I like the term "maker." Friend and fellow creative (and actress :) , Rachael Carlson mentioned that awhile back in a question I posed in Facebook query. Living now in Portland- in the midst of a unique mix of indie crafters and "makers" - she said that is how they refer to themselves. I think thats a pretty good word for me. I'm definitely a MAKER.
What about you?
Sometimes I wonder to myself if I can REALLY sit at a job, at a desk, confined to a cubicle, clicking away on a computer for 5 days a week after I graduate? That scares me a little. I'll admit it. I love designing and making. I love creating. Brainstorming. Craftsmanship. But I also love touching what I've made. Seeing it materialize out of a printer. Holding it in my hands. Framing it. Mailing it (okay maybe not :) Its the tactile experience that is most rewarding for me. I've been wayyyy overdue for a visit with Jenny and creative downtime. Making...for no reason in particular.
Had a great time this past weekend at her house. It was like a mini vacay for me. I've had so little time in the past few months to invest in my creative mojo. We had a hankerin' to paint and paint is what we did. This photo does NOT do our little projects justice. We tracked down some Annie Sloan paints and waxes to create these boards that have a super distressed look and vintage patina. Wow. That stuff rocks my world! I have some fun plans for my board :) Stay tuned!
Also just finished a little project for local photographer that was very fun. She wanted a logo/watermark to drop on her photos to display online/for clients. We came up with this for her...
Yes, very whimsical, cute and girly. You know I love it. A special handlettered monogram and artsy fartsy cute camera...fun! You can see a little of the sketches/process here...these were some other options.
Love projects like these...so if you need something similar, holler. I'm super busy for now so turnaround time isn't tomorrow, but I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank the Good Lord :)
Only TEN, yes I said 10 classes remaining after this semester. Five of which I will pick up next semester then just two more very light semesters. Unfortunately can't do it any quicker because of scheduling but hopefully I can start working more as might school load lightens.