Friday, November 27, 2009
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
I search for inspiration everywhere and in everything. I find a great deal of inspiration outside of reality. (In dreams, fairy tales and costuming, etc.)
But the absolute best is when fantasy and reality come together.
I love the thought that one can be at once in a normal life and suddenly slip into another space through a rabbit hole......or was it all a dream? And in the same token, one can put on a hair accessory or item of clothing and feel transformed.
The idea of logic is never certain...and it is in this idea that true creativity is found.
Anyway, the point of all this seemingly pointless rambling is that I'm planning to start on an Alice in Wonderland line!!
Alice in Wonderland (or Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) has always been a favorite of mine. I started with the Disney cartoon version and eventually read the original Lewis Carroll. '
The new Tim Burton movie is coming out soon (which looks so amazing, by the way) and I LOVE the idea of creating a whole line of goodies based on one central idea!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I realized this afternoon that I've never really blogged about what I do (in my real life.)
I know you would imagine that I live in a happy little fairy cave where I whip up cute hair clips at my leisure. But, sadly, no.
I've got a day job (that's really a night job) where I work as a graphic designer at a newspaper! Sounds glamourous, but it's rough. Deadlines and breaking news.... you know.
Anyway, here's what I normally do (LINK) My usual daily duty is designing/laying out the front page. It's tough! Sometimes things don't happen until late and I have to start the dang thing all over again! craaa-zee.
But this I'm really proud of:
It's a special 12-page section I've been working on for about 2 weeks.It's about MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving.) This is the front of it.
The crash that started the whole organization (with the little girl) was in the town where I work. So they've got interviews with the mom and the driver. Compelling stuff! So... if you live in the area, pick one up tomorrow and support the dying newspaper industry!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
It's one of those times in my life where I start feeling overwhelmed, and therefore, I make lists. Actually, Etsy tends to slow down this time of year (people seem to not want hair crowns in the winter ??? crazy! I know!) But my life seems to jump into turbo speed around the holidays.
There is a mindset that the more I can cram into one day, the easier the rest of the days following will be. This never seems to pan out though because more stuff just piles up!
I was in the shower last night going over what I needed to do...trying to make up a song so that I would remember it all for once I'd dried off and found a pen.
It helps to see it all on paper I think .... and the best part of all .... getting to scratch each line off as I do it! :)
I will at least be able to scratch off "BLOG" from this list now. YES!
P.S. My sale's still going on!! Buy one, get one half off in the shop! Plus, I've added more goodies!! whichgoose
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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