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How to Deal With Rejection

If you don’t engage with the person(s) that are rejecting you, you will begin to believe that you are the problem. Your mind turns it into ‘I’m not good enough for this, I don’t know why I even bother’.

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5 Killer Reasons the Electoral College Matters

5 Killer Reasons the Electoral College Matters

If I had to choose one aspect that demonstrated the public’s apparent dissatisfaction from the 2016 election that did not directly involve the candidate’s platforms or behavior, it would have to be the electoral college.  Shouts of ‘not my president’ filling streets,...

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How I Deal With Procrastination (And You Can Too)

How I Deal With Procrastination (And You Can Too)

You probably didn’t come here to read what I’ve written about another blog, (or perhaps you did as the title I have given this blog is specifically referring to another blog . . .) I consider myself rather well versed in the mechanics of Google Analytics, but I’ve yet to discover the metric for ‘mind reading’, and how to integrate that data with dynamic posts.

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Hey! We’re having a contest over here.

Hey! We’re having a contest over here.

Do you like free stuff? Wanna skip the intro? Great – head to the contest entry form. Who am I kidding.  Everyone likes free stuff.  And – here’s a great bit of news – this one really is free!  Weeeeeeelllll – mostly free.  It’s not...

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Labor Day Sale at Society6!

Labor Day Sale at Society6!

Everything at Society6 is on sale this weekend – 10% off + free shipping!

Yep – that’s right! All the things! Including my most recent piece, fracture, which was recently selected by Society6 =D

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New Artwork: When The Walls Fall

New Artwork: When The Walls Fall

Because everything’s a mess during deconstruction.

Intending to inspire the feeling of Chaos out of Order before what was hidden is exposed, When the Walls Fall is a chaotic mess of color and structure with a hint of cohesion, alluding to a sense of completion underneath it all.

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New Art: “Idle Idols”

New Art: “Idle Idols”

Yea – it’s a bit provocative. But shouldn’t it be? I think we can all feel the ‘siren’s call’ of social media at times – that desire to find meaning in little tidbits of the lives of others and others’ ‘acceptance’ of our own morsels.

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New Art: “Frustration”

New Art: “Frustration”

Honestly, I’m not really sure what I was trying to convey when I started this piece.

But as i grew more and more frustrated with trying to make something beautiful, I realized that something else started to form

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New Artwork: “Beacon”

New Artwork: “Beacon”

The intent behind this abstract piece was to create a feeling of hope among the darkness. Even in the night, there’s rays of hope. The powerful colors of the beacon ell us that the ‘hope’ may not be easy, may not be wonderful, may not be painless, but there’s still something calling out, something better on the horizon.

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Simple Sunbursts in Adobe Illustrator

Simple Sunbursts in Adobe Illustrator

Ever wanted to make a sunburst in illustrator, but found yourself ‘taking the hard road’

Trying to make a bunch of squares and using the pathfinder tool to clunkily rotate and cut out images? Had a few attempts with the blend tool, but got nowhere?

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Hi. I'm alex v. I enjoy art, music, development (PHP and the sort), typography, and all sorts of other things. So I write about them here.

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