I'm Talking to Myself website v6

I’m Talking to Myself website version 6

Travel photos & blog site
Project Type: Website redesign and development
Technologies: Visual design, WordPress, galleries
© 2004-2017 I’m Talking to Myself

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I created my first travel photos website in 2004 as a blog on Blogger.  Then I tried out Coppermine web photo gallery software.  Next, I designed a new site in HTML with PhotoShop galleries.  Eventually, I redesigned it in WordPress and added a blog, using a couple of themes from Elegant Themes until I finally designed my own theme for this site.

See the progression below.

I m Talking to Myself blog

I m Talking to Myself blog

Travel photos website - Coppermine

Travel photos website – Coppermine

Travel photos website

Travel photos website

I'm Talking to Myself - On the Go theme

I’m Talking to Myself – On the Go theme

I'm Talking to Myself - another Elegant Themes theme

I’m Talking to Myself – another Elegant Themes theme

I'm Talking to Myself website v5

I’m Talking to Myself website v5

Family Tree website

Family Tree website version 2

A private family tree website and blog, version 2
Project Type: 
Website redesign as a WordPress blog and website
My Role: Design, development, security and maintenance

Technologies: WordPress template redesign based on “Master Suite” theme by Art House Web Design; this site includes galleries, family tree charts, and a community blog, and is a private members only website.
© 2005-2017 Marilyn Fenn Design

Family Tree website - Photo gallery

Family Tree website – Photo gallery

Family Tree website - Kinship chart

Family Tree website – Kinship chart

Family Tree website - Interactive family tree

Family Tree website – Interactive family tree

Family Tree website v1

Family Tree website version 1

A private family tree website and blog
Project Type:
Website design and development
My Role: Design, development, security and maintenance
Technologies: Visual design, galleries, family tree charts, coding for access to approved members only 
© 2005-2009 Marilyn Fenn Design

Family Tree website - Interactive family tree

Family Tree website – Interactive family tree

Blogs and Stuff

Blogs and Stuff

Portal site to all our blogs
Project Type: Logo design, website design and development
Technologies: 
Visual design, HTML, CSS
© 2005-2017 Blogs & Stuff

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In for a Penny Productions website

In for a Penny Productions website

Portal website to our other sites
Project Type: Website design and development 
My Role: Visual design, website development
Technologies: HTML, CSS, animated gifs as buttons (check it out!)
© 2004-2017 Marilyn Fenn

Travel photos website

Travel photos website

Travel Photos website, version 3 
Project Type: Website design and development 
Technologies: Visual design, HTML, PhotoShop galleries
© 2005-2009 Marilyn Fenn

 

In for a Penny version1

In for a Penny version1

Art and design portfolio website 
Project Type: Website design and development 
My Role: Visual design, drawing, website development
Technologies: Flash 
© 1999-2002 Marilyn Fenn

2001 Texas Interactive Media Award, Outstanding Achievement, Student/Personal

This was a very extensive totally Flash-based site with all my school, art, and design projects, and it took me the better part of a year of nights and weekends to build!  Sheesh!  This was the site where I first animated my popular color exercises that are now on my art blog.  I also had animated artists’ quotes, and dozens of animations I had done for IBM.

Daybed And Cabinet Design

Daybed And Cabinet Design

Sketch for Daybed and Cabinet Design
Project Type: Interior illustration with photos
Media: Pencils, 9″ x 12″, with PhotoShop
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

Beginning to plan for a daybed and cabinet to be built; we built it in 2013, and finished it in 2014.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site: (daybed) (cabinet).

Attic Shelving Design

Attic Shelving Design

Sketch for Attic Shelving Design
Project Type: Interior illustration with photo
Media: Pencils, 9″ x 12″, with PhotoShop
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

Bedroom Decor Sketch

Bedroom Decor Sketch

Sketch for Bedroom Decor
Project Type: Fine art drawing 
Media: Colored pencils, 9″ x 12″
© 2005 Marilyn Fenn

Desktop Design White

Desktop Design White

Sketch for Desktop Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

I decided to build my own desk, as I couldn’t find one pre-made that adequately filled the 10.5 foot wide space for my desk.  I decided to use Baltic birch, as it is so beautiful (and it resonates with my Baltic heritage 🙂 ), but it only comes in 5 foot x 5 foot sheets at our local lumber yard. It took a while to sort out how to approach this, and designing it in Illustrator to scale aided greatly.  I was also able to visualize various color finishing options.

Shown below are a few color options in the top and front views.

Desktop Design White Desktop Design With Supporting Tables Desktop Design With Black Legs

You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Wood Storage Cart

Wood Storage Cart

Sketch for Wood Storage Cart Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

We needed a storage cart to store our extra wood, but it had to be smaller than any I’ve seen plans for, so I designed one to fit our space.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Sewing Cabinet Design

Sewing Cabinet Design

Sketch for Sewing Cabinet Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I thought I might prefer to build my own sewing table with drawers and a storage area for my sewing machine.  Here are two versions of the design I was working on.  However, I decided to purchase a pre-made sewing table instead of doing all the hard work of actually building the table.  Oh, well.

Sewing Cabinet Design In Color

Sewing Cabinet Design In Color

CD Shelves Design

CD Shelves Design

Sketch for CD Shelves Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for a pair of CD shelves to hold all of our CDs AND fit into a small space.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Design For Garden Bench

Design For Garden Bench

Sketch for Garden Bench Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for a little garden bench, to be made from scrap wood.  This was the design, but I built it differently, to accommodate some wonky used wood pieces.  It turned out stable, even though some of the wood was a bit warped and all.  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

Art Table Design

Art Table Design

Sketch for Art Table Design
Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Pretty soon I plan to build myself a nice art table with a few drawers and some vertical storage dividers.  I will probably use a hollow core door for my desktop (as I already have one, and it’s a great size and shape…and it was cheap!).  This is the current design plan.  You can probably see the uncanny resemblance to my design for a sewing table.  Hey, you gotta start somewhere.

Framing Table Design

Framing Table Design

Sketch for Framing Table Design
Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I need to build a good working table on castors for picture framing.  This is my design at present (I use colors in the drawing just to help me distinguish different sizes of dimensional lumber and plywood).  I left out the height dimension on the drawing; it should be 36″.

Storage Shelving Design

Storage Shelving Design

Sketch for Storage Shelving Design
Project Type: Furniture design illustrations, to scale
Software: Illustrator
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

A design for some much-needed storage shelves for storing large cardboard boxes and styrofoam (for shipping paintings).  You can view a slideshow of the process and the results on my decor site.

In These Shoes Party Invitation

In These Shoes Party Invitation

In These Shoes Party Invitation
Project
Type: Party invitation design
Software: PhotoShop
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn Design

Party Invitation page three

Party Invitation page two

Party Invitation page two

Party Invitation page three

Marilyn Fenn Art Brochure

Marilyn Fenn Art Brochure

Project Type: Brochure design
Software: Illustrator
© 2009 Marilyn Fenn

A new brochure for my first solo show.

Real And Imagined Postcard

Real And Imagined Postcard

Project Type: Postcard design
Software: Illustrator
© 2008 Marilyn Fenn

Postcard for a group show of 5 artists, myself included.

Art Postcards

Art Postcards

Project Type: Postcard design
Software: Illustrator, PhotoShop
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

More postcards for some art shows that I participated in.

War Artists Respond Brochure

War Artists Respond Brochure

Project Type: Brochure design
Software: Illustrator, PhotoShop
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn Design

A complex brochure for a local artists’ exhibition, featuring art by every artist in the show (myself included).

Marilyn Fenn Fine Art Ad

Marilyn Fenn Fine Art Ad

Project Type: Ad design
Software: Illustrator, PhotoShop
© 2005 Marilyn Fenn

Marilyn Fenn Calendar Cover

Marilyn Fenn Calendar Cover

Project Type: Calendar design and printing
Software: Illustrator, PhotoShop, paintings, printing
© 2004-2005 Marilyn Fenn

I created a calendar of my early abstract paintings to gift to friends and family.

Marilyn Fenn Calendar Back

Marilyn Fenn Calendar Back

Marilyn Fenn Calendar Inside - January

Marilyn Fenn Calendar Inside – January

Patty Olwell Postcard

Patty Olwell Postcard

Project Type: Postcard design
Software: PhotoShop
© 2004 Marilyn Fenn Design, painting by Patty Olwell

Postcard for artist Patty Olwell’s art exhibition at Vanity Salon.

Mffa Brochure Outside

Mffa Brochure Outside

Project Type: Brochure design
Software: PhotoShop, Illustrator
© 2003 Marilyn Fenn

MFFA Brochure Inside

MFFA Brochure Inside

Artists-Quotes-Henri-thumbArtists Quotes Animated
Project Type: Digital animation
Software: Flash, Swish
©2000 Marilyn Fenn

Animations of famous artists’ quotes.

Click on the quote images to view (will open as a Flash (swf) file in new tab or window).
Artists Quotes - Braque

Artists Quotes – Braque

Artists Quotes - Henri

Artists Quotes – Henri

Artists Quotes - Oldenburg

Artists Quotes – Oldenburg

Artists Quotes - Picasso

Artists Quotes – Picasso

Artists Quotes - Tobey

Artists Quotes – Tobey

Pergola 3D Design

Pergola 3D Design

Project Type: 3D Modeling
Software: Modeled and rendered in AC3D
© 2009 Marilyn Fenn

I came up with this design for a pergola we were getting ready to have built on a new deck. It came out pretty much exactly as designed! Imagine that. 🙂

Imagining Pergola Built Onto House

Visualizing the pergola model as it might be built onto the house

Pergola as Built Onto House

The pergola as built

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