Site Update

I've been neglecting this website for some time. But I've decided to do an overhaul and try to upload all of the posters I ever made for First Avenue (which will be insane). mostly because I am legitimately curious as to how many I had made while working there. I am also going to be adding more of my work for MN Opera, as well as some fun freelance projects I've been working on. I'm excited to share all my new work with you! 

March 24, 2015 - An Introduction

Tonight I attended a lecture (part of the Walker 2015 Insights Lecture Series) which featured Amsterdam-based designer, Bart de Baets. It was a very interesting lecture overall. One project of his that struck me as inspirational was his Mosquitoes, Elephants, Mountains & Molehills project which is described on his website as, "a collection of casually written short stories, observations, lists and rumors, starring family, friends and lovers, the dead and the living, the gorgeous and the not so gorgeous."

This interesting process of giving personal musings and ideas a visual format is very appealing to me and has inspired me to take the same approach with my very own ideas. De Baets described having "text files" full of plots for movies, dreams he's had, ideas for inventions, and so on.

Like de Baets (and I assume many other creatives) I, too, have my own collection of ideas and inspiration projects: scripts for situational sitcom episodes, post-apocalyptic movie plots, dream journal entries, deconstructions of my favourite movie that probably only a few thousand people have seen (pssst, it's called Down Under The Big Top and I have it memorized), journaled observations of other people, and many other "silly" ideas and musings that come to my mind when I least expect them.

At least once a week, I've decided to take a time out from my life and flesh out all these ideas rattling around my brain and present them to the world, in the form of this blog. I'm hesitant to use the term "blog" because I really don't know what it means to have one. Is it a personal journal, or is it an objective presentation of my projects? Is it a black hole where I will put all of my ideas only to be neglected by third parties since I assume (probably incorrectly) that no one reads this crap anyway? Who knows. I guess we'll see.