Thursday, November 01, 2012

Lucky in Philly.

   As Uarts students we have (FREE)access to so many great studios, galleries, and museums. Sometimes I dont see the value or importance in seeing certain exhibitions and then sometimes I feel super LUCKY to see great work. Recently we had class at the Perelman building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art(yes, the museum featured in the movie Rocky) and I literally enjoyed EVERY exhibit they had at the time!

   I would highly recommend checking out any of these exhibits if you're in Philly, they were all fantastic in their own way!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

When its quiet around these parts...

... there is LOTS of work happening in my studio! I have been in full swing thesis-shooting-mode and I dont remember the last time I shot this much in this short a period of time. This whole first semester is about "experimenting" and I've been trying anything and everything Ive had stored up.

 This is just a little glimpse of a series I did last week. Im hoping to share more along the way in the coming weeks. Now back to shooting!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Knit & Purl.

   With the weather cooling off I've jumped back into knitting on my spare time. I have a large box of yarn that I've been saving for something a bit more special and I have decided its finally time to learn to read those knitting patterns and move past the simple scarves! Plus I think my craft buddy may need a new sweater:

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

   I've been painting a LOT of backdrops lately. When your a student you get really good at making photo equipment, props, and tools yourself and generally that means they are also much less expensive than the pro versions! I can generally get a piece of foam core and a bottle of craft paint for less than $2. Professional backdrops run from $20 into the $100s so I think my recent addiction to painting these backdrops (in every color!) is totally to my benefit! Plus these are custom pieces so nobody else has these tools on their set :D  Moral of the story: if you've never made your own backdrops I'd highly recommend it!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Photo Field Trips, Traffic, and Car Studios

   The great part about being friends with other photo majors: they like taking trips that revolve around photogenic places! Recently a friend and I made our way out to the Philadelphia Zoo to shoot for an afternoon and on our way we got stuck in some SERIOUS Philly traffic! So, I decided I may as well take advantage of our park view from the car and snap some polaroids: 

   Luckily the front seat was quite spacious because it turned into my personal studio! LOL! So now I have a stack of pretty Philly polaroids that need a space to live. Luckily I'm taking bookbinding this semester so making a custom polaroid book is likely in my future.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jewelry for LESS!

   I love Sundance jewelry. I mean I REALLY love it! Its always right up my alley and I always drool over the catalog but its also almost always completely out of my budget(insert sad face!). 

{photos & designs from }

   So I started this board on pinterest with some of the jewelry designs I want to try and make myself and make for much much MUCH less! The above photos are from the site and the photos below are some of my attempts to make it at home:

   So what do you think? Am I going to be able to get away with my faux Sundance designs? I think at a savings of almost $500 Im liking my results! LOL! Oh, and creative project #3 DONE!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


   It been pouring! Being a CA girl I'm still not used to this "stormy summer" thing they have on the East Coast. Luckily, I craft best while storms are brewing outside ;D

Monday, August 20, 2012

26 New F O N T S

   Collecting awesome fonts is almost too easy with pinterest and the blog word coming together so finding 26 new fonts worthy of a download happened very quickly.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

26 Beads: Done!

   I'm loving this list! Or maybe I'm loving crossing things off the list more?! I dont know exactly but I wish I had done it earlier(LOL!). So I've obviously strung more than 26 beads here but once I got out the beading box I couldn't stop. I've had so many beads, charms, supplies, etc. waiting in that box and it was nice to put a few things together so I can finally wear them.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Feeling Lucky.

   Lately I've been archiving and organizing my photos and recently I came across a group from a lighting assignment in which Q modeled for me: 

   I had a little laugh at his Zoolander-like skills and then realized Im so lucky he has put up with such crazy requests throughout the last couple semesters. He always models in anything and everything I ask him to wear, in any studio or setting, and he's always my best assistant. So today I'm feeling pretty lucky

Thursday, August 09, 2012

   I didn't think I would go through the movies goal that fast but when I started adding them up I realized I've already passed up 26! I'm not sure what this combination of movies says about my taste but I had a laugh looking at all of them together:

Saturday, August 04, 2012

A few more pages:

   Its all thunder, lightning, and rain outside today so I have a feeling several more pages will be completed. Layouts #4 and #5 of 26 now done! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Masking Tape + Fabric + Old Canvases...

... Equals 8 new panels for the bedroom. Super easy, had all the supplies on hand and they compliment the photo grid Im working on for the last wall in this room. Creative project # 2 done!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Painted Chevrons

   This weekend I finally hung my painted chevrons. I originally wanted to measure and tape out the whole thing but then only ended up taping the first row on each and free-handing the rest(ended up really liking the quirky uneven pattern!). I think I learned this is more my style anyways. I always drawn to really traditional shapes, patterns and styles but I like them with an unexpected arty twist. So creative project #1: DONE!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Recycling means cute accessories!

   After watching this tutorial and seeing this pinned to Pinterest I decided I should give it a try. I've been meaning to go through and weed out some of the well-worn pieces from my wardrobe and this was finally a good excuse to do so. This was super simple and super FAST! So creative project #1 done!