Get moving playlist!

This month's #YEAROFHAPPY task was to make a dance party playlist to destress. Well, I'm in the process of moving, so I made a playlist to keep me going as I pack!

YearOfHappy-Playlist

Make something you find beautiful

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.

WBMcGhee Branding

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

Year of Happy /// March 2015

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. 

these are the three of my boards. the one on the right is my work board. left and center are my inspiration boards.

these are the three of my boards. the one on the right is my work board. left and center are my inspiration boards.

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.

 
this board is more focused on illustration

this board is more focused on illustration

 
This board is more to make me happy and to remind me of my dreams.

This board is more to make me happy and to remind me of my dreams.

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.

extras! so i can keep my boards fresh.

extras! so i can keep my boards fresh.

I look forward to seeing everyone else's boards!