Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bar Mitzvah Invitation

One day I might be more concerned with the level of refinery that I show on this blog, however as a student I am way too amused with the silliness of what I've been creating that I just can't help myself!

This week I was assigned to create a concept for a bar mitzvah invitation.  Having never been to one myself, I did some research and found that most people nowadays have themes to their mitzvahs.  Putting myself in the shoes of a 13-year-old boy, I decided that I would have a guitar-themed mitzvah.  Hence, the invitation:

Front View of Invitation

Inside of Invitation
If I were a 13-year-old boy I would love this! I mean, I'm a 29-year-old girl and love it! It's a total party! Yeah!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Baltimore: Place to Place

Hey all! I'm extremely honored and excited to announce that I have a photo appearing in a photography show tomorrow night at Wind Up Space! Here's the link to the event info:

If you're in the area, come out to support the local arts and local music (there will be bands and food and some readings by participating photographers as well).  

I guess I could just post the photo up here so you all could see it but then you wouldn't have as much reason to come so...you'll just have to come see it, huh?

Mid-semester freak out! Gah!!!

I had a plan and I think it might have failed.  As many people know, this hasn't been the easiest semester for me--in fact it's been the hardest in many ways.  Coming into my selection of classes, I was extremely excited to embark on a semester where the highest priority was developing my creative voice as a designer and illustrator and focus on the ideas behind the work, not the work itself. As we all know, it doesn't take a genius to make things look good, but it takes a special kind of mind to think of good creative ideas. 

However, I hit a road block during the first week of classes as I and many close friends of mine suffered two giant losses in our lives.  Needless to say, September was not the most creatively productive month, although I have been able to tap into some surprising sources of inspiration since then.  Afterwards, I needed to thankfully switch gears from somber to celebratory as two of my best friends were getting married!! And I was in their weddings!! And it took up a ton of my time (an upside down exclamation point could be appropriate here).  But I had a plan of action.  My POA was to get through October the best I could and put off everything I could until afterwards (meaning I totally blew off my independent illustration study and all the many, many revisions I have to do until now).

Of course, now my plan has been thwarted as I found out last night that I have four (four!) additional projects to do for my Creative Concepts class AND all of our revisions are due by November 30th.  As well as these extra projects.  Gah!!!!

New plan of attack: good-bye, sleep! It was nice knowing you...