Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Mix

I made this mix CD as a Christmas gift for my friend Sarah. I was very pleased with how it turned out and so was she. I used two pieces of illustration board stapled together for the front which houses the CD, and a piece of cardboard for the back. The front is wrapped in a piece of fabric I bought years ago, the inside opposite the track list is a watercolor thing I was messing around with, the border around it is card stock, and the back is a picture of downtown Detroit I found in some magazine. I was on a bit of time crunch so I just used Scotch tape to keep the thing together and it looks kind of crappy, but it works well enough. I really enjoyed making this and want to do more things like this.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Guys, I'm getting a little frosty here..."

Been a while since I've posted anything. Work has consumed my life since Thanksgiving and I just wrapped things up at OCC and on top of all that I was sick all of last week. Hopefully I will be able to relax and get some stuff done over Christmas break. I got accepted to CCS earlier this month and have registered for classes in January and am currently working out how I'm going to pay for it which I'm sure will be interesting. I've gushed about this elsewhere but it is pretty thrilling to finally be going to school for the one thing I've wanted to go to school for since I was like 12.

One project I have been working on is an archive of Royal Oak music/etc over at my Tumblr. I cleaned out my room the other day and found tons of flyers, setlists, posters, photos and other various artifacts of interest from the past 8+ years. I will be scanning most of it and putting things on there with a write up about whatever it is. Check it out if you want a history lesson.

And on a related note, in a twist of events it turns out that I spoke too soon regarding the closing of Oberweis. The Royal Oak store has indeed shut its doors for good as of 11/24/10 so it looks like my essay on its rise and fall can continue as planned. I'll get to it someday.