Thursday, February 9, 2012

celebrate freedom

This is the anniversary of my leaving the Journal Review. On this day of celebration for me, I find that a directory that I helped design has won best in show in the HSPA 2011 ad conference. I'm thrilled to add this to my resume. I made that cover. Part of the cover illustration uses a photo that I took at the Lew Wallace Study. (see the extra bricks at the bottom) It needed to match that colors of the existing photo by Andy Barrand exactly but I couldn't stretch the photo to fill that space - and no place else in the world has that color of bricks. JOY!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Random things found the washer after doing little boys laundry

I've been doing little boys' laundry for many years now. It never ceases to amaze me what they find precious enough to carry around in their pants pockets. I've found the usual things like: change, Legos, and the occasional hot wheels car. If I'm lucky, I'll find the green crayon before it gets to the dryer.
More unusual things that I find with regularity: large amounts of pea gravel (this is also likely to be found in sneakers on any given day. Wouldn't that be uncomfortable in there?) school papers with bad grades all wadded up, notes from teachers from last week and pencil erasers. The creepiest thing I found was a cricket. (poor thing didn't make it) today's load of boy pants yielded: peanuts in the shell (2), pea gravel (2 pieces) and some (2) wonky plastic things I've never seen before but I suspect belong at school. Of course, there's the prerequisite eraser.
At least the load was well balanced.