Wednesday, January 26, 2011

my second love (aka books)

Obviously my first love is my hubby. But what better than to have both of my loves on the same day! For our anniversary, Chris gave me two DIY home decor books. I'll admit, there was a little squealing with delight when he gave them to me, followed by hours of browsing the beautiful pages. There are so many things that I want to try! I'm really excited about the reupholster section because I found this gem of a chair at a second hand store in need of a little TLC. The shape of the chair is beautiful, but the stained cherry fabric has got to go. It's only a matter of time till it will make it's debut.  
The other two books I purchased a few weeks ago and finally came in the mail. They are both "how to" books when it comes to freelance graphic design work. These will be my ticket to understanding pricing, taxes and all that fun stuff (not really... but it's all a part of the game).

 1. Real-life Decor 100 Easy DIY Projects to Brighten Your Home on a Budget
2. The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor: More Than 100 Inventive Projects for Cool Homes like Yours    This title makes me giggle a little.
3. Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
4.  Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business The writer of this book is also the producer of the blog and business Oh Joy! In other words, I know it's going to be a good one. 

With design books, I say it's more than ok to judge a book by it's cover. 

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