As I’ve mentioned on here before, going back to school to study Graphic Design has changed the way I see the world. For example, this Eggo waffle box. When I’m making Adam’s breakfast in the morning, I’m captivated by the drop shadows, the colour gradient. I’m looking at it and thinking, “How would I recreate this? Where would I start? OK, Illustrator for sure. What font is that? Should I re-trace the letters or try and find a font that comes close, then create outlines and mess with the points that way? Oh look, there is a drop shadow both under the white layer, and under the red…”
It’s no wonder I burn things so much! I get a little distracted.
In other news: if you’re in Sydney tomorrow (Thursday) and you like to attend book launches, do come to the McConnell Library (50 Falmouth St) at 6:30 for the launch of the book “Grey Area: A Cape Breton Anthology of Contemporary Ghost Stories.” I’ll be there and reading an excerpt from my short story “Night Swimmer,” which is in the book. It’s the first time I’ve had a story published in a real book! The launch is free to attend and there will be refreshments. Yay tea! See you there.