When I was a student in Mrs. Lorenz's quite bohemian 7th grade Language Arts class, I was accused for the first time of having a future in creating. A handful of classmates, one by one would comment on a note (you know, the passing kind) or birthday card I had made someone, and exclaim something like, "you are going to make wedding invitations one day!"
Nothing could have infuriated me more.
All I could associate with that vocation at the time, was sitting at a desk, and being behind the scenes when all I wanted was to be on the stage. As ridiculous as that sounds now (clearly a person can do both) I was determined to not make paper goods one day-- despite my twelve year old self's
But here I am, finally about to do just that-- or to at least begin something my middle school peers would probably pull a "told
Because it's been
Then, in a flurry came some fliers for a volunteer event, and printable table cards for a friend's housewarming. After that, I kind of just got back into a rhythm, and started making cards for friend's birthdays, doing design work for a couple friend's blogs, portraits and stationary.
Since, I've designed some simple
already for sale in my Etsy shop, and have begun creating samples for custom, lighthearted portraits. stationary that's
I've still got quite a ways to go (I'm bubbling over with ideas), but I'm hopeful that I'm finally
those middle school drawing/lettering skills of mine to use. ;) put
Until the next Sketchbook post, which hopefully is soon!