Today is the last class in my program at UW. It’s gone so fast. I’ve elected not to take the final Flash course, but instead I’ll get the Classroom in a Book because it’s bound to be sunny soon and I don’t want to spend 6 hours a week in a windowless computer lab. If the book proves insufficient, the course is offered again in the fall and I’ll sign up then.
Thankfully, opportunities in my chosen profession are already opening up for me. I’ve been putting my education to splendid use.
For example, I recently teamed up with Joni Jett to create the logo and patch for the Westenders first annual rally, Tour di Mari #1. Now this is why I went to college! Jett did most of the work, drawing the graphic, and I did the design. It was fun collaborating. I love working with other creative people. Here’s the final product:
I’m the Rally Chair for the Tour di Mari, so I’m organizing the biggest party I’ve ever thrown. It’s going to be a blast. I reserved a picnic site at Golden Gardens and we’re going to play volleyball and barbecue on the beach. We might even have a fire, if Seattle doesn’t outlaw it by then. Feckers. As I’ve said elsewhere, instead of banning the oh-so-terrible handful of beach bonfires to cure global warming, how about giving up a few hamburgers a month?
Anyways, I built the Westenders web site this winter. While brainstorming ideas for the patch on the Westenders Forum, Jett and I got into a Fark-style Photoshop war. The Rally is named after the “Water Ride” which features Lake Washington, Lake Union and Puget Sound, so Tour di Mari (“tour of the seas”) seemed fitting. The topic of Swamp Thing naturally arose:
Jett added me to the equation:
I nearly pissed my pants when I saw it. She gave me a framed version of this brilliant piece of work to hang in the Aloha Cabana.
I had to get back at her when we started talking about outfits for the Cretins “Mods & Rockers” Rally in a few weeks. She wanted an outfit to match her Atomic Fireball Stella. I found a string bikini with flames on it, and someone suggested this as inspiration for Jett’s outfit:
One thing led to another, and this was my suggestion for Jett:
Like I said, putting my education to good use.
Won’t momma be proud.