So the first thing we were taught in design classes was to make your columns (and rows) and obey them. If you're interested in learning more about magazine layouts and grids, check out this link. Essentially, columns keep the design ordered in a subtle but aesthetically pleasing fashion. I'm guilty of not using them ("But this way just feels right!"), but I'm trying to practice what I preach, so to say.
And this is the ad in InDesign with the grids turned on (cmd/cntrl + ;) (ignore the blue bound box, I had that highlighted during the screenshot, and I've got less than a 1/4 cup of coffee left)
And this is the ad in InDesign with the grirds and the box frames turned on (cntrl+cmnd+h)
Right now here's the same ad content but it needs to go on an A4 page with borders etc:
One of these days I'll give you a proper update of what's going on (like why I've been driving to the hospital nearly everyday last week), and some new art pieces (....!....), but right now I have to put an empty cup in the dishwasher..... xoxoxo