My dad gave me his no longer used copy of Photoshop, and here’s my first project.

Okay, there’s a bit of a joke there. All that I did was to open the project I commissioned and add the words.

We thought it would be cool to send people a paper rocket to launch when we launch their website. So I asked my graphics guy to come up with a paper rocket that matched my website.

I’m going to put a picture of my website at the bottom of the post so you can see what he was working with.

If money were no object, it would be fun to have different artists do the same project, and see what different things they come up with.

With this guy, I always give him very broad assignments (like “Can you make me a paper rocket to match my website?”) and feel surprised and delighted with what he comes up with. The curly bits on my website are actually a very small part of the design.

He could just as easily have used the logo or the typewriter keys — that’s what I tend to use, actually — the header is on my business cards and stuff.

But I really like twining curvy lines. I love the way he made them curl around the straight lines.

I need to talk to a printer about making this into a physical object, perhaps. I mean, I could just email it, but wouldn’t it be fun and surprising to get it in the mail?

Yesterday I started in working on the new project for the Arts Center, but a bunch of old projects came back. That’s how it works — I send off a draft, and at some unpredictable time in the future, it returns to me with more work needed. So I have a bunch of cool and interesting projects for today.

#1 son has set off on his canoe trip for Spring Break. #2 son has returned safely to school from his. The boys will be home for Easter, but not the girls. They’re probably too old for Easter baskets…