Writing from the comfy chair by the wood stove while avoiding freezing drizzle again.
I'm ready to unveil the frivolous project that features the kimono lady from the last post. You see, when I need some online distraction, I either shop for airplane tickets for dream vacations or stalk the Fluevog website to check out their fabulous, expensive shoes.
And, well, Fluevog offers the occasional ad design contest.
And, well, I'm a graphic designer.
Who likes shoes.
In a moment of weakness I downloaded the design brief for their latest contest, and decided that my graphic design skills may as well come in handy for fun projects as well as work. I could win $1000 worth of shoes if my ad is chosen, which obviously is exactly what I need.
Here's the ad I designed, to their specs and with their copy and shoe photo:
After some hesitation and fussy tweaking of details, I uploaded it (well, why not), and you can see it in their gallery of other submissions. You can also read there about the reasons for the imagery I chose: half moon, Chinese garden moon gate, tall wooden shoes, etc. You can vote for me if you wish (that's not a link, it's a subliminal suggestion), and if I end up in the top four, well then you can vote for me again. If I win, I promise to post photos of me in my fabulous new boots.