Sunday, June 28, 2009


The rains began sometime in the night & continued on & off for most of the morning. Our dog walk was rained out as was any other outside activities. In all Microsoft operating systems is a program called Paint. I had never paid much attention to it over the years but on this rainy Sunday morning it was about to get my undivided attention for an hour or so.

I'd had it in the back of my mind for quite awhile to try my hand at designing a Bayfield Bunch logo. Just a little something we could put on a piece of paper or card to exchange with fellow RV'ers on the road. It would save having to scramble for a pen & piece of paper to scrawl email addresses or websites on.

Started out by going to Clip-Art sites on the internet & trying to find drawings of cactus, trees, a motorhome, etc. Found some pictures but couldn't quite figure out how to join & size them together so gave up after a bit & decided to have a go at drawing the stuff myself. It was at this time I remembered Microsoft's Paint program so with mouse in hand & a bunch of uncharacteristic patience I set about figuring out the programs tools, brushes, lines, pointers, pencil markers, colors, erasers, text & whatever else it had in it's little bag of tricks. Logo at the top of blog is a first draft. Any suggestions for changes.??

Haven't figured out how I'm going to get this logo onto paper yet when it's done but Kelly has a lot more experience with printer programs & formats so maybe she can figure out the workings of our seldom used printer & come up with something. Regardless, it was kind of a fun way to spend an hour or so on a dull gray & rainy Sunday morning.........................:))

TO-DAY'S PUN: An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.



  1. Nice job on the logo - it looks great! I love it!

  2. Good job. I use to play with paint at the office when I got bored. Draw a picture then color it in...HE HE. Not to expensive to create logos and just plane ol pictures for the journal??

  3. Good job, Al. It's very well done but I think it's the wrong size/shape to print up on business cards. If you're not planning on using business cards, it's wonderful!

  4. nice job, just remember that your website is

  5. Hi Al: Very cool! Like its sense of humour. My suggestion: a little bit of "upperbody" for each of your heads...say a small rectangle of colour underneath you & Kelly that extends from your heads to the bottom edge of the window. Just a thought! Thanks again for your blog...and I have been enjoying all your Grand Bend/Goderich/Bayfield photos. Might have something to do with the fact that I grew up in the area! Many good memories!