Monday, January 18, 2010

new blog

Ok. So I decided that I needed another blog, just for my writing, photography, and random web links. I come across lots of articles and artists that I like to follow, and crafts that are interesting. Usually I post them in my facebook, but that has to annoy people because then their feed is full of my links even if they aren't interested in them.

Creating another blog also allows me to be able to see what I've found inspiring, and should curb the amount of time I spend posting links randomly. Basically, I needed a place to store things I come across, things I want to write about, a personal news blog that is filled with things that I find interesting. I figure maybe others might also find them interesting but even if not, whatever! I've got to write more and keep track of my interests, goals, and the journey I'm on.

So if you are interested in seeing what I've found during the day or week, and hear how the day's going - well you can visit my writing blog. I will continue to post pictures here, on a more consistent basis. Oh and I drew a digital picture just for the first entry. The blog is called "writingslink"

Friday, January 15, 2010

dark winter

Originally uploaded by bluelily17
cleaned my desk and this is the first thing I drew. Not loving it, but wanted to sit down and draw on paper.

madge cat

Originally uploaded by bluelily17
she sometimes perks up and does cute things. Like hiding in paper shopping bags.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reed Re-design

Just trying to make the design better. Here's what I started with:

I sketched out some ideas on a post-it note, that I don't have copies of. But I wanted the logo to tell more about the company, and also match their current website colors. I first tried to see what it would look like if I just changed the words, only to get a starting point for ideas.

There's too many colors, gradients, and that bar at the bottom just doesn't work, the name is hard to read in the center, and the book cuts it up funny. It feels imbalanced.

So I streamlined it, cut out the gradients, added a simple gavel to infer the law connection, and punched up the size of the font, added slant for "movement".

Since not everything falls under the multistate, then I made one that just focuses on the whole topic in general. It kinda reminds me of the USPS logo, also something to do with government.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

feeling sick

caught a cold. This is a drawing of how I've been feeling....