Here are a couple of snapshots from my class tonight. We were asked to bring in a product to photograph, for which we will be creating an advertisement next week. Of course, I couldn't think of any regular old product that I wanted to sell, so I brought in some of my own stuff. Not that I want to sell it. It's just easier to imagine how to sell it if I made it. I also brought in that robot that my brother Jon built.
The thing is, once I had those things in mind, my mind just kept going. I'd started knitting on another baby sweater for somebody tiny that I know. It was green. And I saw a fabric at Hancock's this weekend with green polka dots on it that I couldn't get out of my mind. So, I decided to include the sweater-in-progress and to make a blanket to go with it. Then I remembered this awesome old Hershey's chocolate box my grandma found for me. See? The whole thing just snowballed. That happens to me a lot.
By the time I got to class, I wasn't sure how I was going to fit everything into the light box my professor had brought, but I was pretty sure I would be chided for bringing in so many objects. The only thing I knew was that I wanted that robot to be knitting.
So I waited to take my pictures until I was the last one waiting because I didn't want everyone to be exasperated with how long I was taking to set up my shot. But it worked out pretty well. By the time I set everything up, I couldn't stop laughing because that robot was so dang cute! In fact, it was all so cute that my professor insisted on actually taking the photos. Which was completely fine by me - the real work with this assignment will be done in Photoshop - and it made me feel really good that my idea worked so well.
Obviously, these are not the photos my professor took. I ran around in the background, taking a shot here and there while he changed the lighting around to get everything juuust right. So, sorry. Mine are not so great this time because I didn't take the time to adjust my camera's settings and all. But I do promise you'll see the finished ad sometime late next week.
And I promise you will go to bed tonight, giggling about the knitting robot.