How to begin a brand new shiny blog...
Perhaps with my current state of mind - which is in a fairly horrible in between place. My life and my career are not what I would want them to be, on the other hand, I don't know what I want either.
I'm been mulling it over in my head for over a week - not terribly long I realize - but long enough to know how exactly directionless I have become. I've been working the same day job for almost 8 years, designing high school and college yearbook covers. In this time, I've done so little freelance illustration or design work it's embarrassing. In order to get a better design job, or work at all, I'd need a significant amount of time and money to put into furthering my education, and I'm not really sure the prospects are something I want to do anyhow. I love illustration, less so much design. The idea of working in marketing, or a high powered design firm where I'd be selling useless things to people who probably don't need them makes me a little nauseous. I'd much rather do work that improves my environment and community, but I really have no idea where to start looking for it, or how to break into it, or what I could even do when there are some many artists out there desperate for anything to stick in a portfolio so that they can go and get a real job.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
With LiveJournal perpetually on the fritz, along with the imminent threat of shutdown - it seems to be the right time to move myself over to a new blog host site. Hopefully LiveJournal will return for long enough for me to back up all of my old entries and my other old entries, and crosspost the ones here that actually have real content. It's going to be strange, to not have the community and other little perks I loved about LJ.