Tuesday, August 26, 2014

+ A New Beginning - Learning to Code

Our lives revolve around technology and because of the ever-so changing digital landscape, I think it's essential to learn the basics of HTML & CSS, especially in the industry I want to work in. They say it's a lot like learning a new language and it totally feels that way--it's a beast to conquer.  Thankfully, there is this awesome tool called the internet to make the learning process a little bit easier. I've been taking some Skillcrush courses to lay the foundation, and I've also been using other sites as resource supplements. I'll admit there is a lot of confusion and frustration going on during the lessons but very satisfying and thrilling once you figure it out- the 'ah ha' moment. I need to really digest the material instead of skimming sections because it'll come around and bite me and most importantly learn to be patient through it all. 

Here are more sites w/ free lessons that I find helpful: Codeacademy, HackDesign, Code, and this free e-book on HTML&CSS found on PuglyPixel.

It's a new beginning. I've always wanted to learn code and I hope to develop my web design skills to one day be part of creating beautiful and amazing projects.

Monday, August 4, 2014

+ Artist Muse - Kei Meguro

I'm in awe of Kei Maguro's work.  Each illustration is so captivating, brilliant, and detailed. I love how she uses a pop of color in her illustrations. It's absolute perfection. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

+ Beauty in the Broken

There's something quite esquisite about broken patterned tiles. 


Monday, May 12, 2014

+ California Dreamin'

Sunrise to Sunset
My trip to Cali can be summed up in these three photos.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

+ Vivienne Westwood & Ballet

Becoming a ballerina was always a dream of mine...wearing Vivienne Westwood well that's another. (You'll know what I mean when you see her collections).

I took some ballet classes and had a few recitals and the best part every year was the day I found out what elaborate costume I would be wearing for the performance. If only I could plié and arabesque in Vivienne Westwood. I simply can't even imagine what that would be like. Luckily for the Vienna State Ballet dancers they'll be prancing in Vivienne Westwood all too soon.

Photos found here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

+ The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now is a coming-of-age story about two high school kids named Sutter and Aimee. No it's not one of those cliche teen movies but rather a raw depiction of two teens crossing into adulthood and dealing with the realities of life.

Last summer I had the opportunity to be part of this film as an art department assistant. (Even got my name in the creds I'm totally legit now).  I got to help out here and there on various sets. My biggest contribution were the stars in a big prom scene which I handmade.

I don't think people realize how many people are involved in this storytelling process we call filmmaking. It's a beautiful thing to be able to tell a story and is an experience I will never forget.

Everyone should go see this...because it's a beautiful film with a talented cast and amazing crew! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

+ O Canada!

For Labor Day Weekend my parents decided to drive to Rochester, NY to visit my sister. I honestly thought the 13-14 hour drive would be hell but it wasn't too bad. The route we took was very scenic with a lasting view of mountains and trees.

My mom had never been to Niagara Falls so we decided to go take a day trip to Canada. It's truly breathtaking in person and the boat ride on the Maid of Mist was wonderful. There was this moment on the boat when we were surrounded by the raging falls. We were immersed by the waterfall as if it were going to take us down under.