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being an artist

Comes with pros and cons. (I’m a graphic artist/designer.)

I love being able to help out businesses/people regarding branding, advertisements, packaging, layouts, photo editing, drawing, creating ideas, creating unique personalized gifts, helping you when you have a fashion crisis, flyers, illustration, doing my little sister’s school project/assignments, making designs for the church..etc. which is pretty neat!

But there are also times that I hate being one.

Like when people expect you to work for free. *No, I don’t work for free. I have bills to pay too, just like you. Do you work for free?* Or when they ask you to create a design and end up bossing you around to do what they want and create a ridiculous design then blame you for the awful design. *Have you forgotten that I just created what you want?!* Or when people think that artwork is not work. Or when people expect you to churn out the artwork right after giving you the details to the last minute because it is already needed. *I need time to create!*  Or when people say, Woah you charge that much?! It looks so damn easy! *Yeah right, save yourself the trouble and do it yourself then!* Can you do my (event) invitations for free? I can get you in for free! *seriously, I am not interested in your event* My son/daughter is just insert age here 10 and below and is a really good artist just like you. *facepalm* Design for us for free and it will be good word of mouth advertising for you. *WTF?!* Create a poster for me then gives me a lot of crappy, small sized photos and tells me to Photoshop it, then when told that those photos cannot be used, they get angry at you and tells you that you cant do Photoshop. *tableflip*

Exactly how I feel. People who does graphic design for a living will find this funny.

Exactly how I feel. People who does graphic design for a living will find this funny. (form the internet)

And usually all I can say/do to those people described above is just to politely smile and shrug of whatever they just said. *But in my mind, I just high fived their face while shouting aaaaaaarrrrgggghhhhh! like a Spartan*

I also found a list of why you should and should not date a graphic designer from the internet and found it hilarious! I tweaked it and made my version. 

graphic designers

 

The real lists can be found here:  Do not date a graphic designer & Date a graphic designer.

*We can still add more to the list. Let me know what you would like to add.

But, with great power comes great responsibility. It is awesome being an Artist.

artist

 

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. – James Whistler

 


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christmas came early

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And just like that it is already Christmas. I am already feeling all the “Christmas associated feelings” like running out to complete my Christmas shopping list, getting cups of hot coffee, searching for my sister’s birthday present, running off to get my friends some nice stuff,  calling up a bakeshop to get the neighbors some warm brownies, buying inappropriate amounts of wrapping paper and ribbons because I like the color, it is shiny and find the pattern pretty, assembling my makeshift gift wrapping station at home, looking at window displays for clothes that might be this year’s Christmas outfit/ new year’s outfit getting them and then buying again because the new one looked better, suppressing the need to light up all the twinkle lights strung at home because the electric bill will spike up, and the panic buying of generic gifts en masse. (or my so called Christmas biscuits/chocolate for those whose name I forgot to place on the list) Walking around the mall feeling like I am on a shopping spree and going home with only a hundred on my pocket. I really look forward and get all excited about this!

 

*And because it is a good thing to get everyone’s presents in their size/color…etc. I am sharing with you my Christmas wishlist survey which I send to all my friends come yuletide season so I can pick out the right stuff for my friends.

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“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ” ― Mary Ellen Chase

 


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happy halloween 2013

Treats are now made, and ready to hand out.

halloween sweets

halloween sweets

last night I was frantically scouring the net for free halloween printables / cliparts to use for this year’s favor boxes. I ended up using yellow cellophane paper, tissue paper rolls, slim purple ribbons and the free printables that I modified. Filled with candies my sister got from the grocery. Not bad for a rush job.

 

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

 

 

 


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Valentine’s Day Love Packs

For valentine’s day I want to do  something special for my friends, because usually I just give them chocolates.

But for this year, I want to create my own valentine pack/s to give. My friends are fond of sweets (just like me!).

So, I went to find some bite sized chocolates, candies and polvoron (powdered milk candy), some pretty paper and cellophane wrapper and went to work.

I made small paper trays and filled them with equal number of treats, wrapped it in cellophane wrapper and tied it with a ribbon and attached a tag to it.

1. bite sized chocolates,<br /><br /><br /><br />2. candies and polvoron,<br /><br /><br /><br />3. all tied up!, 4. a bundle without the wrapper, 5. a close up of the tag, 6. the love packs I made.

I thought I did  good, the bundles look cute!

It was easy to make and fun to do as well! I thought I would share the paper tray and tags as a free printable, so you can make some love packs to give!

here is the paper tray:

paper tray printable

paper tray printable

Here is the printable tags:

Free printable Valentine Tags.

Free printable Valentine Tags.

Spread the love.  ❤