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I’ve recently expanded my online profiles by joining Instagram and Pinterest. I’m enjoying them both and finding them useful for capturing new images on the go and categorizing existing ones.

My instagram username is aestheticconratiction if you’d like to follow me. I make an effort to photograph things other than my face and food when possible.

Pretty much everyone has instagram now but I have had a couple of people ask me about Pinterest. A question that came up was if I found it too similar to tumblr. I thought this was an interesting one as I had a similar concern before I decided to join. I actually think they work really well together and compliment each other. I come across images that I like on tumblr all the time but in the past it was a bit of a pain to find a specific image again if I hadn’t saved it. Now I have Pinterest, when I come across an image that would be useful/inspirational for something specific, I can just pin it to the appropriate board!

My user name is eustratia if you’d like to follow and I’m having trouble filling up the “my style” board. It’s definitely a board that I want to have but I’m not sure wherther I should post items I already own, style pictures of myself, products I want or just anything that represents me including all of the above.

Hopefully I will decide soon ;).

Notice board collage

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting increasingly bored of my website front page image. I can never seem to find one that I thinkĀ  fits perfectly so I end up changing it every so often. Today I was feeling like playing around in photoshop and after seeing an images that inspired me on tumblr, I went ahead to create a notice board type collage of inspirational items and artwork that is used in my products and branding.

It features two model images, the first in the top left corner is by Toria Brightside and the second by Jennifer Byron. The other two photos were taken from my university look book. A few of the insects are from stock photos I found online and the vectors were created by me for various projects.

I haven’t made anything like this for a while and thoroughly enjoyed it, I think I need to make room for more not-strickly-work-related art projects in my life. They help to keep my work on track and inspired. One of my greatest fears is waking up in an other couple of years and realising I’ve become one of these people who just make stuff because its their job and don’t have any creative vision beyond what will sell to boring sheep-like individuals.

I also bought an overlocker today so I look forward to starting my leggings collection as soon as I have chosen the appropriate fabrics!