy shop at this link.

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My Thoughts Expressed For Boston Today

My empathy for Boston expressed today.

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And for Pi day…

Available on a shirt at skreened.com/aliceflynn

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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers

  History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.  Some beautiful images of very old color wheels in this article… doesn’t it remind you of your Pantone book?

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’tis Himself, Honey O’Badger, wearin’ the green

Link here (click), design copyright Alice Flynn

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A Shamrock Is Not A 4-Leaf Clover

It is that time of year again.  When I was a girl, Saint Patrick’s day was a holy day, not the commercial mess it has become in the USA.  In addition to the green beer and stereotypes of drunken hooligans, … Continue reading

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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A Vintage Valentine

My mother collected post cards and greeting cards.  In the shoe box of cards (vintage now but from her time) was this beautiful vintage valentine, die cut, embossed and layered.

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Mr. Darcy, The Heart Throb Valentine of Pemberley

“… and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend.” Chapter 3, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The above design … Continue reading

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Meh, A Very Happy Unvalentine To You

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?  Meh? Then I created this design for YOU! You can find it in my Cafepress shop online in the Candy Hearts Section HERE. (You are not alone).

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What ho, Jeeves!

Do you like P. G. Wodehouse?  Wooster and Jeeves?  What about Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry?  Or, maybe you are a hipster from Portland sporting a mustache.  Here is a new design for the new year of 2012… I can’t … Continue reading

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New Design For Latino and Latina Voters

The 2012 presidential election campaign is heating up, and as we enter the new year, voters will be rallying around their choices. Earlier this year I created “Latina American Voter” and “Latino American Voter” designs as shown above for the … Continue reading

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Design Emailed To You Happy New Year 2012 Do It Yourself

Create a tee shirt for yourself or for a gift for New Year 2012.  The design is emailed to you, print it flipped on transfer paper, apply to a white tee with a hot iron.  If you are a writer … Continue reading

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