Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wishing I was already a grown up.

I have unfortunately entered a portion of my schooling that BLOWS. Hardcore. Flash is hard.. maybe I shouldn't have read the first 4 chapters on 3 hours of sleep - falling asleep every other sentence. It makes a little bit of sense I guess but the moment I start to feel like I might be grasping it.. BOOM .. nothing works and I want to punch the monitor. I wish I could just design stuff all day, my brain understands that sort of thing. Its the actual navigating the programs and all of the technical stuff that I sometimes have a problem with. Speaking of designing stuff, I have been playing around with a lot of stuff in Illustrator lately. I wish I could get paid to just make cute things all day - someday I hope. Someday I want to be able to design stationary and scrapbook stuff. I want to design my own collection of fabric. I pretty much want to be able to pay my bills while just making pretty things all day.

I have been really liking the projects I've been working on lately. I've posted a few things on my flickr account and gotten some nice comments. I was hesitant to post anything for people to look at because I know my illustrator skills aren't even close to being sort of good - I've been doing it less than two months but I feel like I've learned a lot in a pretty short amount of time.

Here are some projects I finished up tonight for a craft swap I'm participating in. Im picking up the prints tomorrow and they will be matted and framed - I hope she likes them!

They are meant to be displayed side by side like this.

If you want to look at any of the other silly things I've been doing you can see them on my flickr. I also put up a bunch of photos on Flickr that I took for my sister Wendy and her fiance for their wedding invitations. A lot of them were taken in front of the Nightmare on 13th Haunted House in SLC and I really like how they turned out!


rockandcookies said...

I'm so so so so proud of you!! I know you can do it... The technical stuff is just the little part you actually have to work for, you have amazing natural talent with the visual part!

Sarah Bellum said...

I'm so glad you did decide to post things. I love them! I get excited each time I log onto Flickr and see Sue art.

As for flash it's a mother fucker. I never was able to grasp it, but can totally appreciate seeing cool flash stuff.

So how many more minutes until you can teach me how to make my own masthead?

Aaron said...

Love the pictures. You are simply amazing. I love everything about you Sue. You are so talented. I would give anything to have your vision. You will do great! Love you.

Melliferous Pants said...

I love your designs! Hopefully the flash will come together soon. xoxo!