This week, I’ve been getting started on the monumental task of digitizing my patterns.
Digitizing involves scanning the billions of tiny pieces of paper I have floating around my office, tweaking and fixing them in Photoshop, and then tracing them in Illustrator. Buying the Adobe Creative Cloud was my college graduation gift to myself/ my business, and CAN I JUST TELL YOU that that final semester of NOT having to walk a mile to the bus stop, then a 35 minute bus ride to campus to use Illustrator on their 80 year old computers in the afternoons was such a blessing. I can’t even describe to you how giddy I would get being able to draw flats in my bed. IN BED! (let it also be known that my college apartment contained the following furniture: 1 bed, 1 eight-foot cutting table, 3 desk chairs) So.
The digitizing may seem like an arduous task, and yes it totes is, because if I’m gonna do it, it’s gotta be all of the way perfect. But also, oh my word. The feeling of seeing them all nested, points lining up, curves following each other… Or when it’s coming together, and everything is looking good.. eeeeeeeeeee SO EXCITING.
It’s basically turning garbage into actual, tangible, professional tools.
Which, what could be better than that? Nothing. Nothing could be better.
Ps, Tiny Dog update: After my mom is done visiting us next week, I’ll be going to New York to get Tiny Dog and bring her home! Yay Tiny Dog in 11 days!