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Lion’s Memorial Pool


I just wrapped up some cover art for a good friends Connecticut based band. Lion’s Memorial Pool defines themselves as “an acid-country speed metal collaborative with dashes of Final Fantasy fight music”, and I think that about sums it up! You can listen to their cosmic folk undertone on soundcloud, and if you live in Connecticut or New York you can come out and see them May 20th at Plan B in Simsbury or on May 21st at the Brooklyn Infringement Festival. So come out and see them, buy their CD, buy them shots, give them your number!

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Accomplishments

During my 4 years at Central Connecticut State University I was privileged to take part in Central Design. Central Design was a portfolio based program that allowed CCSU students who were in the Department of Design to take part in an in house Design studio. This program was run by the head of the design department, and participants were chosen by portfolio review. When I was selected my first semester of my Senior year as the Art Director I was completely overhelmed and excited. It was an amazing semester where I learned a lot about working with clients and other designers. It was also a semester where I built very good ties between some of these clients.

One of those clients being the CSUS system. The Connecticut State University System is built up of Eastern, Western, Southern, and Central State University to bring a tie together through the state school systems. In this tie I worked with Bernard Kavaler and my fellow designers to develop a 100 page booklet celebrating the 25 year anniversary of the CSU System. The book was put together and printed in a month. It was an amazing feat that we all took on together and I thank every person who was involved in this project. Bernard, Susan, Steve, Jenna, and others. The book was unveiled at the exact 25 year anniversary and every person who saw the booklet was proud of what and where the CSU came from.

Recently, I was contact by a columnist at CSUS about my position at TracyLocke. I attended a State school and am still working in the current state of Connecticut. The CSU System and the State capitol wanted to celebrate the Alumni who attended a state school and are still currently working in the state. The article has been written and is displayed on their website and I am grateful for being involved in it. My picture is also being displayed at the state capitol until March 15th highlighting this accomplishment.

What is your greatest accomplishment to date? What are you proud of and would like to share to the blogosphere?

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Freya’s Hair

Remember back in November I mentioned working with an amazing Illustrator, Jacqueline Pytyck, on a tattoo design? Remember me also mentioning that she would be sending the shirt we worked through together with to Threadless? Well, it got chosen! How amazing is that!  You can view, and purchase, Freya’s Hair on Threadless now. I just wanted to give a thank you to Jacqueline for all the work she did with me personally, on my tattoo, and on the tshirt. It looks amazing and I can’t wait to see more of her work.

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Interior Trying

Hi all! There has been a reason why I have been so absent, I swear! As of March 1st I will be moving! Yes! I will be staying in the town that I’m currently in, but I will be moving to a much nicer place. It’s a 1 bedroom with a large living room, a bedroom, walk in closet, and a gorgeous spiral staircase. I’m really excited to move and finally be able to afford living on my own. The other thing I am so excited about is that I finally get to have my cat back! For the past 8 months the place I’m currently at will not allow animals. Since most of you know me well enough, you know that I am obsessed with my cat. It’s about time I got that snuggle bug back.

The thing that I am most excited about is designing and decorating my new place. The walls, which were once a dull ivory, will be repainted a dove grey this weekend. And the floors, which have a maroon carpet, will be redone in the summer. For right now, I have to be able to design around this carpet color though. Maroon is a difficult color to work with as a base. It’s so uninviting unless mixed with the right colors. This is my first attempt at decorating from the ground up. Before I would just throw in whatever I had and buy whatever I liked. I like the idea of a strict color palette to work with. Essentially I’d like to work in these few basic colors with different textures and patterns. And this is my first attempt at interior designing.

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Gumbo

This infographic by Amanda Buck is lovely! Good ran a contest last summer asking people to create their best infographic about New Orleans. I have to say, this really makes me want to try and make Gumbo now… Hmm new project? I think so!

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Forget Me Knot

1. Skirt from Karmaloop   2. Bow Earrings from Anthropologie   3. Pillow from Urban Outfitters
4. Bracelet from JCrew   5. Pendant from Etsy   6. Ring from Fred Flare   7. Loeffler Randall Sandals from Shop Bop

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KAWS Two

Remember when I posted about KAWS? Well my friend from work found this Vimeo video and I couldn’t help but post it. It’s shot so beautifully and I can’t wait to go back and visit to see this sculpture. It is going to look amazing in the spring.

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