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Jan 4, 2011

Advice for a Disappointed Relationship Between My Brain and Reality

Every get one of those ideas where you're all like "this is gonna be awesome and everyone is gonna love it"?  Yeah.  I get them too.  I have a poor relationship with this sort of idea.  Normal ideas, where I'm all like "this may actually work and produce a pleasant outcome" are better suited for me.  We get along way better than those other ideas.

Case in point.  I had the awesome idea that I could draw this cool thing around my logo to put under all of my pictures so that I would be branding and awesome and drawing and awesome.  It would be like an enhanced picture background... and be awesome.  Did I mention awesome?

I facebooked about this cool idea, I tweeted about it, and I was genuinely VERY excited about it.  I spent hours working on this picture that would magically transform my pictures into awesome. (Good thing this isn't Pee Wee's Playhouse, where AWESOME is the word of the day)  Then I put this so called awesome picture into use.

logo embellishment for photos... that I hate

purple jellyfish on a crappy background
I hate it.  It's not even close to what I had envisioned in my head, and I could cry (but I won't because I'm wearing my big girl panties, and poop happens) about how much time I wasted on this crappy drawing.  So... after eating a bunch of cookies I have it.  My relationship advice for this sort of idea vs. my own reality would be: to not count your chickens before you actually see how your awesome idea comes out.  Then end result could make you feel a little barfy.

On a good note... I do like the picture by itself.  Maybe it can still be useful as a little blip somewhere. :)  See that? I just made lemonade.


  1. What about having it at the bottom corner of the photos? You did spend a lot of time and it is an awesome logo...even I don't put my products on top of my logo (too busy) so cut yourself some slack, let the cookies digest and tweak the idea.

  2. You got to do something artistic Just Because You Wanted To..a win in my book no matter the end result. You never know what might happen!

  3. Hee hee... thanks! I'm not going to ditch it, but it will be reworked into something else. Gonna give it a week before I come back to it.


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