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Crafted

Rag Rug DIY

August 4, 2017     Like This Post!

I have a lot of fabric scraps and not enough projects to use them for. While Googling some random craft projects, this rag rug project popped out at me and I thought to make a small one for myself. ~ Anything to use these fabric scraps ~ I looked up ways to make this rug and I came to realize it wasn’t so hard. Like it was actually pretty super easy. Just time consuming, that’s all.

I bought a decently big size non-slip rug mat, the kind that you put under rugs to prevent slipping. Because of the small squares, it makes for a good base to tie fabric strips through each square, or every other square. Since it was big, I cut it to the size that I wanted. It came out to a random size – about 22 inches X 17 inches.

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Playlist

Playlist // Wild Beat Retreat

July 21, 2017     Like This Post!
  1. Jungle Love Morris Day & The Time 3:19
  2. Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo 6:21
  3. Let's Dance David Bowie 4:10
  4. Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung 4:47
  5. Wild Wild Life Talking Heads 3:40
  6. Tarzan Boy Baltimora 6:19
  7. Self Control Laura Branigan 5:05
  8. Hold The Line Toto 3:59
  9. Out Of Touch Hall & Oates 4:13
  10. Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis & The News 3:49
  11. Big Time Peter Gabriel 4:31
  12. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 3:58
  13. She Bop Cyndi Lauper 3:52
  14. Antmusic Adam Ant 3:36

Planning a well thought out curated playlist can feel like a workout. I enjoy making them, but sometimes it takes months and I get anxious to share them. I linger on songs, and really work around the mood and feelings of songs. Everybody has their method of making playlists, and that’s mine. I’m like a mood ring, but for music?

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Illustration

Weekday Warrior

June 21, 2017     Like This Post!

Weekday Warrior Illustration

This year, I’ve been trying to expand outside of my 9-6 job and do some freelance work/side project fun. One thing that is a “practice what you preach” for me involves sending out emails to people and/or companies and inquire about any sort of freelance or submissions. At the end of the day, what do you have to lose? It never hurts asking even if these people and companies aren’t looking for extra or outside help.

So I came across a “help wanted” Insta post for a pin company and I thought, “hey, yolo”. After some back and forth and some test designs, it ended up being a bust which is a bummer, but these things happen. Companies knows their aesthetic and what their customer wants. I guess I was right at the border but couldn’t fully cross over the line to what they were looking for.

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Typography

It’s Not Lady Luck

May 26, 2017     Like This Post!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about motivation and what drives people to try and be go-getters. I have some friends currently browsing for new jobs; some notice how miserable they are in their current situation and are actively applying for new jobs, and some know they’re miserable but can’t seem to find the motivation to apply to job postings they come across. This makes me wonder what the latter can do to find the will to send their resumes out to change their situation. Not everyone is a go-getter. Hell, I’m not either, but I try my best to change my situation if I find it’s not working for me. Adapting for the better can really make a huge difference in your outlook on life.

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Crafted

Pom Pom Pillow

May 18, 2017     Like This Post!

A few months ago, I decided to embark on a frustrating journey to make a pillow with one side covered in pom poms. I had the fabric, I had the yarn, but I didn’t have the pom poms pre-made, so I had to spend the time to make them.

I wanted to make a generously large pillow, so I knew that it would need a big chunk of fabric and ton of pom poms.

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Typography

Buzzkill

May 17, 2017     Like This Post!

Instagram is a useful source of inspiration if you use it to your advantage. I follow a lot of artists and illustrators, and when I come across their t-shirt designs, I am both in awe and envious of what they can spit out.

I’ve tried to do the “screenprinted t-shirt” thing on Etsy but it’s too much work for what I want to put into it, and really just doesn’t seem worth it. You gotta love it enough to do it because screenprinting can be quite a hassle. This is why I like sites like Redbubble and Society6. They do the work for you and all you have to do is to create the content. I love doing fan art, and people love buying fan art. The down side is that the corporations and top guys think they own the rights to people faces (mostly artists and entertainers), and as a result I’ve had three original pieces taken down.

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