3.06.2011

My Newest Endeavor

I'm starting to realize that the reason I've been feeling so overwhelmed is because I have a severe case of attention deficit crafting disorder. There are so many things I want to try, my head is often left spinning, not knowing which direction I'm headed.

It's exhausting. But, I think it's engraved in my DNA, so I think I'm just going to have to learn to live with it.

Anyway, my latest interest has been graphic design. You see, I have two little people to take care of at home. The hubs and I came to an understanding that once they're of school age I would have to go find a job. Well, being at home for 4+ years makes me really dread the idea of ever working for someone else again. While I do have my etsy shop, I'm not sure it will ever be successful enough to generate an income large enough to really contribute. I'd really like to be able to work from home, though, so I can go on school field trips with my kids and be there without question when they're sick and need to come home, etc.

Enter graphic design. I feel like this will be something I can do freelance from home and {hopefully} make a decent income at the same time. So, I downloaded a free trial version of Adobe Illustrator and completely fell in love. I mean, head-over-heels. In. Love.

So, I've been scouring the web, practicing, and playing {I've even looked into taking classes.} While I was at it, I figured I would create a fun little printable for St. Patrick's Day. I put together a sheet of twelve 2 inch round graphics perfect for cupcake toppers, stickers, hang tags or whatever your heart desires.

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I also created a new blog for the soul purpose of designing and tweaking the html. I don't know if I'll ever do anything with it, but it sure was fun designing. And of course, I couldn't stop there, so I gave my mom's blog a face lift too. It's addicting, really.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the printable. Oh, and if there are white lines on the sheet, please know that they won't show up on the printed copy. I just don't know how to get rid of them yet. :)

Have a great week!



P.S. If you like what you see here, I'd love it if you'd share!

2 comments:

Lynsey and Brian said...

Love the printable! So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Great tag, thanks for sharing! I'm learning Illustrator now too. I'm taking an online class from nicolesclasses.com and really like it. I share my homework with my blog readers and will be doing a review of the entire experience once I've completed the class... if you're interested.

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