I confess, I never took a graphic design course in my life. Add that to the fact that I have a certain amount of wry appreciation for the fact that nowadays, with computer options, "everyone is a designer", that I am a rank amateur along with the hordes of people out there with Photoshop and maybe Illustrator in their toolkits, and, well, let's just keep this in perspective.
|Hearts in Harmony, Laura Foster Nicholson (c) 2014 all rights reserved|
Nonetheless, I have had a lot of fun in recent weeks making various posters for town events here in New Harmony. One bleak afternoon in early February I had to make a poster for a fund raising event for our spring art fair, and I was browsing the web for source imagery for a different project altogether when a few images jumped out to me and made me laugh. I was just off balance enough to grab them, throw out what little I thought I knew about design, and make some silly posters. I think it was the most creative thing I have done since the solstice. And note, of course, the keyword here is FUN.
The fund raiser was a great success and I got my shot in the arm of creative sunshine. Maybe I have a future!