October 13, 2012:
I just watched Jean-Miche
August 14, 2012: Learn to build things and sew things and cook and grow. It’s ancient technology, but it still works. It’s simple and it’s all we need. via designtaxi.com
June 6, 2012:
“If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it.”
– Ray Bradbury August 22, 1920 – June 6, 2012
May 24, 2012:
I’m now signed on to Pinterest, one of the fastest growing global social media sites today. I must say, I’m hooked! Having a virtual “tackboard” is a fun inspirational tool. It’s a way to connect and it’s convenient – especially for designers and individuals in the creative field like myself. Mashable has an interesting post on how Pinterest has effected web design trends, take a look.
March 26, 2012: A Promise To Peru website is up – apromisetoperu.com! I’ve been working hard – designing, writing/managing posts and keeping up with the social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter). Next is organizing my first fundraising event! Almost a year ago now, my sister and I went to Peru to volunteer our time. My sister, a physician, provided medical services to Peruvians in rural areas near Cusco. I organized arts & craft stations outside the medical clinics for the children. The kids created extraordinary art while they waited to be seen by the doctors. Below are two examples of what the kids worked on!
December 12, 2011:
The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 via Buzz Feed. There’s something truly special about this image – devastating and hopeful at the same time. A year gone by documented photographically – a valuable medium in our culture to say the least.Source
November 5, 2011: A painting of mine was used as inspiration for a music video created by Mary Deas, commissioned by the band First Nature. The painting is actually a composite. I created several acrylic backgrounds and about 3 dozen line drawings of a female figure with a guitar. I then mixed and matched the backgrounds and foreground drawings. This technique allowed for many variations. Check out the final version chosen by First Nature.Seeing the painting used in this beautiful stop animation video gives me a “wow factor” feeling. The painting truly comes alive. There’s an official Video Screening Party: Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm. Gottscheer Hall, 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, NY.
October 10, 2011: A few months back my sister and I went to Peru to volunteer our time. My sister, a physician, provided medical services to Peruvians in the rural areas outside of Cusco. I organized arts & craft stations outside the medical clinics for the children. The kids created extraordinary art while they waited to be seen by the doctors. For next year’s trip, we’ll be hosting some art events for the fundraising of medical and art supplies. Reproductions of the children’s artwork will be available for sale. More information coming soon at apromisetoperu.com.