Two months since I last posted! This does not give me a warm, fuzzy feeling. How does one finally face a task that has been put off for so long that it becomes something to avoid altogether?
I question whether “task” is the right word for posting to this blog. Sadly, it has become a task, because honestly, I see no benefit to doing it —except for occasionally looking through my past projects and having that moment of —hey, I did accomplish a few things!
What I would love for this blog to be is a place where I am communicating with someone (or several someones) and that a dialogue begins; where I can hopefully inspire or motivate someone out there, and where perhaps knowing that someone put a tiny bit of effort and time into looking at this will give me a little extra motivation for posting more.
But for now, I will just keep plugging on —sharing this with the vastness of outer space and hoping to hear signs of life from beyond!
At work, I am often given the task of creating some page headers for online courses. After a while, they mostly all look the same —a pretty picture and the title of the course. This time around, I’ve been trying to push it to be a little more interesting and creative. Also, I’m studying to take the ACA test for Adobe Illustrator. ACA=Adobe Certified Associate. It’s a goal to work towards —and I’m learning a lot of little tricks I didn’t realize were there in Illustrator. Yay!
Experimenting with clipping masks:
Experimenting with opacity masks:
My favorite, made in Photoshop:
Notice the inconsistency of the I vs 1? Yeah, I don’t know which one they want. It bugs me, too!