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Thursday, October 28, 2010

When some of your dreams come true...

I didn't figure out until college that I wanted to pursue a profession in the creative field. Growing up my mom was always so amazingly creative in everything she did; she made all of my halloween costumes, she was my class' masterpiece art teacher, she always decorated the house in the most beautiful ways, and no matter what age she is, she will always have a great sense of style (seriously, since high school I have been borrowing pieces of clothing from her). My dad swears that he isn't "fuzzy" (his slang for a creative person) at all, but honestly he gets these ideas at times that are so creative and really thought out. My brother, Kipp, I think is very creative too, I remember being young and seeing his drawings and doodles and they were always so good, not to mention, his penmanship is beautiful. My sister, Summer, is so very creative too. She started early on with drawings of dresses (at the time we all swore she was going to be a clothing designer) and then she moved on to interior design and now works for an architecture and interior design company. So obviously, my family all has the"fuzzy" gene in them, it just took me much longer to realize mine. 

I think no matter how happy a person is in a specific career, they always aspire to be something else. I am so incredibly happy to be a graphic designer, but over the past couple years I have found a whole new passion within myself... Movie Trailers! You know, like Cameron Diaz' character in Love Actually. This may sound weird, but I think this would be my "dream job" . I find myself continuously getting obsessed with certain movie trailers (all of the dramatic ones of course) and I play them over in my head and think about what I like and don't like and what I would maybe do differently. Or when I hear a song on the radio, some of my first thoughts are, "oh this song would be so good for a trailer of this movie..." I took a mixed media class once in college and I loved one of our projects were we got to use digital media and create our own music video. I actually put more effort into that project than most of my others. 

so even though I am currently living part of my dream, at night, I tend to dream of trailers... 

Ok, so to give you a taste of what I am talking about, here are two of my most current trailer obsessions: 

Social Network: Not only do I love this trailer, but it is also spot on on conveying the feeling of the movie (I saw the movie and actually really liked it and the whole mood of it was just like the trailer. I really dislike it when trailers trick you into thinking a movie is something it isn't. 

And of course, this trailer:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: I am a little biased because I am already obsessed with these books and movies, but honestly this trailer is just so exciting to watch and it looks action packed! 

Tell me some of your favorite trailers out there! 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Beach life living?

So, its been quite a while since my last post... whoops! Things have been busy... Jessica and I finally found a house that is at Newport Beach on Balboa Peninsula. Immediately after finding the place we were insanely excited, but then we began dealing with the rental company and lets just say it has been anything but an enjoyable experience. When I first moved out here (over three months ago already!) I made a deal with myself that I would live by the beach for at least a year so Jessica and I have been really pushing through this and we are finally starting to see things work out.

We got to take our first walk-through yesterday and immediately started planning in our heads what all we want to do to the place to make it ours for 18 months. Then, today we stopped by again to see if the rental company would stick to their word (they said that we will be able to move in this weekend) and we were happy to find the place smelling like fresh paint!

So, to my followers... Mim, Summer, and Steve haha here are photos of the place... It still needs to be cleaned, but hopefully we will get it soon!

And here is the couch/futon that I am purchasing tomorrow. Mom, I know you told me to not buy anything until you got out here, but the sale for this ends tomorrow and I think it will be a great investment. Since I plan on having you all out to visit often, this little couch turns into a bed in a second!

And last, but not least... It has been rainy the past two days (and I have loved it!) and so after we looked at our house, we walked to the beach (a whole 5 houses away) and saw this beautiful sunset. I know this sounds weird, but it kind of reminded me of Arizona. Ok, yes, I realize that there is an ocean in the image, but the colors in the sky just made me think of the beautiful sunsets in Arizona during monsoon season. 

Sending my love to everyone!!!! Although there is all this excitement, I just really miss everyone a lot... as usual. Thank goodness Summer and Steve are coming to visit this weekend!!!! xoxo