Well, I’ve blown my allotted Blog Salad time on design today, as you may notice! [intlink id="2382" type="post"]My style poll[/intlink] ended up a dead tie, between grunge and Web 2.0 styles, so I’ve decided to pull the rusty green paint background and make room for a header logo [intlink id="2499" type="post"]that polls indicate will be coming any day now[/intlink]. I’m also playing with some new code that’s part of CSS3 (the newest version of the styling code I primarily use to design this and other sites), so you should see some drop shadows now!
Be sure to drop in tomorrow for a special guest post from Meredith Resnick, the creative genius behind The Writer’s [Inner] Journey. Like many bloggers participating in the WordCount Blogathon, Meredith and I will be swapping blogs for a day (not like that), so feel free to head over to The Writer’s Journey and take a look at what I had to say.
Anyhow, I must get back to my clients and darling daughters before they start feeling too rejected. And, since we’re speaking of rejection—which is an inevitable (and sometimes necessary) part of being a creative professional—I’ll share with you Don Hertzfeldt’s Oscar-nominated animated short entitled “Rejected.” In addition to being dark, funny, and brilliantly conceived, it’s also a fine example of meta art, the likes of which [intlink id="2489" type="post"]I discussed on Day 15[/intlink]. I’ve embedded the video below, but it’s worth seeing the full-screen version in all its HD glory.
WARNING: While there’s no nudity or obscene language and the animation is almost entirely simplistic line figures, there are a few parts that may be inappropriate for children and prissy cubicle mates.
Line drawings standing on a knife edge between acceptance and rejection, fiction and reality too much for you? Tell me your best rejection story, your worst rejection story, or how you clean up after bad news has been dumped on you.