As a graduation gift to myself, I bought an Adobe package that had InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and a bunch of other programs for my laptop. I finally got the package about a week ago, and that was about when I stopped sleeping at night.
I have been wanting to work on some design projects at home for so long--and for once I don't have to get graded on it or have a supervisor change it all on me at the last minute. I have dozens of projects in mind that I want to do, and when I am lying in bed at night, I can't stop thinking about how I will arrange the pictures on the page, what fonts I will use, which color scheme I will use--it's no wonder I haven't been sleeping much lately.
The frustrating thing is, though, is that I have all these great ideas in my head, but I don't know how to put all of them onto the computer. And I'm awake all night coming up with new ideas. Sometimes I think I should have been a graphics design major. It was something I considered, but I didn't have any experience with it at all until my senior year of college, and by then it was really too late to change anything. I don't regret being an English major, but if I could do it all over again, I would have taken a lot more design classes, at least adding the CHum minor. Ah well.
But I spent some time playing with Illustrator today, and put in some new changes for our concert program, so hopefully my mind will let me sleep tonight. If not I'm just going to give in to my creative appetite and get out of bed and turn my laptop on and see where my late-night brain will take me.
Actually, that's not a bad idea . . . Why is it that my best ideas come to me in the middle of the night?