Thursday, July 17, 2008

The not so lazy days of summer

With summers off a distant thing of the past, I am adjusting to what summers look like now. I have been busy at my full time job, and busy working on custom orders at home. I love the custom jobs I have been doing, but I am also excited to get a chance to work on a few of my own designs as well.

I have some designs that are ready to print. The challenge (as always) is getting the idea in my head to materialize in the real world on paper. This is one of my electronic drafts. I did some test inks on the chartreuse papaer and realized the paper is much darker in real life than in the electronic version and none of my inks give quite the effect I am looking for. I will need to mix some ink and try again. But when? That is the question. With my weekends spent away from my Gocco visiting my husband at his summer teaching job an hour away, I have temporarily lost my prime Gocco time. I miss summer vacation...

5 comments:

oline said...

is it wrong that i fantasize about the kind of cards i will commission from you for the celebrations of my future?

paper wren said...

it works out because i actually fantasize about making them for you

Les Savy Ferd said...

we should all hold spectacular "celebrations of our future." By the way Jen, this Doug (MAPH Doug, if your life is inordinately rich with Other-Dougs).

paper wren said...

I knew it was you, I would recognized the spiky red hair and red ninja outfit (unitard?) anywhere. And come to think of it, you are the only Doug I know.

I hear that you have a celebration in your future that I owe you a congratulations for!

gregory said...

Where can I get a unitard?