This ‘n’ That

The good news is that I do have a few more posts of substance lined up behind this one, but for now, as long as the spirit is willing and the flesh is able, I’d like to get something down into electronic words.

I was going to try to read cram a chapter of two in out of the “textbook” for the final I have tomorrow in before bed. But I’ve had such a day that I would much rather let the outline I wrote up tonight be good enough. The class is such that the material is pretty self-explanatory, it’s just naming the theories that’s going to be a little tough. The nice thing though is that I’m not panicking!

I’ve finished the wedding art card for my friend whose wedding Charlie and I will be attending this weekend. I’ll post the big reveal on Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook for my non-interwebsy friends. This design is a definitely different take from the one I did for the last wedding I was a guest at, but like all children, I love it just the same.

I’ll have more news on the Zentangle front, but I have a few loose administrative ends to tie up before I go blabbing about it on the Internet. I promise, though, if everything works out, I’ll spill the details here.

Christmas Creep Attacks My Stationery

So, just to twist the knife in the chest of what is already a too-short season of nice weather in Cleveland, I recently started working on the labels that would go on the joint Christmas cards for Charlie and I.

I think the final design is a go, pending Charlie’s approval:

The more I get experience in design work, the more firmly I believe that simpler design is more elegant and makes a bigger impact. This has just enough in it that it looks both classy and fun.

I opted for a vertical layout because it’s not done often, and provides a great modern twist on a classic design. I’ve planned for these labels to be printed on the Avery 15660 clear labels so that the recipient can see the envelope through the label. Since I’ve already bought several packs of Christmas cards, I know that the majority of my stock comes in cream and white color envelopes, so the text will be easy to read.

I used a snowman as the main image because Charlie collects snowmen for his winter decorations. In fact, every year at Yankee Peddler, I get him a new snowman-type tchotchke for his collection.

So, what about a¬†colophon, you ask? Well, Susie, here’s the details, so you can make your own.

I also designed some for just me and my list of Christmas cards, which I will post at a later date. As is, I’m really pleased with how these turned out, and am really looking forward to using them this year.