So this silhouette concludes Vie’s Silhouette Project. Not saying that you won’t see any more, just saying that I have accomplished my goal and will now be taking a break from silhouettes for a little while (at least until I start the next baby project in September). In the meantime, there are other projects that I would like to spend some time on (like wood working, the next Beta Radio album and maybe some poster designs.)
I wanted this final silhouette to incorporate Vie’s entire first year and include some of my favorite parts of the project as a whole. I must admit, this project turned into so much more than I thought it would. Some weeks were more challenging then others but it opened so many opportunities, jobs and connections and expanded my skills to help me to really feel like I am apart of the design community
I hope that this project is something that Vie will grow to love. I hope it is something that she holds on to for years to come. Not everyone has something like this from their childhood and I hope she recognizes it and keeps it close to her heart.
This project has taught me so much and I encourage anyone that has the opportunity to do a weekly (or monthly) project to do it. It can be very intimidating to look at a project as the whole and knowing the time it is going to require. Not to mention coming up with new and fresh ideas but, I promise, the ideas do come and it is worth it. You never know what you can come up with and what you can accomplish until you actually make the attempt Try and stretch yourself and do something that you have not done before. Give yourself a time limit but have fun. Don’t be afraid to fail or be caught trying something new. There were several designs that I almost gave up on but I stuck with them and some of them turned out to be favorites.
Thank you to everyone out there that has followed, posted, commented and encouraged me in this project. The encouraging comments and emails were great, especially during the weeks that I didn’t feel like doing it any more.
And a huge special thanks to my wife for helping me stick with it and watching Vie by yourself while I was off designing, cutting holes in walls, stringing paper and hanging it all over the place, and all the other crazy things this project has lead me to do. You knew what this project meant to me and I could not have finished it without your help.
Hopefully in the near future I will be working on a poster for these. If anyone is interested in buying a poster, let me know in the comments. I would love to see if there is any interest.
Well it is drawing to a close: My daughter turns one tomorrow and then I start her final silhouette.
For this week’s silhouette I decided to experiment with a new technique. Sometimes, this is how I choose which direction I go for that week. I’m a fan of all types of design styles and it’s just one of the things I have really enjoyed about this project. Not only do I stretch myself in my own style, but I also test out other styles that I like and learn from the experience on those techniques. They don’t always turn out the way I plan, but for that week I’m trying something new and beyond what I would normally design. Having a week to do them also forces me to find creative solutions to finish them on time.
I went on a tangent there but I may go into that with more detail next week.
I recently came across this style and enjoyed the abstract nature of it so I thought I would try it out for my self. I hope you enjoy it.
The big 5-0 is here. I’ve actually had this one done for a few days but haven’t had internet access to post it. I was in a cabin in the mountains for my sister in-laws wedding. We are back home now and hopefully done with traveling for a while. This week I had some fun with some geometric shapes. Fifty down and two more to go!
I’ve been traveling quite a bit recently and will be traveling even more coming up. One thing that I love to do while flying is to look down at the land and the clouds as we pass by. It’s so crazy and surreal to realize how high up you actually are while flying. It’s awesome to see all the passing houses, neighborhoods, bodies of water and beautiful patterns. The view is always amazing and it inspired this weeks silhouette.
Speaking of Houses… We are looking at building our own since we will be adding another member to our family coming in August/September. So in the next few months life will get even crazier trying to build and prepare for baby number 2. We will have to see what kind of project baby number 2 brings. Any Ideas? No, seriously, I need some ideas.
Only 5 more silhouettes to go! Once I am finished I think I will take quite a break from silhouettes for a while but until then I am hoping to knock out some great designs.
This morning I headed into the studio to make some thumbprints. I made this one by combining 2 of my own thumbprints.
Almost 12 hours of my Saturday was spent working on this silhouette. When I started this idea I had no idea it would take that much time to design but am very happy with how it turned out. This is yet another silhouette that I designed over at my friends Jake and Martine’s house and may be the last one that I will be able to do before it’s torn down. Thanks again Jake and Martine for letting me use your house yet again. Below are some photos from different angles.
And just for fun.
Here is a silhouette that I’ve been wanting to do for a few months now. I finally got around to doing it this week with the help of a projector and a lot of tape. Below I have added a few shots from different angles.
Thanks again to Jake and Martine for allowing me to use their old house for a second time before they tear it down. Check out what I did to their house the last time I was there. Hopefully I can get in there one more time before “d-day.”
And just for fun…