I'm Vanessa, a graphic design student living in Portland, Oregon. I enjoy printmaking, book design, photography, and cruising the web. I'm inspired by European folk art, mid-century furniture, traditional tattoo flash and conceptual design. My work is based in the develop-ment of a strong foundational concept and utilizes the knowledge gained in my BA in Psychology to strengthen my designs.
I took a walk around my neighborhood last week to work on a school project and to enjoy the golden light. I ended up using a couple of these photos for the project and I thought I would share the rest with ya’ll! This was my first experience shooting and editing RAW photos, and I’m still not quite sure on the best way to get from the raw file >> web with the least amount of compression. Any suggestions are totally appreciated!
About a year ago we bought this table at Value Village for $15. We painted it once and I repainted it again a couple weekends ago since we’re now using the table as a desk. It’s nice to have a clean white surface to work on. I picked out a black and white paint color and got a small amount of each. I used frog tape to mask off a few areas and came out with this look. It now has the cute terrarium we made last week sitting on it.
Hope you’re having a good Monday!
I’m realizing with my photo a day project that one of my most frequently photographed subjects are textures. Magnifying the details in common surroundings seems to catch my eye. These photos were all taken in the last week.
We’re in the middle of the Portland winter season. Limited light and lots of moss growing outside of our home. I’m looking forward to the next few days of warmer temperatures and more sunlight. Hopefully I can take advantage and spend some time outside. I’m hoping to take advantage of our location in the Pacific Northwest and do more exploring. On top of my list is a visit to Mt. Saint Helens.
I feel like this week has been a roller coaster and I’m not really sure why. Maybe the winter gray is getting to me or it’s just the stress of the unknown. I’m having a hard time pin pointing what is bothering me lately and that’s just adding to my level of annoyance. Hopefully things simmer down soon. Last night we got a bit of the big “Northwestern Storm”; a couple inches of squishy snow that was gone by noon today. I want more!