April 30, 2011

Weekend Reflection

So my Early Spring Term has come to an end...

I had my finals this week and am very pleased with how I did! I got a 103 on my Psychology final (but don't congratulate me on that one... it was open book!) and got a 92 on my Design Fundamentals final.

Woot :)

Next term starts on May 4th and I have decided to go FULL time! Meaning I will have class Monday-Thursday 6-10 every night. Oy veyyyy....

It will be good for me though. I need to get this degree moving along and finish as fast as possible. It will be a big change though..

I will be taking 4 classes to include Ethics, American History, Publication Design, and Concepts & Critical Thinking.

I'll tell you right now the one I'm dreading most is History... if you read my post From Swiss to American you may know why. I don't know what happened in high school but I have not saved any history knowledge in my memory bank, so this will be my second chance at actually paying attention :)

On a side note... I have hit a weird slump in my blogging lately. I don't know what it is.

I started designing a header for my new blog design but just thinking of all of the other customizations I will have to implement is overwhelming. What do you think of this?



I've been loving the yellow/black/white color scheme and was inspired by my new rug from Target :) It's going to take some serious concentration, time and effort. I just can't believe how often some of the other bloggers out there change up their design! You guys are amazing!

Maybe it's the weather that's got me in a slump.  Spring is just being really temperamental right now. I woke up to 2" of snow on the ground this morning! UGH! Even my dogs are wondering, "WTF????"

Maybe a hair change will lift my spirits! I've been playing with color a lot lately. I went pretty blond last time and have decided to go the ginger route... Monday evening I will be transformed into a redhead! I've been looking for the perfect shade, hoping I don't end up resembling a clown. Here is some red inspiration I have been admiring:




Wondering if I should go full on red, more of an auburn, or a lighter red... we shall see now, won't we? :)

At least it's the weekend and I get to enjoy a break from school for a while! I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon reading all of your lovely blog posts, listening to my Pandora station, maybe finish that book I got for Christmas, and tidy up the house a bit... if I have time that is ;)

I'll leave you with a fun song that I can't help but sing and dance along to every time it comes on the radio...



How bout yourself, got any fun plans for the weekend???

April 26, 2011

Best In Show!

APOLOGIES!

I haven't added a new post in about a week now- I've been slacking! 

I have a good excuse though... I was spending much needed time with my mom who flew in from Connecticut. With that, the holiday, catching a case of extreme exhaustion AND finals this week I have been completely unmotivated to add any new posts... until now!

Because I have some fabulous news...

My school recently put together an art show featuring a variety of student work including fine art and design pieces. There were several categories you could enter your work under. The instructors got together and decided on first, second and third place winners in each category. I decided to enter my Endangered Species Chimpanzee Drawing and my Marilyn Monroe Pen & Ink project.  Well, I wasn't able to make it to the actual art show, but come to find out I had placed! 

My chimpanzee drawing had won "Best In Show"! What an honor!


I wasn't expecting to be recognized for this and it feels pretty good. I worked countless hours on this project and feel that it was probably the best drawing I have ever done. It's nice to know other people can see the effort that went into it :)

How about you? Have you ever been awarded or recognized for something? 

April 19, 2011

Andy Warhol Project

You guys know Andy Warhol, right?

If it doesn't ring a bell I'm sure you will recognize his famous works of art...




To put it simply, Andy Warhol is the genius behind pop art and was a huge presence in American media from the 1950's through the 1980's. Today, his style has become so popular that everyone tries to imitate his technique, and for good reason. It's so much fun to play with the contrast and color combinations within your photo, and then to add the repetition just makes your image so much more fun to look at.

Now, I could probably do a tutorial on this, but I'll just walk you through how I did it. Keep in mind there are several ways to go about achieving this look, and this way is probably the most basic.

Start with an image.

I chose this beautiful photo of Lara Stone (via models.com)

Basically, I opened the image in Photoshop, cropped it to my liking, desaturated the photo, erased the background, then increased the contrast and posterized the image until there were about 3-4 levels of gray tones. I also made sure to include a background layer behind the image.

That's when the fun began... adding color!

I simply played around with Color Balance and Hue/Saturation until I was pleased with the color combinations. Knowing what colors compliment each other is really helpful when working with this technique, but even with just an artistic eye you can probably tell which combinations look best.

Here is a look at how my final images turned out...





What do you think?

If you want to try at home there's a really good video tutorial here (probably for intermediate Photoshoppers) and if you are not experienced with Photoshop you can edit your photo with Photobucket to achieve a similar look.

Fun, huh? :) 

April 18, 2011

Well, this is an improvement!

{Follow up from previous post: Well, this is embarassing...}


Sooo... remember this horrific picture I showed you a couple weeks ago?


I'm excited to announce that the hoarder room has been completely transformed and I can barely contain my excitement!

I personally think it's quite the improvement... you be the judge:


YAYYYY!!!!

There were a couple newly purchased items to complete the room...
Hubby's new desk, white bookcase, black storage boxes, and new bedding were all from Walmart, and that fabulous rug is from Target... it really ties the room together, yes?

I just have to say this would not have been accomplished had it not been for my amazing, strong, handyman husband! The bookshelf and the desk all had to be put together and my hubby was sweating it out in frustration for a couple hours making sure it was done before we went to bed. It was around 11:00 PM when we finally got done, we sat at our desks now next to each other, sipped on some much needed alcohol, and passed out shortly after.

WHAT A DAY!

And now we can't stop looking at it and showing it off to everyone that comes over. We are in here all the time! The futon is usually in a sofa position so it's a little more roomy, but since my mom is in town this week we switched it to the bed position which works great too. The whole room just works very well for all of our needs... we love it so much!

I still have a couple more things to add accessory-wise, mainly to fill that large space above my desk...

*giggles mischievously*

It's a secret right now but here are some clues:

1. It included a trip to the antique store...
2. It's a D.I.Y. project to include paint and chicken wire...
3. I'm making one for me AND one for my giveaway winner!

I probably gave it away (because I'm awful at keeping secrets), but can you guess what it might be? :)

April 14, 2011

Helen Levitt Photography

So last week I was given an assignment to visit the University of Utah Fine Arts Museum and fill out a questionnaire. This trip would count as class time so we were able to take an evening off.

Well, I kind of was dreading it.

I know, right? I'm an artist, I should love doing this kind of stuff.

Don't get me wrong, I've been to my fair share of art museums including The Metropolitan in NYC, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Seattle Art Museum. I have gone mostly during field trips and when I travel. The visit in Seattle was just because I was feeling "Artsy in Seattle" with my original Starbucks coffee in hand and wanted to drag my non-artsy husband to see how he would do. He said it was a little "too foo-foo" for him.... typical.

I do enjoy visits to art museums for the most part, but I just never think of going for fun. I find some of it even boring and disturbing... like those dark rooms with a video playing along with some creepy music, or a large mound of dirt that's supposed to resemble something... that stuff weirds me out and I just don't get it.

So, I actually tried to cheat and see if I could Google the answers to the questionnaire. I know... like seriously how lazy can I get? Well, I was doing really well until I got to the last question which asked me to pick two pieces from the African collection and explain how they made me feel.

DAMMIT!

Couldn't really get around that one, so I had to go, and I convinced my friend to go with me. I told her I had to hop into this one section for a half hour, tops, and then we could go shopping for the real entertainment.

So we went. We started off nonchalant, making silly jokes and laughing out loud. Then, when we really started observing, there was a silence and we became totally enthralled by all of the creations around us. We got done with the African collection and instead of leaving, we just kept going.

I ended up being truly touched by the Helen Levitt Photography exhibit. When I initially looked around at the combination of black and white photographs I went through them quickly... after all, these were just ordinary people living on the streets of New York City going about their ordinary lives.

I was about halfway through when I realized the point of her work. This was not intended to be glamorous, flashy, or extravagant. This was real life in the 1930's and 1940's captured in simple moments: the children playing in the streets, drawing with chalk, splashing about in the fire hydrant water, sometimes laughing, sometimes serious. The business men going to work. The women dressing up in their fancy dresses. The wise elderly faces. Every day moments that are easily overlooked were in the spotlight.

It reminded me of my own childhood. I didn't grow up under rich circumstances and I was perfectly content wandering around in my backyard, inventing games, talking to myself, picking the raspberry bushes, collecting rocks, catching fireflies, walking around barefoot, coming inside with grass stained knees, and living off a natural high on life.

The photos reminded me that it doesn't matter what possessions you have, what neighborhood you live in, how big your house is... we all live under the same sky, we all see the moon and the stars at night, and we all look to find contentment within our means whether they are big or small. Although these ordinary people might have been poor, dirty, tired, and worn out... they were happy to be alive.

And oh, the humor behind the photographs... some of these just made me laugh out loud!













{all photos via the old photo album}

There is something refreshing about seeing artwork. It humbles you. It puts things into perspective, and whether it is conscious or not, you feel something. It's fascinating seeing the endless possibilities, the emotions, the inconceivable talent and genius, and just being in the presence of pure creativity... there's something about a trip to the museum that is unlike anything else. It's seeing and appreciating the artistic nature of the human mind.

Needless to say, I'm glad I decided to go and actually do the assignment honestly... and I suggest you all make a visit to your local museum one of these spring afternoons :)



P.S. Couple things coming soon...

1. Photos from my new and improved Office/Bedroom!
2. Giveaway to one lucky reader... details to come :)
3. Andy Warhol inspired school project to be completed next week
4. Semi-professional photography of myself to be added
5. New blog design (this may take a while, but it will be in the works!)

P.P.S. I may not be blogging as much this weekend because my Mamacita is in town and I haven't seen her since July! I hope you all have nice sunny spring weather wherever you are and enjoy your weekends! :)

April 13, 2011

Secret Heart

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So, I thought as a follow up from Monday's rant I would let you all know how very much I was touched by all of your comments, your thoughts, and your compliments. I was not expecting that large of a response, and although I was nervous about offending people, I'm glad I brought up the subject. It helped me get to know all of you a little bit better and realize that I'm not alone with my petty insecurities.

It's kind of funny... I wrote it as a way to weed out the followers that couldn't care less, but instead it brought me even more followers than I was expecting! This just reassures me that you all appreciate my honesty, as I appreciate yours, and I want you all to know this is a place where openness and honesty is embraced. That's why it's called "Confessions" of a Graphic Design Student. Let's face it. I'm an open book!

All my life I have worn my heart on my sleeve and I have found that it's sometimes really hard for me to hold back or put a wall up. I just let it out I guess... and there are goods and bads attached to that. Good because people know who I am right away and I have developed very deep and meaningful relationships, but also bad because sometimes I have a hard time censoring myself or maybe will let my guard down around people I don't necessarily trust, and in return I get hurt or it backfires on me. But, would I change myself if I could? I don't think I would...

I have seen people that keep their walls up air tight and go about life like that, never letting anyone in, and I pity them. They use this as protection and think they have everything figured out because they don't ever get hurt, but what's truly tragic is the possibility that they won't ever experience the benefits of having someone see their souls, the good and bad, and still love them for all they are. They are missing out on one of the best feelings in the world!

In this blogging world we really don't know each other so it ends up being a place where you can either expose yourself for all you really and truly are or you can hide behind a wall of perfected words and edited photos giving the illusion of a happy/successful/magical/fairytale life.

If that's how I did things around here I would feel really empty inside. Keeping a blog would seem meaningless. Why put so much effort into trying to convince other people that my life is perfect? People can see right through that- and it doesn't inspire people- it makes them envy you and hate you as well. I believe envy is a wasted emotion and it's something we should not be encouraging from our readers. I feel the more we expose ourselves, the more we let others know the reality, the more we spread the fact that we are all human and we are all more alike than we ever thought we would be.

Of course there will be the occasional troll that comes along that has their own set of issues, but they will surely be outnumbered by people who accept you and love the insides of you, not just the outward appearance... and isn't that all that we really want anyway?

This is the perfect place to get unbiased thoughts- because I don't think anyone is here to judge- they are here to be inspired, to peek into the lives of others and find out how they are handling this roller coaster we call life. We can't possibly be laughing the whole ride having a good time. Sometimes we are scared and we want to scream- sometimes it's bumpy and the twists and turns make you feel like your veering off track- sometimes we feel sick to our stomach- sometimes it's terrifying as hell... but sometimes it's pure elation, and if we omit the scary parts, well... that's just no fun! It would be like riding a kid coaster that slowly goes around in a circle. Boooo!

So I challenge you... open up in one of your posts this week and just let it out. I predict you will not only feel better about yourself, but you will connect with others on a deeper level.

Besides, what are you so afraid of? :)



And to all of the lovely followers of mine that left those amazing, long, heartfelt comments:

Thank you.

Truly.

From the bottom of my heart <3


April 11, 2011

The Unfollow

CAUTION: 
This post is completely honest and real and might offend some people. Read at your own risk!

So, just yesterday I was SO ecstatic that I finally reached 100 followers and even mentioned it in my last post.

But... I log on today and notice that I only have 99. Sad. :(

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong but I've had quite a few people unfollow me lately. I'd guess around 10 people total. It kinda hurts :(



Ever since I started making serious efforts with my blog in November I've learned a few etiquette lessons that exist in the blog world, and have realized that not everyone understands. To me, this is networking with real people doing really amazing things. I love being a part of it and love getting to know the individuals behind the words.

I admit in the beginning I was a little naive with this blogger world. I didn't know how to gain followers. So I went to Blogger's Coffee Shop and tried advertising myself there. Nada. Then I realized there were several blog networks that I could join to expose my blog. That didn't really help either.

I noticed when I peeked around, visited other blog's followers and commenters, I found some truly remarkable people. I started reading, commenting, and following to let them know I existed. Who would have thought genuinely reading blogs and leaving sincere comments would help me gain followers? :)

I know everyone is trying to gain more followers, but there is a polite way to do it and an impolite way to do it. I think a lot of people try to find the easy way out with these copy & paste comments. It's so rude! Really... I'd rather you not even say anything. I get excited when people comment, and if it's just some thoughtless remark, it's disappointing and disrespectful.

There's also that uncomfortable obligation to follow someone when they follow you. And it's even more uncomfortable when they blatantly ask you to follow them back.

Let me tell you a story that truly shocked me. I recently had someone leave those rude kind of comments and a link to their blog asking me to follow them. She had a nice blog and I liked it, but I was turned off by the way she went about it. I gave it some time, and after she repeatedly left me comments I decided to be nice, follow, and leave a sincere comment thanking her. Guess what happened? She UNFOLLOWED me two days later. WTF? That's sooo snaky!

Now, I only follow people if I'm truly intrigued with their blog's content and if it has something to do with my industry and interests. I would hope they follow back, but if not, no big deal. I don't need follows out of pity.

To be completely honest, there are times when I visit a follower's blog and I'm just not interested. Like for example, Christian blogs. I completely respect your love for God, really, but I'm agnostic and I don't have an interest reading about your religious views. Are you going to hold that against me? Does this make you not want to read my blog anymore because I don't read yours? Don't you want followers that share the same interest and will leave you insightful comments?

This leaves me to conclude that some people only follow me because they want a follow back. And maybe when they found out I didn't follow them back they got pissed and unfollowed me. Or maybe I just suck... I dunno. I feel kind of high school bringing this up. I mean, the first few unfollows didn't bother me, but now it's becoming a pattern and I want to know... has this ever happened to anyone before? How do you handle it?

I just want to say to all of my followers that are reading this right now: I am SO happy that you decided to follow me, and I hope you did because you want to hear more of what I have to say, and not out of pity. I follow about 100 blogs and there are new posts filling up my reader every day. If I don't get to read your post right away... don't worry. I'm always viewing when I have time (during work, after work, during school, after school, and on weekends) and I will read your posts eventually. I try to comment on the posts that touch me with sincere heartfelt thoughts and I hope you do the same. But, I don't expect you to read and comment on every one of my posts. I understand we all have our own busy lives and just maintaining a blog can be really time consuming.

On the other hand, if that's all I am is a number to you then I would prefer you not follow me in the first place. If you don't care or haven't read my blog in ages, then please.. go ahead and unfollow me. This is a place where I need motivational support, not snaky people looking for follows.

Sorry... had to vent :/

April 10, 2011

The ABC's of ME!

Been seeing this cute post going around and thought I would do my own...
you should too! :D

Age: 23 (24 in June!)
Bed Size: Queen
Chore you hate:  DISHES!
Dogs:  Two mini dachshunds named Sam & Nelly :)
Essential start of your day:  Coffee... definitely coffee!
Favorite Color:  Turquoise
Gold or silver:  I like a good mix of both actually
Height: 5'6"
Instruments I play (or have played): Recorder, Clarinet, and a little Guitar- 
I no longer play though- I wish I had stuck with the recorder...
Job Title: Client Care Coordinator/soon to be Graphic Designer :)
Kids: Not yet... and not anytime soon
Live: Salt Lake City, UT... although I wish I lived somewhere greener
Mom's Name: Patricia or "Patti"... love my momma!
Nickname:  Keester. I'll thank my lil sis for that one.. lol
Overnight hospital stays: None so far!
Pet Peeve: Slow drivers!! "Get outta my way grandma!"
Quote from a movie: "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my aparment smells of rich mahogany."-Ron Burgundy, Anchorman
Right or left handed: Right
Siblings: 2 lovely sisters <3
Time you wake up: Alarm goes off at 5:30 and I snooze til 6:30 :)
Underwear: Wouldn't you like to know?
Vegetables you dislike: Peas... gross.
What makes you run late: My hair... always the damn hair... 
X-rays you've had done: Dental x rays? I've never broken anything. 
*knocks on wood*
Yummy food you make: Breakfast & Brownies... that's about it! lol
Zoo animal:  Giraffes... so gigantic yet so gentle!


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P.S. I noticed today I reached 100 followers! Insanity! 
I'm thinking of doing a giveaway soon to show my appreciation... 
details soon to come :)

April 09, 2011

Cuddle, Coffee, Clean!

Happy Saturday, friends!

It's snowing like crazy this morning, which means Mother Nature is obviously in a rut... this guy must have really been a douchebag.

I was planning on being super productive today with cleaning out my hoarder room (and I still will be) but whenever the weather is this bad it makes it that much harder to resist cuddling on the couch with my sweet pups...

Aren't they the cutest? :D

Once I finish my Neapolitan coffee (and yes, it's as delicious as it sounds) I will face that beast of a room and turn it into a beauty...

If only Sex & the City wasn't on right now...

Oh, she's with The Russian...


*Turns off TV*


*Gets off ass*


*Sighs*


Wish me luck... I'm going to need it!


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April 07, 2011

Throwback Thursday!


I really like Thursdays... it's a good day. It's nice because you're excited tomorrow is Friday, yet you're still productive because the laziness of the weekend hasn't kicked in yet. 

I admit the weather wasn't as springy as I would like... but I must say there is something quite beautiful about a stormy day. The mysterious dark clouds quietly rolling in, commanding attention with its howling winds, pouring its heart out with sheets of heavy rain, sending shivers of thunder through the skies, and displaying shocks of electric light for all to see. 

Maybe Mother Nature is heartbroken and needs to vent, throw a tantrum, and let it all out. Good for her. I just hope it's not a depression, and tomorrow she will realize it's not worth crying cold rain when you can let your heart shine instead. C'mon Mother Nature... you know he didn't deserve you anyway ;)

Well, as you may know I'm trying to keep up with this weekly post called Throwback Thursdays (check out my other two posts here and here). And since I'm cleaning out my hoarder closet this weekend I thought I would dig through and find some nice drawings to share with you today :)


{Line Drawing- College- Fall 2005}
It's Britney Spears "Curious" Perfume, can you tell?



{Ink and white conte crayon- College - Fall 2005}


When I look at these college drawings it makes me laugh a little. Looking back now I recognize how I put zero to little thought into the subject of my drawings and how immature I was as an artist.

My thoughts probably went like this...

"Sweet. New assignment. OK cool, I'll just look around my dorm and see what I can draw... hmmm... how bout this towel rack? Yeah! That'll look GREAT!" 

I don't think I was as concerned with the meaning of the piece as much as I was with my technique and showing off my talent. What I needed to do was think first, take a risk, and draw something a little more thought provoking and interesting. 

It's days like these I realize how much I've grown up these last five years. 

Do you ever have days like that?


Anyway, here's a song I was listening to in the bath tub today 
(you probably heard it before)... it's pretty chill. 

Sit back, relax, have a listen... 
or just play it as you browse through the rest of your browser tabs :)


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April 06, 2011

Well, this is embarrassing...

We all have them at one point...

The Spare Bedroom / Storage Closet

Ahh yes... the back room where we shamelessly throw things that have no purpose just so we can hide them behind a door and forget about its contents. 

It starts with a corner... maybe with some exercise equipment, moving boxes that are full of useless items, clothes you don't wear anymore, the old futon and unused furniture, craft projects that never got completed, old decorations you couldn't part with... until one day you can barely open the door and realize you are in the beginning stages of HOARDING!


My poor husband uses this room as his office. There is a futon underneath all that clutter which means it can also be a nice spare bedroom where friends and family can stay.

At one point it looked really nice. We repainted, added the curtains, hung up some framed photos and artwork, and got the desk area organized. We even fell asleep in there a couple nights watching movies on the desktop.

Well, according to the picture above, you can tell that obviously didn't last very long, and for a while now I have resorted to using the couch and coffee table as my work area.

THIS NEEDS TO END, PEOPLE!

So I decided I'm going to focus on creating an inspiring work environment where I can have my computer and all of my art supplies in one organized space. If I can accomplish this I know it will make it so easy to get things done that I no longer have any more excuses to procrastinate or be unproductive. 

So of course I drew inspiration from Pinterest :)

Here are some ideas I have in mind....

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I really like this simple clean look, using space vertically instead of horizontally. 

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I wish I had enough room for something like this...
but I love the colors, the shelving, that cute lamp, and the message board. 

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I love the light and airy colors in this design because it makes the cramped and cluttered mess still look spacious. I'm thinking I might need some of those tall bookshelves...

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How cute is this? 
I thought of doing an inspiration board but some strings and clothes pins could do the trick!

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This is a little too Miley Cyrus for me... but I love that chalkboard calendar and the built in bookshelf on the side of the desk. 

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LOVE.
I don't think you can go wrong with a fluffy chair like that...
it's just begging to be sat in!


So I know I'm mostly wishful thinking, but seriously, something needs to be done and soon! Wouldn't you agree? I have a feeling I'll be making several trips to IKEA in the near future...


Any tips for decorating an artist's work space?


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P.S. Do you think I have a thing for white desks? :)

April 04, 2011

Digital Breakthrough!

You guyssss.... I am SO freaking stoked right now :D

Know why? 

Here's why...

1. Last Wednesday during class I was on the verge of tears because I couldn't get technology to be on my side when it came to my Design Fundamentals project. I angrily decided I would just do the whole thing by hand... argh!

2. So I waited until Saturday to start on the project knowing that it was due on Monday... but it was a good thing because...

3. I thought of a fresh idea for the object I would be designing around, and changed my inspiration from Lipstick to Keys...

4. I started drawing all sorts of styles of keys and bought a scanner/printer so I could mess with them digitally. When I was happy with the 8 different types of hand drawn keys I scanned them in successfully, thanks to my tech-smart husband :)

5. Then I spent the next four hours cleaning up each key in Photoshop with the paint brush, eraser, and that wonderful magic wand tool... it really is magical :)

6. On Sunday I started on the three designs I had to come up with; the first one being a black and white study of the object, the second one being a black and white study with an implosion/explosion technique, and the third one being a study in color featuring a word that compliments your idea. 

7. I arranged everything in Photoshop (feeling pretty confident with it at this point) and fell in love with the Bevel/Contour effect. Everything came together great... I could not be happier!!!

So what do YOU think of my first time designing in Photoshop? :)


Version No. 1
{Black&WhiteStudy}

Version No. 2
{Black&White Study-Implosion}

 Version No. 3
{Color Study with Word}


I still can't believe I did these... and the coolest part is that the keys are all my original drawings! 

I ended up finding a really good balance between creating something genuine and digitally enhancing it. Sure, I could have found some vector files online but how lame would that be? The reason why I love it so much is because I know it's not just digital art- it's a mix of both!

I'm just really proud of myself at this point and I don't even care what grade I get on it. 

I'll let you know how my critique goes!


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April 02, 2011

Creative Dreams

It's the weekend (finally!) which means my mind is rested and wandering to all sorts of places. 

The bad thing is that we ran out of coffee yesterday and although my mind is working I know I must devour a caffeinated beverage [and soon] so I can actually accomplish some things today... like getting started on my Design Fundamentals project.

That's due on Monday.

But it's still early on Saturday morning and I thought I could cram in a blog post that has been floating in my brain for a few days now :)

I have been thinking about the future lately and some creative goals I would like to reach... kind of like an artist's bucket list. So of course, I thought I would share:

1. Take up photography.

2. Design someone's blog layout.

3. Draw someone's tattoo design.

4. Write an article and get it published in a magazine.

5. Write a book and illustrate the cover art.

6. Design, create, or donate something to benefit a cause. 


7. Open up an Etsy shop and sell my paintings, drawings, illustrations, prints... whatever.



Priscilla Ahn
DREAM


What are some of your creative dreams?


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