Monday, October 27, 2014

Lovely Links 10.27.14 | Branding

Currently, my graphic design class started a branding project where we come up with a company product (i.e.: tangible item, store) and brand it. Though we just started, I'm looking forward to diving into this project. Branding and business development has always been an interesting topic for me, whether it's branding a company, a product or yourself and coming up with a business plan.

Honestly, I find a lot of interesting articles to read from blogs of other graphic designers and Pinterest. I thought I'd share some of those links with you:

Feel free to share any branding/business articles (or books!) you read recently!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Art Class: Digital Collage (and portfolio update!)

Happy Monday!

I haven't shared what I've been doing in class in a while, so I thought I'd post an update on that.

I just finished up these digital collages for one class. We were to decide on a topic and create two digital collages. I focused on women stereotypes in the 1950s and displayed that through different textures and objects in my collages. But I wanted to show the progression women have made since they and included type that reflected some current feminist/women power movements (Ban Bossy and Lean In).

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's That Time Of Year... Pumpin Picking!

Two words. Pumpkin picking.
More words. It's one of my favorite family traditions of all time.

First, we went through the corn maze. Usually we can never get through the maze from start to finish. Some how we always end up back at the beginning. Not this year though; we made it all the way through!

We saw some farm animals. I got to feed these cows some hay!

Our last stop was the pumpkin patch. I can't wait to decorate and carve my pumpkin, but we wait until it gets closer to Halloween to do that.

What are some of your fall/autumn family traditions?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Bucket List

After reading To Do: Create A Bucket List on the Free People Blog, I was inspired to make my own fall bucket list. Summer's definitely my favorite season (I don't like the cold!), but nothing makes me happier than watching the leaves change, Pumpkin Spice lattes and a good pair of boots!

1. Pumpkin picking!
My family and I go pumpkin picking every year. It's tradition! Before Halloween, we also carve our pumpkins. I'm thinking of adding glitter to mine this year after seeing this on Pinterest.

2. More time outside.
I love hiking, but don't always have the time to do it, especially with school now. I'm hoping to make more time to spend outdoors. The days are going to be getting shorter and colder so I want to make the most of it now.

3. Make homemade chai teas.
In Rachel Talbott's recent YouTube video "Getting Ready for Fall/Autumn (Bold Fall Makeup)," Rachel made homemade chai teas and put the recipes on her blog. I'm big into tea and can't wait to try out her recipes!

What's on your fall bucket list?