Friday, May 2, 2014

A Major Decision

I recently switched my major from photography to Graphic Design. It was a pretty easy decision for me to make after taking a photography class last semester. The best way I can explain the reasoning behind my decision is by relating it to any part time job. Let's say for example that you love urban outfitters. You shop there all the time. Then, one day you see a "now hiring" sign on the window. You apply and you get the job. Now, you are working at Urban Outfitters, this place that you love to be. However, the longer you work there, the sooner you realize that you don't like to shop there as much anymore. After all, why would you want to be at work when you didn't have to be. I don't know if that makes any sense at all, but in summary, I love photography. I love to do it whenever I can, but as soon as I am forced to do it, the fun gets sucked out of it for me. I want to do it for me, and not because someone tells me to do it. So, I switched my major to Graphic Design. It has been such a joy so far. I love being assigned projects that make me think outside the box. School has turned into daily art parties and doodle festivities. It's been amazing. Here are some projects I have completed thus far. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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Artist Poster for Saul Bass


Artist Poster for Saul Bass 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Iceland

For about three years, my sister and I talked about taking a camping trip to Iceland. Why Iceland? It seemed like a place clothed in mystery, and we wanted to find out what Iceland had to offer. We would constantly watch ticket prices, but somehow, right when we were ready to make the jump, the prices would spike. This year, we weren't going to miss our chance. We both graduate soon, and this was going to be our last excursion for a long time. We found tickets and we watched them for a few days. Then, we decided that it was time to commit and buy the tickets! Scary, but exciting. We just returned from our trip a couple days ago, and let me tell you, Iceland is better than we could have ever imagined. 
To begin, the people were amazing. They were always so helpful and friendly. There was one night when we were looking for a place to pitch our tent, and decided the only option was to ask a farmer if we could camp on their land. We hiked up a hill to a farmer's house, and knocked on the door. Turns out, we awkwardly knocked on the back door. The farmer sent us to the front door, and we told them we were camping across Iceland, and wondered if we could stay on their land for the night. They were more than happy to let us sleep on their land. They were wonderful people.
During our time there, we saw amazing wildlife, glaciers, mountains, volcanos, and had so many amazing experiences. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world. So, if you have been pondering traveling somewhere, or going on some kind of excursion, just take the leap. Go explore, even if it's just in your backyard. You will always see something you haven't seen before. Here are some photographs of my trip! If you have any questions about camping in Iceland or the traveling through the country in general, message below and I'll do my best to answer! Thanks for dropping by! 





















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Monday, February 17, 2014

I'm Back!

Hello friends! I have taken about a six month break from blogging. I returned from a four month study abroad in Israel in December, and I am now back at BYU-Idaho to finish up my degree in Graphic Design. Israel was beautiful. While on that side of the world, I traveled to Turkey, Jordan and areas in Israel. I met some beautiful people, ate amazing food, and had the time of my life. Now that I am back, it is time for me to return to my post here on the blog. Here are some photos from my time in Israel, Turkey and Jordan. Soon I will try to do a more in depth synopsis of my travels, but for now I just wanted to say that I am back and I am so excited to share my creations with you here on the blog again! Thanks for being so great!












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