This Global Talent Search affords the possibility that my work will be available on the global scale! Just imagine someone making a dress out of fabric you designed? Or sleeping on sheets you patterned? How about someone choosing to send the book you illustrated to a friend? Or the card you designed to their partner? Can't wait for the first design brief! Thanks Lilla Rogers Studio for organizing this amazing opportunity!
Today, in South Carolina, we have a special congressional run-off election. Mark Sanford & Elizabeth Colbert Busch are the candidates. All of the polls are predicting a down to the wire race, a race in which every vote really & truly will be crucial in determining the outcome. So please go to your local polling station today and VOTE!
Please take a minute and vote for Rules for Healthy Living in The UNshow.
Why do I pander for your votes? Because design competitions are an indicator of the broader world. It's the whole big fish/small pond concept. Or the artist working in isolation concept. Take your pick. You have to put your stuff out there and ask, "Am I pushing myself hard enough?" Where should I specifically work on improving?" I don't strive to be "on trend." I strive to produce work that is relevant. My specific goal with this competition is to make the top 25 because that ensures that the completely rockstar judges will see my work. Of course I would like to win, but getting the judges to see my work is the primary goal. So if you think Rules for Healthy Living is a good poster please follow the link above and VOTE!
I based this print on the stained glass window at St. Matthias Church, in Summerton, S.C.
It clearly illustrates the relationships in The Trinity.
To Whom It May Concern:
I want to work with you. Not for you, but with you.
I am a hard worker, but want to find a balance in my life and not just be your slaving maniac. I am smarter that I can make you understand, especially in a one page form dominated letter. I am radically loyal. You would be fortunate to have me on your team. I am kind and like making things fun. I am good with kids, very nurturing. I do much better in interviews than on paper. I am diplomatic when the situation calls for it, but am working at being a straight-shooter which seems to have better results. You should try it. I tend to give unsolicited advice, but it is helpful. My skills in many arenas mean that whatever you are doing I probably have some experience in it and if not there is a youtube video out there with an answer.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
PS And if you are one of the companies or schools to which I have already submitted my cover letter, please take this note as the fun it was meant to be and not some slap in the face.
PPS If you have read this far you should hire me.
Instead of this I write predictable standard-ish form letters that so far have produced no offers of employment. Maybe I should include the paragraph above to at least advance my work in the arena of straight-shooting...
In my family we make up stories. Some would say "big fish" stories, but I think maybe it is a way of getting closer to a truth. When I am making up a story my brain is filtering thru every random fact and image I have ever come across, trying to make the story as plausible as possible. And by the age of 28 when at least 25 of those years have been spent in school absorbing facts and images, aided by my newspaper reading which started seriously in 7th grade due to Mr. Schmelters newspaper reading assignment and has been greatly helped by my internet browsers home page being set to nytimes.com for the last 8 years... that's a lot of data. And well my parents are "older" so of course they have lots of facts and images in their heads too. Okay so that's a lot of words to say we are kind of a factoid-y family... The question "What do you make up about that?" comes from the book, Failure and How I Achieved It, by Mike Courtney.
In the course of writing this post, my mom called. Both of us were on our cell phones. There was an altered sound: "gobledy gouck, charlie, alpha, tango, grgwrrrrrrrr _______________" Beep, beep, beep. Dropped call. Cell phone service is notoriously bad in our area. So in the time it takes for her to call me back I have already made up three stories. 1. Cell serivice is bad; must be solar flares. 2. It was a message from the military island across the channel and they are running tests on how to infiltrate the airwaves and broadcast messages sub-audible, but someones elbow just jostled the device and we overheard the conversation. (This idea is strongly influenced by Trenton Lee Stewart and The Mysterious Benedict Society.) 3. It was the black-finned monkeys similar to the blue-footed boobies which are like the mice in The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Those three ideas are not really "What do you make up about that?" worthy, but they are the "What do you make up about that?" moment of the day, so far, we haven't had dinner yet...