|quote by oscar wilde|
Since reentering the world of surface design and freelance illustration ( I was freelancing few decades ago, pre-internet ) I am amazed by all the wonderful resources that are available!! besides being able to view so many illustrators works on Instagram and Pinerest, there are so many educational websites and online classes. Many a morning I can fall into the blackhole of the cyber-world just following interesting links that are delivered to my inbox. And that is exactly what happened today ...
Today I learned it was the last day to enter an online competition run by MakeItInDesign.com and to enter one needed to turn a positive mantra or uplifting quote you live by into a beautiful typographic design!!!! the winner would receive:
a place on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern DesignSo let's review ~ possibility to be in a class about building my illustration/surface design portfolio and creating an interesting illustration using typography and an inspiring quote?!?!? I'm in!!!
posted on 'with love, virginia'
‘The Ultimate Portfolio Builder‘ course starting March 21, 2016.
So I would just squeeze one more thing on my already full 'to-do' list today. And I figured I would work-up one of the quotes that I had done for my inspirational blog, with love, virginia, it won't take that long ... ha, ha, ha.
Also as I was ping-ponging between all my different 'to-do's I suddenly was curious exactly when the 'creation' needed to be posted, since with many a deadline I have learned that I can really focus and finish once the other part of my day is done, the girls are feed and taken care of, the dog walk, the evening hours ... But I am SO glad that I did check because the deadline was midnight, but midnight (GMT) (that is 7 PM EST!!!!! ACK!!!!)
But all is well as I pressed share seconds before 7 PM (EST) (fingers crossed) and I am happy with the resulting illustration. In fact I hope/plan to do some more work on it as I think it would be great for a book bag?!? Which is another reason I love to enter competition and join challenges, as it is a great way to push yourself to make work!! So here is my entry, an illustration of one of my favorite Oscar Wilde quotes.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter this competition,