Hello September!

YAY! It’s finally September!!!

Can you tell that I’m excited? Yesterday I was running an errand at Target and noticed all there Halloween stuff in the dollar section.

There was so much cute stuff I had to stop myself from getting overboard. I even got accepted for a Target credit card!! So I have to control myself from completely losing it at Target lol.

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I got some window sticker to decorate my office and home. Today since it is the first day of September I decided to celebrate Halloween a month early. So far a few of my co-workers saw what I created and loved it.

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Nothing makes me happier than decorating, it gives me a reason to use all my FIDM skills.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday. Just remember one more day til the weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Erika

Monday Motivation

The week has started once again. It seemed to me that this weekend just flew right by.

I hope you all had a fun weekend with your mom. Today I was reading such a heartbreaking story of how an instagram post touched many people. Since it was Mother’s day weekend Mindy Kaling decided to post a photo on instagram to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s day. But she also wanted to take a moment and comfort anyone who is missing their Mom. Many people shared how much they miss the smallest things their mom use to do. It was so heartbreaking hearing newly mom’s wish that their Mom could meet their first child.

It made me realize how important each day is and that we have to remember to remind people how much they mean to us. If you have time and a box of tissue I recommend you read some of the stories. Be warned though because you will seriously need those tissues.

As for my Mom’s Mother’s day, my boyfriend and I went to a family gathering. We usually celebrate Mother’s day with all the mom’s on Saturday. So I got to see a bunch of Aunts, cousins, etc..

I decided to be crazy and make my mom her gift. My mom loves Wonder Woman. She especially loves watching all the old seasons of Wonder Woman. Something you don’t know is that I consider my mom to be Wonder Woman. She has always managed to do the impossible and is always sacrificing herself for others. So I made her a Wonder Woman piñata from scratch. It was definitely a challenge for me especially because I knew nothing about piñatas. My boss and I would brain storm how I could make this work. Everything was going good until I realized that I was running out of time. Because I am only human I procrastinated and literally didn’t finish it until 2:00 PM on Saturday.  I was already late to the party and still had to take a shower.

But since I have such an amazing boyfriend he decided to play arts and crafts with me. He is the best illustrator I know, so I assigned him to draw out her outfit. If he never stepped in and helped me I would have never finished. Not going to lie I was like five seconds from having a meltdown and since my bf heard it in my tone he became my little helper.

So here it is! Isn’t it too cute!!! I am so proud that I figured it out and that it actually looked like the lego version of her. If you want me to make a post about how I made her just comment and like below. Feel free to share with your friends.

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The Broad Museum

Finally I had the privilege to go and see the Broad museum (insert praise hand Emoji).

I waited three months to finally see it and let me tell you it was worth it. When I was still going to FIDM I had the most amazing teacher.  She taught the history of art and her name was Ms. Repetto. Many people didn’t like that class mostly because they saw no need to learn it. But they couldn’t be more wrong, because there are so many design principles to designing art. In order to create anything aesthetically pleasing you have to follow the basic design principles.

So when I went to that museum it took me back to when my teacher lectured about certain art era’s. I was blown away from the modern art they had and the pop art era. I even got to see one of the many urinals that they had made for the Dada (my personal favorite). They even featured some of the art that I studied.

Here are some photos I got to take that day. The art was so beautiful that sadly my camera couldn’t capture so I asked my boyfriend to use his incredible camera phone. The only disappointment I had was that I didn’t get to see the Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room. It was already booked when we arrived in the museum and were told that it was very unlikely that we would see it.

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I highly recommend you reserve tickets online and see this place in person. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

Happy Monday!

Erika

Declaration of Intention

Make a declaration of intention. | 25 Things To Do When You're Feeling Down:

This year, I will step out of my comfort zone. I will let go of any insecurities that I have and embrace the person I have become. I will honor my dreams and love my journey there. I will stand up and share my creativity and passion with the world! This year, I will remember that I am loved and I am enough!

Join me and share what your intentions will be this year.

 

THE FIDM OC SHMOOZ Event

THE OC SHMOOZ is an event that was thrown for all of FIDM alumni.

From 4:30-6:00 pm we networked with brands such as Pac Sun, Oakley and other companies that are based in Irvine. I got to see some familiar faces with some girls that I graduated with this year with.

 
After we were done networking we were given free food from The Habit and some cookies as well. I got to socialize with some older FIDM alumni and they shared some great advise. I left pretty inspired to really focus on what I’m passionate about.

I’m extremely grateful for everything that FIDM has gave me and still provides me with. All the classes, workshops and networking that they set up are amazing. I always feel like they truly do care about their graduates and really want them to be successful.