Friday, October 2, 2009


Except that it's only an hour and a half until Saturday. This week's been insane, but I feel good today because I got my scrapbook of the family trip to Alaska proofread and off to the printers. I'm trying a new printer, based in Denver, rather than Shutterfly. This company sounds like they have a better binding process and are even a little cheaper. We'll see how the final product turns out.

I've also designed some custom thank you notes for my sister. I'm getting sucked into the world of digital design - which means I really need to study up on the visual arts! I'm better than I was ten years ago, but that really isn't saying much at all. Anyway, we'll see how the thank you notes turn out, and then I'll see about designing our Christmas cards for this year.

All of which is a longwinded excuse for me not working on my story or novel today. All the writing I did was journalling on layouts. But, for what it's worth, different types of writing are good exercise, sort of like going swimming in lieu of a jog one day. When I've gotten some sleep, I'll blog more about that (might be a few days ;-)


  1. For the novice designer, a great resource is The Non-Designer's Design and Type Books by Robin Williams (PeachPit Press, 2008). It's the text I assign my class and gives a good basic foundation. Some people don't like her tone (it's a little condescending), but it's good information.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I don't mind being condescended to about this, because I daresay I deserve it, lol.