K and I don't drink so maybe we thought we were immune? But all it takes is one false step and a cold, hard dose of reality to realize that the category of controlled substances extends far beyond beverages of an intoxicating nature, at least in this house:
Now I'm all for self-expression, but preferably not on on my furniture, and certainly not with permanent marker. (All hail cheap Ikea slipcovers.)
Oh, well, live and learn, right? For the time being, all writing instruments are now kept under strict lock and key, or as close as we can get without buying a liquor cabinet. ("No, really, it's for pens.")
And speaking of pens, I've had a few people ask me how I made the silhouettes for the Father's Day postcards:
Photoshop Pen Tool.
I thought about writing a tutorial, but, really, I couldn't do it any better than this one here, which, incidentally, is how I learned. Try it. It's tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it will change your life. Seriously.
And for those of you without access to Photoshop, there's the low-tech version. It's not as versatile, but, depending on your purposes, it might be fine. I found good tutorials here and here. A photograph of your subject's profile, some tracing paper, cardstock, glue, and an X-acto knife are all that's needed. (Just remember to put that hard stuff away when you're done, okay?)