College Wardrobe Must Haves for the Busy Student

College Wardrobe Must Haves for the Busy Student: Featuring The Closet Dime

This post has been a long time coming! And I super appreciate the patience The Closet Dime shop had with me! First off a disclaimer: I did receive my shirt for free, but I am not receiving any other sort of compensation for this post.

Rachel, the creator of The Closet Dime, was kind enough to design a shirt specifically for you guys! We went over a few ideas and ended up selecting a tank top that says “Coffee & Creativity.” If anyone knows me, or the life of an art student, I live off of caffeine. A’la Gilmore Girl’s style. So this is a great fit. To kick off my list of college wardrobe must haves… Continue reading “College Wardrobe Must Haves for the Busy Student: Featuring The Closet Dime”

Plum Paper planner

Planner Organization: Plum Paper Planner

Hello! I’m so excited to release this review on the Plum Paper Planner. Plum Paper is often compared to Erin Condren as a more budget friendly planner. First off, a disclaimer, I did not receive this planner for free. However I did receive it at a discount and they threw in one of their small perfect bound notebooks for free. I do not benefit from writing this post for the company. All opinions are my own. Continue reading “Planner Organization: Plum Paper Planner”

The Dream Killer: How to Stop Comparing and Enjoy Your Craft Again

The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft

I’m thrilled to introduce a new guest writer! This article, about comparing yourself in the arts, is by Lauren Norton of Glitter & Grandeur.

Have you ever watched a performance or seen a piece of art and thought: “I could do better than that.” – OR – thought: “I’ll never be that good”?

I have thought each of these things multiple times. I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.

As artists (of all art-forms), our work is personal – it is a part of us: an extension of our soul. We live in a highly competitive world where we constantly are told we aren’t good enough. I’ll agree: it’s hard -making it easy for us to fall into the soul-crushing trap of comparison. Continue reading “The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft”

Horacio Printing Planner

Planner Organization: Horacio Printing Planner

Disclaimer: I was sent this planner for free, but all thoughts are my own, honest, opinion. I do not benefit if you decide to purchase this planner.

Woo hoo! Are you ready for the first planner organization post of the season?! Well, here goes.

First off, one of the best things about this planner company is that some of their proceeds go to A21. A21 is a campaign against human trafficking.

Horacio Printing Planner

 

Horacio Printing Planner

First Impressions

Please excuse my not so great video quality and awkwardness.

 

Further Review of the Horacio Printing Planner

Quality

The Horacio Printing Planner is good quality overall. The paper is thick so your pen doesn’t bleed through. I’d say it is about a cardstock thickness. The cover is beautiful, however, the gold foil is easily scratched, and the black stays smudgey. This isn’t a huge turn off for me, but for those of you who like to keep a really clean and beautiful planner, it might bug you some. My thought is that you could probably put clear contact paper over the cover to protect it. Let’s talk about the coil…this is not the kind of coil that Plum Paper and Erin Condren. It’s one of those ones that has a piece the pages can’t go past. I hope they are able to change this to the coils on the EC and Plum Paper. But again, the quality overall is pretty good.

Usability

The coil does make the usability of the planner a little difficult. However, the simplicity of the pages allows a lot of flexibility in the way you can plan, which makes it more user friendly.

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Little Touches

I love the attention to detail put into this planner. The bible verses in the corner. Area for weekly intentions… and several pages that encourage spiritual growth. This is the perfect planner for a new Christian college student that is going off on their own for the first time.

 

How I Used the Horacio Printing Planner

As you can see in the image above (and below), this planner is more for the minimalist planner. I included my work schedule and a to do list when I needed to. I loved the weekly intentions area for general tasks, things that didn’t need to be done on a specific day. The simplicity of the planner allows the use of various kinds of washi tape, sticky notes, and stickers if you want to!

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I hope you enjoyed this post. There are two more planner posts coming. Let me know if you have any requests! Also, I am looking for guest writers and featured artists currently!

Thanks again Horacio Printing for sending me your planner!

Costume Design

Costume Design: Development and Process of Design

There is a lot to take into consideration when designing costumes for a show. Each costume has to tell the audience a little about the character wearing it and about the setting they are in. It is a difficult process to get to the final show pieces but when you see the show and all your hard work take form and tell the story of the characters it all pays off.