First Fall Friday

Technically tomorrow is the first day of Autumn, but for alliteration purposes let’s pretend today is the Autumnal Equinox. 🙂

I got an idea this morning of what I want to put in the three 5×7 frames I bought before I came to school. I had some ideas earlier on that I talked about here, and I ended up deciding to kind of mix a couple of things that inspired me.

I want to get some patterned/scrapbook paper:

{all from Paper Source}

& print one word on each in a thick, black font.

Some ideas for words I had – CreateImagine, Explore

Too cheesy? I’m going to think about it some more. Do you have any ideas?!

Also, my advertising professor shared this quote, and I wanted to pass it along:

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.

But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.

It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

– Ira Glass

It really inspired me, so I hope it speaks to someone else that hasn’t heard it before! Anyway, that’s all for today. I’ve got some homework I want to get done before the real weekend begins 🙂