Hello and Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all had lovely Christmasses and are ready to take 2016 by storm?
And what a year it is promising to be. I have finally made a decision about what I might want to do to earn my keep – which as those of you who have been reading ‘How Hard Can it Be?’ for a while will know I have been mulling over for quite some months!
I’m off to Shillington College next week, to begin a 3 month career conversion course in Graphic Design. Big whoops and big gulps – very very excited and very very scared!
Let’s hope it leads me on to adventures new and by spring I will hold in my hands a killer portfolio that will land me my dream (flexible – still want to spend some time with those lovely two people I made!) job in Graphic Design.
My absolutely dream would be to go from here into Surface Design! I have just discovered that there is a real live job designing fabric and wallpaper and gorgeous patterns which I could then use to create beautiful unique bags and homewares! Oh the joy…
I discovered this website which tells you all about it: http://makeitindesign.com/design-school/ … but let’s not get ahead of ourselves… first I need to learn the ropes and add IIustrator and InDesign to my lonely Adobe PhotoShop skill set and see where it takes me. Packaging design? Logo design? Perhaps even my old friend Web Design… let’s see how hard it can be… I fear the actual getting into the industry part may be very hard indeed, and as for learning the whole design process plus two brand new computer programmes in 12 weeks… well…. it makes my head spin a little bit, but let’s see.
So I may be a little quiet on the blog front for the next few months. But before I immerse myself into the world of graphics, I will try and upload a couple of posts about my Christmas makes… I have been VERY busy making handbags (my new love!) for my friends and family for Christmas and also a rather natty Kindle Cover and Oven Mitts!
Now… this blog post is very sadly bereft of photos so far, so let’s brighten things up a little bit with some photos of some of the Christmas Cards I made for the School Christmas Bazaar.
As I said in my last post, I forgot to take any pics before I sent them off to the school but as a few of them didn’t sell and came back to me, I took a few pics for you to see.
Until next time my fellow life adventurers!