Never Poorer, Never Happier

I started a new job at a craft store. It's minimum wage, but at the same time I've never been happier. This is the most fulfilling job I've ever had in my life! I stock shelves, and help people buy craft items. I get to use my general knowledge of crafting along side my organizational … Continue reading Never Poorer, Never Happier

Getting words out

I want to talk about something near and dear to me: animation. I grew up with animation filling my house. I went to see Ferdinand on New Year's Day. I loved it. It was adorable and told a solid story. Polar Express has nothing on Ferdinand. Blue Sky Studios is better known as "that studio … Continue reading Getting words out

Machine Embroidery is Kryptonite

I'm in production. That's my job. In this case it means I make stuff. I run a printer, embroidery machine, and a hot iron press. Car decals and custom t-shirts are most popular, and thankfully the most straightforward to make. Embroidery, now that's another issue.  My mom is a sewer. She likes sewing doll clothing … Continue reading Machine Embroidery is Kryptonite

Eureka!

For my family and friends, it comes as no surprise that one of my sources of creative inspiration is Walt Disney. More specifically, the animation and otherwise artistry of the Studio and Parks is, in my opinion, some of the best work ever done, anywhere in the world. Glowing review right? I don't work for … Continue reading Eureka!

Credit Where Due

I had an epiphany today. I was working on a job at work and started doing corrections to make the result polished when I noticed that some of the details were rather ugly ok a logo. The designer had clearly used Image Trace in Illustrator. It wasn't the worst I've ever seen, but I did … Continue reading Credit Where Due

Holding Two Jobs

Anyone who has had to work two jobs knows it's unpleasant unless it's 2 strictly part time jobs. I, of course, don't fall into that category. I don't even get paid time off since I'm an independent contractor and self-employed. There's a real freedom to that.  There's also the problem that I don't make nearly … Continue reading Holding Two Jobs

Work Work Play

My first complete week of work is almost over. It's only 30hrs this week, but I feel good about being full-time starting Monday, July 24, 2017. I've made mistakes but learned from them. I want to do more but I'm limited by how the shop is set up with three people working and only one … Continue reading Work Work Play

Looking Forward

As of this post, I've been working for 3 days, one of them completely in my own. It was really nice! So far, there's nothing I'm totally in the dark about. I've worked with printers and an iron before. I've done iron-on transfers on a small scale. The one at the store is a giant … Continue reading Looking Forward

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