What I Designed Today: Recreated a Farrier Logo

All design work isn’t fun or glamorous.  Scratch that.  MOST design work isn’t fun or glamorous at all because it’s the actual do-this-to-get-paid variety of work (even if it’s ugly).  Take this project:  I was asked to recreate a farrier’s logo for a 73″ wide banner.  It wasn’t difficult to do but it took time to redraw in Illustrator and get it right.  There was no using any sort of conceptual design skills — just rote recreation of a graphical element.  The project used my expertise of Illustrator but I had no creative liberty whatsoever, which is fine.  It pays the bills.  Just like any other occupation, graphic design is work — and work I’m grateful and blessed to have!  After all, there are worse ways to make a living…


Fun Easter Holiday Ideas

Shhhh! I’m supposed to be working. It’s taken me all day to clean off my desk and, in order to clean off my computer screens as well, I’m gonna need to document these adorable Easter ideas that I came across a couple of days ago. First, the Peeps Bunting by Dana of Made on V and Co website is ADORABLE – I can’t decide which I like better, yellow or pink! Second, I love the twine she recommends in spring green over at Divine Twine. Happy Easter sewing. Wish I could make some peeps this year but maybe next now that it’s “in the files”.