Exploring & Escapades

bits & pieces of my travels

Month: February, 2014

Sketching

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It was 77 degrees today in Columbus, MS, enough to have one dreaming of a summer at home. 

As part of my personal visual design syllabus for the year, I’m relearning how to draw. First came my 30 day drawing challenge. Now, I’m learning and especially enjoying a figure sketching class that is taught through Skillshare. 

I have to say, there is nothing quite as therapeutic as daily sketching with the windows open and a fresh breeze.

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Margarita

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Limes & strawberries on a Friday night remind me of nights by the pool in Miami, grilling fish & drinking fresh margaritas. 

Tangerine

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Hydrangeas, tangerines, and sandalwood vanilla. Painting a workday with a pop of living color. 

Pieces

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Small pieces of New England add warmth to an icy Southern day. 

Investing

Camera“The moment you stop investing in yourself is the moment you have written off future dividends.” – Paul Brunson.

My next life step: learning visual design, from scratch. I’ve mapped out a personal syllabus of reading, projects, and Skillshare classes through September 2014. Moving forward.

Graceland

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IMG_1770Graceland, the home of Elvis in Memphis, TN, a national historical landmark, and one of the most bizarre locations that I have ever been. How strange to walk through someone’s home and to see it so perfectly frozen in time. Above all, it was not grandness that fascinated, but rather, simplicity. The simplicity of what once was considered grand and the simplicity of what once was. 

 

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