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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 80 - Go Fish.

Day 80 - Go Fish.

Day 80 - Hey! It's Sunday. Lazy day maybe? Lately, there has been more crazy and less lazy over here and it makes me wonder if life will ever slow down. Next up on the never ending list of stuff-to-do is planning for a little ones birthday party. If I haven't mentioned before, birthday's are big at our house. Let's just say, it's not a party at our house until a someone falls asleep with chocolate all over their face and with a broken DIY piñata in their arms. In other words, it gets crazy fun here.

 The Initial Rough Sketch.

The Initial Rough Sketch.

The craziness starts with the planning. I can't help myself. I have a terrible compulsion to DIY everything. I'll blame my parents and the epic "Pink Flamingo" party they threw in '83. Are there photos of said party? Heck no. They all have been burned. However, if the internet had been fully around in '83 the "Pink Flamingo" party would have broken Pinterest. It was DIY at it's best. 

 The Revised Electronic Artwork.

The Revised Electronic Artwork.

Let's get back to today's project. As I get into DIY throw down mode, let's dedicate today's project to party and invitation design.

 The Color Version.

The Color Version.

The invitation starts the party. It gives life to the party. It gives color to the party and not to mention the theme! Today, let's practice invitation design and go fish for a great party theme.

Pick an object and make a quick drawing in your note book of the object. Maybe it's a cupcake, hot dog or fish. The object doesn't matter. The next step is to draw the same object again in a very different way. Maybe it's bigger? Maybe its turned? Maybe only half of the object is visible. Now, draw the same object for a third time in yet again in a different way. Now imagine the colors and fonts might work with the theme?

To give you an example, we are having a "Go Fish" party. There were a few iterations to the invitation illustrations before one was selected by the birthday boy. 

What do you think? Funny how slight changes to scale and cropping make the start of the invitation designs so different. I have to get back to making a cardboard row boat for the party but let me know how your next party turns out and stay tuned. There will be more posts and creating for the upcoming party. Signing off till tomorrow.  

 

Day 81 - Petal Pastel.

Day 81 - Petal Pastel.

Day 79 - Date A Carrot.

Day 79 - Date A Carrot.