I’m back. Again. And I’m going to ask a favor of you. Consider yourself warned.
Yesterday, in the midst of prepping for my portfolio show ( which is today at 4:00PM! ), I found out a design I did last semester for my Electronic Illustration class is a finalist to be chosen for Madison’s Winter Festival 2015 Frosty 5K Run + Walk. Even better is the other final design is by my classmate Cydney, who I adore. I’m totally honored, super excited + need your help!
Because the Madison Winter Festival is all cool like that, they’re letting the public vote for the winning design on their Facebook page. So, if you can hop over to Facebook, ‘like’ their page + vote for my design ( or Cydney’s! ), I’d be ever so grateful. I think it’s rad a local organization is giving student designers this opportunity, and I can’t wait to see either logo in action next year.
Thanks again friends. I wouldn’t have it made it to this show without you.
Sending big hugs to all.
Truthfully, it’s been an exhausting semester. My FINAL graduate design show is tomorrow, and there’s no shortage of work to be done tying up all the loose ends to get ready for it. However, amidst the end-of-school hustle, my friend Kelly ( who’s also in the show + may look a bit familiar ) and I were determined to do a photo shoot. With a floral crown. For FUN.
Fun is not really an operative word used all that often right now; especially not when your future job prospects are heavily determined by the work you present. But fun is probably the most important thing. Because when we lose the fun, we lose our inspiration. It’s as simple as that.
So a few weeks ago, the two of us over-tired, slightly delirious student designers ventured into the fresh dusting of snow with the goal of FUN. That and getting Kelly a picture for the about page on her design portfolio website. We’re still under deadlines here, people.
And the results are perhaps, some of my favorite photos I’ve taken yet.
Lesson learned : FUN is always number one. Son of a gun. I want a cinnamon bun.
( like I said, slightly delirious )
On Wednesday nights, my design school friends + I like to go out after class for a round beers + nachos. With our final portfolio show in just a few days, it’s been a good release after weeks and weeks ( and weeks ) of hard work. One night, on a recent outing, a hot plate of those damn good ‘chos towered high with salsa, sour cream + guac were delivered to our table by an adorably nice waitress and it hit me.
My man crush Michael Pollan got it all wrong!
When he said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” I’m almost positive he actually meant “Mostly nachos.” Or rather, should I say nachos ordered with extra jalapeños + sour cream. Because come on, I’m an American, and there are few dishes that taste better with beer, surrounded by friends + are socially-acceptable to eat with five sides of sour cream.
So this my friends, is my ode to nachos.