Day two of construction was good. The guys had no problems fixing the issue with the one wall, but it took a bulk of their time here working on that piece.
It looks like with the adjustments (and so glad I caught them when I did), I’ll end up with the finished space being as close to perfect as possible as far as measurements go to fit my counter tops. Massive yay in my book.
I took the above shot at a sharper angle so you can see the depth that section of wall and the recessed shelf area is going to have. Seriously, the guys did it exactly as I asked. You can also see my new exhaust fan at the top.
The only other bit they were able to get done was the new wall that finishes off what gets closed in. They still have to create the header around that beam and create the surround for the opening to the rest of the basement.
They also have another small space that they will need to cut out and frame in on the new wall that looks like it got overlooked. I have an access opening planned for the lower left portion of that wall to give me access to the lower corner cabinet that is going to go in the craft room.
The original estimate was that the framing would be finished by Friday, but with the rework of the recess and build out, it looks like that is going to stretch into Monday now. It was sounding like we might have had a pause in the work at that point waiting for the electrician to come start their part, but with the expected framing finish being on Monday, I’m hoping there won’t be much of a gap.
I have been toying with this idea almost since I set up my Redbubble store and I saw they did masks. I mean, come on! If you have to wear a face mask, especially around Halloween, you’ve GOT to have fun with it!
The skull mask came from the idea of doing the concept in face paint. That was my initial goal when I started working on it, but I ended up with something a little different, but still fun. I’m still considering a couple of designs based on different face paint concepts, but am trying to figure out how to pull them off.
The jack O’ lantern faces were one of the first designs I planned to work on. This is one that I may still do up a couple of different concepts besides the two I have so far. They combine one of my favorite fall activities, pumpkin carving, with the fun of playing in Photoshop.
And my deepest apologies to those that hate clowns. I just could not resist! Maybe since it isn’t a full face, it isn’t so bad?
As always, if there is a design you’d like me to work on, feel free to let me know! I’m always open to doing something custom.
My latest Redbubble addition is sort of a whole collection dedicated to dance called Mask Up and Dance On.
The main goal was mask design, but there are a lot of other product options for each design. I’m planning on adding other colors and maybe even another font or two, but this gave me a good starting point.
I loved doing these and learned that if I’m not careful, I’m going to have massive stack of masks because I really want one of every design!
So… that graphics project I mentioned? I was asked to redo the logo for Envie! Magazine as well as work up a badge for their blog awards. In the process of working on those, we decided it would be really awesome to make a badge for any of the staff members that wanted them for blogs or websites.
The designs are now officially done and I can share them, even though they haven’t been put in place everywhere just yet and the staff badges still need to be personalized.
It has been a while since I had the opportunity to really play with any graphics outside of creating a t-shirt design for science club. Getting to work on this was such a blast! Yes, it was technically work, but for me it was fun. This is the kind of work I love to do. I especially love it when I’m working with great people that make the project even more fun.
I’m so thrilled with how these turned out and so grateful that I got the chance to work on these.
So over the moon excited! The design that MC and I put together is the one they chose to use for the club t-shirts and the finished product came in today.
I’m so thrilled with how these came out. They are every bit as cool as I imagined. It looks like they still tweaked the design a bit, probably to ensure there were no issues with the actual print process. For the most part it is exactly as we designed it.
To say that I’m a creative person would be an understatement. I have so many hobbies that I love doing that I spend a lot of time not doing them at times because I can’t decide which one to focus on. I have actually been on something of a creative hiatus because I haven’t been overly inspired. The last few months, I’ve had a few ideas fermenting in the back of my mind but they weren’t quite ready to come out and play, so I’m hoping that break is about over and it is time to get back into my studio. Continue reading “Exploring My Hobbies”