Well, I had to do this for Electronic Design, Tuesday morning class. I'm not done by any means. But I do like to show my progress...
I don't like the picture placements in pages 4 and 5.
I also can't think of a single photo for pages 1 and 3.
I may add the email, facebook, and twitter icons to the right of this... I'm not sure yet.
I present to you, the BEAR NUTS MAGAZINE SPREAD!
Woooo! It's not too bad looking. =D
Tah-dah! Page two!
And the final, page three. Tah-dah.... I kinda like this page the most. Probably because of the gratuitous amount of Tanked!
You need to check out Bear Nuts. It's by Alison Acton and it's fabulous! It's hilarious. =D It will put a smile on your face, for sure.
And don't worry... I fixed the attrocious double-space issue by shrinking my font down. I mean, just imagine there being text where's there's not right now... =P
Oh hey, remember me mentioning I won Mrs. B's Voodudes contest? He arrived today!
He is my Prosperity voodude, created with gold and green (colors associate with prosperity) and was stuffed with a penny (for luck), cinnamon (for prosperity), and yeast (for growing prosperity)! He's sporting a fashionable rune, "Fehu", which represents prosperity as well.
(I'm still trying to figure out why her note says "I hope your mom likes him," but... I still can't figure it out.)
He immediately was placed on my in-progress altar. I'm still working on it. It's clean, but it's changing location and the cloth needs to be trimmed out and cut to size... Plus the candles and stones need to actually make sense.
It should be finished in a day or two, but we'll see.
Sorry, but this is what I actually turned into Corporate Identity class.
I had a "wave", since I was impressed with either of the two I actually posted. This is what I came up with at 10:30 the morning of class. Not bad.
Much better than what I had been planning to turn in.
And I found out I only needed one. Damn.
Yes, sheaple... Sheep + people thanks to Neil Patrick Harris.
Steven on the way to the orchard/petting zoo!
Porquipine at the petting zoo at the orchard.
Steven made a friend at the petting zoo. Donkey!
In case you weren't aware, my birthday was today. (Saturday, the 16th.) It's been a lot of fun.
I came home early. My sister did my nails. Sleep after some American Dad on a brand new air mattress my parents bought for us.
Today we woke up. Hung out with dad, eventually mom woke up. So eventually we went to an orchard near Richmond. Daughtery's. I forgot they had a petting zoo! It was $1! Totally worth it. We walked around. Peacocks, roosters, porcupine, ferret, koi fish, GIANT pigs, foxes, rabbits, and a friggin' ZEBRA.
I ripped my sleeve trying to jump for a picture of the Zebra. Seriously. -_-
Mom buys me and Steven a caramel apple and we're off!
Food is next. Little Sheba's in Richmond. The waiter was a bitch, but the sandwich was freaking AMAZING. I'll never doubt hamburger, mozzarella, and pizza sauce. Om nom nom...
Next out was Hastings. They completely changed EVERYTHING. Now they have comics, posters, action figures... Less of a book store, more of a waste of space. -_- Unimpressed! But Steven did buy me a $2 'The Littlest Zombie' comic. So amazing. And he bought himself a Betty Boop bobblehead, that doesn't really bobble. At all. More pose-y.
And then we hit the flea market. Mom bought me a special gift there. A ring with an amber stone with elephants on either side. =) And then fooooooood. And stuff for the apartment. Looooooove flea markets.
Then we came home. Emily came home around the same time... Went over to my grandma on my mom's side. Saw her "pet cow." (It happens in this family. A lot.)
Next went to my grandpa on my mom's side. Talked about stuff. Lots of stuff.
Like I want to get into the groove of how I used to be, but I seem to be unable to embrace it. I used to be good at witchcraft, it came naturally. I was awesome at it. Now, I can't do anything. I'm so full of doubt with myself. I can't seem to be able to let go. -_- He tells me I'm unable to let go. I need to meditate and find myself. Poo.
So I leave you with my family (plus Steven) singing me happy birthday. And my dad bought me Toy Story 3 cupcakes for a cake! Om nom...
This is logo A... The concept of this was to "pick" an animal (I was absent, so I got zebra due to the teacher wanting me to have it.) and make logos for it. I like the simplistic cartoony-ness of this, but my "zebra stripes" suck. A lot. So much suckage...
This is logo A with color. Not much better. Puke green is doing nothing for it...
And this is logo B. Not much better. I'm trying to figure out why the eye is so much darker compared to the rest of it...
And this is logo B with puke green color... I kinda like this one of them all.
A lot of people talk about how "awesome their family is", how "lucky they are". A lot of it is just flattery. We're aware. We know it is. But it makes them feel better.
But! I'm about to write the cliche of all cliches!
My family fucking rocks. If I have a problem, I can call anyone and they'll help me or they'll know someone who can. It's so good!
Today I tell my parents "Hey, I need a laptop for school. I'm gonna borrow Emily's." Instead, they shuck out the money to get me a new one since mine has turned into a piece. I mean, a brand spanking new, 3gigs of RAM... Webcam/mic powered... Annnnnnd a two year warranty.
I'm serious when I say, that's JUST my parents. My cousin was willing to be a cosigner for a $5000 loan for a car. My grandpa has helped buy me furniture, food, and art supplies since I've started school and moved. My grandparents have bought me furniture, lots and lots of food, made premade food, and all kinds of stuff for me. They helped me pay bills and rent. Gave me things to make some extra money on craigslist (so has my parents). I mean, this family really deserves praise when it comes down to it.
That's probably not even half of it, since a lot of my family hates being in the lime-light.
I really do love my family. I don't think they know it half the time, but I'm serious.
New quarter, new clothes, new books. I missed TWO of my classes. TWO! Because I can't read. I thought Thursday NIGHT class was Thursday afternoon, thought Friday AFTERNOON was Friday night... I'm so upset with myself.
But my clothes are cute.
Anyway, the books are 'Graphic Design Cookbook' and 'Graphic Design for Non Designers'... I'm lame, need all the help I can get apparently!
So I know I've mentioned I've made some things. One being an idea that originated last year but actually got carried through this year. (Finally!)
And so we have this! My aunt has a deep love of Roosters and Chickens... Considering where I work, I thought this was hilarious and did like 95% at work. =)
The second item is actually a swap item possibility, so it's not going up here yet... The only reason this cross-stitch is up is because I'm 100% sure my aunt doesn't read this. =)
Oh it does feel like this phone has forced me back into the dark ages (left to right: old and the new phone). After basically gluing my battery to my flip phone, I had to buy a new one after it refused to come back on. It struggled in vain for three days... To die an unpleasant texting death at work.
So instead, the new basic phone is super light, I'll probably crush it.
No camera phone. No speaker phone. Nothing. Oldschool texting...
It's not bad by any means, as I was broke and it's better than nothing. It just reminds me of my first phone. Haha. Oh memories...