Saturday, September 15, 2012
Growing up my mother always made clothing and accessories for my sister and I. I remember being 9 years old and back then (and now even LOL) jeans were always too long on me so I had to cut them. I would take the part of denim I had cut, sew it (badly, LOL) and and add handles. I remember hating the limited options offered at stores that were kind of my style, but not exactly. And that always bothered me.
I started doing graphic design when I was 15 because I started venturing into online forums and noticed people had "avatars". I wanted my own and the limited options forums have for avatars didn't suit my style. I learned the basics of Photoshop mostly thru online tutorials. I went to my local College of Southern Nevada and I'm almost done with my AAS in Web Design. But I've decided to focus more on graphic design and print.
I very much enjoyed my design classes, every single one of them was fun. College felt like arts and crafts once I figured out what I wanted to do. Every other class felt like I was studying what other people had accomplished, and what they had wrote. . . . Design class felt like it was more about me and what I could accomplish.
I love studying about other artists. Some that influence me are, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Monet. I also draw inspiration from Betsy Johnson so much. She is one of my biggest idols.
I started off making 12x12 layouts and then moved on to being obsessed with making mini books. My current obsession is card making. I found that cards and traditional layouts were hard to come up with. I would just become overwhelmed by the blank 5x7 canvas and my mountain of supplies. Sketches online provided some rules that I saw and I decided to take my swing at designing them myself. I am inspired by 12x12 layouts that I see all over the internet.
I started this blog because I found myself unemployed with a lot of time on my hands. I decided to try and launch myself into the world. Well, that was the idea, I didn't think it'd actually happen.
I decided to merge my two passions: scrapbooking + graphic design and try and make it a career. My dream would be to have my own line of scrapbook items. For now I have my dream and a little online Zibbet shop that I opened in February of 2012.
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