Monday, June 7, 2010

Navigating Photoshop, Cost and Motivation

I have a million ideas running rampant in my head, so much so that I am having a hard time getting them organized and thusly having a hard time being productive. I spent my free time over the past few days, sewing some designs together for my first creation (a summer bag for BF's mother)sort of quilting stylie but with an edge. (I'll post pics soon.)A million ideas, so many so that I can never remember them all, which is why I now carry a notepad with me everywhere. (screen printing, hand dye, painting fabric, flowers, beads, logo, graphic tees, reusable bags, Prim and Propah being Eco Friendly!, silk scarves, marketing, broaches, hair accessories, children's clothes, stationary, socks! the list could go oooooooooon)

All I can think about is getting that logo finalized and then I KNOW Ill be on my way... well trouble is that I have Photoshop but do not know how to use it really (ruh roh). I have done some tutorials online and am slowly getting the hang of like two things in PS buuuuuuuuuuuuut then I start getting impatient and frustrated with not knowing what I am doing and not being able to complete my project in a timely manner. I'll get there, I just need to put my mind to it.

I am also trying to collect the things that I think I'll need, want to need, need eventually, need right now, need never haha. Trouble is there is a cost associated with all of this "stuff" and have to keep myself curbed on that spending (BF and I want to vacation in Napa this fall)... Unfortunately there is a Micheal's within walking distance of my work but I have been good so far! I organized all of my sewing paraphernalia this weekend and I have a lot more than I thought. BF bought me a brand spankin' new sewing machine for Christmas, his mom got me those super sharp, you could murder someone they are so sharp sewing scissors... I have a modge podge of cloth and paints, beads and bobbles.... lest us not forget the vintage buttons (something I want to be a staple in all my work; even if it is just one button- I want it to be reflective of me. Always have and will love buttons)...

Oh stream of consciousness... how you get the better of me.

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