Category: Life

September 17 2015
Chad the Prancing One, and Warren the Wise

I recently returned from a mesmerizing trip to Iceland (if you ever get a chance to go there, do go!) We began in Reykjavik, and traveled for 10 days by van. During our drive across the land of fire and[…]

April 6 2015
Jim Henson's Fantastic World

In the fall of 2011, I found new inspiration and motivation in the timeless sketches and ideas of Jim Henson in Jim Henson’s Fantastic World at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. At the time of visiting the Fantastic World exhibit, I was a young[…]

December 27 2014
Miranda Singler pictured with two of her coworkers from Cracker Barrel.

In May 0f 2010, I graduated with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and like most recent college graduates, had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I was fortunate enough to keep my student[…]

October 12 2014
Nuclear Science Museum

This post is a flashback to a trip to the Nuclear Science Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during my 2013 roadtrip from Illinois to California. The day began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by waking up at 7 in the morning[…]

September 22 2014
Senior English class, Miranda Singler, photo courtesy of UnSplash

This post reflects my experience in Senior English class of high school (2005-06) and the belief in the importance of  a strong English and writing education for the foundation of a design career and in discovering one’s own identity. At first[…]

May 4 2014
Skull dolls

Almost a year after moving out to California from my home state of Illinois, I look back to a portion of my Albuquerque trip: Old Town and the Albuquerque Botanical Garden.  After smelling all of the wonderful scents at the[…]

February 23 2014
San Francisco around the city

Upon arriving in the strange, sunshine-filled land of California, far from the humble flatlands of Illinois and the comfort zone of familiar friends and family, one of my first priorities was to form some solid connections with other 20-somethings, creative,[…]

October 7 2013

It was the last week of September, it bright and sunny in Sacramento, and it was comic con…. My newfound friends from the internet, Cindy and Kelly, joined me early on a Saturday morning to wander amidst the strange and[…]

September 12 2013

Dah! So I have been lagging in the blogging department lately. This post is dedicated to all of the wonderful, quirky people that embraced me at the karaoke bars in Champaign, Illinois… It all started long, long ago when I[…]

August 11 2013
Ben Folds piano

**Please note this is a more personal, melancholic post. Go look at puppies if you’re not in the mood 🙂  I’ve been in California for a little over a month now, and am finally beginning to feel the full-blown effects[…]