Then and Now video

http://vimeo.com/47489145

I stumbled upon this video on someone’s blog recently. I thought it was interesting that this is so true in our society now that we are so inundated and preoccupied ┬áby so many gadgets and devices that we forget to really make a connection with a random stranger. Sometimes its those random moments I appreciate and chance meetings with people that I cherish. This video was very creatively made. The director offered up two different alternative realities and its up to the viewer how they want to perceive this video. It really makes you think how the role of technology really affects us, in my opinion it makes us a little cold. I once stood behind someone really attractive at a Starbucks line and I ALMOST hit on a guy but he was too busy on his cell phone! Schucks. Oh well. Haha.

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Brooklyn Babe

Lately I’ve been getting inspired by what some women have been wearing on the trains in NYC. I love the eclectic mix of styles, from business suits to trendy styles, I really am starting to appreciate the diversity of people and cultures in New York and Brooklyn. I love that each and every person I see randomly has a way of inspiring me in even the smallest ways. I hope to post more of these drawings soon!

Lately I’ve been more focused on writing and going to my Novel Writing Class in Brooklyn, I’m learning so much! And the writing exercises we do in class has really been helping me with my writing. I’ve been learning how to think on the spot and come up with random ideas based on topics. Some of the fun ones we recently did in class was do Character Sketches in which we would imagine what kind of shoes our character would wear and you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes! And also reading other short excerpts and chapters from different novels to get a sense of learning to write in a certain way. My mind is so open right now, I feel like a sponge! I’m soaking everything up right now!

This drawing I did was inspired by a girl I saw randomly on the train and she had this really cute haircut. Although I couldn’t figure out what her style was, somewhere between a futurist and someone dressing for the cold weather. I don’t know, but she looked really comfy and cute at the same time that I just had to draw her!