Patterns

I was on Tumblr the other day and I came across this blog. I became mesmerized over the seamless patterns (yes, that is a thing one can be stunned by). I had to create some of my own. I took out my cheapo set of gouache and got to work.

I then scanned the previous olive branch and tea cups in along with the cupcakes I made and pulled them up into Adobe Illustrator and worked my magic.

cupcakesbig cupsbig olivebig

I…

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Posted on Tue, April 08 2014, 1 week ago


My Partner

Internet, meet my partner. He’s always in my business and does not allow me to work. Ever.

Exhibit A:

I was just trying to write up a contract for a client and he would not budge! In fact, he’s currently rolled up between my monitor and keyboard blissfully snoozing away! I would move him if I didn’t find it so cute. Ugh.

He’s also a poser.

Exhibit B:

How do you guys get your needy pets out of the…

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Posted on Wed, April 02 2014, 1 week ago


Zeefa Couture Logo

I was contacted by a dear friend of mine earlier this year who wanted to launch her family brand of modest yet fashionable dresses that were designed by her mom. She needed a logo for the company and some photography work done of the dresses. Of course I said yes. I mean, graphic design and photography is what I’m all about!

She wanted Arabic Calligraphy to be incorporated in to the logo-…

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Posted on Sun, March 30 2014, 2 weeks ago


I Heart Gouache

For those who have been artists since birth, know what I’m talking about. For those, like me, who are still tip toeing their way into the world of art have to trust me on this. Gouache is a pigment diluted with water to make it more or less opaque. So basically, a cooler version of watercolor.

Since I have never been much of a traditional medium kind of girl (Adobe Creative Suites is all I’ve…

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Posted on Fri, March 28 2014, 2 weeks ago


Senior Project

Today I presented my Senior Project! This is the project that I’ve been working on for the past 10 weeks. We had a free prompt where we could choose to design anything we wanted. I chose to brand a fictitious cosmetic company that I came up with called Black Amethyst. I designed the logo, three different labels for lotions and soaps, four postcards, a poster and a six page catalog. 

The thing…

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Posted on Wed, March 19 2014, 3 weeks ago


Organix Review

A few weeks ago I was out looking for a new shampoo/conditioner combo. My sister in law had mentioned that she really liked the Organix brand so I thought that I would give it a go. I opted for the Biotin & Collagenshampoo and conditioner. So far it works great! The shampoo is a really thick consistency and it almost feels like you’re applying Vaseline into your hair, but do not fret it’s just…

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Posted on Mon, March 17 2014, 4 weeks ago


parar-mirar-escuchar:

“you not wanting me was the beginning of me wanting myself thank you”

— Nayyirah Waheed




Posted on Sun, March 16 2014, 1 month ago


Finals week is starting on the coming Monday but I thought I’d present my final for my…

Finals week is starting on the coming Monday but I thought I’d present my final for my illustration class early because I’m a rebel hehe. I came up with a three set series of watercolor and ink illustrations of anatomical drawings. I was inspired by this pieceI came across on the internet of No Face from Spirited Away. I love how the viewer feels haunted just by looking at it. Obviously I wasn’t…

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Posted on Wed, March 12 2014, 1 month ago


Reminiscing

I was driving today and all of a sudden I remembered my plane ride back home in the summer of 2007 where I had Kate Nash’s Foundations on repeat listening through the crappy airplane headphones that they provide. I didn’t even know who Kate Nash was, I just remember listening to her song over and over again for a good amount of hours.
It’s a funny thing, memory. You remember irrelevant things that you have stored away and find a reason to connect it to present matters.

"My fingertips are holding onto the
cracks in our foundations,
and I know that I should let go,
but I can’t.
And everytime we fight I know it’s not right,
everytime that you’re upset and I smile
I know that I should forget, but I can’t.” - Kate Nash




Posted on Tue, March 11 2014, 1 month ago

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Posted on Wed, March 05 2014, 1 month ago


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