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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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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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