Thursday, January 8, 2009

Making Fliers Joyfully On A Budget

I thought I had my whole flier thing down pat. Meaning, I thought I could use this program online to do it and print it out and then go to Staples and get color copies made. Unfortunately, this fate did not await me.

Always up for a challenge reminiscent of 3rd grade art class, I made my own flier using only paper, rubber cement, a few swear words, a pair of scissors, some cat hair, and the inspiring words of Regis and Kelly. (Did I mention I love working from home? So much easier to watch TV if you're not afraid your boss is going to come into your office unannounced.)

This is what I came up with:

I think it works on a few levels. First off, it's sort of eye catching. Compared to the other fliers that will be up at the natural grocery store that are all covered in new age symbols and words like "Namaste", this bad boy will scream out, "read me, damnit!" Second, I think this says, "the person who made this flier obviously is living on a budget" I don't know if that's a good thing or not at this point, but hopefully the third thing it conveys is a sense of joy, which is what the workshop is all about.

I did black on my phone number on there for the web audience because, you know, I don't want you calling me in the middle of the night to ask how my cats are doing. If you want to pay me to coach you, that's a different story.

After my lunch settles and I do some more blogging, I'm going to give my business to Staples as planned, and make some color copies of this puppy. Actually, I guess it's more "kitty" than "puppy", considering all the cat fur stuck in it....

1 comment:

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

Thank you so much for the comment... It meant so much! I love your blog - you are so creative!