Week 9 – Featured Artist – Bethany King

This week I decided to feature these super cool retrospect journal by Bethany King! Being a huge fan of books and stationary (I know, it’s kind of weird), I immediately went to explore this lonely book in the corner. After reading the explanation of what retrospect journals are, I thought the concept was really cool. Not only are old books recycled, but you get this super cool notebook with a bunch of different pages which give the notebook an awesome, unconventional aesthetic. The best part is that the money from the sale of these journals goes towards giving books to children in underprivileged countries. Amongst all the technological advancement and gadgets nowadays, books are getting lost in the mix and it hurts my heart. I LOVE these journals! Bethany King and these retrospect journals are rad!
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Week 9 – Student Interview – Kiara Kensie

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Miss Kiara Kensie. She is a 19-year-old finance major, who is originally from Victorville, California, and lives in Compton. This was an interesting interview because Kiara was actually initially planning to study fashion merchandising, like me! However, she ultimately thought that it wasn’t for her. Her hobbies include surfing and photography. Although Kiara opted out of the fashion program at CSULB, she is still very interested in fashion. Her dream job would be to work as a stylist, be a store owner, or an interior designer. As a senior, I was glad to share my experience as a fashion student. After speaking to Kiara, I think she would really like and benefit from the program. I told her she should reconsider her decision to leave the fashion program. I also gave her my phone number in case she had any more questions. It was really nice to meet someone who shares my same interests! I wish Kiara good luck in her future! 🙂IMG_5655

Week 8 – E-Portfolio

This week, I changed my blog site a bit to make it more reflective of my personality, my interests, and my school major. I am a fashion merchandising major and I like to make stuff. I eventually want to start making and selling the items that I make, so my target market would be anyone who would appreciate custom, DIY stockings, pillows, ornaments, etc. Once I am ready and set to promote and sell my items, I will advertise on Instagram, Facebook, and this website. Here is a “before” screen shot of my blog site:

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Here are some “after” screenshots of my site:

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 5.45.31 PMI changed my theme and added this cute border to my page to give it some color and to keep my sewing/fashion/crafts theme consistent.
Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 5.46.09 PM I added a short paragraph that briefly introduces me, along with a picture of myself. I also added the archive widget to give my posts some organization.Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 5.46.27 PMLastly, I created a page to show my projects. As I make more things, I will continue to update this page.

Week 8 – Featured Artist – Brian Davis

This week, I was able to admire the artwork of Mr. Brian Davis. Brian makes these radical frames made of glass and clay. After reading how he makes these frames, I was blown away. There are so many steps in making one of these frames. I was so captivated and can relate to how much work it takes to make one piece.

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As a fashion major, I make a lot of my own designs and projects, but nothing as beautiful as Brian’s frames. I would love to see Brian in action making one of these from start to finish! If I had the money (or my own place), I would totally try to buy one of these to display in my home. Thanks for sharing Brian!

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Week 8 – Student Interview – Eric Yanagihara

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Yanagihara. He’s a 29-year-old (finally, someone who is also from Dinoland!) geography major from Torrance, California. This is his first semester at CSULB after transferring from El Camino Community College. He originally intended on becoming an account major, but he soon realized that he wouldn’t be happy working behind a desk, crunching numbers all day. He enjoys being outdoors and was highly influenced by a geography class he took while completing his general ed courses. He intends on eventually working outdoors in conservation or agriculture. His interests include rock climbing, landscape photography, and record collecting. He is of Japanese, Italian, Scottish, and Irish decent. After speaking to Eric, I realized that we actually have a lot in common. We both like to be outdoors and we both share a love for record collecting. It was really nice meeting and talking to Eric. Eric is cool!

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Week 7 – Featured Artist – Daniel Rivera and Vanessa Gamboa

The colors in these painting attracted me to this gallery instantly! The were so bright and vivid, I immediately fell in love. As soon as I walked in, I found myself staring at each piece for several minutes. All the different angles and colors needed prolonged attention. It boggles my mind how someone could envision such a complex image and then transpose it onto a canvas. I wish I was THAT cool. These pieces were absolutely stunning and I really enjoyed this gallery! Thanks Daniel and Vanessa!

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Week 7 – Student Interview – Cynthia Carrera

Cynthia Carrera is an 18-year-old film major. She has a passion for film because she enjoys the process of “creating something out of nothing.” Her hobbies include watching anime, volunteering at YMCA, and photography. She knows three languages fluently: English, Spanish, and Italian. Her dream career involves her working with Marvel. Her favorite director is Steven Spielberg and her favorite movie is “There Will be Blood.’ It was a lot of fun talking to Cynthia because we both are really interested and fascinated with Japanese culture. It was meeting someone else with a “creative” major, for a lack of a better word. Cynthia is cool! Image 1