Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Comic Class

For the last few months Ive been taking a class at RISD called writing and drawing comics. Its something fun to get me back into college again. Starting fall I will start taking children's book 1 to push foreword into the children's book program. After taking this class for the short time that I have, I have no idea how I pulled off almost seven classes a week at Pratt. Im exhausted and getting personal work done has been much more of a challenge.  For this class were working on a 8 page comic that's really taking up most of my time. I'm sad to say that I wont show any until the finished pieces are completed to my liking. So for today here's some practice pieces we did. The first one was a group comic and the other was just a homework assignment.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Just Desserts

Wow! Has it been long since I last posted anything! Well that procrastinating craziness will now be over. No matter what weird or crazy things happen within a month I still feel incredibly guilty for not keeping up my blog. Its my strength in pushing towards a better career and without it I tend to get a bit unorganized. So for todays post I thought Id show a card I painted for the cutest most amazing boyfriend ever and A few sketch's to go along with it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Update

The new year has been anything but simple thus far. Within two months my life has just piled with work and a continuous list of things to get to. On top of my hectic schedule I managed to get tonsillitis which transformed into a throat virus from my lack of rest. Now that im healthy my routines need to start up again. So for the new year I really wanted to make drawing/sketching a daily routine. I plan to have one sketch a day and hopefully post seven a week on my blog. Obviously my work is a bit behind so next week will be a little insane with the amount of sketch's I plan to show. I thought this would be a great way to sneak more art into my busy life and it's a way to get more ideas out on paper and revisit them for future paintings. Things will be much more organized this way and it will help me start the spring semester at RISD off at my best.

And this blog will continue on tuesdays starting next week! Im determined to keep that day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Dishes for Christmas

Since the holiday season is always chaotic and eventful I thought another update post would be easier for today. So I ordered some plates a while back for the jewelry/doll house food ive been making. finally I got them in! I have yet to use them but expect many more delicious things now that I have some dishes to work off of.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Delicious Christmas Cards

I know, I know, posting has been terrible this month. Too much going on while the days go by too quickly. I am determined to get things moving with my work. For my new years resolution i'll be posting seven sketch's per week on my blog for the entire year of 2014. So one sketch for every day. plus i'll have some posts about new work coming from my class's at RISD. Today will be my christmas card. Pretty random but super fun to make!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Optimistic Sagittarius

I know it's been weeks since my last post and due to a temporary lack of adobe programs and excessive shopping, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the years since college. Today I am twenty six marking almost four years since school! I feel like I have changed so much and as this year ends i've realized that a lot of really tough situations in my life have really turned out for the better. Hence the title, optimistic sagittarius.

I narrowed my experiences down to five categories with a short description of each. I wanted to share my own personal experience since school to give another point of view. 

1. Relocating: I did live in Brooklyn for a bit after college but ended up moving home due to living expenses being too extensive and I wasn't around the greatest group of people. Moving back to RI was kind of a bummer but now looking back on it I really needed the time to breath and take in everything I experience while at Pratt. It gave me an opportunity to re-discover myself and have a better sense of my ambitions. 

2. Relationships: A few relationships/friendships and even some family members are no longer in my life. I think this is the hardest lesson for most. If anyone brings drama, pain, or negativity into your life while ignoring personal boundaries they are not worth having in your life. Obviously its not as easy to push someone away as that. But by doing so I was able to befriend unlikely people I wouldn't have talked to before. 

3. Health: This was another great reason why I moved back home. It took a few more ER visits and a lot of weird symptoms to discover I have celiac disease. It took three days to feel healthy and it will take almost a year for gluten to completely leave my system. Theres so many ways this has changed my life. I could go on forever with the list. Its one of those things; You don't know how sick you really are until you experience being healthy. For me this was my first thanksgiving not being sick. My first birthday not being sick. 

4. School: Pratt is a very expensive college with very stressful and time consuming courses. I absolutely loved it but between working after class and being sick all the time I really didn't get to enjoy it. So im attending RISD in the spring for children book illustration and jewelry. I'll be paying class by class so way less stress and absolutely no more loans. 

5. Work: I think this has been the most common issue for most graduates. I have had over twenty graphic design interviews for all sorts of companies and projects. I never had luck getting hired or paid but they have all pushed me to know most adobe programs to an obsessive degree. I have almost 5 miscellaneous jobs that keep my head above water and my life is incredibly interesting. One of my boss's is actually a children book illustrator! (Couldn't have asked for a more obvious sign)

Well that about sums it up! I have been through many failures in the last few years but most have paid off and I really enjoy the path i'm on right now and who Im becoming as a person.