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I Can Feel The Love

Love |ləv| 

NOUN an intense feeling of deep affection towards a person or thing.
VERB feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).
ORIGIN Old English lufu, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit lubhyati ‘desires,’ Latin libet ‘it is pleasing,’ libido ‘desire.’

I believe to love is to trust something that is bigger than all of us. To love is to put your trust in yourself and into those around you. Loving someone is to share pieces of yourself– like sacred treats, with hand picked individuals. Love is a bond, perfectly paired between people of all relationship. It is to be cherished, nurtured and never taken for grated. It is what makes this world a beautiful place. I often find myself being inspired by the simple acts of love displayed by individuals everywhere. From that special someone pre warming the passenger seat so that your butt stays warm to random acts of kindness and social experiments that aim to connect people, the love is there.

The first video I say made by Kyle Hanagami was his Letters Of Love dance video choreographed to Ed Sheeran's Give Me Love. The fact that is was choreographed to Ed Sheeran's song was enough for me to click the link and stay long enough to see the dancers' first moves. But what really stuck in my mind was the message Kyle wanted to share. Kyle's goal was to connect people through letters and to hear the stories of complete stranger's most cherished moments. With every 10 letters he donated $1 to cancer research. He received 14,146 Letters of Love! 

The video is beautifully made, featuring exceptional dancers acting out a story of love shared among several individuals. As I have an acute interest in filmmaking and editing I was inspired by the music, movement and message on more than one level. This year Kyle has released another Letters Of Love video and it is just as amazing and beautiful as the first, with an even more urgent message– love is important and we must remember to cherish what we have while we still have it, because nothing is set in stone, and everything can change without notice.

Inspired by Kyle's video and in lieu of Valentine's day, I decided to take my hand at my own letter of love. I have a new interest in card making and what better way to exercise this interest is to practice on the most loving day of the year. I think this is going to be a thing, so if you're interested in handmade cards, I'm now taking requests!

I hope you were able to tell someone that you love them this Valentine's Day. More so, I hope that you are able to spread the love on V Day as well as every other day of the year. 

There Is No Remedy For Love But To Love More - Unknown

Nailed It

 
Human Resources

Human Resources

Spanish artist, Luis Quiles, also known as Gunsmithcat on DeviantArt.com portrays the uglier sides of our society in his latest project. In this series Quiles challenges a range of controversial issues varying from censorship, corruption, sexism, homophobia, vanity and violence. His edgy and bold style, relatable subjects, paired with his artistic talents and daring nerve make you question our modern world.

Below are just a few exerts from his expansive series. Whether it's force feeding our youth with cheap fast food, the social media craze, financial money sharks, or the inability to voice ones opinion without consequence, each one targets a specific theme within society. The messages can't be ignored and each is raw, honest and scandalous.

It's hard to look at each illustration and not reflect on our current society. It's even harder to not become inspired and motivated to not contributes to these themes within society through one's own art and design. Why add to the garbage that floats around this world. Why tell our children that it's okay to pay $1.50 for deep fried crap? Why should we tell girls to use their bodies to get what they want? Why would I want future generations to be attached to their mobile devices and their reflections?

I don't.

Luis Quiles' project is a nice, fresh breath of honest air. We all know these problems and themes exist but it's refreshing when someone slaps you in the face with the cold truth, forcing your eyes open to the darker sides of humankind.

I think he #NAILEDIT

Fast Food Initiation

Fast Food Initiation

Censure Killed The Meaning Of Art

Censure Killed The Meaning Of Art

The I-Phonekkake

The I-Phonekkake

The Exhibitionist

The Exhibitionist

Kid Soldier

Kid Soldier

Big Fish

Big Fish

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

 

I was simply having a wonderful Christmas time as I conquered my latest Christmas themed goal! Greetings cards. For quite some time I have wanted to make cards. But like many other things, birthdays and holidays come and they went. Again and again I found myself at Walmart or Halmark picking out cards. Why? I asked myself. I am a creative person. I have the tools and knowledge to create some fun designs. Why haven't I attempted this yet?

For one, quickly zipping to the store and grabbing an already made card is a lot quicker than conceptualizing a design, getting it printed and them delivering it to the recipient. This year, regardless of the time it took to get it done, I was determined. And succeed.

I'm very happy with how they turned out and am even inspired to keep the ball rolling and make my own birthday cards! It may be cheaper to get store bought cards. But I think its the thought and effort that counts with homemade cards. Stay tuned for more cards and have yourself a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!