Which is fine because I quite like the rain. Providing I have a hat or umbrella… not too sure where that fits in this analogy/metaphor (It’s gotta be one of those) but anyway…
A few weeks ago I made some business cards for a friend make-up artistry business: EC Make-Up through her I managed to gain a contact of another girl from her course (Shannon) who was interested in having some cards made also. Of course I jumped at the chance. After talking to her more about what she wants she mentioned ‘Foil Blocking’ which is something I’ve never had to send to print before. The other day I had to set up a job for die-cutting for the first time. Simple pleasures. I’ve not even begun to design for the foil blocking yet but I’m really looking forward to it. It’s incredibly nerdy of me but I figure if it’s what I enjoy doing then what does it matter? With that mentality lets be thankful I’m not a murderer.
Second piece of good news. The perforated job I just mentioned gained me another contact, a new printer company. They’ve called the school asking for me to do some work for them. Fantastic stuff. If they ask me to incorporate a third process I’ve never sent to print before I may well jump for joy. A literal jump. A ‘ow, I just hit my head on your ceiling’ jump… You know what… I think I may do a little jump anyway. A skip at the very least.
Third piece of good news… remember I said I contacted XFM & Radio 1 DJ’s? Only bloody Sunta of XFM has been tweeting me. Hold on there Danny Wallace, theres a new face in town. She even went so far as to tweet me a job at NME which I of course applied for straight away. Hes……….itation gets you nowhere. Thanks Sunta, I’m chuffed. I never say chuffed.
Four? There’s Four bits of good news? Yes. There. Is. The Daily Star have emailed me asking if they can print a story on me. As excited as I obviously was to hear that newspapers are taking an interest in me (ones that I’ve never contacted) I thought it best to lay out an understanding with the reporter. I’m more than aware how a story can be spun into something it’s not. What with the few negative people I’ve encountered through this campaign I didn’t want to risk a story saying I’m ‘desperate’ or anything. If a story is to be written I want it to focus on the creative approach I’ve taken. I’m not desperate by any means as I’m sure those of you that have followed me know by now. So, I’ve made it clear that I’ll only allow it if it can be written positively, as it’s intended.
Finally, and not such good news this time, I’ve managed to make myself ill again. This time I think Coco Pops are to blame. Note to self: Never trust a cartoon monkey. As soon as I can stop feeling so shit I’ll call the printers, take a brief then balance that against Shannon’s job.