Analyze This

My Social Media Defeat

March 18, 2015     Like This Post!

What does having a “career” mean anymore? These days you can make money from posting videos on the internet or just showing up to comic conventions. The age old standard idea of having a career has dissolved and you can actually make a living doing things you love.

That being said, it’s not always that easy. The “creative” field is definitely a tough market to make yourself stand out. As much as it is a challenge, a lot of people know how to make it work – you can probably thank social media for that. There’s apparently an art to knowing how to use sites and apps effectively to reach the kind of people you want to reach. I don’t know the first thing about it, but it’s actually possible. I’ve seen it work… through other people of course.


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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?
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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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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