Hey! So since lyricalgraphics just recently hit 12,000 followers I figured I would just put out a little bio so you could get to know me a bit :)
My name is Jill, and I am an 18 year old girl living in western Canada. My parents are both graphic designers so I’ve been exposed to that all my life and have always been pretty interested in it. This website is so much fun and I love finding cool lyrics and thinking up the best way to display them. I said I would answer a few questions, so here are some that I chose:
What software do you use to make the graphics?
I started out using Paint Shop Pro, but switched to Photoshop and love it. It’s so easy to use and when I have an idea it normally only takes me around ten minutes to create a graphic lyric. Sometimes longer if I can’t quite get it right, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had an idea but couldn’t make the text work and just given up.
what exactly qualifies a song, or lyric, rather, to get chosen by you to be made into a graphic?
Hm, I generally try to get things that I can relate to. I go for universal feelings or ideas and I usually figure that if they are words that speaks to me some other people might feel the same.
I would like to know what your personal favorite lyric of all time is, okay so its a hard question and i’ll let you have more than one answer okay?
That’s tough! I adore Imogen Heap’s “Goodnight and Go” lyrics though “Why’d you have to be so cute? It’s impossible to ignore you. Must you make me laugh so much? It’s bad enough we get along so well” because that so perfectly sums up a lot of relationships I’ve had. I also like when John Mayer says “It’s better to say too much, than never to say what you need to say” because I personally believe that is so true and that some of my biggest regrets have been from not saying things I should have. Finally, “First Day of My Life” is one of my favorite songs ever so when Conor sings “I could go anywhere with you and I’d probably be happy” I think that is a lovely summation of love. The idea that surroundings, circumstances and location don’t seems so important when you are with someone you truly care about.
How often do you check up on YOUR own followers? I too have HUNDREDS of followers and it’s come to my attention that although I may not follow each and every single one of them back; I should at least go through my list of followers and see who they are along with thanking them. Just to give them that insight that I do know they exist and I appreciate all of the effort that they put in by reading, liking, and reblogging my posts. Do you agree with this realization or have any rebuttal to put towards it?
Eheh. I agree with you that doing such a thing would definitely be very gracious and thoughtful, and at the beginning I did try to pay lots of attention to my followers, but it kind of grew to the point where that isn’t super reasonable to do if I still want to have a life outside of the internet, haha. I try to always read the comments that people make when they reblog my images though. I love when they add stories about how they relate to the lyrics or about memories they have with the song!
What color are your socks?
Haha, I am not wearing any right now it’s like 30 degrees out right now (Celsius, that is) but normally I like bright socks that don’t match.