Hi, everyone. I must apologize for the absence. I have been working on finishing my degree in graphic design, taking care of my family and getting organized. I have set up Personal Design by Sandra. I have added a link to my portfolio should you want to check it out. Moving forward fully into the world of graphic design is exhilarating and a little intense. After graduating in December of this year, moving full force into business for myself is both scary and exciting. I will be posting regularly to my blog now. I haven’t decided what direction it will take. Right now, the focus has been on spiritual growth and social issues. I may decide on a separate blog for the graphic design area. I also may decided that growing in my business is also growing spiritually and socially. And, I may just make this blog about what is going in my life in all these categories.
I took this picture of an actual painting at a model home in South Carolina. I liked the heels but also wanted to use the photo as a background for the theme of walking in my shoes. Some of you may be able to relate to starting a new business, walking out in faith and taking what you learned from that expensive education to bat for you. At any rate, here I come. Any shout outs are welcome and I’ll be back real soon.
As I write this post, I am currently challenged in my school assignment to draw an aerial perspective painting. Now since I love the graphic design field, and thought gaining some training on how to open up that creative flow would be the way to go, I am now at an impasse. I understand the perspective. I’ve taken photos of that perspective. But drawing it? Another story. I may be coming down on myself too hard since I didn’t really draw anything before this class but did everything digitally. I think playing around in the photography area is as far as I’ve come. I am not giving up but just voicing the challenge before me. I did go to several sites on drawing the aerial perspective and got the technical understanding. I drew about seven or eight pictures last night but wasn’t satisfied. Abstract drawing was part of the challenge since as a beginner, lines are my ace. Just need to practice the actual process. I think maybe a drawing class or sketching class could have come before this one, graphic design 120. Just a thought. Anyway, really busy and looking forward to exciting new growth in the aerial perspective and other things.
As I write today, and it has been a while since I added a post, I realize that change is imperative. I look forward to that and yet, have some anxiety. I am challenged today because for so many years I was trained to maintain the box. Get myself trained, get a job, keep a job. However, contrary to the plan to maintain, things don’t always work that way.
At 51, I have arrived at the new age and culture just like everyone else. Traditional jobs are not traditional anymore. Creativity is in the forefront and any resemblance of maintaining in this new culture says that you must allow your creativity to flow. That may be a challenge for some of us old-schoolers. However, challenges are allowed for our growth, to become all that God intended us to be. Graphic design and writing are my two fields of choice to express my creativity. This post is an outlet for that creativity and will be a commitment to express myself on a regular basis.
The job market is a challenge these days. As a single mom again, I have arrived at a place of understanding the challenges, but more than that realize that I have a creative spirit and I would like that spirit to shine bigger and brighter than ever before. The longer I live, the less time I have and having arrived at this place in my life, I want to maximize the time that I have. I thank God I’m still here, challenges and all. I appreciate the opportunity to allow God to do what He wants to do with me and will allow the creative spirit within me to flow.
Sandra R. Vercellono