Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I am so glad it's over...

I learned quite a bit about Photoshop in my digital image manipulation class but I am glad it has finished. In the last week of class the instructor tore apart my final draft so I ended up totally recreating my concept. Not something I really had time for while visiting home, but after a few late nights, I came up with this:

I have a week off before the fall quarter starts so now it's time for super party planning mode, my Mom's party is this Friday. The fabulous fifty festivities are under way!

Oh...by the way...I ran a sprint triathlon on Saturday. 400 meter swim, 11 mile bike and 3.1 mile run, all in under 90 minutes. Not bad for no training. Being around my Dad really inspires me to push harder in everything I do. I had a blast and can't wait to get home so I can get ready for the next one! Pictures will be available soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

First draft of final composition

Jack and I are really enjoying or time at home with my parents. We are staying busy organizing the details for Mom's party and getting our fill of the beautiful bay area weather. I joined a stroller strides class in the area and I have umped on board to do a small triathlon on Saturday. I'm excited and apprehensive at the same time.

I am almost done with my digital image manipulation class and last night I submitted the first draft of my final course composite project. I still think it needs a little more refining, we'll see how much work Jack lets me get done today.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Our Photo Gallery

I have added a link to my Mobile Me photo gallery ------->
(It should appear under our wedding picture)
Just click on the link and you will be able to see all 127 photos from Jack's first birthday. I am logged in so I am not sure if the link is accessible without a password, so give me some feedback if you have any trouble accessing it. There are just too many great photos to only post a few. Here's a preview of the big day...

I am slowly adding all of our other photos so check the link periodically to see new albums. Love, Jenn

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This week in school...

I am currently in a Digital Image Manipulation class where we are focusing on the tools in Photoshop. Starting in week one we had to begin developing ideas for an ice cream company named Jolly Humor. The client wants to relaunch their product using non-traditional imagery and a focus on the renamed flavors. My three thumbnail concepts are above and my rough draft for the print ad is below.

I would propose to the client to put a photo upload option on the website where customers can upload their photo in hopes of becoming part of the campaign. The packaging, print ads and web design can be constantly updated with new photos that have been submitted by the customers. I think it would be great to pick up your favorite tub of ice cream and see your face on the package.

We spent the day with Keith on his ship the day before he deployed. Here's Jack showing Daddy how to do his job...(sorry for the quality, I took it with my cell phone)

Today I am grateful that Jack is happy an healthy. I am so proud of him for being such a good boy all of the time. He goes all over with me to stroller boot camp, English classes and shopping. While Keith is away, I am sure that he misses his Bean and Dad time relaxing at home...so I'll make sure to spend some time just lounging around with him. Lately he has been going a million miles a minute and then all of a sudden he'll lay down on his tummy and rest. Then it's back to full throttle destruction of everything in sight. Mom, Dad, Gram and Grandpa...hide your valuables destructo boy is on his way!