Again, it's been awhile since my last post, hasn't it? Sorry about that. Wedding planning, Maverick's arrival home for good, and moving into our new house has made for quite the busy life.
Wedding pictures should be in soon, so you know a couple are going to end up on here. In the meantime, I've been keeping my Instagram updated, so you should check it out to see what I've been up to. And to check out the couple Mid-Century finds I've found in our house. My great-aunt left some neat stuff in house. Oh! And of course there's plenty of pics of our kitty cat, Lyra Heartstrings.
Loving my new life..keep checking in and following along. Come check out my new and awesomely improved life! 😃
It's been awhile since I've posted, eh? Sorry about that Dear Reader! I lead a busy life, what can I say? And considering such, I'm sure you're curious to know what I've been up to, eh? Yes? Well then, keep reading....
So, I just added a new print to my Etsy shop, and it's a piece of Doctor Who fan-art. You should go check it out and get one for yourself or that special Whovian in your life. All prints are signed by me and shipped in a clear protective sleeve. Please say you'll buy one, I'll cherish you forever Dear Reader! If you didn't catch the link above, you can find it here.
Good news! Finally opened my Etsy shop! So on that note, go peruse and let me know if you have any feedback. Feedback is welcome! Thanks!
Looks yummy doesn't it? I think so..head below the break to see more!
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.
"Where have you been?" I can hear all of you saying, or at least I hope someone is, cause I certainly hope *someone* out there is following this crazy mixed up, (sometimes) abandoned for months on end blog of mine. Sooooo, I'll tell you. Or at least the highlights..so follow me!
I think a lot. I guess that's what happens when you run a copy department on your own and have a lot of time with your thoughts and jobs to finish for clients. But I'm always thinking and dreaming of the same thing. Maverick. My Maverick. Only a little over a week till I see him again, and I can't wait for that moment when he walks into the airport off that plane, and I can finally see him again. He'll only be here for a short while, but we're going to spend every moment together.
This time, I've decided to do a double tutorial! Two in one this time..you my Dear Readers are going to learn how to make covers for your books, and how to bind it. So without any further ado, ONWARD MY FAITHFUL STEAD!
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