Tuesday, March 30, 2010

this idea came to me last night

I have a lovely friend who refers to me as "Design Mommy" because I am full of (constructive) criticism. We send each other designs and ideas to look over, and questions. I am super lucky to have her as a resource, and I hope I help her out a little too.

Last night, as I was tossing and turning and trying to put my brain to sleep, I was thinking this over. It's a great system, and I think everyone should have access.

So here's the idea, let me know what you think.

"Design Mommy" will be an online group blog where anyone can send a current design, craft, or art project for a constructive review. The submissions can either be made public to the blog (for public review) or more privately to the smaller group of chosen contributors. In addition to project reviews, the contributing bloggers would write about trends that they see (opinion pieces) or anything else that they think of.

I'd really like to know what y'all think, because I hope that you would participate. I think it would be a great opportunity for us to communicate and share what we are doing. It will also be a great opportunity to hone our critical skills (which get rusty when you're mainly working for yourself.)
It's also possible this exists already. Have you seen anything?


  1. What a fab idea! I need a Design Mommy!

  2. I think a lot of people could use a design mommy once in awhile, great idea! Start it up!

  3. Sounds like a good idea! People love information, and this sounds like a great way to provide people with that. If you need unconstructive critisism or blatant truth as a product option, I'm available to lay the smack down. Not that you needed informing of that.

  4. I like, I like, I really like it!

    I have a couple of ideas, that I'd love to submit/share with Design Mommy!