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.
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.
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 really love the spirit of Halloween. I used to think it was just for kids because as a kid I remember how much fun it was to dress up and the anticipation of collecting candy. My sisters and I would sit in a circle eating and trading candy all night.
Although it’s not as exciting as an adult, it’s still fun to look at all the fun decorations, eat some candy corn, and watch Halloween related movies.
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 colors are what I love most about this image. Orange, gray, and white remind me of a clean simplistic modernity. The warm and cool tones are a beautiful contrasting element.
The symbolism of the fox also add to the visual interest of the image. It lends itself to the sly, unsuspecting look in her eyes.
This is a design that I did last year for an android application. My fiance and I collaborated on it as a way to ease into application development. It was fun but challenging too. Since then we have been doing more web development but we would love to find the time to do more applications as well.
You can visit CLKT Inc. to try out a demo of the application. I am working on a redesign of the website that focuses more on web design and wordpress themes.