Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wow, what a week!

This week has been very interesting and fun for me. There is an art show in Danville, W.V. this week that goes along with the Boone County fair and I wasnt planning on entering anything into the show because I wasnt sure if my stuff was something that would be worth it. But my husband, in-laws, friends and other family kept hammering me to do it and I did. I entered 10 pieces into the show...the judeing goes on this week during the fair and Friday we can go and see the results. They asked us to keep our pieces there until Sunday because they have the annual car show then and its the busiest time of the fair, so they want everyone's work their until its over so everyone gets the chance to view the entries and everything. Which totally makes sense but it makes me nervous to keep my pieces there and knowing in my mind that hundreds of people are looking at my work this week. I mean wow, its the first show I have ever participated in! Im trying not to get my hopes up in winning any awards but you know its there in the back of my mind, hoping that I do. Just because I havent won awards like that before except for in school. In highschool I won N.C state art award for a drawing I did my senior year... but other than the one award I won in elementary school for best coloring, and that awards, thats all I have ever won. lol. It just makes me nervous.
Then yesterday afternoon a friend called me up and told me that she had been talking to a guy at a local Dune Buggy shop that she knows and deals with and he has been looking for someone to design his logo for his shop for over a year now and couldnt get anyone to do it. She was telling him that she knew someone who would do it in a heartbeat and would do a great job and that all she had to do was talk to me. So when she got home she called me up and told me about it and asked me to put something together and of course instead of me just waiting around on it until today. I started right away lol. I had an idea brewing in my mind and its not often I get hired for something like this so I was like OK lets go! lol I started working on the logo at 8 last night and finished the rough draft of it at 2 am. LOL. then this morning I sent Robin the rough draft and she told me she loved it but it did need a few tweaks (after all I have never even seen a dune buggy so I was using photos I googled as references) and I worked all those tweaks out and sent it back... She printed it out on photo paper and drove up to Mudslinger's to show Eric (the owner) and he LOVED it. He called me up on the phone and told me that it was like I had plucked the idea's he had right out of his brain and put them on paper! LMAO. I was so thrilled to hear him say that! He said he was going to give Robin the $ for it and that he is having t-shirts made up with the logo and he will get a couple of free ones to me as soon as he gets them. I am just thrilled to death! I have never been hired to do a logo for a business before and I've done it. Im really getting my name and art out there now. WOW. This Friday I get to see if I won any awards, I get to go to the fair and walk around and I plan to look at all the entry's and see what others think of my work from a distance by watching people who check them out and maybe talking to a few. I cant wait. Then Saturday Tim and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary. but we havent decided what we are going to do. On Sunday I get to go pick up my artwork from the show, and then head over to Jack and Robin's to pick up my pay for the logo and everything. Im just super excited and proud of myself. Below is the logo for the shop. Its alot larger but I shrunk it down so it wouldnt take so long to load. I just wanted to share how my week is going so far... can you believe I was actually giving all of this up because I didnt think I had what it takes... and now look at whats happening! Someone really is looking down on me right now!

Oh I almost forgot to mention... along with me doing this logo Eric (the owner of Mudslingers) is thinking of having the logo tattoo'd AND he mentioned that he has an airbrush set and that he really thinks I should borrow it and see how well I do with that... if I do well maybe thats another side job for me to take on. WOW! So not only am I drawing, tattoo designing, and trying to teach myself how to tattoo... Im also going to start airbrushing and logo designing too. SHEESH! Talk about some fun and busy times ahead.


Aimeslee said...

Hi Andrea. I'm in your altereddesigns group. Congratulations on your wowzers weekend! How cool! It's almost like you already won, huh? Love your Hope and Pray 3x3's, by the way.


Cora said...

Your artwork is amazing. I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for linking to my blog Paperflowers.