|My sign is up and the number is on!|
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
|Front and back pages|
Here is the menu I put together for the pizza shop. It was fun to be able to design a menu and play with type and layout. We did lots of proofreading so hopefully out of everyone checking, we didn't miss something. It is not a sit down and eat kind of shop, just a place to order food and part of the shop is a convenient store. The town doesn't have any other near by places to get the things you might need. That is why we made the menu simple and black and white. It is cost effective, and we can get them printed anywhere and hand them out to every customer.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Here are a few ideas so far for a baby announcement for my nephew Leif. I'm trying two different versions, color and black and white. I'm also playing around with different photos of the baby. Since he is less than 2 weeks, it is still kind of difficult to get a calm picture of him. We don't want to keep flashing the little guy, so we have to use all natural lighting so it is never guaranteed that it won't be blurry or have silly shadows or something.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
So it's the night before my brother's wedding and naturally I'm finishing up the project assigned for me to complete for the wedding day. I had shown an idea before but my finished product is looking a little different. I'm still using chery blossoms and a blue bird. The lady that did the text on the certificate did it very lopsided so I had to come up with a way to best distract from that. I don't have a full photo of it yet but here are some of the process so far and some close ups.
|Sorry, It's up side down.|
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Anyway, I'm really pleased about how it is coming along. I wasn't brave enough to tackle the shirt or the face yet so I thought the safest thing would to start with the pants. This entire painting will challenge me to see if I still have the painting skills I know I had at one point. If I can paint a wrinkled flannel shirt, and a worn old man's face, I can paint anything.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I recieved a phone call at 5:22am from my sister. I was not remotely close to being awake when my sister told me her water broke. That definitely got my attention. So my mom and I got ourselves ready and we were on our way to Pittsburgh, Pa (about 3.5 hours away). When we arrived, my sister, Anja, was just admitted into a room. She wasn't having contractions at this point but since her water broke, they wanted to keep her monitored to make sure they baby had enough fluid. It was not until 6:30 the next morning that her labor actually started.
The actual part of the adventure I would like to share was how it felt to actually witness a birth. I don't need to write any details because it is not my story to share. My brother in law had asked me earlier if I wanted to stay in the room when my sister was having the baby. Honestly, the thought terrified me. Why would I want to see something that seemed so personal to me, I had every intention of leaving the room as soon as things were getting started. But Leif thought otherwise.
Anja had received news that seemed like things would still take hours. So I made no effort in going anywhere. In fact, I'm pretty sure I took off my shoes with intentions on staying a while. Half an hour later, things started happening so fast. I was distracted by watching the nurses and midwife running around getting things ready to deliver, to think about getting myself out the door. Sounds comical but I really thought I could just sit in the corner and be a fly on the wall. Once I heard the midwife say Anja was at 10cm, the tears poured out of my eyes. I had no control. Probably just the thought of her pain being over soon enough and the excitement of meeting the little guy soon overwhelmed me.
As I am standing behind the line of people helping my sister, I felt awkward in the fact that I had zero knowledge of what is normal and what is not in this situation. I had absolutely NO idea on where to look, and I heard the midwife say she could see the head. She had asked my mom if she wanted to see and right away my mom looked. After she saw, she went immediately back by my sisters head to help comfort her. Then the midwife turned to me and asked if I wanted to look. For some reason, despite everything I had originally thought, I wanted to see.