Been busy in the last few days.
There's this 2 contest (here in the UK they call it competition) thats ending and I am working on my entries so its busy.
Both are Design Competition. I am not good but I want to try it as.. as I need the prizes. The look gives you 800bucks of Debenhams money that you can use in their store and the B&Q one give your real money.
its been messy in the house as I am trying to squeeze doing the designs while doing chores or playing/baby sitting my son…
But i was able to send my entries in both comp just in time, one entry i have to pay more cuz i have to do next day =(
I cant show my entry cuz i dont want to jinx it… I dont even know why I am posting an entry about them when .. when I dont usually even talk about it so as not to kjinx it cuz im superstitious with these things….
dont brag or else you'll get bad karma stuff…
but i kinda need to sort things in my brain….
writing it down will help me sort it out…
why I am doing this things that takes time away from say.. doing the dishes so it wont pile up like theres gazzillion of people eating in this house (theres only 3)….
Mostly the reason is the prize of course… I could use the money.. my laptop is wonky now and I could use a photoshop program… in here you need to buy it 'properly' unlike in Manila.. You can get it few bucks… So that my next entry wont be presented badly. In that B&Q thingy, You can get big bucks so … so maybe .. if I will win it.. I can go and finally visit home… =(
Another reason would be … these design it comps helps my brain…
My mind is idle for the longest ime being a mum and my design mind is… is not as sharp…. I would like to think that .. that making myself do design would .. make me … be my old self…
Finally I have to think.. finally my mind is working again.. buzzing.. at night.. I dont have to daydream of being home and be sad.. at night I am thinking of what Designer Julien MacDonald would want for a dress. What lamp would steal the limelight.. what fabric would go well with pleats and what capiz color would make my animal look amazing.
Just now.. my brain is already buzzing with ideas on what to do for this comp
I imagine that I am doing a pitch to clients.. if i got lucky they would choose my idea! This comps is the closest thing to me getting a job here.
Sadly, my chances in these contest are low. Ive won from Look Magazine before and I dont think they would choose me twice. Or even if I can win again.. my entry is probably not nice enough as I weren't able to draw them well. In the B&Q contest.. my presentation sucks and I know it and… and knowing how other compers (what they call people who joins comps) do they presentation.. my chances are low =(
Where the: if only i have photoshop comes in … =P
but .. but the fighter in me.. said that.. you have to be in it to win it… maybe.. maybe beyond the ugly drawings that I submitted.. the judges will see the vision that I saw while im doing the design…