I’ve taken a break from nail art and polymer clay for now. That seems to be the way it is with me. I get obsessed with something, and then after a while I lose interest. I truly do enjoy doing both things and I have no doubt I will do them again.
But I can’t go for long with out doing something creative with my time. I think it’s probably been about 5 years since I’ve done and portraits in photoshop. I’ve done a few drawing over the passed few days and I can already see myself improving. So far they’ve just been random and I figured I should probably do a series. So, I am going to do portraits of my family.
This first one is of my niece, Ashlyn.
I got the urge to draw again recently. I drew this with pencil and marker and then I scanned it in and added color and did some manipulating in photoshop. Someone told me my shading was off but I don’t really care if it’s perfect… it’s all in good fun.
This is a preview of a PDF portfolio that I made for my sister’s job hunt. The buttons are interactive so potential employers can click through each page and view it as a slideshow.
This was intended to be a web portfolio at one point but was decided that it might be more practical and less expensive to have her portfolio in PDF form.
Click this link to view the portfolio >>> Krissy Hastings – Cake Portfolio
(Sometimes you have to click this link a second time for it to work)
I wish the best for my sister as she tries to find a job. I hope she finds somewhere that will appreciate her dedication and talent.
It’s easy to remember to be thankful on Thanksgiving but remembering to be thankful for things every other day of the year should be just as important. Trying to focus on positive things instead of negative ones is something I have to work at but I do have a lot to be thankful for everyday.
My Thanksgiving was wonderful because my niece and nephew were there. All the other adults wanted to send them upstairs so they wouldn’t disturb us but I wanted to soak up as much as I could of their company because I know that I don’t get to see them very often. Every time I see them they are a little bit taller and their personalities are developing more and more. I worry that they will forget what it feels like to be comfortable around me, I fear that we will become strangers. Gladly our connection has not broken. The familiarity is still there as well was the interest in getting to know each other better. It is my goal to hold onto their friendships because they are a few of the most important relationships in my life. I probably tell them I love them more then I ought to but I don’t want them to forget. The struggles they have been through are enough to break a person. But they are resilient creatures and they have my respect for it. I just hope they can try to enjoy what is left of their youth before having to continue the battle because sadly it doesn’t get any easier.
I made this to reflect the thoughts I’ve had on my mind for a few days now.
Children need love, respect, and guidance. To keep this world full of strong, healthy, capable people… it’s starts with parenting.
A lot of people now days have children because they want to become an adult as fast as they can. They want to “play house”. They don’t understand that there is no room for selfish actions anymore. All of their choices should be made by keeping in mind the well being of their children.
It’s not fair for a child to grow up in a household where they learn that anger and violence is the only way to deal with their problems and frustrations. It’s not fair when a child feels left out and out of place because they don’t get the positive attention they crave. Imagining the adult they will most likely become saddens me deeply. I have so much empathy for these children that I often cry for them.
If our number one priority as adults became the well being of our children, perhaps humanity and the world wouldn’t be so corrupt anymore.
I started doodling a character on a piece of paper and decided to recreate it in photoshop.
This is a style that I’ve seen a lot in recent days. In fact, I had a graphic design class with a boy who looked similar, complete with skinny jeans and hi-tops.
The website is progressing now. I did a window for the slideshow images with a side by side comparison of what it will look like with and without the window open.
I like the rounded edges and the thick white border, it reminds me of cake! yummy.
So far, she loves it! And that’s enough for me 🙂