Ideas and Inspiration

23 Aug

I saw this Smash Book video on the Paper Source blog a few months ago, and have been meaning to share it here.  It’s the simplest idea for a product, but brilliant marketing!  I totally want one, but my OCD is already giving me anxiety about “smashings” things together willy-nilly with no order to it.

I was inspired by the video to start a scrapbook (essentially, a pretentious Smash Book without the chaos), and Jo-Ann’s just happened to have a big sale over the weekend.  I left the place with a sketchbook, some drawing pens, and a blank scrapbook.

I’ve also been wanting to get into drawing, but have been too afraid since it’s been SO long.  However, an idea for a short comic has been brewing in my head for a couple of months, so I’m going to try to flesh it out.  I’ve been trying to muster up the courage to draw a dog for the last couple of days, but it’s so intimidating.  I can’t even remember what a dog looks like accurately enough to put it down on paper.  Ugh…this might take a while.  Fingers crossed!  At the very worst, I’ll just use the sketchbook to draw out scrapbook layouts.  I think I still remember how to draw squares…

I’m also backlogged on a couple projects (i.e., wine coozie set, mini-scrapbook kits, etc.) that are pretty old, but I’ve been wanting to remake them and take better photos of the process.  I’m afraid to admit the photos I took when I was originally making them are really awful…not that I’ve come a very long way since then.

I also want to improve my photography!  While vacationing in Orlando back in June, I took some photos of things I thought were interesting looking based on color (for the Safari ride) or shape (for the Epcot ball and Imagination building).  While I’m on this train wreck of rant, I might as well share the photos!

Maybe I’ll learn how to use Photoshop while I’m at it!

Hopefully, Santa Claus or God or someone with some real power to make things happen is reading this post.

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5 Responses to “Ideas and Inspiration”

  1. jamie August 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    ahahhahaha… hilarious that of all things you wanna draw a DOG…and that you dont remember what a dog looks like? do you live in a cave??? hahaha…can’t wait to see what you come up with. 🙂

    p.s. i LOVED the smash book! that pen looks amazing…it’s basically a glue stick, but still very cool. i want an SLR. haha. i’ll take nice pics of your crafts for you. hahahah…see you this weekend. 🙂

    ❤ jamie

  2. akim_hobo August 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    Imma get you started. Here is a dog i drew for you. I named it Tranny

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-mhEuY0NjeC7SlzXe_ARZw?feat=directlink

    Just draw. Every person has 1000 bad drawings in them. If you don’t get started, you’ll never get through the bad ones and see the good

  3. AT-AT Everywhere August 25, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    oh no andrew, i can’t see tranny!!! and what an interesteing name… i wonder how you came up with that!! =P

    Jamie – CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU TOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  4. hotshot bald cop September 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I didn’t know that.

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