So I created this in an hour or so tonight for my nephew Grant. I’m trying to think of something I could make my nephews and neice this Christmas that a) would be cool and personalized and b) would be something they could look back on and say, “My Aunt Pex made me that and I love it!” This is what I came up with. It’s a font/typography look with the fonts I have on my machine at the moment. I wanted the thicknesses and styles to vary and for it to look very clean. The clean style is something I can do, but isn’t normally something I do on a day to day basis. If you are wondering, I’m going to have to make this a standard size…hmm, now that I’m actually thinking about it, I made it 11×17 instead of the traditional 11×14 size that most frames come in. CRIKEY! Well, I can rework if neccessary. I am just wanting to know this: Did I succeed or does it need more work? I’m opening myself up here for critique, so if you have some, please throw it my way. I want to know if I’m going in the right direction, so thanks in advance! Oh, and I put that border around it, cause I’m afraid that if I do print it out, it would have to have a border around the edge of the page using laserject inkjet printers. I guess I could go another route and do it on a wide format printer, but I didn’t want this to be too costly of a task or gift, ya know?
So, tonight I went to a meetup of the Twitter folks here in Lex. At first, I really didn’t want to drag myself outta the house to go (I was working on the above project); however, I’m glad I went. It’s good to be social. Sometimes I let any worries or stress I’m feeling keep me huddled at home, but being social can really make me feel better. I saw all kinds of cool people and got to know and meet a few new too! We will see if they end up doing this as a regular thing!
And just a few minutes ago, I stopped at Thornton’s to get gas (my light is on E). For the life of me, I couldn’t get my gas tank open! I tried to pry it open, but I’m really afraid that I’m going to break it! There really wasn’t anyone around to help either, so I just went on my way. It has been snowy and icy out, so I don’t know if it won’t open due to the freezing or not, but I hope it is working by tomorrow morning! I HAVE to get gas then! I stop on my way to get gas at a place outside of Nicholasville that has tons of construction worker type guys milling around. Hopefully one of them can help me! I don’t know how well I can play the damsel in distress. Ha ha!
Hope all is world in your worlds Swellions! Until next time!