“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”
– Hubert Humphrey
I’m about as excited as I was on Day 1 of this project. Thanks to my positive attitude and faith that I could do it, my brand media is complete. I did it without having to hire someone again and it was smooth sailing.
Last night, after the artist quit, my first thought was that I would need to hire someone else to do the artwork all over again – I had been told that I needed to go to school for 4 years to figure out how to manipulate graphics. I’m sure that’s true if I want to make a career out of it, but I just want to get my new look out into the world.
I found some free photo editing software last night and I tried to play with a couple of sample files to edit and finish the art, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Positive thoughts. I went to sleep knowing I would figure it out. This morning, I watched a ten minute youtube video on how to use the software, and bada-bing, I was able to edit, modify, and change the sample art files to create my brand media. And guess what? My new look and logo look are pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I’m as happy as peach pudding on a Sunday afternoon!
A few of days ago, in anticipation of my new look, I had been playing around with reorganizing my Home page, and decided I would move it to my About page, featuring the redesigned Kurichh Lane image once the artwork was complete. Since the artist never got that far, I had to figure out what to do on my own. I ended up using my new photo editing skills to spruce up the image to give me the exact look I wanted. And I gave my Meet the Founder page a little revamp with my new purple too.
That’s not even the most amazing part. I had a particular vision for my cover photos on Twitter and Facebook, but the artist didn’t do that work at all, so I had nothing to use as a base to begin with. As a result of the fiddling I’d been doing in preparation, I came up with the idea to use my post feature images in a collage as my cover photos. And honestly, that was nothing short of the universe popping into my head and putting the thought right there where I could grab it. Brilliant! I love, love, love it!
This is absolutely a manifestation of my belief that I could do it. I knew I would. I kept my thoughts and attitude focused on the positive. I could’ve gotten upset when I read the message from the artist saying that she was dropping the project with no notice, and no workable files, but I stayed the course, and the universe delivered!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!