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Do Your Own Thing


This is my very own graffiti tag. I drew it on my iPad ProSketch app. I was having problems with the graffiti images I was using. I felt I needed something created by me, but how? I did some research on line about how to draw your own graffiti images. Then, I found a free graffiti font. I decided to do my own tag — My quilt, my rules.


I made a screen and tested it.



Still not working for me. Didn’t seem authentic. Last night I realized what I needed to do. I have an abstracted architectural background. I needed to do something that was not so literal. I got out the iPad sketch app and came up with these.



I made new screens and tested them and I finally screened the actual quilt.




I still have to add my personal tag – waiting for the last screenprint to dry. It is now becoming what my vision was. At least it has a focal point – LOL!

We are having wind and torrents of rain as the remnants of a Pacific typhoon has made its way to the Northwest. We canceled plans to go to the symphony tonight. We have lost power three times for short periods. I have flashlights and a camping lantern at the ready.

Enjoy the rest of your week-end.

5 Responses to “Do Your Own Thing”

  1. Sheila says:

    Good move to move away from others’ graffiti and create your own. Love your signature tag! And what a perfect use for the ipad sketch program.

  2. Kristin L says:

    You are way too cool, having your own tag! Like Marybeth, I’m so glad you created your own graffiti as it is much more authentic than an image of someone else’s. I hope “My quilt, my rules” looks as cool and unique as these two (and I bet it does).

  3. Marybeth says:

    I am so happy that you created your own graffiti! Sista’I wuz worried ’bout chu usin’ sumthin off the streets. Unless of course you had access to a decoder. I love where this piece is going!!!

  4. Jeannie says:

    Oh Gerrie! This is so different from your Aspens and I love it just as much. 🙂 Your “tag” is fantastic. Keep having fun and doing your own thing. (Keep dry and safe. I hope this isn’t a clue as to what the rest of the fall/winter will be like. At least it isn’t snow!)

  5. Lisa says:

    Looking great Gerrie! Very clever solution. I look forward to seeing the rest! Stay safe!