This past Saturday, I spent a few hours under the guidance of a totally legit teacher learning a bit more of how to get fancy on photoshop! I know the bare basics, but just wanted to learn how to do more things. My friend Alice is a graphic designer (she graduated from Art Center Pasadena) and she has got skills like you wouldn't even believe! Every time she taught me how to do something, I was like, "Oh. My. Gosh. You are fabulous!" Really, no joke. I was saying that because she really is and answered most of my life's mysteries about that computer program.
Now, I still need to practice a whole lot to make it second nature to me, but I feel a bit fancier now. I have told Ben recently, if I had to redo my college education, I think I would have loved becoming a graphic designer. I think doodling and creating things on the computer is kind of fun, so I think I would have enjoyed that profession.
When I was deciding what to study in college, it was between being an art major or child and adolescent development major. Well, the child development one won because as much as I loved working with kids, I think I was a little too chicken to "officially" study art and didn't feel I was good enough. I didn't explore other options too much and just stuck to something I already was familiar with which was teaching. I think had I known all the possible professions in the creative arena, I might have tried to pursue that more. I know God has a reason for everything, so everything up to today has been a result of His leading, but all this to say... don't be chicken, think outside the box, just try it, and always be prepared to work hard no matter what you choose.
Anyhow, I went from me learning photoshop to decision making stuff. Sometimes I can get a bit off tangent. If you want to get a bit fancier on photoshop too, send my friend Alice an email. If you beg, she might just teach you too! Her email is walajoo(at)gmail(dot)com.