I’ve embarked on a new endeavour. It may or may not be a success, but I’m trying it anyway.

What is this new endeavour, you ask?

I, trishajennreads, have started selling designs on RedBubble.merchandise from trishajennreads' redbubble portfolio

That’s right. I’m not just a reader, writer, and editor. I’m a designer too.

Kind of.

I studied communications in university. My focus was on professional writing but I took a lot of courses on design as well. How something is designed has a huge impact on it’s readability and it’s use as a communication tool.

But…I’ve let my design skills (and my Adobe Creative skills) lax over the past few years. So, I came up with a way to encourage myself to spend a bit of time each week practicing my Photoshop or Illustrator skills – create fun bookish designs using quotes from books, and about books and reading.

I know there are a boatload of choices out there for neat bookish designs and products, but I’d appreciate it hugely if you took a moment to take a stroll over to RedBubble.com and see my portfolio. Let me know what you think, here in the comments or on Twitter. 🙂

This is another creative outlet for me and I’m have so much fun doing it. (And I’ve already made a sale! Woohoo!) I think it’s already increasing the flow of my creative juices. I wrote more the other night than I’ve written in weeks.

What ways do you have to help relax your mind and spawn creativity?

  1. Love the “‘You read too much’ is not an insult”. If I could afford it at the moment, I’d want a T-shirt with that on it…

  2. So cute! You should really go with this cause your designs are so cute. Do you make these designs from scratch (pencil and paper)? Will definitely check out your portfolio. ☺ gab

    • Trisha Jenn Loehr says:

      Hi Gab! Thanks so much! You’re too sweet. 🙂 Sometimes I sketch out an idea, but I usually use fonts and graphic elements that others have already created. It’s fun to use their puzzle pieces to make something of my own.

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