I came across this post last month and was inspired by the letterform and the idea behind it. I decided to make my new niece Alexis one for her room. I went through my massive paper collection and found a sheet that would work well with the feeling I wanted to convey.
I went to Michael's craft store and walked around every crafty, scrap booking aisle, at least four times, to find something that caught my eye. After much deliberation, I bought a few items and the letter A.
For the next few weeks, I thought about what I was going to do and how I was going to lay it out. I tend to do that. I do believe a lot of creatives are procrastinators for the simple fact that we work better under pressure. It's in our blood. We process and think about it in our mind and when we don't have time left, we get on it. Another reason I procrastinate, my unorganized studio. Since we are working on finishing the basement, I don't have many options for keeping my stuff tidy. I like everything to be in its proper place so I know exactly where it is.
But, I sucked it up and went in there. Then, I couldn't leave the room. I love the way creating something makes me feel. I can get lost on a project for hours — especially when it's not on the computer. There was a time when I didn't know what graphic design was, and I used my hands to craft. Painting, drawing, sculpture. I truly think it's who I am, and I will get back there one day. I am sure of it.
~Mod Podge, exacto knife, glue and painting~
Since this letter A, I've created several more, but I'll save those for another post.