Friday, January 28, 2011

A New Feather

In college, years ago, I took a graphic design class.  I bought a laptop, and that magical package: Photoshop/Illustrator.  The computer was old and the programs were so large they caused the computer to crash.  Off to the Mac Doc my laptop went, but she was not healthy enough to sustain such a large file again.

Thus, my newly acquired muscles atrophied and my skills were lost.  Well, went underground.  Until now. 

Last year, I reclaimed what was lost, and have slowly been making progress.  I still love a piece of rough hewn, cold press, crisp white piece of Arches watercolor paper with a gorgeous deckled edge, but I don't mind a mouse and a computer screen as much as I once did.

There's nothing that breeds production like necessity, and I, as head artistic coordinator in our Women's Ministries at church, was recently called on to create a new logo for our Spiritual Day Spa (a great event where, among other things, I get to lead an Art Therapy class...another hidden talent).

I took a cue (and I'd love to take a class) from this amazing instructor, and I don't mind the result.  I'll be proud to have this logo be atop any letterhead or brochure, but I still have so much more to learn.

What skill would you like to learn?  Is there something you don't do well, and would like to do more?  Why not start?!  It's still only still have all of 2011 ahead of you!  Start something creative today, I dare you!


Pamela said...

Beautiful logo! I actually just downloaded Illustrator to my Macbook and want to start playing but I don't even know where to start! I'll start sometime this year! Too bad we don't live closer to one another--we could learn together! :)

A Lady's Life said...

I have so many things I still want to do like skulptures and quilts, ride a horse go up into the mountains on a survival journey
Sail a boat.Learn aramaic for just because
There is just so many things to do that there is no time to die.
Maybe this is why people value life so much:)