Sunday, December 18, 2005
Seven Days Away
Still have less than half my Christmas shopping done, and today I'm trying to create my own card with Photoshop, and carry on a yearly holiday card tradition that I failed to carry out last year. For the past 8-10 years I've put out a card featuring me and some celebrity I happened to encounter in my glamourous line of work. I kicked it off with Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev back in '97 or '98. They were at a benefit for Gorbi's environmental organization Green Cross (or was it Global Green?). I worked for the PR agency BWR at the time, and the entire staff got a big group photo. I sat on the floor in front of the Gorbachevs and cropped everyone else out of the picture for my card. Sadly, many recipients wondered if Gorbachev were my father. The ignorance! No one in my family has a stained forehead.
Last week I decided the tradition should continue. So today I'm trying to figure out how to manipulate font and add canvas to a pic in Photoshop. Every year prior I had someone else do it. I am determined to be self-sufficient and do it on my own. Chances are it will turn out a lil' messy. So be it. It's the thought that counts.
I shall post my Xmas pic after I write and mail out the card. And at some point I hope to put all previous Xmas cards on my website. Who knows when I'll get to that.