New Year’s message (TDC 1089)


ds106 daily create for January 1, 2015: “If you could write a New Year message in a bottle what would it say?”

I did this with GIMP, starting with a background for which attribution is given below. Then I used Chancery Cursive font and made it a bit “dirty” by using a paintbrush with a grunge pattern and kind of dabbed lighter colours on the words.

This is something I need to tell myself over and over, not just on New Year’s Day! It is pretty powerful to think about what, when I’m old(er) and grey(er), I will wish I had done more of. It’s not that I don’t like my job–I love it. But I really shouldn’t let it take up as much time as I do.

Paper background:

Aged Paper Texture, flickr photo shared by Essence of a Dream, licensed CC BY 2.0.


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