It has been a suuuuper long month for me. The problem is that I am not very patient. Dave and I are buying a house (hopefully we will be closing on Thursday), and as soon as we decided what house we wanted I was ready to move in--we were already packed up, and what's a girl to do without her art supplies?
Like I said...it's been a long month. All I've done is pack, clean, and dream about the wonderful place our first home will be. I didn't feel like I had anything to blog about, because I didn't feel like I was doing anything interesting.
But alas! Now that I look back on the last month, there are some exciting things that I did (other than fall in love with a cute house)!
Return to Instructables
I finally got the chance to post my Recycled T-Shirt Journal DIY on Instructables, and within minutes it was featured. About an hour after that, I got this email:
Which felt like this:
I used to be a fairly active Instructables poster, but after the gift-crafting marathon of Christmas 2011 my creative brain slipped into a paint riot and didn't create many things that merited instructions. I did make a ridiculous number of paintings during that time, which is wonderful, but it did mean my Instrucables account was left neglected. It feels good to be welcomed back with a declaration of popularity.
Our Savior ONE Graphics
Our Savior is a church with two very individual locations, three different types of worship, and four separate services every weekend. In order to cultivate a sense of unity within this unique congregation, the church joined all four services into one big worship celebration at the Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. We wanted to create a service-specific branding consistent with the church's existing logo that also signified what this service was all about--joining together as one body, as one church, despite differences in worship styles, age, and traditions.
While the service required an array of printed and digital designs, my favorite is a massive, 6'x9' banner to hang at the theater. It was awesome to see something I had made on my little 13-inch computer screen take up such a grand space at the Palladium.
New Felicitous Mugs
The ever-inventive Rani wanted to get some new mugs made up for Felicitous. The shop's logo was too busy for this particular application, so we decided to go with the simplified box-Felicitous we used for the store's t-shirts. After reading over the printing specs, I realized we could print on both sides of the mug! Yay! My initial idea was "BEST. PLACE. EVER.," but this catchphrase was quickly swept aside as being too cocky. Too cocky?! But it's true! I fought and fought, but in the end Rani was right: we didn't want to alienate other local businesses (that we love) with our fervent declaration of self-superiority. We settled on "BEST. MUG. EVER."
Lastly (but DEFINITELY not leastly), I went out to Duxbury, MA to see my recent-college-grad lil' bro-bro and for my little sissy's graduation from High School and found two really awesome things:
1. This photo my Alenni-Sister took of Dave and I for her Darkroom Photography class:
2. A treasure bag of kaleidoscopes at a thrift shop.
Nothing like ending a post with a low-res cellphone vid, amirite?
Hopefully I will have lovely pictures of our new home to show you next week. EEEK EXCITEMENT.