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Okay…I’m a little bit excited…I just got back from the printer’s and picked up my first trimmed samples of the new lines and they are SO SO SO COOL!!!! I know I know, seems like I’m conceited when I’m the artist that made them but they are without a doubt the best I have ever done. I wish I had time to finish several other lines I was working on since I can now see that they are going to be just as awesome…CHA summer : ) .
I included this layout since I’m thrilled how it turned out. This is from the line Fête. My favorite line is still Sync though. It’s the most modern of all.
Seems like the colors this time are more vivid and fresh and everything looks really high energy. I’m so happy : P I could go back and hug that pressman!
On Monday all day I was proofing on press. The run is so large with so many different designs I had to stay there most of the day. It’s always a bit weird when you look at the product on press as compared to when it’s trimmed down and in your hands. They are printed on very large sheets, 6 designs up, and the back and fronts are printed at the same time.
I am swamped with getting ready for the CHA show…ready to tackle the oh-so-fun job of press kits…(…yawn ) tomorrow. I don’t even want to look at all the other stuff still on the list of things that need to be done. Coming from Canada my shipping deadline is Friday, so anything I need down there either comes with me in my bags or ships Friday. Used to be I could lug tons of stuff with me on the plane, but now they have cut back and we’re only allowed a measly 50 lbs. I’ll have a bag with just my shoes in it that weighs that much! LOL So that’s why I’m stressed about meeting this shipping deadline. It’s either that or no cool shoes…don’t even go there! I’m not getting stuck in the same position I was in last year when the press comes around and takes a bunch of photos and I’m there looking like some frumpy fartso pizza delivery bum. Nope this year I plan on being prepared. I’m not saying anymore…you’ll just have to come and see for yourselves.
These past few days I have been working like mad updating our online catalog so you can now see all the products.
We won’t have the chipboard until early Feb so all orders won’t ship now until mid Feb. I noticed one thing with the web updates…some of the colors looked a bit washed out when I converted into Image Ready to load them onto the web. The finished products are the most vivid and clear we’ve ever done, so keep that in mind when you’re viewing the pics. It seems to me some of the layout colors look better than the sample pages.
Hope everyone is gettin’ pumped for the show!
Where are we going? Reflections of things that have passed, things that are here and things that we hope will come in the future. Have we done well, accomplished what we set out to? Are we making our mark, leaving our legacies? Does it matter?
I’m not the type of person to make a list of goals or even a list of resolutions. I figure if I’d wanted to make changes I wouldn’t need to wait until New Year’s Eve to do so. Now I simply look at the end of the year as an opportunity to enjoy the present moment even more. Maybe that’s selfish or self centered or maybe it’s just smart. Over the years with all the traveling I’ve done and all the different places I’ve lived and situations I’ve lived through I’ve always pretty much been living "in the moment", mostly because I simply didn’t take the time to think ahead. I was too busy living, never really wanting to plan ahead, content in the great adventure of not knowing what the future holds and letting my footsteps take me where they may.
Later in life I realized more that each step I took had to be savored. I would make mental notes, closing my eyes remembering the sounds, the smells, what I had seen, how I had reacted, how fast my heart was beating what I was feeling, breathing in and out slowly, trying to absorb the moment, cement it in my brain. I did this all so that at a later date I could try to conjure up the memory and relive it all over again at will. Of course with all my effort it was never as vivid nor as intense as being there, the magic or fear of the moment had passed. I knew already I would never get back that instant in time. I would never feel the same way. The moment had lived and died and left only its essence in the form of a memory.
Enjoy the New Year and every moment and step that comes with it…I will be here breathing it in and out slowing…savoring the flavors of my soon-to-be memory.