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List of Monthly Drawing Challenges for WHOLE Year

After totally missing out on Inktober recently, I decided to seek out some other monthly challenges. Why shouldn't we have some set cha...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Big & Blooming - My Etsy Shop

Ring the bells, wake the dog, slap the fat lady. I have finally done it. Check out my new Etsy Shop called Big & Blooming. I'll be dedicating this shop to mostly kanzashi (that's Japanese for hairpieces) and maybe some fine art giclee prints. Also, I'd love to know what you think of my pieces. I have quite a few more pieces to upload so be sure to check back.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wow, nice changes...

It looks like Blogger is kicking it up a notch with these templates and customization features. I was going to have the non-profit group I'm working with create a WordPress account and flikr but now that there are more options here, I might have changed my mind. Picasa has loads more free space for photos than flikr and non-profit organizations love there freebies.

In case you miss seeing my stuffs, I've been pretty regularly updating to MeredithDesign. I'll keep an eye on this account as well in case it starts looking tastier than WordPress but for now, I'm staying there.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New blog at WordPress

I've decided I like the design and configuration of the WordPress blog setup more than that of Blogger. I hope you'll follow me there!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Photography- Kristy unicycle series

This is a quick update on some goings on. Last weekend I took some fun shots of a friend in Philly and ended up really enjoying them. I tried to pay closer attention to lighting and placement as well as the arrangement of all the lines in the background, metal poles and so on. Kristy was a great sport and I hope I'll be able to do something like this again in the near future.

In my self promotion sector I've hit a snag on getting new business cards, unfortunately. I thought I was all settled on the logo and then name of my design group and then... well you know how it goes. I'm now brainstorming once more for that perfect fit. The name above all names that fits my niche. How do you sum up a person or an entity? It's such a daunting task. The best part is that I have such an easy (I say easy but I mean easier, creating an identity should never be simple) time helping other people create their image. And yet here I am, walking into imaginary walls and clear glass doors in my head.

Moving on, I have made interesting strides in the craft area of my existence. I haven't really created anything fine art in nature but instead have turned to knitting and light sewing. There's some animal inside me that can't resist the lure of touching fabrics and yarns, evaluating them for different purposes and than creating something from that purpose. I would akin it to giving birth but I have no idea what that's like so we'll leave that alone.

Till next time, thanks for following.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update for the New Year

We've now been cruising along in 2010 for over a month and I think it's safe to say, I feel lucky to be where I am. My situation is currently thus: One wedding package completed in October, another wedding package being worked on right now, a dvd cover and poster being finished, several personal fine art projects, final stages of setting up formal art and design team/group called Hail to the Dream, and beginning work as a part-time art teacher for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware (Northern). I'm still living at home by the grace of my parents and still don't have a normal graphic design job but I'm still managing to enjoy the little things.

It's taken forever for the BG Clubs job to get started due to a change in their background-check system. Better late than never I suppose. The hardest part is sitting in front of my computer or sketching in my room day in and day out. It gets a little monotonous. I'll be grateful for the change in scenery and activity. Getting paid won't be bad either.

As for graphic design specifically, I feel a little behind if only because I've been more focused on improving myself in figure drawing and fine art color theory. I've been dabbling in all sorts of media from pastels to markers to brush pens to acrylic to watercolor to CG painting. It's been an interesting journey especially in this last month. But the design part of my has slipped into hibernation a little and I'm excited to get it back in the game with this new wedding package and another advertising package for a local non-profit group.

So keep an eye out on my deviantART account; that's where I do most of my day to day uploads of ideas and finished pieces. http://shiroimiko.deviantart.com/ Apologies about the lack of updates on here. I intend to be more active with a once a month discussion/update on this blog. It's on my calender now!

As always, thanks for following along.