Advertising: UR Doin’ it Wrong

How to waste a lot of money lesson #1. Place a billboard at one of the busiest intersections in the city and do not mention the name of the business. Oh, and make the location so small you can’t read it.

Notice: the folks sitting at the light have their back to the board.

The folks facing the board are too far away to really read it, as well as busy navigating the scary intersection or managing the confusing bridge that has various off ramps.

And when curiosity finally gets the best of the passenger in the car and she takes a photo and enlarges it, we still do not know exactly what is being advertised.

Except that Indianapolis has outdoor gear… somewhere… all in one place (the Castleton Mall if you look close enough at the blown up photo.)

Buried in art supplies

Canvases from old class projects

Today is the day I reclaim my work space and return it to the art and design studio that it once was. It is overwhelming how much “stuff” accumulates during 3 years of design classes.

And having put so much money and effort into it, it is a shame to just throw it out.

Shelves of design related books.

For the past 4 months, since graduation, I have slowly donated it, organized it, sold some of it (eBay and Amazon!), and after grouping what was left, am now down to the point of decision and wondering what to do with the remaining piles on top of and underneath the cutting table.

Glazes, glues, spray paints and finishing sprays are bound for the garage.

As any good artist, I am afraid to throw anything away “just in case I need it one day!” But something has to give.

Fire hazard, anyone?

Now that I am not needing to print and mount everything on the inevitable black boards, I can move my computer workstation back upstairs to the office.

A drawing table was not meant to be an Adobe CS5 workstation!

I should petition that the college have a donation bin set up specifically to accept the leftovers from graduated students! I bet the incoming students would love having a stocked workroom!

What do you do with so much “stuff”?

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Followup: Discovered that Bendi, ever faithful office companion and Cat-Editor, is improving his skill set in assisting my decision making process. Ok, the foam core goes. I don’t know what I would ever use if for anyway.