Sunday, October 5, 2008

I Heart Architectural Lettering!

Somewhere in the middle of this school assignment I got the feeling that I had gone back to kindergarten. Remember those writing pads with newsprint paper and three blue lines for each line of lettering you were supposed to write? Painstakingly lining up the tops and bottoms and middles of each letter as you learned how to form them for the first time? Picking up your pencil after each stroke? Yup. I've been demoted. I thought I was livin' large as a college student and then they tell me that I have to learn to write once again. They have a fancy word for it: architectural lettering. It's the type of lettering they use on floorplans and blueprints and presentation boards to be as legible and neat as possible. My assignment was to write five lines of 1/4" lettering, five lines of 3/16" lettering, ten lines of 1/8" lettering, and ten lines of 1/16" lettering. I had to do two such papers. If you think this sounds easy, try ruling 1/16" wide spaces on a piece of printer paper and writing a word legibly between them. And then doing it again a few hundred times.
It was the most mindless of my homework for last week, though. I'd take more of it every now and then. :-)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tag, I'm it.

I've been tagged by A Homely Heroine for the "6 Random Things About Me" meme. Yaaaaaay!

Here are the rules....
Link to the person who tagged you. (done)
Post the rules on your blog. (done)
Write six random things about yourself. (see below!)
Tag six people at the end of your post. (you know who you are :D)
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (see above)
Let the tagger know your entry is up. (yup.)

And here are the random things:
  1. I think green is the most incredibly awesome color.
  2. My supervisor at work keeps spelling my name "Erwin" instead of "Erin" on the daily schedules.
  3. I like to read interior design magazines in my spare time.
  4. I'd rather get office supplies as a gift than flowers.
  5. I have crocheted over 400 newborn hats in the past four years.
  6. I have a very soft spot for puppies.

Okay, friends, I'm tagging Lady Dragon Tear, See Sophie Knit, Finally! Fran Knitting!, and Spin, Knit, and Life. Please, tell us more about yourselves!