Here’s a version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night created using thousands of curled up strips of paper. Susan Myers used a process called paper quilling to painstakingly build up her version of the piece.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”
So true. One of my pet peeves about people: Many in my life don’t keep their word. A person telling me that they are gonna do something and not backing up his/her “promises” with action forms a bad impression in my head. Unreliable, lazy, and all talk, no action. I have every right to doubt you folks.
I’m either in typography hell or heaven…
A snapshot of designing an AWESOME poster. Hopefully, it’ll turn out yo with a definite color scheme and layout. There’s this general typeface usage rule: Do not use more than two or a MAXIMUM of three typefaces. So far, I’m using 4 typefaces, but I think they go together. I know the rules enough to break them. Job hunt progress? Still no definite leads. It gets me a little discouraged and makes me wonder if I should continue with it…and what I’m going to do with my future. Honestly I feel that employers really don’t know what they are missing out on…like my typography swagggggg, that’s what.
This page is a sign. What do you want it to say?
I would’ve chosen a more serious approach with this page…inspirational quotes by famous philosophers, artists, writers, musicians, etc, but I had this phrase repeating in my head awhile now. :) The silly, random, and vulgar humor automatically wins in my book. The background image is from doing a Google image search on 18th century dancing. Printed that out and decided that I wanted to do some simple hand drawn sans serif typography. Then, the magic began when I was drawing these beautiful words with pencil and pen, which was hard to see the lines in the busy image. Soon after, I traced it out in white gel pen.
When I think about it, job hunting is a poker game. You need luck, charisma, and strategy to win your opponent over.”
— Me, take that you cliched dating analogy!
Generations of hardship and hard work have amounted to YOU. We will never fully comprehend, for we are a spoiled generation. Free to pursue our dreams and love in a way that our family before us never could have imagined. For this, make them proud. Deserve it.”
— Philip Wang
Color this entire page
Did some marble painting with shaving cream and food coloring for the first time. Messy, but fun! At least my pages smell good. :) Will do this activity again with a 2 color scheme in the future on a new sheet of cardstock paper.
Make a sudden, unpredictable, destructive movement with the journal
Used an Xacto knife to horizontally cut the “Make a sudden, destructive, unpredictable movement with the journal” page since I didn’t want it to be in completely loose strips. I have a bunch of Victoria’s Secret catalogues lying around and chose a closeup model face shot to cut into strips with a pair of scissors.
Front of the page…took a while to do. I haven’t done any paper weaving since elementary school! I like how her eye lined up with the K to give her some white eyelashes.
Back of the page..nice surprise haha :)
Sadness is beautiful. Loneliness is tragical.”
— Backstreet Boys, from their song “Shape of My Heart”