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Making Progress

I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without posting. But I have been busy and working more hours at work. The heat of the day and work has taken its toll. I do have an update on my progress and I do have to say that it is taking longer than I had anticipated but much of that is due to my perfectionist attitude. I know I’m  spending too much time trying to get things right so I am pushing myself to get this done so that I can work on more artwork for more products.

I did do some editing of current artwork and spent a lot of time on that. I have some items on hand already but I am holding off on showing them until the site is ready but I would like to show some photos of my grandchildren modeling t-shirts because the pics I had to take before getting one that I could use was too good not to show.

So here is what I went through to get  a good shot.

Ava Samuel Kiah

Ava Samuel Kia 3

Ava Samuel Kia 2

Ava Samuel Kia 4

 

 

I had fun taking these and there is more to come.

Please Don’t Leave

I had mentioned recently that I am in the process of making changes and moving forward in a direction that I feel will work for me. I find it necessary to limit my blog posts to allow more time for what I need to concentrate on. During this time, I’m asking that you please don’t leave and think that I have abandoned my blog. I do appreciate the likes and comments that shows your interest in what I have to say or design.

The steps ahead will have twists and turns, pulling me here and there.

Steps

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2010 – 2013

 

There may be moments when the unknown will strike an element of fear.

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2010 – 2013

But it will all lead me to where I would like to be.

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Copyright WhatrUWorkinOn.com
2010 -2013

Then I can breathe a sigh of relief.

Copyright WhatrUWorkinOn.com           2010 -2013

Copyright WhatrUWorkinOn.com
2010 -2013

I’m sure I will have a post here and there and some updates on my progress without giving away too much info. I will also keep an eye on what all of you are up to. With that said…I gotta go…lots of work ahead.

Love y’all

My Signature

This Makes Me Happy

It makes me happy when a finished clock gets good reviews. I was recently asked by a co-worker to design a clock for his uncle who is a Minnesota Vikings fan. Unable to use any official NFL logos I put together something I thought would ‘make the grade’. I have to admit I was a little nervous wondering if Ken (co-worker) would like what I came up with.

After the initial design, I sent it to him in a message and to my surprise and pleasure he was happy with it. All he wanted was a shift in word placement which meant I would have to move some of the artwork also. I was curious if the finished clock would be greeted with the same enthusiasm as I got from Ken so I took it to work  the day before Ken was to get it. Everyone who saw it was really pleased with it. Some even asked if I put it all together myself.

I may have a couple of new orders because they liked it that much. This my first 8.5 x 11 landscape design clock.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m really looking forward to my next project, but in the meantime I’ll be #workinon getting my Etsy Store up and running.

A Different Perspective

I wanted to show you these clocks from a different perspective compared to what I did in my blogWhen I am blessed with an opportunity to design a clock and I’m not talking about my shelf designs although that gives me pleasure to put those together, to design something that brings a smile and a joyful heart is most gratifying. It’s not work for me because I enjoy it so much…that includes writing poetry. 

They get to see the project before I do the final print to make sure they like it or may want to make a change. Once I’m finished with the design for print, I examine the printout until I’m satisfied that the recipient will be just as pleased or more than I am.

I put myself in the place of  a child who knows that his mother hears his laughter, and know she hears his cries and that she wipes tears from his eyes. I wrote this knowing that a mother will love to read these words that her child has expressed for her. This is my passion to bring love and joy into the lives of others.

There is nothing like holding the finished product in my hands for the first time

This next one is special in a different way. She already knew what she wanted so I asked her to send a sketch to give me an idea. To my surprise, I received a complete design and decided to use her art for the clock to make it even more special for her.

I tried to fill the design with color but was unsuccessful and became disappointed. After some thinking I decided to look into the artwork I have to see if I could accommodate her with something she would like. I remember one of her desires before the project started, that she wanted the Bible to come through the heart and she displayed that well in her artwork.  The Bible clip art chosen was perfect and I decided to use my Bottomless Heart design because it is so versatile and I liked that it gives the look of a bookmark.

She wanted the book of John, chapter 4, verses 23 and 24. She also opted for a digital clock instead of a dial.

                                          

I had explained to her the problem I was having with the fill color of her design and after completing the design, I emailed a copy to her and it was the first time she ever saw the change and she loved it right away and decided to go with it….except for one thing. She wanted to make sure it was going to be a digital clock because I sent her this one….

It was a minor fix that turned out well if I may say. I can still see the look on her face when she got the clock….her eyes lit up and her smile sparkled.

I really like what I do and can’t wait for you to see what’s next.

Setbacks Happen

It’s to be expected to have times of setbacks but when they do happen, knowing this doesn’t make it any easier. I haven’t been able to finish out  my recent projects but the good news is that I am currently working on a custom 8 x 8 shadow box clock for a lady. The clock face is finished and it will be my first LED Display.
Sorry, I can’t show the design yet.

…by the way, I haven’t been feeling on my energetic side lately but this is getting better. I hope to begin work on my projects again and I’m getting new ideas as usual.

I’ll be in touch!!

New Projects

Since the giveaway started and ended, that space has given me time to start new projects and think ahead.

I’m probably going to open my ebay store and maybe an Etsy. I would like to offer some items from here but on the budget I’m working with, that type of an upgrade is not in the plans just yet, but I have some ideas on that end.

I’m thinking about bringing my blog over here to wordpress…..seriously thinking about it.

I have these three frames that I have almost ready for whatever I decide to put in them.

Not counting these three frames, I’m about to start a custom clock for someone.

Oh yeah, I have another frame I’m working on but I can’t show that one yet.

I sold two more clocks…I can only show one because the other is a gift and it hasn’t been given yet.

I have a pic of the clock but will have to get one with the buyer later on.

MyQuesMark 8×8 Rise Above Designer Clock

MyQuesMark 8×8 Designer Clock on Desk

 

I changed the facial molding on this clock

The backside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, that’s where I am right now….

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