Monday, June 23, 2008

am I making this more difficult than it actually is?!?

I worked on three different designs for the 2009 Diary Project. I wanted to keep them fairly simple graphics and I think I was pretty successful at that ... here's the thing ... now that I have the basic images to choose from, I need to figure out how they translate from the black and white Sharpie drawings to an actual page ... I thought that I would be able to ghost the images so they would be in the background, but now that I am working with the template, I'm not sure that's the best plan. In an effort to clear my brain (and because I think it would be fun for you to vote for your favorite design) I am putting the three basic graphics out for you to vote on. I chose to work on Friday, May 29, 2009 (go figure, eh?).

Please take a look at the following three images:
(you should be able to click on each image to view a close up)

1.


2.



3.


Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment in this blog post.
Feel free to share any suggestions that you might have.
VOTING WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT THIS FRIDAY JUNE 27th
(all pages due July 1st, but I will be working on the three designs between now and then, so ought to be ready to send in the design Saturday before the party at Vanessa's)

26 comments:

mermaid musings said...

Numero Dos ;-)

Janet said...

#3!

Beth Leintz said...

I like things with wings, so number 1

Donna said...

They are all beautiful - but I love the second one, as I have a great love of the sea! =)

BTW, I think I figured out the answer to my own question (in the email I sent you). I'm such a dork - I just need to breathe a moment and then everything becomes clear...=)

Marilyn said...

I like number 2 the best, although all of them are great. You're really good with that sharpie!

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow - ask and ye shall receive. thanks for taking the time to vote. :)

Lea said...

this is tough... I like them all, but will choose the third image, the Piscean yin-yang fish!

3rdEyeMuse said...

not to sway anyone's thought process, but the last image (the one of the koi) makes me think of "the twins" ... if I don't use it for the diary, I think I just might paint it. :) Who knows, maybe I'll paint it either way.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You've really captured movement in all of them. It is hard to chose. I think the last one is my favorite, I like the negative spaces around the fish.

KathrynAntyr said...

I love #3.

BTW - I don't actually live in a tree house. Hee heee. My apartment is fairly small and it sits high with lots of trees in view so it is pretty close to being like a tree house. We also have a "nook" and this is a screened in entry way where we have flowers and a sweet table and chairs. We also refer to it as the tree house cafe.

jkrodriguez said...

The fish are beautiful!!

wahm922 said...

I'm torn between both 2 and 3. I love the bubbles on two, they just seem to pop right off the page. I think it would be a great diary page.

I also love the simplicity of three, I would love to see you do something with that design!

inventivesoul said...

Why not create a top border with the butterflies, and the lower part of the page the sea life.
Just my feeling.
Amber

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I will be nooooo help!! they are all sooo gooood!! normally I would go for number 1, cos I love butterflies.... Then, I might go for number two, cos the seahorseee and stuff... Buuuuut, then three, even though, it is simple, is very very very eye catching.... Hmmmmmm.... Too tough!!! i CHOSEE 1, 2 & 3!!

Sandy said...

Hi Michelle! That's a tough one because I love things with wings. However, the second one has beautiful detail. So I say #2~

Sandy

P.S My middle name is Michelle!!

Fete et Fleur said...

I love #3! I normally would have said #1, but there was something about #3 that captured me.

Nancy

Designs by CK said...

#2 is my pick! '-)

All are lovely Michelle!

Chris

3rdEyeMuse said...

if ever I am feeling low all I have to do is take a look at these comments and my mood is bound to be lifted right up into the clouds.

Thank you, everyone, for you comments and suggestions ... hmmm ... back to the drawing board, I suppose. (and with a huge grin on my face)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Am I too late to cast my vote?

I am in love with no. TWO..

swayed by another?

Maybe.

Jeff just bought himself a new boat and we are currently SWIMMING with ideas on where to take it. :)

All THREE are fab! I was oohing and ahhing all over while scrolling down to see each.

Fun!
~Monica :)

Barbra said...

All are wonderful and after much waffling back and forth...#1...no, #3! Hard choice!

Janet said...

I like them all but if I had to choose it would be between #2 and #3....with #2 maybe just slightly ahead!

3rdEyeMuse said...

as of right now (if my calculations are correct) #2 is ahead by a hair.

cindy said...

Number One!

terra said...

3! Love it!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Love the prospective of #3!Twyla

MARLOU B. said...

I like all of them!
........
I'm torn between both 1 and 3. It's so difficult to choose...

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