My final design project is an artist book! This process has been such an inspiring and growing experience. The pictures above are of my mock-up book. Constructing a mock-up helps you make your mistakes before you actually start on your final product. My inspiration came from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s live rendition of their song, “Life is Hard.” I got to see this intriguing group at the Gentlemen of the Road stop in St. Augustine, Florida. They premiered a live YouTube version of their song, “Life is Hard,” before their show and it really hit home with me. It reminded me that life will always be hard and instead of sulking, we should all celebrate this gift of life. I look forward to sharing my final product with you all. Happy Monday!