So what have I been up to other than blogging? I'm glad you asked. I promise I'll start trying to post more frequently, but lately I've been working on a few projects that demand all my attention when I'm on the computer. Let me detail some for you.

I've been creating instruction manuals for Mishkin's uncle's company. For the manuals, I got to create icons, which thrilled me. I'm always jealous of the graphic artists at work who get to draw and play the entire time they're at work. So finally, I've been able to play for pay. Here's an example of an icon that I created.

At the suggestion of a coworker, I've started putting together a little health newsletter. It's been fun. When I'm finished, I'll start posting the PDFs in my blog's links section so you can enjoy the newsletters, too. That is, if you care about being healthy.

I do some volunteer designing for the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Brother 2 and I worked on this ad this week (when it's printed, it will be about the size of a business card).

I recently upgraded to Adobe CS2, which means that my favorite programs now have new features. I've been playing with these features this weekend. I'll be helping a friend realize an artistic dream, which is exciting since her friends all told her her idea was impossible. Not only is it possible, but it will only take about five minutes to do what she needs to have done. I've also been working on a few t-shirt ideas, based off of this one great t-shirt that I love.


Tolkien Boy said...

You are a marvelous work and a wonder. All I've done so far this semester is clip my toenails.

But they really needed it...

Squirrel Boy said...

I love the shirt! I'll buy one.

And what fun new toys does CS2 have? I bought CS1 at the end of last April during that incredible sale at the bookstore.

Of course, I'll probably wait to upgrade until Macromedia's products are integrated into the suite. I'd much rather have Dreamweaver than GoLive.

metamorphose said...

I also enjoy the shirt!

I once was in the Gina Bachauer(sp?) competition, a long long time ago. Keep up the good work!

Cicada said...

SB--I actually thought of you when I was doing the shirt and thought that you would like it. If you wanted to sell the design on your site, it's all yours. I'm not sure how you do your t-shirts, but you're more than free to use my scrabble design. I can send you the file.

Metamorphose--That's so cool that you were in the Bachauer! Who knew?

metamorphose said...

Yes well, I think it was some amateur thing -we were entered in a five piano group competition. So it wasn't like I was up there with one of the *real* pianists. But it was fairly exciting at the time.

Squirrel Boy said...

I've always wanted to do a Scrabble shirt for my store, but I guess I never got around to it. I think I'll blame it on the fact that I never had a digital camera with which to take pictures of Scrabble stuff for digital manipulation.

Of course, I have a digital camera now, but that's entirely beside the point.