At last!! My series is complete!
All five “Thank You Cards” are done and ready for mocking up at long last, so now it’s off to the printers to get that part done. I’ll show you the finished work once it’s done, but for now I’m excited to move onto my next task!
Star Trek movie pack, here I come!
Commencement Announcements have been finished and officially sent out into the world.
If you aren’t sure you’re going to get one, or I don’t have your address, please let me know and get that to me ASAP, okay?
I’ve learned a valuable lesson with all of this…
… Order them professionally next. They will not only look better, but be less of a headache.
Finally in the home stretch with only one more card to go! As I draw closer to completing this series and thinking about the End of Semester show the second Friday of May, I keep thinking of ways to display or sell my hard work. It’s a little exciting, thinking about something like that in such a way, going over in my head “Should I display them as cards or hang them in frames as more traditional art?” or “What if I package them up in fives and sell them? Would people buy any?”
I wonder what I’ll decide!
The next card will be my last to finalize, and then it’s off to print and mock up. I hope you’ve been enjoying the completion of the series as much as I have, and I’m very excited to get started on my next assignment. Will I be finishing library cards, or moving onto a Star Trek movie package?
Hmm… So many choices!!!
Such a contently happy little bunny!
This was the very first card I designed when considering doing this cute little series. Originally, the bunny was going to be a 3D element to the card, but I’m beginning to like it more as a flat piece. I won’t make my decision until I’ve mocked up both options. 🙂
Only two more left to go! Let me know what you think!
Sometimes, it’s hard to like something after you’ve worked at it over and over again. Not the case this time. While I may still tweak the colors on the rabbit itself, this Thank You Card is complete. 🙂 Still have more tweaking on another one before it comes up and the following three should be coming soon, too!
I must say, however, that my favorite part of designing these cards has become the little treat I give myself at the end. Anyone who’s received one of my cards or seen them in person may know already, but I mark all of my cards one the back with my bunny and name. What’s a treat about that, you ask? It’s that every one of them is different. Yes, the bunny is the same, but once I finish an illustrated front, I like to tie it into the back in some small way. Look for it next time– It always makes me smile, too. 🙂
Stay tuned, there’s more to come!
Last week’s even it has passed and it’s mid-week of Spring Break. I’ve discovered, over the years, that it really sucks how short a day, a week, and a year really are. With a conversation just yesterday, my Grandfather asked why I didn’t find a little job over Spring Break. I answered with the obvious “no one hires for that amount of time” and then added a very sad fact.
“The week’s already almost over,” I told him, to which he replied “It’s only Tuesday!”
“There’s only four days left in the week!” I told him, and have since been trying to figure out when time became something there’s never enough of. People tell me daily “Graduation must feel so far away,” and I can’t help but argue that it feels like it’ll be here tomorrow, and I have so much work to get done by then. It’s a mentality, I realize, that helps me to feel like I’m always behind.
I’ll have more pretty pictures to post up soon. I’m finishing up my “Evolution of Music” piece, and have started on a series of Library Cards. I’m also working up a series of “Thank You” notes, my own Commencement notifications, and have developed the serious desire to start a webcomic about a pair of unlikely twins and the trouble they get into as thieves and brothers.
We’ll see how that one goes later, I think. 🙂