This month's #YEAROFHAPPY task was to make something you find beautiful. April has been a busy month, and when I sat down to think about what I wanted to make, so much what I could make that I would find beautiful seemed so daunting and overwhelming for a novice-crafter as myself. The whole point of these monthly exercises is to bring happiness to your life, not more stress.
Then, I just stopped myself and asked "Why does it have to be a craft? You make beautiful graphics. Make something that will make you happy with graphic design." So what I made may not be a traditionally beautiful creation, but it's beautiful to me for a few reasons.
I created the branding and color pallete for The Misadventures of W.B. McGhee. You may be asking "how is that beautiful?" Well, here are my reasons:
- This entire project is very important to me. Writing and illustration something that is completely mine in every stage is a huge undertaking. Creating this is just one part of the much larger process.
- I love graphic design. I have since I was in high school. I love it and I am damn good at it. Using my talents makes me happy, and when I'm working on a project I have strong, positive feelings for leaves me with a sense of pride and a vision of its beauty.
I'm not completely set on this palette, but this is the direction I'm thinking about going. It's a good starting point.
I'm excited to see all the other #YEAROFHAPPY creations this month!
This month's #YEAROFHAPPY challenge was: "Create an inspiration board using your favorite colors, images, or sayings." I have three cork boards at work and no "private" office space at home, so I redid my work boards for this challenge. I spend most of my time at my office anyway.
I had posted a picture of one of the boards previously for a Project 365 post. My boards have been pretty stagnant for years, with just a photo change here and there.
Now I have one board that just has work related documents and two boards filled with inspiration and aspirations. It was very fun to put it together.
I kept a few pieces that were on them already, and I have a manilla folder with bits and pieces that I couldn't fit, but wanted to keep so I could change out things every now and then.
I look forward to seeing everyone else's boards!