New Year. New Goals.

1/16 2016

It seems every New Year presents new goals and new challenges keeping those goals. I try to keep the typical goals such as lose some weight, save money, etc. This year I hope to keep my goals and have a new outlook on life.

In doing so, I try keeping lists of those goals, and it has slowly turned into planning out small tasks to complete while keeping up with everyday items. Since I am on the go lately, I have started keeping a planner to keep up with these items.

I haven’t thought of myself as a planner girl; however, it has turned into a necessity as of late. I began keeping a planner late May of last year, and it reminded me of all those lists I made during class to keep up with projects. In a way, I have kept a planner all along without even realizing it, just with lined notebook paper.

As I planned, I turned to Pinterest to see how others organized their planning. It was only then I learned of the wonderful world of planning, decorating, and designer planners!

For the year of 2015, I created an awesome mini-binder that I found for $3.99 at Walmart. I was able to design it for my calendar, budget, and general note taking. Though, as the year ended, I had my eye on other planners, specifically, Kate Spade.

In my upcoming blog posts, I will review 2016 planners, stickers, and sticky notes and how they keep me organized while being creative along the way.

1/16 2016

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Digital Galaxy of Ideas

3/2 2015

It’s 2015, already?

Though it is almost 2 years and a day later, I am beginning to blog again. Now that the ABC lineup is back on, my Sunday night blogging might start back up.

Within the past 2 years, I have graduated AAU officially, and I have an Associates Degree in Web Design: New Media. It was a great experience, and I definitely use what I have learned in my everyday life.

From things you have learned in the past, do you find yourself using it in a new situation?

I have a full-time job, and I enjoy using what I have learned at AAU in new and different ways. I find myself accessing memories of class projects when I use organization, timelines, and imagery.

Now that I am out of school and on a new path in life, I have become fascinated by Pinterest and all the various ideas and items pinned and re-pinned between people. I have browsed Pinterest for a few years, however, it has been interesting to reorganize pin boards and explore the different ideas that are shared in such a digital galaxy.

With these new ideas and inspirations, it made me break open Photoshop and experiment with a few brushes, shapes, and filters to create a scene I have noticed often in various pins.

To create the galaxy, I went to Google to find a useful and stellar galaxy tutorial. It helped me learn how to create the base before creating layers of shape cutouts. I enjoyed learning the basics and hope to continue experimenting with this idea in the future.

Here is my first attempt:

Experimenting with Shapes, brushes, and other filters...

Experimenting with Shapes, brushes, and other filters…

 

Have you ever found a useful Pin or tutorial to create something that you have seen?

That is all for now, I hope to make this a regular thing, until next time! 🙂

3/2 2015

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