Sunday, August 26, 2007

Un-serious design

I wonder why I have to wait till the middle of the night (or rather morning) to start working on this. It's 3.11 am, and I felt a strong urge to do some graphic tweaking in photoshop. Strangely (Insanely would be a better word), I think I am starting to miss those hell-no-i-won't-do-it-again days when we worked 48, sometimes up to 60 hours non-stop in the architectural studio. We would procrastinate (we prefer to use the term "conceptualize") and then start doing some "real" work almost always too late to meet the deadline. The only difference (and it makes all the difference), is that now I don't have a deadline to meet, and I am enjoying the process a lot more.

This isn't really the sort of work we did in archi school. You would have not been taken seriously if flowers or pink appear on your presentation boards, and criticised with absolutely no tact nor mercy. We do it MONOCHROME, cool, with dignity and austere simplicity. *period*

Haha... I am just hoping friends from the field won't pop in here and start sneering at how i changed!

Credit of the beautiful damask floral print/pattern goes to The Inspiration Gallery.

Friday, August 17, 2007

My First Sale!

really really really excited when I saw an incoming message regarding a sale I made at Etsy 2 days ago. It didn't register that I sold something till I read the 2nd time. I thought it was an invoice at first. I froze and I logged on to Etsy to check. Delighted, exhilarated and nearly jumped out of the seat. I don't know if I am over reacting, but I can't hide how thrilled I am, it felt like I have won a lottery ticket (though I had never won any...ha!)

I packed it neatly in rolls, and in clear bags to avoid creasing and soiling, and off I went to the post office.

Can't wait for these ribbons to reach the buyer, and I am hoping the buyer would like the items as much as I do. Hur hur hur...

I did a search on ribbon fan bloggers some time ago, half-suspecting that there are many ribbon fans out there, united by this fetish and addiction. Gosh I was right. Out of all the ribbon blogs I have checked out, I can't help but read and reread Jody's blog: Confessions of a Ribbon Addict . I have silently read it for a few weeks, I think it's time to leave a comment on how I amused I am at some of her candid posts.

Yes! 15 August 2007! I think I would remember this day dearly:- someone actually liked something from my online store and click on "Add to Cart"!