My name is April and I live in beautiful southern Ohio. I am a the mother of 3 daughters and I love sewing, graphics, web design, and machine embroidery. I am happily married to my best friend Danny. I currently offer my clipart, embroidery designs, and webgraphics online through my website, Dowdy Doodles Clipart.
Dowdy Doodles was created in March of 2003. I had previously created Peddler's Point to offer hand made crafts and sold my creations through eBay. My next venture was Teaberry House Designs after I received an embroidery machine for Christmas. I began digitizing and offering my designs on the website. After searching for suitable clipart for digitizing and realizing the many problems associated with copyright issues and difficulty finding clean clipart to use, I decided to learn to draw my own.
Paint Shop Pro is used to create my graphics. I use Origins and PE-Design software for digitizing, Embird for conversions, and Embird Studio for manual editing. These are all wonderful programs and most of what I have learned from them has been online through various Yahoo groups. I have to thank many people for all the help I have received through my groups! They are the best people to work with!
My clipart is mouse drawn by me. My webgraphics are created with my clipart and tubes or other elements from other graphic artists which I have permission to use.The embroidery designs I offer are my own creations as well.
Thank you for visiting my web site. I hope you find something that you like and I invite you to come again!