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2018 and the Year of Creativity

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2018 and the Year of Creativity

Last December, my cousin Alexis proposed that we all (myself, my sister Kim, my Granny) come up with a word to represent the upcoming year. At this time last year, I was pretty lost. I had just moved back to Chicago after quitting my full time tech job in SF. I wasn't working or making any money which was unsettling every month when bills were due (even though it was my intent to take several months off). I was spending my days waking up at varying hours, eating bags of Ruffles for lunch and dinner, and taking art classes without...

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Capsule Wardrobe: Fall/Winter 2018

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Capsule Wardrobe: Fall/Winter 2018

I'd heard about the capsule wardrobe idea years ago but I never thought it would work for me, especially with my bold and colorful style. 

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My First Art Show

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My First Art Show

On September 22, 2018 I threw myself an art show. By "threw myself," I literally mean I did everything myself. I'm not one to do things the traditional way (ie: approach a gallery about having a show). Nope, instead I decided to host my first show in my soon-to-be empty studio apartment. For the past year, I've been focusing on making art, something I never thought I'd do. A lot of people close to me know me as a graphic designer and not an artist. I wanted to come out to my friends, family and the world with an event...

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Creative Freedom

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Creative Freedom

Art cannot be measured in spreadsheets or yearly reviews. Its impact is emotional and not for everyone.

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I'm Still Alive

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I'm Still Alive

Last week was a whirlwind and a huge step in my personal life because Seth and I moved in together!

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