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Posted: 10.11.2002
What a long, strange trip it's been
This week has just been, well, odd. On Sunday night I was near-completion on a big project and was rarin' to go. Todd loved it, and he honestly doesn't say that often since most of the sites I design are for "conservative" blogs these days. But on Monday when I sent along a first-draft, half of the team loved it -- and the other half, well their comments would have made me cry on a PMS-day. Thankfully it came in at just the right time, and I pretty much laughed it off. But then after seeing someone so unhappy with a part of my "soul", well my heart just wasn't in it anymore. I couldn't get excited about finishing that particular design and every time I'd open Photoshop I'd just sit there giving it a blank stare, with my mind anywhere but.

I think part of it is Red River Rivalitis. OU doesn't really enforce an attendance policy this week. No one's mind is on anything but the game. Todd's feeling it, too, and I've seen it mentioned several times on message boards now. It's kind of like waiting for Santa to come -- only this time he drives a schooner. I don't think any OU fan will sleep well Friday night.

I've went back to the drawing board on the above-mentioned site's design. I'm doing my best to start over and make sure everyone is happy -- I just feel too dead thinking about the old one. I need fresh blood to paint with. And an OU win. That wouldn't hurt either, Santa baby... A happy Robyn is a productive Robyn.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

just make 'em a ron jeremy layout... then they'll appreciate you.

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 10.11.02 at 02:29 AM | link--this ¤ ¤


¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.11.02 at 02:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Oh no, we saw him last night in something with this chick named America...her face was winched so tight and her lips collagened up Hindenberg-style...we couldn't even enjoy the Hedgehog pontificating in the courtroom about the evils of porn! It was sad.

And didn't your client say he'd order them to love it?

¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 10.11.02 at 07:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Remember that saying...You can please some of the people some of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but never all the people all the time.

¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 10.11.02 at 07:48 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

The way to sleep tonight?

Be up at 6 am for work, roadtrip to New Braunfels after work, catch some live music (by a former Sooner), roadtrip back to Houston, and collapse. And then be up in time for all the pre-game festivities. :)

¤ ¤ credit: Kevin Whited | 10.11.02 at 09:00 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

fuck 'em. all your designs are wonderful. and i know what you mean, i'm the same way when the redskins play dallas.

¤ ¤ credit: nastymike | 10.11.02 at 10:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

my trick, when someone doesn't like something i've designed for them, is reverse psychology. i always say "oh thank god you didn't want to go that way because i really want to keep this design for myself. phew!"

and then they want it because people are sheep and they want to be told what to like :-)

¤ ¤ credit: laura | 10.11.02 at 11:38 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

They said that Seki, but it's like every ounce of creative juice I had going towards it...gone! Poof. Over. I think I'm going to have to start fresh on this one.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.11.02 at 03:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I used to get very attached to my design work, and take offence when people didn't like it, or started to maintain the site themselves (and when you're designing for radio stations, they all think they know best) and it turns in to an ugly piece of shit.

I have learnt to take a step back now, I still take pride in the work, but if someone else doesn't like it and I know it's good, I just write it off as them having bad taste and forget about them. Less stress that way. Then when I see clients totally carve up and ruin my work, I laugh at them. They paid good money to get quality and then totalled it. hahaha. Idiots.

At the end of the day, it's money in the bank that's paying our bills. If someone wants something nasty now, I just do it. If it's really bad, I do it, leave my name off it and never tell anyone I made it ;)

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 10.11.02 at 07:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

As the client in question (the half that *loved* the design), I feel terrible now for forwarding the comments. I shoulda just hit the delete key and nobody would have known the difference. I shall go bang my head against the wall now.

¤ ¤ credit: wendell | 10.12.02 at 12:44 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey, don't feel bad at all. You know how flighty we artistic types can be! ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.12.02 at 01:09 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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