Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Summer w/o Love?



For the past few weeks I've been working on a soundtrack for this summer, with songs that my friends and I have listened to, sang around the bonfire, or have had as ringtones (ha!). Ellen named this summer 'the summer without love' right at the beginning, and its kind of stuck all the way through. I just added a question mark onto the end of it, because a lot of things (some hilarious, although the people involved didn't really think so...I have NO idea why.:)...) happened this summer that would call to question the lack of love. 
Anyways, I just finished the cd cover the other night (which I'm SO excited about!), and now I'm trying to figure out how to fold an 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper into a sweet case (easier said than done, unfortunately). And I'm still iffy about one or two of the songs....Ok, I still have a ton to work on---all before Tuesday, so I can give it to one of my best friends ever, Amy Winberg, before she heads back to college.  

Monday, August 4, 2008

Newspaper Ad


My mom has me make all her ads and shtuff for her business Woolderness, which is a fiber arts studio (and I have her blog linked here, so go look at it!!), and I recently designed one for the Weekly Wave newspaper. Since I am me, obviously it was done at the last minute, with me racing my bike to the studio on my day off to turn it into the newspaper guy who came up from St. Ignace. I missed him (go figure, right?), so we had to fax it in. The guy calls a few days later, saying that the fax was extremely poor quality, and that I should scan and e-mail it to him immediately, because he's on a deadline. I'm at work when he calls, and I ask if he can wait like 5 hours until I get off, but no, he needs it NOW. So my mom comes down and watches the shop for me so I can ride my bike home really quick, scan it, e-mail it, and hope that the guy receives it so I don't have to ride home AGAIN. That's when I realized that I had spit my gum out into the paper that had the design on it. It was quite a fiasco. But totally worth it when I saw my ad in the paper (kicking all the other ads in the pants).

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Barbie Game




When I was a little kid I always played this one game called The Barbie Game. It's kind of...I don't know...shallow? The object is to become prom queen, but to accomplish that you must:
1. Get a Boyfriend (and go steady) 
2. Be the President of a club, and
3. Buy a prom dress
Then you (and every other player) rush to the prom but get hampered by things like bad hair, a ripped hem, losing a turn because you made your date wait too long, whatever. Its kind of lame, but I love it, and so do all my friends (including guys, who, for some reason, take it more seriously than the girls....). 
It was because of my guy friends playing that I decided to make playing cards of girlfriends, tuxes, and sports clubs. Admittedly, it was super funny to have Seth dating Poindexter, wearing the 'Let's Party' dress, and being president of the Music Club, but once I got the idea into my head I couldn't get rid of it. 
I'm still in the process of painting the last girlfriend card (the first attempt looked eerily like Hilary Clinton...), and I can't remember where I put the tuxes and sports clubs, but once I find them I'll scan and post them. I do have the first 3 girlfriends, though.