Reveling in Chaos.

After the blah-ness of summer, getting back into the swing of school has been difficult.  My To-Do list is frighteningly long, and I just don’t know how to say no to another project/favor/whatever.  And Oh. My. God. is it hard for me to sit down and do some sketches.

Not that I dislike what I’m doing–I’m actually very excited for some of the things I have to work on:  a friend has asked me to design a tattoo for her;  I will be creating posters for the UWEC Players Haunted Tours;  and I plan to do a redesign of the Paws & Claws website for my webdesign class (and maybe if I do a good job, my bosses will actually pay me for it!)–two of my favorite things combined:  Dogs & Design.  All I need to add in is coffee for the trifecta!

And on top of all of that, the women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, which I have been a part of for…four years now?…has their fall recruitment activities all week, so I have been busily updating our webpage.  Here’s to using a nice looking “corporate identity”  (because, really, do we want music majors to be in charge of that?  🙂  ) to get some new members!

Here’s a little reminder that not all webdesign has to be done on the computer.  Yeah art collaboration!


And, on an entirely different note, I wanted to give a little mention to my friend out in Wyoming, who lost her sweet little dog Finn (the Adventure Dog!) yesterday in a tragic accident.  I cried right with her.  My thoughts are with you…losing a friend is so hard.


Outside Inspiration

A lot of times, working on a project, you come to a point where you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LOOK AT IT ANYMORE.  And you shouldn’t.  It’s important as an artist to find additional creative outlets (or whatever) and come back to whatever you are working on with, as they say, a fresh pair of eyes.

Personally, I enjoy baking–especially pies, sewing, daydreaming about big old houses, and just zoning out with a good book or movie.  I have recently become involved in the theatre department at my university so that I have a completely different environment for a good portion of my week.

Do what you can to branch out.  Try new things.  Rent movies in a foreign language.  Find new music.  Go to antique shops. Decipher the latest Lady GaGa video.  Color in a coloring book with crayons.  Read people’s blogs.  🙂  Just DO.

Here’s a little something eccentric that I find oddly fascinating.

Hello World!

Being a student is stressful.  Especially when you get to the point of no return in your degree and lose why you’re there.  Which is where I find myself.  Staying creative and attaining skill in the art department sounds like it should be easy, but some days it certainly is not.  So here, in this blog, I will post pieces of inspiration.  Starting with this one:  Mucca Design, a branding firm whose style I love, and whom I would love to work with.  Enjoy!