December 3, 2013

You are looking at an old blog that is no longer actively maintained.  It is kept here for historical references to document my earlier accomplishments as a working artist.

For what is new and upcoming. please visit my current website at http://www.alleycatmews.tk/

and my art blog at http://art.alleycatmews.tk/

as well as my portfolio of recent works at http://ladywillowpdx.deviantart.com/

and of older works at http://www.myartplot.com/users/iriscat/

Thanks for visiting!


December 3, 2013 at 7:26 am Leave a comment

Free Scribus (1.3.9) business card templates for Vistaprint and Nitroprint

These free templates are made specifically for Scribus 1.3.9 or later.  They will not work with the 1.2.x and earlier versions, as Scribus has made a significant changes recently.

Business card template for Vistaprint.com: Download

Business card template for Nitroprint.com: Download

Remember: Actual file you upload when ordering cards must be PDF, fonts embedded, CMYK (process colors) and set for printing (not “screen/web”).

Bonus: If you are a U.S. or Canadian user of Scribus, you may be getting tired of having to set the pages to Letter size every time instead of default A4.  Here is a blank U.S. Letter size sheet with measurement in inches.


For other popular Scribus templates on this site go to https://iridiacreative.wordpress.com/?s=template&searchbutton=Go!

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November 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm Leave a comment

Artist’s conception: Bicycle racks for “the world’s greenest church”

A story of a church bicycle rack

This is a certain large-sized historic church in the Pacific Northwest, with a building that is over a hundred years old.  The church has recently been working on an initiative to make it the “world’s greenest” church (as far as its denomination is concerned) and one of the first ideas that came up was to build bike racks, entirely from salvaged, repurposed and recycled materials.  Here I have made a conception design with used bicycle frames that were turned upside down and welded into a visually pleasing piece of public art that also double as durable bike racks.

Graphic made with Inkscape, converted and slightly edited with GIMP.  The name of the church is blurred out by request.

Thanks to ChurchOutreachMinistry.net for the mention.

Sarah Morrigan, IrisCat Designs

November 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm 2 comments

Currently on view

Thank you for all who came for the openings!

“Sometimes a great notion” – Siren Nation juried group show, Albina Press Hawthorne, 5012 SE Hawthorne Blvd., until December 1.
* Cascadia Coming Together, 2d mixed media, $105
* Flores aurees, 2d mixed media, $75

“Facing Fear” – open call group show, Launchpad Gallery, 534 SE Oak St, Portland, until November 27.
* Qian li zhi xing, 2d mixed media, $220

The Portland Tarot Show, a juried group show, Splendorporium, 3421 SE 21st Avenue, Portland, until December 31.
* Seven of Pentacles, 3d mixed media, $300

November 6, 2010 at 2:43 am Leave a comment

November: Sarah’s art all over Southeast Portland! Come to one or all!

By pure coincidence various opportunities opened up for exhibit opportunities this summer, and they are all opening during the first week of November (coming very soon!).

Thursday, November 4 (One day only, only three hours!), 7-10 p.m.
Sometimes a Great Notion
Siren Nation Women’s Arts and Music Festival
at Albina Press on Hawthorne
5012 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 97215
(Event info: http://www.sirennation.com/festival-art/)

Friday, November 5 (the show runs through December 31)
Opening party 7 p.m.-9 p.m.ish
The Portland Tarot Show
at Splendorporium
3421 SE 21st Avenue 97202
(Event info: http://portlandtarot2010.blogspot.com/)

Friday, November 5 (the show runs through the end of the month)
Opening party 6 p.m.-midnight
Facing Fear
at Launchpad Gallery
534 SE Oak Street 97214
(Event info: http://launchpadgallery.org/category/exhibits/


More updates follow on Twitter (@SarahMorrigan) or Facebook (search for IrisCat Designs).

October 22, 2010 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Southeast Grind traveller cup is now out!

Only at Southeast Grind, 1223 SE Powell Blvd. Only $14!

October 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

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