Showing posts from July, 2016


I'm starting some freelance work for a local creative group and my first project is a logo for a local fiber arts store. The owner is interested in the Art Nouveau movement so I've been looking for inspo. Here's my top 6 sources so far:

Isadora Calligraphic Font by Daniel Barbara
Antique Illustrated Boys' Maritime Novel
Alphonse Mucha's Bières de la Meuse
This Logo
Vintage floral illustration
Poster by Hamilton Wood Type
Broods did a cover of Drake's "One Dance" and I've had it on repeat. So. Good. I really enjoyed their first album a lot but for some reason I'm still trying to get into their second one. It's still really good though!

I interviewed for a job like two weeks ago and I'm dyyyyyying to hear back from them. They said they'd let me know what their decision is either way but it's been TWO WEEKS. (And yes, I've followed up but I still haven't gotten any responses.) I'm tryi…

St Ana Creative

Yo, I finally put together a version of my portfolio. It's in the beginning stages and some of the photographs aren't where I want them to be (looking at u, NMSU) but it's a start. Check it out! I'm currently working on some business cards and basically "my brand." I'll probably update the look of the blog soon too, so keep an eye out!

I'm always open to feedback and critique, but, you know, play nice.

Weekend Adventures: Staycation

This past weekend my boyfriend surprised me with a staycation for my birthday!

I didn't think of it as a staycation at first. It wasn't until I told my mom about my weekend that she called it that and I still don't really understand how she knows what that is. I'm proud of her tho. I guess we didn't technically "stay" in town, but we drove to El Paso which is only 45 minutes away.

We stayed in a dope hotel called Hotel Indigo. I guess it's the new and poppin' thing in downtown El Paso cuz there was stuff happening constantly. When we first got there to check in there was a couple doing a wedding photo shoot in the lobby. The hotel has great visual features so I'm not surprised they wanted to take photos there. But there was literally an entire wedding party and 3-4 photographers jammed in the lobby along with people trying to check in with their luggage. Kinda cray. The lady at the front desk also told us that there was a DJ performing that ni…

Co-op Love

Sometimes I'm not that good at prepping and packing lunch for the week. This was one of those weeks. My schedule was kind of thrown off by my birthday celebrations last week and this week is my dad's birthday so things have been kind of cray.
Luckily there's always one place I can depend on to get quick vegan and gluten free lunches- my local co-op. I visit Mountain View Market Co-op a few times a month to get specialty items (like my gluten free oats) and for quick, tasty meals. I try not to eat out too often during the week but sometimes life happens, right?! The best part about eating at the co-op is that they have options. I've noticed that even while some places offer vegan alternatives they can be limited. Which is fine, I don't want to complain because I made the choice to eat this way, but it's such a relief to find a place that truly caters to my lifestyle. There are a few different ways you can get a meal at the co-op.
Firstly there is the Kitchen &am…

One Year of Blogging!

I started this blog about a year ago, right after my 23rd birthday.

I don't have that many posts (around 50) but that's better than none posts, right?! I didn't do my best at documenting this year on my blog, but I'm aiming to change that. Slowly but surely...

So here we are in the middle of July again, one year later. To describe my year in a really generic but accurate statement I'd say: it's been a crazy year. I lost my great-grandmother, went through surgery, tried a bunch of new ways of eating, my grandpa survived a heart attack, my uncle was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, and I saw two different therapists and tried three different medications along the way. I'm not sharing all this to complain or make people feel sorry for me (because we all go through tough times), but I feel like this has been one of the roughest years of my life and it's important to remember that I got through it. 
I'm not big on doing grand celebrations for my b…


If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I posted a photo recently of me finally being able to donate blood again. It's kind of a weird thing to share on social media but for me it marked a turning point in my physical health.

It's been years since my iron level was high enough to donate. I used to regularly donate a few times a year until I developed symptoms that were eventually diagnosed as hypothyroidism, or an under active thyroid. I was pretty bummed out and confused after being turned away from the blood donation center a few times in a row due to my low iron. I didn't know why my levels were dropping so I kept trying to donate. I was also dealing with some other symptoms such as lethargy, weight gain, depression, and more but I suppose I found all those things easy to ignore. Coincidentally around the same time, my mom was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and an autoimmune disease. Her doctor suggested that I too get tested since both of her conditions …