Wednesdays are hard, I know. You’re still two long days away from the weekend, and too far from last weekend to go back. You’re stuck right there in the middle of the work week. There’s no where to go.
This week, I’ve been attempting to create some new graphics — an ad for Ravelry, and a new banner for the blog and my shop. It’s all part and parcel of running a small fiber arts business and, while it’s something I’m having to figure out entirely from scratch, I have to say I am really enjoying the learning. It feels good to stretch …most of the time. Sometimes it seems to morph from a learning experience to an exercise in pure frustration, and I am reminded that I am a dyer, a spinner, a knitter — not a graphic artist.
And so it was this week. I took the pictures, loaded them onto the computer, opened up the software and… nothing. Nothing worked the way I wanted it to, nothing would cooperate. I couldn’t get the graphics to come out the way I’d envisioned them for love nor money …and so I stopped, and set it all to one side and decided to tackle afresh on another day.
So today is Wednesday, and Wednesdays are hard. And at some point today, you will come across something that isn’t working for you either, and is just driving you crazy no matter which way you go at it. When that happens, stop. Set it aside. You can tackle it tomorrow, when you are feeling a little fresher. …When it’s Thursday and you’re that bit closer to the weekend.
And in the meantime, treat yourself to a momentary mid-week pick-me-up, and have a little peek at the one thing that did go right in my little foray into self-taught graphic design: the pictures — just a wee bit fiber eye-candy, to lift your Wednesday.