The day has come!

There will be days when you’ll feel there is nothing around. There will be days when you’ll feel everything is becoming dark. There will be days when there is no sleep and sore muscles. There will be days when you’ll come across many and no one will even notice you. People will be cruel. There will be days where you’ll have to make your presence notice to cruel people around you.

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But then spring arrives. The darkness is gone. There are flowers blossoming around everywhere. Then there are days when the good days start coming to you. The days seem more brighter then anything. People will find you. You deserve to be surrounded by good things, good food and a safe place. Remember you deserve to feel good. Remember that bad moods pass and that all bad days are gone. And that no matter where are you and where will you be and how lonely you are, some one will find you and is waiting for you and will love you.

So a day will come and we will then say, “ we found our paradise ”.

Balance in Design

Any design created or in process, we should always think about the principles of the graphic design, be it empathy, contrast, unity, etc. In order to make your design aesthetically beautiful, we need to ensure the visual balance in it. Balance should be considered in every design you make. Balance in graphic design is the placement of elements, which has a visual weight to it. When you view an object with half of it with the dark color and the other half with a lighter shade, you will find the dark color to be heavier in the design. Balance, thus play an important role in graphic design.

If you don’t have a sense of balance with your own design, naturally the viewers around, wont know where to look, and also wont connect themselves in the context of what are you trying to communicate with it. Balance doesn’t mean equal distribution of elements as symmetry, but also it can be achieved in an asymmetry design. The best example for balance would be a seesaw. We all played back in our times when we were young. We have two people with different weights on each side and make it balance by the positioning of the heavier person.Balance-02

Symmetry Balance

With the symmetrical design, the visual weight is distributed evenly, either vertical or horizontal. A symmetry balance in the design is usually shown with a straight line through middle and a visual balance is evenly distributed. The composition below will give a basic idea of what the symmetry balance is all about.

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Both sides of the composition carry an equal weight. You also have to keep in mind though the symmetrical design gives a great balance but sometimes it doesn’t always relate to an interesting design.

The best brand Logo example for a symmetry design is Motorola.

Asymmetry Balance

Asymmetrical composition is intended to create a deliberate imbalance of the elements in the design. The elements of the design are not evenly distributed on the composition. In these particular designs, one of the sides is heavier than the other, but still there is a balance to it. Below you will see a simple composition of the asymmetry designs. A simple example would be like a bunch of smaller elements at one side of the design with a large element on the other side and still giving you a sense of balance, while creating an aesthetic view.

The other best example for asymmetry design would be of Mondrian. Want to know who Piet Mondrian is?

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The best brand Logo example for an asymmetry design is Pepsi.

There are many other ways to show balance in your won design. One of the ways is to apply colors and achieve the balance with different weight of the objects. The other way is to use different shape of the objects and show a visual interest through this principle of design. Now that we have a strong understanding of how balance plays an important role in your design, we make sure we use this in our next design projects.

Whether its symmetrical or asymmetrical balance, you should also think about what is appropriate for your composition.

Bookmark making! 

Bookmarks! Never ever thought that I would fall into books so much. I love reading as much as I love drinking coffee. Coffee and a book, a perfect combination!

It’s been two years that I have started reading. Of course, I used to read when I was in school and college to score some good marks. But was never into fictions, biography, etc. I met a friend in my final year who is a book lover too. She suggested me to read Dan brown,and since then I started reading.

 

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So reading is one thing, which I love. But I can never leave design and calligraphy. My day does not end without a scribble. It’s like breathing for me. When ever I took a break from reading for which I used a paper clip to hold a page where I stopped, I have now started using thick paper strips with a beautiful quote on it. These quotes, are written by famous people, anonymous, etc. I started writing them on these strips of paper using my calligraphy and typographic skills.All I need is a paper and a pen, and I have a bookmark ready in a couple of minutes. I am obsessed with these bookmarks and they are very dear to me as they are handmade and I have put all my heart into it while making them. 

Bookmark making, is like my favourite thing to do! Stop using these paper clips for a while and use some of your handmade skills and make some awesome and cute bookmarks!

Enjoy making one for yourself too!

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Quilling!

I never took any lessons from anyone. It was my birthday evening when my friends and relatives came over to wish me, with gifts and flowers and cakes, etc. After a wonderful dinner with all of them and they heading home, I couldn’t wait to open my gifts ( I was only 12!) Most of them were clothes and bags and two painting books and one where I found these weird looking paperstrips. 

So they were not just weird but even eye catchy (bright colours). I did not know what these were for but I had a needle and I did remember that I have seen someone playing with the strip and the needle. 

So I started using them and created some five petals flower. I was so addicted to it that everyday after my school I used to spend some of my time on quilling. 

Though it takes a lot of time to create one piece of model. It is equally fun. This is how my quilling journey started. 

So now, not only five petals flower, but I do make envelopes, decoration pieces, cards, etc.