I don’t know about you all, but once I get an image in my head, it sort of becomes an itch I have to scratch. This has become worse and worse with my glowforge being here. So there I was, sitting on my couch last night thinking, “Gee, it’s been a couple of days since lasering something, I should rea-” AND BOOM it hits me. Pineapples. I live in Hawaii, and the pineapple is king here! Get it? Because it has a crown…Moving on!
So I sit there, and sit there, and debate on whether 10pm is too late to start the design work (it was/wasn’t but definitely too late to start up the g-unit). I google searched some pineapple images for inspiration and found a couple that I liked. I eventually found the perfect one and began to make it personal. Turns out the first image, which I originally intended to use was not coming out the way I intended (I may go back to it, but it was more work than I wanted to do and it was getting late). I ended up choosing my second pineapple design, and as it was sitting in AI, again inspiration hit me and I found myself wondering why I didn’t just try out throwing my name in it. Cut a section out, added some lines and my name, and that’s when the magic finally settled in my mind. The itch I get is only ever satisfied after hours of playing with a design, even if I feel like I’m already done with it. Here are the results first in png
Then the actual results
And a quarter for scale
My wife keeps telling me that I need to start selling these little things I’m making, and I’m starting to think she’s right. I’ve ordered magnets from Amazon as well as keychains, so wish me luck in the future!