Today I found an illustrator who has let me speechless. She is Judith Ann, a New Yorker who paints with nothing more than her fingers, with them, like a little kid, she creates amazing spaces, worlds in one color, sometimes she creates more psychedelic paintings, what impresses me the most is how she composes and creates gigantic spaces with very small “strokes.
Here is a video showing how se works. Have a nice weekend!
I guess you don’t need this post… but, well, I do.
Continuing the series of “being under pressure” recently I made some decisions that have changed many things in my life.
I must confess that I love to study, love learning new things, I guess I’m that kind of a geek goes to school and take courses like “easy painting”, “Thai painting”, “painting by Mark’s technique” and so on just to learn how to correctly paint a wall, so, the thing is, as some of you know, I am almost at my final year of Graphic Design School, or well, not right now.
These weeks have been extremely difficult for me (being in bed / sick for 1 week is not my thing and It also doesn’t help me to be in the best mood) so, suddenly I went back to school, and everything began: “you miss the deadline” + new school projects + new deadlines + pressure + competitive classmates, very competitive classmates and that’s when I asked myself, if I have a job I love, my always pending final project and thousands of other things that I have to be aware, I wonder if being sick, sad and tired worth a career that I only enjoy at certain times? well, I don’t thing so.
The rush, the expectations and the pressure led me into a spiral of stress that made me stay at home more than a week. So , being really sorry for this (I’m a loser now) I decided to take a break, finish all these things that I have pending (PFC / Shorts movies / work) and have a little more freedom and above all, relax! and I must say that it has only been a week, and I’m not entirely recovered, and that spring allergies are killing me but now I know, I feel better.
I guess that will give me more freedom to be here more often.
See you soon
Have you ever feel like you have to achieve something, like you’re life incomplete if you’re wasting your time, like you always need to be doing something productive, that you need to show to everybody that your doing things, important things you know?
Well that’s happening to me lately, I’ve been reading on Twitter and Facebook about people that seem to be awake 24/7, always working, creating, inventing, going to clubs, events, being popular and looking great despite they sleep 2 hours a day, well, I’m sick of that pressure, I’m tired to be at school doing things I’m no interested in just because I have to be busy, that takes me to a path where I start a lot of things, projects and ideas that never get through, and I don’t want that, I really need to finish things, I thought that pressure has to be how society treat us, like if you want to achieve something you have to be trending topic, but then I realize that in part it’s not the society, that I’m doing this to myself, I’m convinced that my part-time job, my part-time grade in Graphic Design, and my collaboration on different projects are not enough, well, people, I’m out, I love writing on this blog but I don’t have time, well you know what? I’m gonna get that time, because I can’t quit from the things I like, to do the things I have to do.
I might sound silly, but lately I been thinking that being 25 and trying to figure out what the hell I what to be when I grow up is really stressful, I thought I was one of those persons that has everything decided, when I started college I had a plan, I still have it but having so many interests makes me feel dizzy… I need to end up things, so let’s begging with computer science’s final project :/
And trust me, I’m not being dramatic but I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling like this nowadays.
Image by Jaco Haasbroek
Last week we had the opportunity to go to Belgrade to attend Resonate, a platform that brings together multidimensional vision about different fields that apparently are not so related but in reality it has a lot of things in common, such as music, computer arts, programming, architecture, visual arts and digital culture, a complete mix that blowed my mind.
We arrived to Belgrade after waking up at 3:30am and 8 hours being on airports and planes, then decided to go for a walk and discovered a nice city full of beautiful cafes and really nice people, I sorry not to have more time to explore the city we barely had time to overview the blue Danube but I promise next year is going to be better and longer :D
Resonate was an incredible experience I’m willing to repeat every year! Three days of lectures and parties, coffees and Vapiano, typical Serbian meat and nice good friends, I think I’m going to need many mores entries to specify how much fun I had, I thing the best thing of Resonate is that it’s a honest and simple event full of people wishing to learn things, to communicate, to make friends, catch up about whats happening today with computer and visual arts, and not only focusing on pretending they are cool as I witnessed in many other design festivals, that’s definitely a plus!
I can summarize the whole experience by quoting what I wrote to a friend on Facebook “It was amazing, people from Serbia is unbelievable friendly, the city has great cheap places to eat and the lectures were really inspiring, the first day was hard to follow because of the workshops and lectures at the same time, I just wanted to be in many places at the same time! but for the second day I loved the one from Golan Levin and for the third day the one from Ivan Poupyrev although I as expecting those lectures to be amazing, I was also surprised by the lecture of Raquel Meyers, so honest and relaxed about how she does things and how she works, It was really refreshing, I also recommend the video games of Spaces of play, I don’t know if you know them but their games and concepts are stunning! I’m still assimilating everything. Can’t wait for next year”