From Let’s Talk

Authenticity

Guilty! At times I get a bit so caught up in what “image” I am trying to put up that I stop doing and being who I am in order to portray something that is expected of me. Reality isn’t pretty. Reality isn’t camera ready, or constantly happy. Most of all social media isn’t real.…

Stop Planning Everything

Real talk – I try to plan everything to the second. It’s obsessive perhaps, that I want to know and plan out every single detail of my life – what I do, where I go, who I am – Instead of actually being in the moment. This constant planning, when it’s just planning and not…

one day at a time

I am an advocate for mental health. However I’ve noticed that I don’t practice what I preach. Emotionally and mentally I have gone through a pretty rough time – and although physically I’ve rebounded fairly quuckly, my mental state is not as strong as I wish it was. To be completly honest with myself, and…

Accepting Your Body

I need to stop basing how comfortable I feel in my own skin based on how comfortable other’s feel in it, after all, it’s my body. 

Hiatus – Mini Explanation

Hey guys! So sorry I’ve been out for a while! Here’s a little youtube video to try and explain myself a little.   My time management skills have not been the best and I’ve been in a bit of a creative pit lately, but I’m turning over a new page and trying to dedicate myself to my art more. Let me know what you think!

Gibraltar 2.28.18

Yesterday we decided, despite the rain, to visit Gibraltar, which is actually 6 sqkm of land in the south of Spain belonging to the UK. The rain didn’t ruin the mood too much, it created some interesting lighting for some beautiful unfiltered photos and gave me a slight cold. The cold’s the catcher, I’m paying…

Design Process, Software Preference

My love for design software began at the age of fifteen. I began my first graphic design classes and immediately fell in love with adobe illustrator. It’s so clean! It’s pristine, the mathematical equations behind it that keeps the system running makes pixels invisible – in fact they’re not used to be technical. I’ve compared my design process to my classmates. It’s different. I start much more paper based than any of them – all immediately jump to the computer and start playing out their ideas, while I grab a pen (g2 .05 is my favorite, a 1 is also…

Phones.

You know the expression “you don’t know what you have until it’s missing?” – yeah, it’s pretty accurate. For the past week my phone has not been working, as in won’t even turn on. I also lacked a replacement for said phone. I notice myself constantly reaching for it – when I have nothing to reach for. I am now much more aware of how glued to my phone I used to be. Constantly checking my push notifications or seeing if someone was trying to reach me. I’ve gotten over not having a phone, mostly. I still want one. But…

Clear Mind

I go into every year with a fresh mindset. Every year gives me new experiences and opportunity for growth (even if I don’t capitalize off of it). 2018 is no different – fresh mindset, fresh “start”. My goal this year is to keep in mind what is important. To be mindful in my actions.  

The Hometown Effect

I’ve been back in town for about four days now and it’s become glaringly obvious how easy it is to fall back into the same roles you played before. We do the same things, interact with the same people, behave the same. I like to believe that in the past 7 months I’ve grown a…