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Random ruminating writings

2015
23 Oct

About a year ago, a friend posted on Facebook (like you do)…”Hey! Who wants to go to Iceland?” A year later and with the power of the internet, seven brave wanderers met up in Reykavik, Iceland, to embark on an[…]

5 Oct

One of my favorite things about living in Sacramento is the tight-knit artist community. There are many weekly and monthly events centered around gathering artists together to draw, learn from each other, and to swap stories and techniques. During my[…]

17 Sep

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[…]

25 May

This post is a shout-out to Jason McCreary for his excellent tutorial on configuring Apache Virtual Hosts on Mac OS X Yosemite. Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Mac OS X Yosemite Configuring Apache Virtual Hosts on Mac OS X[…]

6 Apr

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[…]

2014
27 Dec

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[…]

12 Oct

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[…]

22 Sep

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[…]

20 May

This hand-drawn stop motion animation video was created as a part of an assignment for Bobby Belote’s Time Arts class in the spring of 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. As part of the project, we were[…]

4 May

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[…]