Friday, July 10, 2009

I am a writer...

...and not a graphic designer. That's what I've realized this morning, although (really) I should have known that. I have spent all morning trying to use a program I downloaded (since I don't have photoshop) to create a banner for my new etsy shop (that--so far--is sadly empty because I've been fiddling around with hateful hateful hateful graphic design).
I've been thinking about biting the bullet and just buying a customized banner for $20 like one of these(Those etsy people are so clever: they know that craftiness doesn't always go with computer-ness, don't they?). But I have such a great idea for mine, and I want to make it myself.
So here I am, jiving on 4 cups of French Roast, my calorie counting plan discarded because of last night's binge on Black Raspberry Pie, ditching running for today to work on the computer, in my PJs, watching the hours slip past before I take the kids to the pool at 2.
Lovely.

4 comments:

Gretch said...

Don't give in to etsy's $20 charge! Just wait and one of your brilliant computer-genius-minded family members can help you! (WINK!)

alli michelle said...

Think of it this way: by purchasing a banner you can help support another etsy artist. And YAY for getting your shop up - I added your shop to my faves as soon as we got off the phone. I'm your first etsy "heart" and proud of it.

Stacy said...

I could help you with your banner! Send me your ideas and I will work on something! Gives me something to do with my hubby working all odd hours!! :) Email me at squasebarth at gmail dot com

Tammy said...

So if you decide to go with the Etsy banner...I vote for the 2nd one in the line up. It's whimsical and fun and seems to suit you...as I see it anyway :). So proud of you for pursuing your entrepreneurial spirit!