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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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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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Stranger Things Lit-up Alphabet

October 16, 2016     Like This Post!

It’s October. Mid-way into the spooky autumn month. The leaves are falling and people are getting ready for Halloween.
Being a summer time hit, Stranger Things is still just as relevant as it’s still spooky, and you know it’s gonna be such an influencer for Halloween costumes.

As I’m still fixing up the apartment, I’m working on upcycling a whole lot of furniture I own and crafting a whole lot of cute decoration to make this space more fun. There’s so much I want to do but I’m taking baby steps to make sure they look finished and professional.

On top of the couch is quite the open empty wall space. I knew a tapestry would look great in that space, but it was a tough to make a decision to pick the right design on, say, Society6 or Redbubble or any retail store. There were SO many to choose from.

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Fast & Frightening Type

September 30, 2015     Like This Post!

L7 Fast & Frightening Quote

As I’ve shared my love for empowering 90’s grungey bands, L7 (who recently reunited, woo!) was one band that was on rotation in my CD player for a long time. They’re straight up badass women who prove stereotypes are wrong when it comes to the idea of women being “fragile” and “weak”, especially in the rock world known as the “boy’s club”. They’ve made so many shocking headlines (I was going to insert a link, but they’ve had so many shocking moments that there are too many moments to single out just one moment from one link…what?). They basically had a lot of “unlady-like” 🙌 moments. Okay, I’ll stop with the “air quotes”.

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The Most Cake Type

August 27, 2015     Like This Post!

Courtney Love Doll Parts Quote

Working on my typography game, I chose a quote this time around by the Hole song Doll Parts.
These are lyrics that I’m sure a lot of girls can relate to. Not only do I feel for it, but it’s also quite the visual quote which made it fun to work with.

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Psycho Killin’ Type

July 30, 2015     Like This Post!

Talking Heads Quote

I’ve been wanting to step up my typography game. I went to college for illustration, and 95% of my professors taught us to stay away from typography in our art. We were free to experiment with type if we wanted, but it wasn’t recommended. So most of us never did.

I love graphic design and typography and have always had a huge interest in fonts, but I also enjoyed learning about illustration and how to further enhance my skills so I went to school for that. There was a weird superiority competitive aura between the fine art students, illustration students, and graphic design students, and for whatever reason the school found it wasn’t necessary for any of those three majors to interweave, we unfortunately weren’t given the option to learn more and experiment with fine arts or graphic design. I really wanted to learn more about type, and the one class we were required to take that “taught” typography was just crap, if I could be honest.

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My Kind Of Type

June 24, 2015     Like This Post!

(Quote was taken from Grimes, whom I can’t ever stop listening to.)

This is what the ultimate me type looks like. When I doodle the alphabet in sketchbooks, it always looks somewhat like this. So I decided to officially draw out the alphabet in Illustrator, and so therefore it’s official. This is Maria’s Funky Monkey Type.

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