Todaaaaaay I turn 26! Is this late twenties now? I have no idea. As most people say, I don't feel too different. But I do know that I'm in a very happy place right now. Amazing job, relationship, solid few friendships, and a new pretty home. So I feel pretty damn good about spending another year this way. I can dig it.
Now that I'm more independent than I was on my last birthday, I cannot wait to see what 26 has in store. Not sure if this will fade in the years to come, but every birthday I get really excited to reach a new age. I embrace change, mainly because I can't sit still, but a new era is very exciting to me always. Birthdays are a great excuse for a new era and phase of life. Here's to that! Cheers.
I don't normally post my artwork just on it's own on here. My photos are cool and all, but my main background is in design.
I've started to post some silly drawings on my Instagram, I'm trying to get into just sitting down and drawing, and see what I can come up with. Some of my best ideas happened this way.
A lot of my work can seem very twee and light hearted, but I like that it almost always has some sort of empowerment message behind it. Mike said it well when he said he sees a lot of people making subversive art with middle fingers on them, but he doesn't see many other people "making art like (then he gives the middle finger, tilts his head and smiles). "
These two hand designs are my new favorites. The are revamped versions of drawing I did for my 365 Ways of Feminism project, but I feel like they needed a colorful "update" if you will. My best work days are always days when I'm creating, and I love experimenting with my style using digital methods. When I look at pieces I got done during these days I get all happy, like a really fulfilling feeling that I get when I'm sitting at my desk making stuff. What am I really getting at here? I don't know, I just wanted to post some of my work but I felt I needed to write something to go along with it. Also, making art makes me happy.
On Sunday I met up with Sammi and Kristina at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I had no idea how big and vast this place is! I mean, look at this.
For a city kid, seeing all this lush field is mesmerizing. I just couldn't believe that all of this pretty land is in Brooklyn.
I took such a crazy amount of photos on, this will be separated into different segments on here, for sure. I'm really pleased with how all of them came out. I should venture out to places like this more often to take pictures of things. I really enjoyed myself, taking tons of photos and hanging out with these two! A great way to spend a Sunday.
We took the scenic route last weekend on our way to the shoprite to get groceries. We strolled through Stevens Campus and this block on Hudson Street where there's lots of flowers and pretty architecture.
I have no idea what this castle thing is on Steven Campus. But it's cool!
Feeling like fall already...
Stevens Campus sits right on top of a hill in Hoboken, which gives the best skyline views!
My backpack and it's opinions.
These houses have such pretty gardens out front. It a really nice walk down this block in particular.
I kind of felt like Lydia from Beetlejuice standing outside old looking houses taking pictures of them, haha! Such a creep.
You guys I had the coolest weekend! I got to meet up with Sammi (The Soubrette Brunette) and Kristina (Twee Valley High) for some blogger hangoutz. It was fabulous. On Saturday we had a picnic in Williamsburg. Many pictures were taken, because when three bloggers get together, the sound of camera shutters are a very common occurrence.
Kristina brought her adorable little doggie. It's always a good time for me when there's dogs around. I love dogs.
Sammi and Kristina coincidentally wore the same color both days we all hung out, I seemed to miss the memo. Womp womp!
And of coure, we needed pictures of our outfits. Duh.
I was really great hanging out with other bloggers and talking about blogging things. I never really get to talk about that kind if stuff with other people in person, so it was really great. More photos of the weekend to come! On Sunday we went to the Brooklyn Botanicals, so get ready for lots of pictures of weird plants.