Sunday, July 3, 2011

ReadyArtwork Rocks!!!

Hi friends! So I just started interning with an amazing graphics company called ReadyArtwork based in San Gabriel (Thanks Tony!! >~<), and I just gotta say: this has been the most impacted, busy, buzzy, exciting, challenging, fun week this year. Maybe because it was right before the July 4th holiday weekend and last minute plans are squeezing its way into these 3-4 days, but I am happy right now. I am feeling yellow. Life is good. I should've posted this earlier, but this was my first opening of "free (unplanned) time" to myself, so I'm taking advantage of it and posting up updates while blasting the AC at my back. Mmmmmmm. So yellow right now!

(For people who don't really know color psychology: Yellow is usually associated with warm/cheerful feelings.)

Check it out!

AU79 July 4th shaved ice!
Rose City Pizza (YUM i heart pizza almost more than a Ninja Turtle)
2nd Love baked makeup <3
Monterey Park Optometry (mmm glasses are sexy!)
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (now opened INSIDE for public photography!)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I want a HAM BA GA!

Mmm...delicious. What was even more delicious was the art show! Check out some pics I took at the QPop gallery here! They even had a burger truck outside of the gallery store. How cute is that? Too bad I just ate some deliciousness at Curry House across the way. ♥

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Koala Bebop Coverband... in 4D!

I made flyers for the musical talent known as Koala Bebop, playing at club 4D (the 4th Dimension). Check it out! They're in Monrovia, CA.

I Love You, Adventure Time

Thursday, May 19, 2011

22 Affordable Ways to De-stress by Excelle

Taken from Excelle: (<--click there for the actual link and more info on how to relax bear ♥)

Whether you’re an ad executive who’s busy negotiating and closing deals all day, or a paralegal helping your firm prepare for a huge case, your professional responsibilities can be overwhelming and stressful. Learning how to manage stress and channel it through positive means is vital, not just for a successful career, but for your happiness and well-being too.

If you don’t take time to unwind, constant stress can lead to a number of physical and psychological problems, like poor concentration, depression, back pain and weight gain. It also weakens your immune system and increases your risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

That’s why Excelle came up with these 22 different ways to de-stress without breaking the bank. So hit pause, relax and indulge in some much needed (and affordable!) R&R. A hardworking business woman like you deserves it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A voice for art

When people write their resumes, the first thing they have to fill out is their objective. What is your goal? What do you want to do with yourself? What do you want to be in life?

Me? I don't know. 

Well, it's not that I'm completely in the dark about it. I just don't know what name to call it. Today I was chatting with a good friend of mine, Kevin, and we were on the topic of loving your art--loving it too much, loving it not enough.  I think when artists are young, they've fallen in love with it from the start.  Then eventually the world tells them that they need to grow up, get real, maybe explore other options and get out of it, but deep down they always remember their first love and that's what brings them back into trying to be an artist.  It's inescapable! At least that's how it was like for me. 

So... what kind of art do you want to do? ..........I think I've figured it out! I still don't know what to call it though >~<  During my chat with Kevin:

Me :  I really just want to be a representative that art matters.  I want to be living proof that art isn't just something that kids do when they're bored and want don't want to pay attention in class
Kev :  Well, it's going to be hard to convince people of that. People who think art matters will always feel that way
Me :  I want to show that art matters in the real world, that people need it, they want it, and I want to show that it's something of substance.
Kev :  I think it is. It nurtures other people's creativity and imaginations. I think people get sick of being "in this world" sometimes and need something to retreat to, which is where we come in, I guess. And when I say we, I mean artists at large.
Me : Well, without it, I feel like the world is too sterile and sad lol.
Kev :  Yea, definitely true, but I think people already feel that way...unless they don't, like, there are people that are overly practical who only concern themselves with practical things and these people would be hard to convince.
Me :  But I want to merge the two, like Massimo Vignelli.  I want to merge practical and beautiful.  His company is one of the oldest that holds the idea that everything should be designed.
Kev :  Yea, haha, I don't know how anybody could argue with that.
Me :  Oh baby! That's my dream job right there!

So, that's it. I want to design everything.  If you know the pathway to get to there, show me the way! :D

My Newest Favorite Music Video

Maybe it's the nerd in me, or maybe it's the innocence of 80's movies, but I absolutely LOVE this video. Even though it's only halfway through the year, this is my pick for tops this year!!!