Today my head has been filled with design. I’m preparing to open my shop, and I’m frantically working to get everything ready. Yesterday I finished up a Spring themed mini-kit. Today I started a full sized kit all about the chicken pox… I really do enjoy designing. Well… the designing part of it anyway.
I’m sure it’s a sentiment felt by many creative types who also run a business. The creative side of things fuels us, keeps us going in so many ways. The business side of things is simply a necessary evil. That’s how I feel about the organizational side of design.
Creating elements, creating papers, designing overlays, and custom products… it’s all a fabulously zen thing for me. Photography gets me revved up, designing relaxes me – two sides of the creative coin. But organizing my product so it’s ready to sell? Ugh. I wish I could hand that end of it over to someone else. It takes me far longer than it should simply because I don’t enjoy it – and I end up putting it off and then have several products that all need work at the same time. LOL I won’t complain too loudly though. I’m pretty blessed to be able to do what I do.
So watch for me soon. I’ll be setting up shop at the Plum. Opening day will soon be upon us. 🙂
As I’ve mentioned before, I am in the Designer Apprentice program at PDP. At this stage, we’re all working on our logos. To be honest, I’m struggling a wee bit.
I fell into my design name. Never gave it much thought. It just hit and stuck. Scraptastic Designs by TD. LOL It’s fun, it’s tongue in cheek, it doesn’t take itself too seriously… it’s me. But this design name of mine does not lend itself easily to logo creation.
I’ve created a few different logos now, and Amy (of Polka Dot Plum Designs) has been trying to help me out too. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:
First is one designed by Amy –
Here’s my first attempt –
Here, Amy took another stab at it –
And so did I, twice –
Each has something I really like… but nothing feels like it’s MINE just yet. The last one is definitely the closest though.
I would absolutely love some thoughts, or creative (and constructive) criticisms. Or heck! If you feel up to it, have a go at it! I’d welcome another pair of eyes and capable hands. 🙂