Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Special Delivery

I know today is the designated time to wine (typo but I'm keeping it) and groan about being single, but there is nothing that bugs me more than seeing a facebook newsfeed full of complaining about valentine's day (or God forbid promoting single awareness day).

If Valentine's day is about love and love is about giving, it makes sense to me that we should be a little less selfish today despite our relationship status.

That's what I love about today. It's an excuse to do something nice for others. So in honor of Valentine's day, these are going in the mail today.

Pass on the love and make someone feel special today!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Eye Candy for February

So if you're like me and enjoy creative endeavors while holding down a quasi-completely boring day job, you take pleasure in the little things that can brighten up your work day. Design*Sponge used to feature a desktop wallpaper created by an artist each month. You could download it for free, and for me it was a little indulgence to have a piece of art to look at each month as I was shuffling through travel forms or fax confirmations. However, they haven't had any in awhile, and I truly have missed it. So I've decided to take it on for myself.

This is not without trepidation for a few reasons. 1) Design*Sponge had some great artists working on this. Who am I to do it? 2) This is an ongoing project EVERY MONTH. I'm not exactly what you would call a project finisher. How could I ensure I wouldn't get overwhelmed or bored and quit?

There is no clear cut answer to #1. Maybe I'm not talented enough. Maybe no one besides me will use these wallpapers. In the end it doesn't really matter. I'm doing something, and that's what counts. #2 I knew I needed to find something that overlapped my interests and skills to keep me engaged in this project. I've been making collages since I was 14 and covered a metal box with A's I had cut out of magazines because I had a crush on a boy named Andrew. It comes natural. I can do it quickly, and I actually think it's fun.

So hopefully there will be one of these every month. Feel free to download, share with friends, etc. You can download here. Back story for this month: I put this together while watching (500) Days of Summer and the Miss America Pageant.