Friday, November 19, 2010

Like a headless chicken...

I sometimes wonder if I thrive on being so busy. Though I feel a bit stressed when I have so much on my plate, I seem to also be the most productive. I suppose as long as I'm taking the time to slow down periodically, and know how much I can handle, then it's ok.

Right now, I'm juggling part-time work, raising 2 rambunctious boys as a single parent, serving on a Design Team, getting my portfolio ready for review for grad school admissions, and the everyday hassle of running a household by myself, in addition to possibly moving for the third time in the past year and a half. *Phew* Yes, it's a lot, but I do enjoy always having something to do. I suppose it's better than having nothing to do? That's what I tell myself, anyway.

About a week and a half ago, I posted my Ad/Art Challenge at Ch{all}enge Masters. I chose a vintage Coke ad from which to garner inspiration. Here's the end result:

Of course, being a multi-tasker, I could not just create a project for only my challenge and no other reason, so I decided to not only make a set of the cards for a Christmas gift, but to also create some packaging for it to make it worthy for my portfolio.

And still, in true MJ fashion, I still couldn't leave it at that. The card packaging I made was a box, which I then altered for this month's Altered Challenge at Ch{all}enge Masters... using this fabulous sketch for the current Design Dollies Sketch Challenge!

So, yes, as you can see, I am a master multi-tasker... And now, while my kids are off with their dad at a movie, I'm going to get a few things done around the house while it's quiet. Or maybe I'll just look at a few more challenges and see how I can combine them with what I still need to get done for my portfolio review.

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