I once heard a joke from a man who said “What do artists and coffee filters have in common?” and when I asked for the answer, he replied “They’re disposable!”
I remember being so furious I stormed out and thought to myself that he was ignorant and had no clue what he was talking about. It never crossed my mind ever again until recently… (more…)
Have you ever been so focused on your artform that once you are done with it…..you realize you are all alone?
One of my favorite photographers I go to for inspiration is Zack Arias. He is a commercial and music photographer and has really resonated with me when I was let go of my job. While watching one of his lectures on Creative Live about photography and family – it hit me. (more…)
For the past couple of months I wanted to quit.
I know this may be something that cannot and should not be said by a working photographer. Lately I’ve been in a world of funk about who I am, what I (more…)
Do you remember the days when you were a child and how life was so simple?
I like having those conversations with my loved ones because we reminisce on old childhood memories. And after going through some of my own, I realize why people think they their childhood was simple: because we had less responsibility & our minds were filled with imagination! (more…)
If you’ve ever felt like an outsider your entire life – this is for you!
I was born with the “weird gene”. My mother would say that I am the “weird” one in my family who has outrageous imaginations; that I’m just simply crazy. I have always felt out of place at home and in school so it’s safe to say the social part of my childhood years was lacking big time. (more…)
As an artist, criticism is a part of our everyday life.
Everyone has an opinion of your work and what they think is good and/or bad. Some artists that I know can take criticism like nothing and it won’t phase them. And for others, it can hit them really hard and crush their self esteem. (more…)
Most of the work that I have been focusing on is photography related and I absolutely love it!
I really pushed me to use technology since I really love to focus on sketching and painting. I first started my art journey through painting and I developed everything form there. But when it came to photography and using photoshop – that was a huge challenge for me to face. And I’d like to think that I am doing an awesome job (let me know what you think haha!) (more…)
One of the traits/faults that I personally struggle with on a day to day basis is giving.
How can giving be a fault?
When I was a kid, I became an automatic giver. It made me feel good knowing that I made someones day brighter in a world full of stress and despair. So I like to make sure that my loved ones are always happy and I give up my time and (more…)
Have you ever just wanted to have a fresh new start and to begin again as a new you?
I’ve felt that way in my life for years! To just one day pack up my things, leave everything behind and start a fresh life as the person I want to become instead of what others want me to be. Sometimes it is the easiest decision for people to make, and for others it takes courage just to take the first step. (more…)
This is the time of year of throwing away things!
Spring cleaning to a lot of people is a cleanse-filled time. It’s when you just throw away things that you don’t want anymore and leave space for something new and better.
When I was younger I use to hate spring cleaning (I mean what kid ever liked cleaning anyway haha!). But as the years flew by I realized…….I still hate it haha! (more…)
You ever had one of those days where the stress is just too unbearable to handle?
I currently live in New York City and I can honestly say that this magnificent iconic place is a day-in-and-day-out-coffee-crazy-subway-jamming-stressful city! I mean why wouldn’t it be, it’s the city that never sleeps right? (more…)
Have you ever studied for a big test that you feel confident about..but once you see it you realize that it is nothing like what you studied?
That is what art school was like to so many of my friends. (more…)