I've been feeling really driven with the need to apply myself artistically these days. With my craft supplies still pretty much shoved into places where my naughty two can't reach them, i really haven't been able to put to paper all the delightful ideas that pop into my mind. And this particular situation can be really annoying for someone with the innate creative energy.
But the other day, all domestic activities aside, i sat down and made myself this logo for a product idea that has been floating in my head for a while. And at 6 AM, after 5 hours of CG-ing through the night, a finished image made all the self imposed awakeful achey-ness go away. And then by some stroke of good luck the boys slept longer than i thought they would, so i did manage to catch a few winks.
Anyway, looking forward to a trip to the market to get some supplies and getting to work! Until next time!
An 'Aaloo' literally means 'potato' in Urdu... but commonly used in the Air Force as a pun, it gains another meaning which does not ascribe to its vegetable nature. It infers the 'peeling of potatos'; doing a job that is not yours to do, and possibly one you will not get credit for. Mundane drudgery generally piled on top of your regular duties... like sifting through a sack of tubers, dusty, mottled, humongous, untouched.
So sometimes, when I help out my hubby with his relatively artistic endeavours, I jokingly call it my ' aaloo' although, i mostly look forward to the challenge, because i find my creative instincts spurred on by the delegated task, and i assume it to be non pressured practice for times when i work for clients.
And so, I took a day to some photomanipulation using random images off the web, and we were both pretty pleased with the result...I don'nt want to put the entire project up for privacy's sake, but I really wanted to share this vintage version of the display, only coz i'm kinda proud of it:
Though he really made a face at my signature at the bottom, coz it really wa shis brainchild.
Besides that, I'm happy that Jin Yong of Underacherrytree.com agreed to help me out by testing my first attempt at designing svg print/cut files. So hopefully we will be seeing some reviews on that soon. But for the next few days until Monday, we're plannign a Road trip to California, taking our little boy out to Disneyland, Universal Studios etc. Although I have to admit i am more excited about the whole trip than him and my hubby! :D
Until next time~
Part Time Artist,