Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Design, Design, Design

After searching frantically for my camera cord I managed to upload some cute things for todays post. I probably should mention I have been working on design a lot to prepare for a creative group workshop next Saturday. Since I have to build a few good samples of design by next weekend I decided to build off of things I already made. For example, I created a box to hold my valentine day cards in. It came out soooo cute! (Every year I should make a different box and hand them out to strangers.)

The second project is a card for my cousins, daughters birthday. It printed way too light so I ended up painting the sketch inside.I didn't see a point in showing it. Its...alright...I don't think I will use it in my samples but so far I am very happy with 3 out of 5 pieces.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day Part 2

I really wanted to show something despicably cute and valentine friendly but nothing seemed to stick. Every time I thought over a decent idea, I would quickly get bored of it. During my brainstorming I sketched out a quick self portrait of me hugging a cake. I liked the idea so much that I just went with it!

For the next two tuesdays expect way more design from me. Im trying to get some samples up quick for a design workshop. Let's hope I can pull something amazing together.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines Day Part 1

First off, how could anyone dislike a holiday built around love and chocolate? In my opinion if you don't have a really amazing significant other then it's just an excuse to fall into a ball of self pity and complain about advertising in this country. I never celebrated this holiday in a romantic sense but that doesn't mean I hate it, I just havent had the greatest relationships. So if you feel yourself getting down about it make plans with a friend, go love yourself and go shopping for yourself or be like most of the population and wait the day after to buy chocolate half off.

So on that note...I have to say, valentine cards for kids are absolutely adorable. I have to give so much credit to whoever designs them. I had a go and as simple as mine are it was difficult to make them interesting and still make sense together. Oh and I will be posting the second part of this on thursday!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Super Bowl

I feel like I should start this blog post by stating that I know nothing about any sport ever. I wanted to do something in the super bowl spirit and maybe work outside my comfort zone a little. So I have a painting sketch of really odd bears and some food practice. I think I may stay with the cute and delicious girl themes for a little while longer...