Saturday, January 28, 2012

In Search of J.A. Garland's Elf

A few months back I began looking for someone who could design a logo for my handout items...t-shirts, coffee mugs, Jelly Belly tins, pens, etc. I didn't have far to search, as one of the firefighters I work with has a sister who is a graphics art designer. He made the hook-up and our first conversation went something like this:
Me: "It has to have an elf."
Artist: "Full length elf, or the upper torso of an elf? A fighter elf with bow and arrow, or a soft, romantic fairy elf? What colors do you like, vibrant and bold, or pastels? What scenery do you want, a celtic framing or-"
Me: "It has to have an elf."
Even with those vague instructions, the artist managed to capture everything I had trapped inside my head. I think she did an amazing job, what do you think?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wearing a Banana Suit

About the time I decided to take this writing thing seriously, was about the time that I decided I needed a blog. Sure, my friends are laughing at me now, being the woman who said she'd rather stand on a street corner in a giant banana suit promoting a smoothie business than post on a blog. I mean, what would I say, and more importantly, who would listen?
Alas, here I am, throwing fear to the wind and...posting. On. A. Blog.
But you know what, it's kind of empowering in a, "Hey, here I am world!" kind of way. Matter of fact, I'm already looking forward to our next little chat.