Since my last post I have had so many interviews that my confidence has rocked sky high… however none have been successful; It’s starting to feel like false hope. It’s a tough world out there, but I am still moving forward and trying my best.
Recently I went to Samfest, a local music festival in Tongham. Normally I go with my friends, but this year was different! I went with my aunty, uncle and little cousins!!!
I stayed till the end amongst the crowd and of course the rain. It was good to see some familiar faces one of the bar men and one of the organisers.
The acts were great, my favourite though was The Flying Wright Bros. always a pleasure to see them perform rock and classic rock acts!
I took my poi with me, where I had lots of space to play. Having not spun in a while it was definitely hard work but the people loved it all the same!!! (The bar man knows me for my tankard and poi skills at a different event). A guy with a camera also enjoyed filming my antics, it was a good day out and all for charity too!
I am still trying to come up with some ideas for side projects, so far I have thought about:
> Designing album covers with self generated imagery, picking out random words from a dictionary / online generator / news articles / books etc. for the band name and album name
> Designing tiki style prints
> Designing a Zine about something or rather
(100 days… I have given up because I have creative bloq and can’t seem to think of anything good to make into an animated gif)
Behold, my promotional materials!!!!
1 A3 portfolio
Lookbook / CV Mailer
and my website: jasminehotham.co.uk
All going towards my career in Graphic Design, if I am to be lucky enough to get into the industry, which I’m sure I will!!!! It’s my next goal in my life!!!!
Something that came to mind this evening.
In my life I’ve had to be strong mentally. Now I realise that inside, I am well and truly alive. I feel like there’s this fire that can’t be quenched. And that’s what’s driving me to my goal. I’m definitely going to need this fire to keep me going in the next year. It’s not going to be easy, and I hope it’ll guide me somewhat to success!
Yesterday on of my best friends (that sound slightly childish, but she is a fantastic friend kind of like a sister but not blood related) anyway, she asked if I could look after her magnificent budgie Frederick III for a week. Surprisingly my grandparents said yes which I wasn’t expecting. I am eagerly awaiting his arrival and while I am waiting, I thought I haven’t blogged in a while, but also that this blog of mine hasn’t really been about graphic design, only a few bits of animation here and there.
SOOOOOO recently I have been making a website for my local stables and it has taken longer than it should (god that doesn’t put me in an efficient or good light, which could go against me ……) It is almost finished, just got a few bits to do…….like image copyrighting……………a whole page to finish…………..another couple of pages to edit…………………etc etc etc.
But when I haven’t been doing the website I have randomly decided to get back into spontaneous doodling, I have been inspired for some reason to doodle possible outcomes for tattoo designs……. but my one so far is this charming design.
I love music, it is a way of life for me. I just have this ominous feeling when I listen to music that no one can distract me from listening to the souls of other people. This is a similar feeling when I read a novel. I feel the emotions of each character like I feel the emotions of each singer or song writer in a certain song. The wings are representing the way my mind floats from happy thoughts to dark thoughts etc. I know they have different meanings in the tattoo world, but I am a free spirit, that can’t be contained in a box or a tight space other wise there will be explosions. I am talking metaphorically, but those that know me, or have met me will know that in fact I am a passionate person that loves anything to do with books, music, good design, and just general amazing weird generic things.
Back to my main point of this, Fred will be here later on in the day where I may do another blog with an image of him if I remember to do so.