I've come to the conclusion that instead of spending a ton of moolah on a fresh flower bouquet for me on my wedding day is just not economical. If I'm to have a bouquet, which I totally want, I'm going to make it out of old brooches and jewelry. I happened upon this gem of a tutorial at Fancy Pants Weddings. Now I just need to gather the needed supplies and ask Mum and Dad if they have any brooches and/or jewelry still hanging around from my grandmothers. And seeing as there prolly won't be much, I can always get a good sized lot from Ebay to fill in the rest. Once I gather said supplies, I will make sure I pos Wish me luck Dear Reader!
What do you do when you're feeling professionally unfulfilled? I have no idea what to do. I absolutely love being a print designer and seeing clients faces light up with joy and excitement when something comes out the way they wanted it to. That's my job, to make people happy. To give them tactile things they can do with what they please. But then there is a downside when you know going completely freelance would be suicide. I wish I could go freelance full-time, but unfortunately, the world we live in is driven by the almighty dollar, and leaving a full-time job is just not in the cards. For now I must muster on with my current full-time job, and be satisfied with the fulfillment I get from my wonderful Maverick and friends and family. And the fulfillment that comes when I craft something in my spare time with my own two hands. I need to do more crafting. More bookbinding. I've been severely lazy in my personal hobbies division. My book cloths and supplies are sobbing, begging me to work my magic again. And I vow to pick it back up with a furry. I must. If I am to remain sane through all the impending wedding and moving plans, I must carry on my faithful stead. No more dallying about and wallowing in the dallying. FULL STEAM AHEAD!
So, earlier this week, an old professor of mine posted on the Design Society of New Paltz asking alums if they had any advice for new incoming graphic design students. I couldn't think of anything right away, but after stewing about it, this is what I came up with:
Know your tools. EXPERIMENT! Don't sweat the small stuff, and if you need sleep, go get some, cause you don't want to be drowsy with exacto knives. And don't forget to leave buffer room for last minute changes, technical difficulties, etc. Nothing worse then showing up with something unfinished that you can't be proud of. Oh, and don't be afraid to make mistakes, cause sometimes they turn out to be really good happy mistakes that can take something somewhere you didn't think you could go. Good luck!
Simple advice, but something I think the new students needed to hear. It's something I wish someone had told me my first semester, but c'est la vie. I learned very quickly though, thank goodness. Just a little something I think we all need to remember and follow, no matter your trade. Anyone else have any good advice? If you do, feel free to leave a comment here, or drop me a line via my Contact page.
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