Where I’ve been & Where I’m going!

Hey everyone! Despite the title, no I’m not taking a trip of some sort, unfortunately. I know I haven’t made a post in a while and I kind of wanted to give you guys a brief update on what’s going on with me right now. If you follow me on Twitter you probably know that I have been around and I’ve been a bit busy with the new semester starting. That being said this is my second to LAST semester so things are really starting to get crazy already. I am going to have a two portfolio reviews soon as well as a public reading within the next couple months.

If you guys need a refresher, I am a Graphic Design and Writing double major so I have plenty of work right now. I feel like I’ve committed pretty fairly to this blog so I really want to continue it and maintain it despite everything else on my many plates. So…that’s exactly what I’m going to do! I can’t promise when or how many posts you’ll get but they will happen, that I can definitely promise. If you guys get lonely and start to miss me feel free to visit my Twitter page @melfranco17, where I am on there daily! I also try to incorporate articles and other art and writing sources on there so if the idea of reading tweets on the life of a college girl don’t interest you, don’t worry, it’s not all about me.

So yes, I will have two major events in my infancy as a professional coming up soon! I’m planning on putting some of my process and projects on here so look out for those as well. I think I covered everything I wanted to say and I just want to thank you guys for your constant support by reading this blog. Blogging is no longer required for my classes so right now it’s something I am choosing to do and you guys give me the push to do it simply by visiting. I recently had my four-year anniversary with WordPress, which I can’t even believe, and I’m amazed at this blog and what its accomplished. I never expected anyone to read what I was posting since it was just a class requirement and I was so new to the blogging world. Since I started I learned to love blogging and not just because of the writing aspect but also because of all of the people I’ve been able to interact with. This blog continues to amaze me and it is something that I want to continuing doing for a long time. So thank you guys, and here’s to a new semester of blogging! Until next time!

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My Last Post

Hey everyone,

I know that everyone is probably off celebrating the New Year but I wanted to make a quick post. This year has really been amazing for me professionally and personally and this blog has been a big part of that! I always appreciate the feedback on my blog and love hearing from you guys. Not only does it show me that you guys are interested in what I’m writing but it also encourages me to make more posts. Also I want to give a big shout out to my Twitter followers old and new.

Never did I ever imagine that I would have 140 something followers on Twitter tuning in to what is going on in my life. It really is amazing since I’m just this lowly graphic design student who loves finding inspiration online. I’m just really getting started in my professional career and I can’t wait to share more of my work with you guys. So thank you guys for an amazing 2014 and best wishes for the New Year! Until next time!

A Drawing a Day…

Hey everyone,

I know its been awhile since I last blogged but I’ve had a pretty busy couple weeks. First I had finals and that whole lovely time of the semester and then I had my wisdom teeth removed. If you follow me on Twitter you already kind of know some of this stuff. Anyway, I’m still recovering but I wanted to do a post since the end of the year is coming up fast! One of my goals for this winter break was to start drawing more often. Starting January 1st I’m going to a drawing a day challenge to really commit to this goal. I may also post my sketches/drawings on my Twitter and Instagram depending on how this goes. I want to squeeze in one more special and final post for the year but for now back to today’s topic!

I found this inspiring article about seventeen-year-old Mandy Wang and her drawing journey. In one year she was able to transform and enhance her drawings by simply practicing on a regular basis. It’s really amazing how much her drawings transformed over that little bit of time. Seeing this has really encouraged me to do the 30 day drawing challenge and hopefully make it more of a habit. You can check out the article below where you’ll find more information on Wang and her process! Until next time!

Link to article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/29/teen-disney-artist_n_6390644.html

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New Semester, New Post

Hi everyone! I was on somewhat of a hiatus this summer which wasn’t necessarily intentional. This blog mostly functions as a kind of school blog but I usually try to make posts even when I’m not in school because I like sharing things with you guys. This summer I was pretty busy, I was working a lot and when I wasn’t working I was trying to enjoy the summer with my leftover time. That being said I really didn’t do much on the artsy side or writing side for that matter either. However, I wasn’t gone, I’ve been trying to go on Twitter more often and try to make a somewhat interesting tweet. By the way if you haven’t followed me on Twitter please feel free to do so @melfranco17 and send me a message or two!

My goals for this semester are to start working on ways to develop my style more and expand my portfolio. At this point I’m not completely worried about my portfolio but I definitely think I need to start focusing on it more. What I had a hard time on during the summer was coming with projects to create. I really wanted to do simple projects so that I could have a couple of small items instead of a larger project since I was low on time. I guess the good thing about school is that time is more balanced and scheduled, at least for me. I’d like to keep doing mini projects along the way not only for fun but so hopefully something will come from them. I’m thinking more like postcards, posters for events, even maybe some promotional-like items, who knows! Also, I promise to have much more interesting posts with pretty pictures soon! Until next time guys!

Tweet Me!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to do a quick blurb, I think that’s what this is, about a newish way to contact me! You guys may have seen my Twitter feed on my blog but in case you haven’t its there! Some feel free to tweet me, I’d love to hear from you guys and I always love seeing your comments. Well that’s all I wanted to say so until next time!