Posts in moodboards
color switch
john zabawa, cereal mag, liam stevens, manjit thapp, reidar pritzel, natalie tan, kanghee kim, flavie roux, sigmar polke, erik madigan heck,  natalie tan

john zabawa, cereal mag, liam stevens, manjit thapp, reidar pritzel, natalie tan, kanghee kim, flavie roux, sigmar polke, erik madigan heck,  natalie tan

every couple of months, i make a new folder of images. i would sort of describe it as a mood board folder: there are images from pretty much everything that i visit. blog posts, illustrators' portfolios, tumblr, cargo, etc. i link this folder to my screen saver, so every time i leave my computer i come back to these images floating and folding on my screen. it's like a moving inspiration board... sorta. 

colors are nice. i've been drawn to more pale colors recently. i like the way they complement more vivid colors. composition is nice too. i've always been drawn to simple shapes. 

the pictures and illustrations complement each other. they work together to create a new thing and are great pieces of art because of that. i think that all good art is like that. it can be associated to other pieces and other artists regardless of style or medium. 

i like art like that. 

happy friday

let's be creative
an image by tim schutsky + other unknown sources

an image by tim schutsky + other unknown sources

i look at a lot of stuff on the internet. i like looking at art (in all of its forms) a lot. 

i'm constantly inspired. i've recently found a few "things" that i've really, really enjoyed + i've been motivated by. here: 

1/ from sketch to screen

the other day i stumbled upon yours truly, a unit dedicated to telling the stories of artists (and more specifically, musicians). i found this piece they did on chaz bundick, an artist / producer / creative. i just loved everything about this.

 
image by bea policarpio

image by bea policarpio

2/ the crossroads of should and must

i've loved elle for awhile now. i talked about the difference between "should" and "must", but i'm pretty sure you'd much prefer her explanation over mine. she just gets it. 

 

3/ ok gO!

you all know that okgo is my favorite band. this is also my favorite concert opening. i get chills every time i watch it (also like post-concert sadness). it just makes me want to make something awesome.

 
images by yours truly

images by yours truly

4/ wet

don't wanna be your girl. creative processes + art + music + everything that happens in-between. this is the story of wet (the band, if you didn't know).

 

4/ our solar system

a group of friends recreated the solar system in real proportion because they wanted to. i just found this whole things insane/cool/beautiful/wonderful/thought-provoking. there's a new perspective that i had formed. 

 

night

say yeah + sunday ' 1

it's been awhile since i last made a video. it's been awhile since i last wrote a post. so i decided to make a double-double post and introduce two super cool new things to you guys. 

i recently got a new little point-and-shoot to begin to more easily take videos again (i would rather not carry my DSLR around everywhere i go). 'sunday' is a short test of my new camera and a documentation of my late sunday mornings. i'm still working on my "what am i doing?!!? what do i need to set when i'm manual settings?!?!" skills, so forgive me for the graininess for the low-light shots at the beginning. just like, skip over it or something. yeah, that's better.

so... in addition to my super cool video, i'm introducing a super cool new post category! snippets. snippets will be a "summary" of what i did and how i felt on a certain day. they're an extension of my moodboards; more or less being an abbreviations of previous posts. i'm introducing snippets so that you can get a more clear insight into my life as a young creative, and how i incorporate art into my every day teenage-school-life. so here it is. my first snippet (denoted by ['{snippet #}]) : 

+ i haven't made a video in a long time, so it feels good to work on my (very much developing) videography skills
+ i'm pretty worried that i wasted my time making this (very much not good) video when i could've written my history paper or studied for my chemistry test 
+ i think it's worth it
+ i think art is worth it? i think relieving stress through creation is worth it?
+ it was valid procrastination, though (i keep telling myself this)
+ it's okay. everything's okay. i'm okay.
+ let the term be over already

have a wonderful sunday evening, everyone.