December 26, 2009
December 22, 2009
don't even get me started on my portfolio. i'm purposely only taking 6 units next semester to force myself to work hard on my portfolio to get into the BFA for Graphic Design. all-the-while trying to grow my company... well for starters...get to the point where i can deal with the legal stuff and write off yarn purchases on my taxes =)
being a one woman machine gets tough but i wouldn't have it any other way.
November 30, 2009
November 17, 2009
I am in love with the Donut Tape Dispensors by 3M. These were only made for the Japanese consumer. There's an American version, but they come in weird bright colors like Teal and Magenta. The last time I was at the bookstore in my local Mitsuwa, they only had the Strawberry and Caramel. I went today and they had all 4 flavors. I was pretty tempted to get the Chocolate because it was a dark brown, AND it is also the only flavor that's translucent as opposed to being opaque.
November 16, 2009
November 15, 2009
And I realized that I should go to japanese bookstores more often, considering there's one 5 minutes away from my house in Santa Ana in the Mitsuwa.
I picked up a copy of Fudge. They called themselves the "New Type Fashion Magazine for girls." I've forgotten just how freaking amazing Japanese fashion mags are! and naturally I picked this up because you know, I love military-inspired, fall/winter wear, and understated femininity.
Feast your eyes on some candy.
And the best part about this was that it only cost me $9.66 after tax, which is cheaper than most of the graphic design magazines I read.
October 3, 2009
One of my goals is to start a new habit, or routine if you will, of reading for leisure. I've found that these days, with basic cable, there's really nothing to watch on tv. I seem to enjoy premium cable channels when I'm at Kevin's house, but when I'm at home I'm constantly channel surfing looking for something to watch. I'm also one of those people who leave the tv on even though I'm not really watching it for the sake of room noise.
So in any case, I've decided to try to devote my free time to reading and rereading awesome novels. The first of which is Franny and Zooey. It was one of the books I chose to read off of a list of required summer reading in high school. and I admit that I never properly read it. Actually, I didn't read most of the books I was supposed to read in high school. I've just never thought of myself as being a very good reader. and by that i mean, i like books and novels and i like reading them. i'm just bad at reading them when they're required. and reading with a deadline.
This also leads to me wanting to redesign the covers for 3 Salinger books for my portfolio. Yet another project idea that i need to execute before March 2010 so I can apply for the BFA program. Fun Stuff!