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Illustration

Sunglasses Promo Cards

November 28, 2017     Like This Post!

Every so often I get hit with the “freelance bug”. Like, I think “man I need some more income, let me take a stab at freelancing”. And every time I try to become more and more prepared. Seeing what other professionals do gives me motivation and inspiration to keep trying, especially when it comes to necessary “promotional tools” to better my “brand”. It’s hard out there to stand out but I believe it’s possible.

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Illustration

Be Your Own Goddess

November 7, 2017     Like This Post!

I know I haven’t had much of an internet presence lately. I’ve been laying low taking on personal projects or attempting some new illustrations to submit to indie magazines.

One magazine I recently submitted to ended up passing on my art because they received way too many submissions and I didn’t make the final cut. I want to be slightly bitter, but they made such an effort to write me the nicest email apologizing and how to not give up. It’s always disappointing to get rejected after working hard on a project for a specific client, but it was an open submission call, so I can’t be upset. These things happen a lot I’m sure. I’m lucky to have gotten back an email at all. A large portion of the time, if clients consider not using our art, you won’t hear back. It’s happened before. I’ve been ghosted and it’s an awful feeling.

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Crafted

Hanging Rag Tassels

September 22, 2017     Like This Post!

After being absent for a month, I’m feeling confident coming back with some new projects, words, and pop culture sharing.

I’ve been quite into the “rag” projects lately. There’s nothing like using fabric you don’t have a use for. This rag rug is a good project to make a dent, especially when you make multiple. I made another one for a friend and I may potentially make an area rug size for another friend. It feels good making space in your fabric scrap drawers.

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Crafted

Business Card Pouch

August 24, 2017     Like This Post!

After work lately, I’ve been using my time attending networking events and taking the freelance thing more seriously. I’m still kinda questioning my career path and the kind of life I want to work towards. Freelance seems like a possible future I may want and I’m lucky to have a steady income while having the allowance to work on stuff on the side. This is the time to do it, when you’re not under pressure to make an income.

Since I’m taking my freelance more seriously, I designed and ordered new business cards. I got square cards from MOO, which always come great. Since I don’t think I want to quite carry around the MOO box the cards come in, I wanted to make a pouch for my business cards.

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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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