I was fortunate enough over he past few months to have been able to take some time to myself to really enjoy and experience life to the fullest. I traveled down south to New Orleans where I experienced art, culture, and creole cooking. I made it down to Florida to enjoy some water sports and the beach and then Asheville, North Carolina to camp out in the mountains and explore some microbreweries.
Supplement company Powermill Labs came to me to design a new image for their brand for marketing materials such as decals, hats, t-shirts, and imagery for product labels. The overall concept was an idea the CEO had in mind, I brought his idea to life through illustration.
Hand lettering is something that I absolutely love and admire. Beautiful typography is where it's at, and it all starts with a pen, paper, and simply words. What most people don't realize is that letters can be an art form as well. Hand lettering takes talent and an illustrative quality to become beautiful.
I almost love my process photos more then the actual final finished pieces. Something about the process is so amazing to me. The raw image of the materials all over the place, showcasing the artist at work. I get lost in my own world when I start working with materials like pen and ink, watercolor, colored pencils, etc. My goal now is just to keep on experimenting with new materials and find my niche.
We have had so much work lately that I have been at school six days a week. Unfortunately, that has taken away a lot of my time to go out exploring and experiencing the great places and amazing views that Hong Kong has to offer. We are producing some pretty great work as a whole. with all the variety of majors here at SCAD this summer. I just wish that there was more time for adventures. From the adventures that I have been on, and beautiful views that I have seen I always make sure to take lots of pictures.
One thing I like about Hong Kong is all the walking that you do when you are here. In the middle of the day, to get lunch or run errands, sometimes just going outside or taking the MTR, gives you an opportunity to get some exercise, take a break from the work, and just clear your mind for a minute. The MTR is super easy to get around anywhere. At first, I was a little intimidated by taking it by myself but it was really not bad. It's almost impossible to get lost. But, there are sooo many people here. The MTR and the streets are always packed. People walking, driving, traveling, it seems like it is always nonstop. For me, it makes me want to go out to live in farm land.
Last night we went to Central and TST to shop around, just walk, and grab some food. I wasn't feeling great at first, but ate at an awesome place called MANA. I got a shake with banana, raw caocao and spurilina that helped with my cramps and made me feel better. Since I was feeling up to it, later on for dinner, we tried Korean BBQ. It was pretty good and I liked the idea of getting to cook everything yourself, right in front of your face like a Hibatchi place. I do not like the idea of not seeing what I am eating and how it is prepared. Cooking the meat in front of me is definitely a plus.
Here are some more random photos throughout the trip thus far. I try and take them any chance I get, if I see an opportunity for a great scenic view. A lot of these views are very one of a kind, that is what makes Hong Kong such a unique place.
Lamma Island has been by far, my favorite excursion thus far. I love the outdoors and all forms of nature. Include that with some exercise and it is right up my ally. The heat was pretty intense especially at an uphill incline, but the views and the beach made it all worth it. Once we reached the beach we were able to chill out for a bit as we waited for the rest of the group to catch up. Even though the water looked dirty, I felt as if I would not be gaining the whole Hong Kong experience had I not been able to test the waters- literally. I did bring my bathing suit for a reason, so I dove right in. Well not right in, I took some precautions at first for sure. My best travel friend, Sarah, a fellow artist/photographer, and I ended the day at a local vegetarian restaurant. The island was so peaceful, I would go back in a heartbeat.
This is my first ever post thus far, now being in Hong Kong. A select group of artists ranging from visual effects, to motion media, to photography, to illustration, graphic design and advertising, were all chosen selectively, to participate in a once in a lifetime experience. This experience consisted of a paid for trip to Hong Kong. When I found out the news that I had actually been chosen for the trip I was beyond thrilled. I do not travel much, and having the opportunity to do so with my fellow peers to exhibit my work was more than amazing. I feel blessed and honored to be apart of something so great. I feel so proud to be apart of such an amazing community. SCAD has opened many doors for me. When I came here I knew it was my place and I was right at home. Now this trip, to end it all, was just the icing on the cake. My eyes have been opened to a whole new culture. It is shocking and somewhat scary but extremely interesting. Each day I explore more and more and my goal is to just keep roaming. I am somewhat of a wanderlust and have the urge to cover as many streets as possible because I am so curious to see what else is out there. I hope that this experience most of all can be an inspiration for my work.