I think we all know by now that I kind of love art museums. I lost count of how many I went to in Paris and my friend practically had to drag me out of one in Chester when, after two hours, I’d only seen the first two of five floors.
Unsatisfied with my design education (though keep in mind I’ve only been in school for 10 weeks out of 52), I spent my weekend watching videos, reading books, and researching graphic design, in particular, typography and book covers.
I can’t remember the last time I did a crafts post. A few arts posts, sure, but I think the last time I did a crafts post was back when I first started blogging and I drew on a mug with a marker. This craft took a little more effort than that. But not by much.
Yesterday I had class until noon, then at 12:30, one of my group mates came over to work on our script for Scriptwriting class. We worked for ten hours. Ten hours. That doesn’t include the half-hour break we took for dinner.
Writing is difficult. Sometimes it’s damn near impossible.
I have found a new hobby: Making book covers. I started with a few for my stories on Wattpad. Then I made a few more for other people’s stories. Could this be the beginning of a career?
For Wattpad I just use pictures I find off the internet. I mean, it’s not like I’m making any money off of these. But maybe I could design actual book covers someday? It’s an option, and that’s better than a lack of one.
Anyway, here are a few of my favourites:
Oh no! It’s been too long since I last posted!
Quick update: I did nothing all weekend. Today I had class, two meetings, and some reading to do. I’m still working on the reading, but it’s coming along. Will I be able to read 177 pages for 9:15am tomorrow? No. Was that my fault? Yes. Will I be able to get away with it and participate in the conversation during tomorrow’s class? Probably.
Here’s a comic I did for Textual Intervention last semester. I mentioned it here, here, here, and here. I knew I was taking a chance by doing a comic, and either my teacher would love it or hate it. Lucky for me, she loved it and I was very relieved to discover that I received an A- for this.
Here is The Eye That Sees All, based on the story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. (You can click on each of the pages to make them bigger, but it’s even better if you can get them to open in a new window.)