Challenge 32: Art Swap-Summer
For challenge 32 we’ll be doing an Art Swap (with the theme ‘Summer’)! For the first half of the challenge our artists will create a finished thumbnail, once complete they’ll pass them off to their assigned partner to finish up the illustration!
This is something I’ve been wanting to try out for awhile now, so I’m pretty excited to see the end results :D
Caitlin -> Elizabeth
Elizabeth -> Sarah
Sarah -> Julia L.
Julia L. -> Charlotte
Charlotte -> Chris
Chris -> James
James -> Molly
Molly -> Courtney
Courtney -> Julia Y.
Julia Y. -> Caitlin
challenge 31: life after college - fun and relaxation
for fun and relaxation i chose to illustrate what each means to me: for fun i enjoy spending time out with friends, like going out to lunch or dinner once a week for a break. for relaxation i think that it’s easiest to do so when doing relatively monotonous but fun things that are just for yourself - i’m not one to relax by doing nothing. as a creative person i like to do things that aren’t necessarily a part of my normal job, like illustration, but painting and other crafts.
Challenge 31: Life after College - Dating & Relationships
I continually remind myself that I’m too busy to be distracted by boys and dating, but at times I wonder if it’s just an excuse. I honestly want to just focus on my career and my life goals, but some times it wouldn’t be so bad to share that with someone. For now, I’ll just stick to what I know and I guess things will happen when they happen.
Challenge 31: Life after College - Organization
Guest artist - Marc Osborne
A clean space invites mess, but a messy space invites no-one. My grandfather always used to tell me that being clean and organized is something you do to allow yourself the time to make a mess and live. He said if you always live in a mess, that’s all you know and you won’t be able to enjoy life since you’ll be stressing about all the chaos around you.
So, make a mess!
Then clean it up.
Challenge 31: Life After College- Money
Money is a massive aspect of life after college. I know I’m not the only one that has had to deal with the trial and error process of making enough money to pay the bills while pursuing a career you love. This principal feels like it goes double for anyone trying work freelance. As soon as you secure work and complete a project, the whole crazy process starts all over again.
Challenge 31: Life After College- Life’s Big Picture
Guest Artist James Harling
Right now, im stuck in a full time job making lattes, needing to pay crazy bills, really diminished my productivity and worse kept me away from the girl of my dreams.
The big picture is to is to go ahead with this crazy new portfolio and just go for it, freelance and move closer to the girl. but just as i had big dreams for this challenge, making lattes disrupted that, so we will have to settle for this glorified sketch for now.
….i handed in my notice… two weeks guys two weeks
Challenge 31: Life After College- Family and Friends
Truth be told I don’t get to see my family or friends all that much. If I’m lucky I get to see my friends every month or two, and my family maybe once a year. So I’ve come to rely on the powers of FB to be able to interact with them on nearly a daily basis. It allows me to share stories, photo’s, laughs, and <3 with all of them and keep a smile on my face.
Challenge 31: Life After College – Home
As someone who lived in dorms throughout all of college, I have to say that the prospect of finding my own real home after college was incredible exciting as well as scary. It’s been almost a year since graduation, and what I’ve learned is that finding home after college isn’t an easy task. It’s something that takes a lot of time and effort, which is where I got the idea for this piece. A home has to be grown, it doesn’t pop up automatically out of thin air. It takes a while to get there, but once you do it feels preeeetty nice.
Challenge 31: Life After College- Personal Growth
Personal growth and self-reflection have always been very challenging interests of mine (maybe in another life I could have studied psychology), so I knew when I chose this topic, I had to do it justice.
In “Life After College,” within the section about personal growth, author Jenny Blake touches on the struggle with loneliness. Personally, this has always been one of my bigger battles, and for different reasons throughout my life, as I matured and my surroundings changed. Slowly conquering parts of my greatest fear has allowed me to nurture new aspects of my identity to grow.
There are still lots of empty places where that garden has yet to intertwine, and sometimes I wonder, will I ever feel complete? It helps a lot to know how many holes have already filled, though, and gives me encouragement to keep going. Life after college has presented a whole new set of struggles, and of course, loneliness loves to rear it’s ugly head, but I know in time I’ll find things that are as rewarding as my student lifestyle once was.
Challenge 31: Life After College – Work
Hey there folks- Caitlin’s topic of post-college struggles definitely strikes a chord with many of my friends including myself. I chose to illustrate finding that balance between work and play- eventually leading to success, both personally and monetarily.