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#3441 SkuggaLiger

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

So it is true. Great.

Yes it's true. I'm very happy.

I made a post last week on social media about mayybe getting into the wedding business and have received 7 requests already. Working on the first one today. Never thought I'd go this route, but I like making people happy and, hey, there's money in that banana stand.

See you got this!

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

Yes it's true. I'm very happy.


Wonderful!!

Congrats to both of you.

Remember that you are a team now and nothing is more important than that.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

Wonderful!!

Congrats to both of you.

Remember that you are a team now and nothing is more important than that.

Thank you! And that is great advice.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:01 PM

I made a post last week on social media about mayybe getting into the wedding business and have received 7 requests already. Working on the first one today. Never thought I'd go this route, but I like making people happy and, hey, there's money in that banana stand. 

Maybe my naivety is showing, but how exactly would you be using your talents for weddings? Are we talking custom wedding invites/save the dates or something else entirely.

 

Either way, glad to hear you've found a potentially high demand area for your work :thumbsup: 



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

Bump.

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I made a post last week on social media about mayybe getting into the wedding business and have received 7 requests already. Working on the first one today. Never thought I'd go this route, but I like making people happy and, hey, there's money in that banana stand. 

Congrats to both of you :beer:



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

I made a post last week on social media about mayybe getting into the wedding business and have received 7 requests already. Working on the first one today. Never thought I'd go this route, but I like making people happy and, hey, there's money in that banana stand. 

 

This is fantastic, indeed.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:27 PM

Still no promotion



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:29 PM

Maybe my naivety is showing, but how exactly would you be using your talents for weddings? Are we talking custom wedding invites/save the dates or something else entirely.

 

Either way, glad to hear you've found a potentially high demand area for your work :thumbsup:

Yup, you got it. Keeping it simple to start, just files. Simple illustrations for the SavetheDates. Simple illustrated maps (reception/ceremony locations). Bridal party who's who program stuff, table "numbers" (sit at table 6, or groom's favorite movie- illustration)... 

 

Essentially 3 templates to choose from- from simple portrait illustration to full on realistic painting, prices pre-determined with a la carte for additions (add your pet, add a scene, add a certain flower, etc). This way I don't get slammed against the wall by a bridezilla nightmare customization scenario. You get your portraits, names/info swapped in, colors swapped. That's it. You get what you pay for unless you wanna pay more more more. I'll gladly take your money, but I want to offer this as a boon to the cash strapped couple. This industry is absolutely insane- most people I know getting married now are doing it on a tight budget, but still want something nice. 

 

I've done some looking. The rustic barn loopy cursive text fad has to die soon. There's not a lot of custom illustration out there, and what there is, I think I can do better. 


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:39 PM

Yup, you got it. Keeping it simple to start, just files. Simple illustrations for the SavetheDates. Simple illustrated maps (reception/ceremony locations). Bridal party who's who program stuff, table "numbers" (sit at table 6, or groom's favorite movie- illustration)... 

 

Essentially 3 templates to choose from- from simple portrait illustration to full on realistic painting, prices pre-determined with a la carte for additions (add your pet, add a scene, add a certain flower, etc). This way I don't get slammed against the wall by a bridezilla nightmare customization scenario. You get your portraits, names/info swapped in, colors swapped. That's it. You get what you pay for unless you wanna pay more more more. I'll gladly take your money, but I want to offer this as a boon to the cash strapped couple. This industry is absolutely insane- most people I know getting married now are doing it on a tight budget, but still want something nice. 

 

I've done some looking. The rustic barn loopy cursive text fad has to die soon. There's not a lot of custom illustration out there, and what there is, I think I can do better. 

Excellent - sounds good. The Wedding industry is certainly one where even normal couples seem to go hog-wild with the expenses to make that special day.

 

Do you have a specific link or information site you can point to? I have some twenty something friends that are getting married soon that might be interested in something like that. :flirt:



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

Excellent - sounds good. The Wedding industry is certainly one where even normal couples seem to go hog-wild with the expenses to make that special day.

 

Do you have a specific link or information site you can point to? I have some twenty something friends that are getting married soon that might be interested in something like that. :flirt:

I don't yet! It might be a bit before I have that sorted out. Testing the template idea with valentines day stuff in the next few days first. I'm hoping to have it fleshed out next month- and I'm working on "guinea pig" jobs right now. 

 

But if they have anything specific in mind, feel free to toss me their way! My website doesn't have a lot of wedding friendly examples right now, but it's proof I can draw! It's in my signature below. 



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

That's awesome Josie! Find an industry that's under-served and bring something unique to it; great idea!

 

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

I remember those keyboards.  I still have one in my office back storage area.

 

Worked well and just felt 'right'.  Matt, you know what I mean, right?



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:07 PM

I remember those keyboards.  I still have one in my office back storage area.

 

Worked well and just felt 'right'.  Matt, you know what I mean, right?

 

IBM spent a lot of time working on things like feel, and for the old screens, font legibility. They went way further than "does it work? ship it!"



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:15 PM

Yup, you got it. Keeping it simple to start, just files. Simple illustrations for the SavetheDates. Simple illustrated maps (reception/ceremony locations). Bridal party who's who program stuff, table "numbers" (sit at table 6, or groom's favorite movie- illustration)... 

Something my wife and I spent money on at our wedding was a poster sized illustration for guests to sign at the reception, which is now framed and in our attic :)



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:41 AM

:)

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

Open bar on the company dime. Yeah.

When you work at a Spirits bottler, it's always open bar on the company dime. Better yet, as a quality professional, they pay me to drink it. :beer:

Thank God we aren't a brewery, I'd never leave.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:16 PM

A lot of us are about the same age, so I'm wondering if this rings a bell. Fridays start to feel more like Mondays. Just tired. The weekend isn't what it used to be. You chill and rest up. Which makes Mondays feel quite refreshing, like Fridays used to feel.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:33 PM

A lot of us are about the same age, so I'm wondering if this rings a bell. Fridays start to feel more like Mondays. Just tired. The weekend isn't what it used to be. You chill and rest up. Which makes Mondays feel quite refreshing, like Fridays used to feel.

 

Not sure I agree but I'm 36 so I may not be in the age demographic you're speaking of. I'm no weekend warrior and I've cut back significantly on drinking over the last few years but I still find myself wishing 5/7 of my life away while waiting for my weekend days off.

 

I've always questioned the standard 5 day work week in general. I wish I could work 4 ten hour shifts instead of 5 eight hour shifts. Then I'd get 3 days offs for every 4 days worked and still put in the same number of hours for compensation purposes.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:10 PM

A lot of us are about the same age, so I'm wondering if this rings a bell. Fridays start to feel more like Mondays. Just tired. The weekend isn't what it used to be. You chill and rest up. Which makes Mondays feel quite refreshing, like Fridays used to feel.


I work Thursday-Monday. Friday is my Tuesday. It ain't special. And I love Mondays! Walk out at 10am and I've got 3 full days to do whatever.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:30 PM

A lot of us are about the same age, so I'm wondering if this rings a bell. Fridays start to feel more like Mondays. Just tired. The weekend isn't what it used to be. You chill and rest up. Which makes Mondays feel quite refreshing, like Fridays used to feel.

 

I agree, but I don't really like Mondays.

 

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Love that song! School shooting songs are underrated.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:28 PM

No way, man.  Friday is my night out. 



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

Love that song! School shooting songs are underrated.

 

Me too, especially that particular one, since it is anti-school (is that the right terminology?) shootings.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

Maybe my naivety is showing, but how exactly would you be using your talents for weddings? Are we talking custom wedding invites/save the dates or something else entirely.

 

Either way, glad to hear you've found a potentially high demand area for your work :thumbsup:

Yup, you got it. Keeping it simple to start, just files. Simple illustrations for the SavetheDates. Simple illustrated maps (reception/ceremony locations). Bridal party who's who program stuff, table "numbers" (sit at table 6, or groom's favorite movie- illustration)... 

 

Essentially 3 templates to choose from- from simple portrait illustration to full on realistic painting, prices pre-determined with a la carte for additions (add your pet, add a scene, add a certain flower, etc). This way I don't get slammed against the wall by a bridezilla nightmare customization scenario. You get your portraits, names/info swapped in, colors swapped. That's it. You get what you pay for unless you wanna pay more more more. I'll gladly take your money, but I want to offer this as a boon to the cash strapped couple. This industry is absolutely insane- most people I know getting married now are doing it on a tight budget, but still want something nice. 

 

I've done some looking. The rustic barn loopy cursive text fad has to die soon. There's not a lot of custom illustration out there, and what there is, I think I can do better. 

 

I immediately imagined lurid drawings of the wedding night...

 

And Fridays are not like Mondays.  Jeez Louise.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:02 PM

I immediately imagined lurid drawings of the wedding night...

 

And Fridays are not like Mondays.  Jeez Louise.

I know some people who draw porn. They make so so so much money. 

 

Maybe I should look into it. 



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

I know some people who draw porn. They make so so so much money. 

 

Maybe I should look into it. 

 

go on....



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:05 PM

My dad finally got (and accepted) a job offer today.  :)  It's only part time to start, but that sort of works out while he finishes up the last few medical appointments and procedures, and hopefully will become full-time within the next month or two.  After 2.5 years out of the workforce, it'll be very much appreciated!



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:15 PM


I'd love one of those, but I don't have the room for it.


This was the first post I saw when I clicked on this thread. It would be fantastic if checked on it more then once every five years.

My dad finally got (and accepted) a job offer today. :) It's only part time to start, but that sort of works out while he finishes up the last few medical appointments and procedures, and hopefully will become full-time within the next month or two. After 2.5 years out of the workforce, it'll be very much appreciated!


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:23 PM

A lot of us are about the same age, so I'm wondering if this rings a bell. Fridays start to feel more like Mondays. Just tired. The weekend isn't what it used to be. You chill and rest up. Which makes Mondays feel quite refreshing, like Fridays used to feel.

  

Not sure I agree but I'm 36 so I may not be in the age demographic you're speaking of. I'm no weekend warrior and I've cut back significantly on drinking over the last few years but I still find myself wishing 5/7 of my life away while waiting for my weekend days off.
 
I've always questioned the standard 5 day work week in general. I wish I could work 4 ten hour shifts instead of 5 eight hour shifts. Then I'd get 3 days offs for every 4 days worked and still put in the same number of hours for compensation purposes.

  

I work Thursday-Monday. Friday is my Tuesday. It ain't special. And I love Mondays! Walk out at 10am and I've got 3 full days to do whatever.


Since my office operates 24/7/365, we've come up with a few creative scheduling ideas. We work four tens, shifts rotate. Half of us work weekends one month, then it switches. As a result, I often have no idea what day it is or where I'm supposed to be.

It does have advantages; I almost never need to take leave for appointments or whatever, since I generally have at least one free weekday every week. As a result I just took a month off because I had to use that much leave by 1/9 or loose it. Which was nice.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

Most of my site is now working what's called 9/80 in our vernacular. I work 4 9s per week (roughly, we do flex time as well so it can vary), and 8 hours every other Friday. Today was my Friday off which coincided with RosePie's first Friday in Preschool. MrsPie and I lived it up; CostCo and Panera.







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