There's that little gap between pressing send on an email with an electronic PDF of a 200 page Indesign document and when it arrives in the mailbox to be unwrapped, revealing itself as a 3 dimensional glossy ex-tree smelling object!
I'm always impatient!
And it was a proud moment when I walked into the kitchen with my latest design in the pulp!
Here are some shots of the 100 Dolls, Countless Hearts book which I photographed and designed. You can see some of the 'making of' in my previous post Old chooks and dolls.
Buy it! It's inspirational, beautiful, just $30 and all proceeds go to orphans in South Africa.
As part of the design 'experience', I received many messages from the Uthando Project coordinator, Georgia Efford. She doesn't spare positive feedback when she's whipping me day and night with the most insane timeframe I've ever experienced! But I love Georgia's enthusiasm and relentlessly positive thinking.
Here are my favourites quotes of Georgia-inspiration that kept me going til the end.
"Jesus and all the apostles would be proud of you little miracle worker"
"I don't know truly how to thank you. Nat, it was way beyond the call of duty... and kept on being like that to the last gasp."
"Nat, you are a little humdinger, as my Dad would say."
"Nat, the book feels as if we are bringing some peace to the world."
"Absolutely thrilling Nat. I truly love your way of putting things together beautifully."
"You have accomplished marvels today Nat! xxx"
"You are most generous and are earning lots of Light Units"
"Hi Nat, the more i think about you juggling all these elements the more I love what you do and the can do attitude. In retrospect, the funniest thing was me confidently saying "Oh Nat we will have the text ready for you when you arrive!!!!!!!!!!" How did you cope with so much unknown all the time?"
That's my favourite. Real acknowledgement of the challenge. And that's what you want from clients. Awareness and appreciation.
And for such positive feedback, acknowledging my accumulating light units towards my ascension to heaven, I'd do it all again!
[current mood] detox high & the smell of yellow roses