Haikus

Stress Haikus: 5-7-5 Your Troubles Away

Guest post written by Gabby

March 17, 2015     Like This Post!

You know when you get so stressed out that you just have to take a moment to write a haiku about it?
No?
Well, you might want to try it. Sometimes when you get so overloaded you feel like you’re headed straight for Panic Attack City, it’s beneficial to get out your worries via that haiku rhythm – 5 syllables on the first line, 7 syllables on the second, and 5 again on the last. 5-7-5, 5-7-5, 5-7-5. It’s like deep breaths made of poetry.

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Entertain Me Monday

How Silverchair Saved Me From a Good Charlotte Obsession

Guest post written by Victoria

March 16, 2015     Like This Post!

Silverchair Fan Art

I must confess. I started listening to my favorite band because (big embarrassing confession time) my widdle tween crush, Billy from Good Charlotte, loved them.

By the time I’d tuned in they had just taken a hiatus when their musical genius guitarist and singer ran into some medical issues just after finishing up their fourth album. I figured I’d give them a shot, being impressed with the fact that the three members achieved pretty decent success at the ripe old age of fifteen years.

The first track I heard was “Israel’s Son,” from their debut, Frogstomp, which came out in 1995. My dad saw them when they opened for Van Halen one summer before I’d ever listened and I spent a few years being jealous of him for that. Of their first album I thought it a simple grunge offering, albeit one from the land down under. The aforementioned front man, Daniel Johns, was accompanied by his buddies Ben Gillies (drums) and Chris Joannou (bass) in achieving the great American music title of being a One Hit Wonder with “Tomorrow” which you might catch occasionally on whatever alternative rock stations are still hiding out in the airwaves. The gents wrote most of their tracks based off what they drew from the news and media. It was basic and simple and as an angst riddled kid of the odd ball era I related to the grit of it. And I liked the album art enough to grow an obsession with collecting frogs. Our Queen Bee Maria made the pictured t-shirt with fabric paint pens back in 2004. I still wear it today.

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Love Notes

Love Notes // 001

March 12, 2015     Like This Post!

Here’s a series that I may want to keep up with. I love coming across random scribbles and doodles everywhere I go. Sometimes I take a photo; sometimes I don’t. Here’s a small collection of recently found “graffiti”.

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Typography

Spritz Alphabet

March 11, 2015     Like This Post!

Cookie Alphabet

I’ve always been into fonts. I loved drawing them out by hand, copying band logos, creating my own, browsing through endless supply of fonts on da font, etc.
I’m currently taking a couple of basic graphic design classes, and typography obviously plays a large role in graphic design. I’m all for learning professional ways to incorporate type into designs.

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Youtube Videos To Defeat Boredom

March 9, 2015     Like This Post!

Colin Mochrie Fan Art

It’s so easy to get lost in Youtube land. I see it as a deep hole you trip and fall into, and when you finally snap out of it, you become aware of how many hours have passed and you question what life even means.

Anyway, I’m not one to get lost into the typical vast of useless videos, like dogs in shoes, epic cats, the great dane that just doesn’t want to get up, frankenstein cats (I see a theme here…). I like my entertainment from the professionals. Talk shows are my thing, or anything I know that will guarantee laughs coming from my favorite funny people.

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Illustration

She Wore …

March 7, 2015     Like This Post!

Blue Velvet Art

I created a Redbubble account the other day, and I excitingly added a whole lot of work I’ve done over the years.
It’s surely making me excited to make new art. Don’t get me wrong, I love creating hands on projects for my Etsy and Storenvy shops, but there’s something about the easiness of creating artwork and leaving it up to someone else to develop the finished product, be it a t-shirt or phone case, and ship it out. It’s another way for us to kinda be lazy, but create and collaborate with others and yet make money. It’s a strange concept. Goes to show that “normal 9-5 careers” are on their way out ~~ welcome to the future.

Anyway, I digress. I was excited to dig through older and newer projects and vectorize them. I did so with this Blue Velvet piece.

Blue Velvet Art

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