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,