About two weeks ago I started painting this canvas square measuring roughly 5.5 x 5.5 feet. I need it to do a mockup hair ad for a marketing class at school. Michelle sold me the remains of her roll at a really, really good price and lent me some paints, brushes, and acrylic medium. Leanna's mother hemmed one edge to make a loop to drape over the crossbar of my backdrop stand. Though the photo shows it in an unfinished state, it's currently drying in my basement with some purple semi-regular cross-hatched pattern embedded with this gold interference stuff. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with it but it looks good . . . I took a test shot of it with fluorescent lighting and I was pleased with the results but I'm not going to post any photos of it until after I have a finished product.
More about the assignment - our class, arranged in groups of four or five students, is to develop an integrated marketing communications plan. I must admit that I haven't really been paying attention in class but I understand that this plan consists of a detailed identification and profiling of potential market segments for a product or service, analysis of a products current or desired placement within a competitive continuum (inexpensive --> expensive, negligible time expenditure --> time intensive, etc.), development of a proposed budget for promotions, and some sample advertising for the product or service. I likely won't be able to contribute much to the more theoretical parts of the project however I sense that I'll be useful when it comes to developing the actual ads for the product. In addition, our group has discussed repackaging of our product and, price permitting I might be able to get one of my good friends to build the new package.