Operation 'set up for senior show' is underway. My goal is to have everything set up by Thursday, so that when Thursday evening rolls around I can "relax", "unwind" and TRY not to think. This past week has been spent on web design, more web design and then designing some fun labels for medicine bottles. Did I need to do them? No. Did I want to do them? Yes, but at times not so much. I'm glad that I did though... it gave me a much needed break from designing stuff that was particularly wrapped up in my senior show brand manual restrictions. Being able to take a break and just design whatever the hell wanted, however the hell I wanted was a great outlet without getting so wrapped up in something un-design related (at times I would have much rather watched Glee or read one of Chelsea Handler's books, but once I start those there is no turning back). Because I don't have the bottles assembled yet, all I can share with you are the labels themselves.
People should warn you, growing up, that it sucks to sit around and think. It's overwhelming, time consuming, and exhausting. Instead, just do. Easy, right? Meh. Lately I've been "alone with my thoughts" and when I say "alone" I mean totally surrounded by people who have been in my art and design classes for the past 4.5 years. (Wow, it's been 4.5 years since I've been out of high school?? Like I said, don't think about it.) I have just over one week till my show goes up, and then, ridiculously, comes down 4 hours later. Alllllll this sleeplessness, stress, anxiety, for 4 hours of appreciation (at least I hope it's appreciated). So while I have a shit ton to do, I instead sit here thinking about it all, and now, write it all down. Good idea right?! (Oh, no biggie, I just won't sleep tonight; that's been my solution all semester.)
In my pit of 'thoughts' I decided, "SHIT, I need some way to display my tins! A display on top of my display, that is, to display more things!" So, my attempt at playing architect/wood worker failed when I thought about all the things I personally could hand build (all 2 things). Instead, I have my wonderful father, who's woodworking I will always brag about (no pressure, Dad), to make me a tin display AND a box for my monitor! Might not be quite as fun as building a solar system, but I'm not 8 any more (although my woodworking skills are probably at the same level).
1 week, 2 days, 17 hours, and 57 minutes until senior show. http://www.con10ders.com/