Trapped in a Box

January 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm (art, jobs, rant) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m having trouble deciding on a REAL career path because everyone always wants to put you in a box.  It doesn’t really matter if you fit there or not, but it allows them to better understand you and I suppose it is easier just to go into a box that’s already there instead of making your own. I’m not even sure I want a box at all.  Once you create a box you create limitations.  Although it does help to be categorized, but people will try to do that for you so I guess I don’t have to worry about that.

I could go to grad school for advertising/marketing in

Art Direction which is for people who like design, photography, fonts, basically think visually

Communications strategy which is for the people who ask why…and why not, insights for blue prints, eager to solve business problems, look for new ways to interact with people, are a culture junkie

So if I do communications strategy will I get the chance to do art? Or would I be too insanely busy? Which would in turn drive me insane.

And then if I go back for art I’m far behind the other applications in the fine arts department or to be an art director actually.  I have very little experience with a mac and that seems to be a pre req for all the concentrations.  Wtf is up with that.  Supposedly “all creative people use a mac” so I must not be “creative.”

And if I want to be a creative director some day it looks like being an art director or copywriter is the way to go.  Or being Lady Gaga. Sarah Jessica Parker, or Lindsay Lohan.  Celebs seem to be snatching up the office of creative director left and right.

Then I have the problem that I want to start a business, draw comics, paint, and I want to make money.  Which track will get me money and allow me to do what I really want to do?  Not to mention the price of grad school is outrageous.  Who can afford that even with loans? I feel sick to my stomach thinking about it.

There’s a No Doubt song Trapped in a Box that describes this problem pefectly.

Kagehime

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I never really made a resolutions before for New Years, but I guess 2010 is as good a year as any to make some.  It’s not exactly 2012 if you get my drift.  The economy may be bad but its getting better.  Do these resolutions ever work? I know they’re not supposed to be vague, should be small and not seem impossible.  Guess I’ll find out throughout the year if they work.

Play my Guitar more  I haven’t played at all lately 😦 Thing is I have to keep my fingernails cut and I like them long and even when I do cut them I still have to find time to play. 

Exercise more Isn’t this on everyone’s resolution?

Blog more I took a long break and now I’m back and I plan to stay back. I also want to make my blog better and more interesting so people’ll read it. 

Figure out Twitter.  I’m there but to tell you the truth I don’t know how to do much on it.  Like how do trending topics happen? And how do you use them to your advantage?  How about twitpic and gaining followers? I think I have like two and one is like a Donald Trump ad person.

Finish my comic Snow and get it published or at least put it online

Either make it big quick or go back to school and I’m sure you can guess which is more likely to happen.

Get another job as long as its part time it doesn’t really matter what kind.  I just need the moolah.

Meet more people and stay in touch with the ones I do know.  I seem to be doing better at this one already.

Paint and draw more. More art throughout the year.

And lastly and most importantly find the time to do all this. I never feel that I have enough time for everything.  Time seems to slip through my fingers.

I guess I better get to it.

Anyone else made New Year’s resolutions?

Kagehime

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Nose knows best

May 29, 2009 at 2:17 am (jobs) (, , , , , , , , , )

Because I have a good nose (I can smell really well) people have told me I could become a nose my whole life.  Like it was something I could just go and do naturally.  Recently I came across this article that shows that it would be otherwise.  I would have had to learn chemistry and French.  The noses are perfumers and make the perfumes and I just thought they smelled them…ha….and would have to learn French because most Perfumeries are in France.  And then I would have to train my nose…while its all possible I don’t think I’m going to go back to school for a chemistry degree or to learn French, although I would like to learn the language.  So I’m going to forget about being a nose. 

I love the smell of Davidoff’s Cool Water. You should smell it.  The scent isn’t over powering it was named well.  The price isn’t bad either if you want to buy it.

Kagehime

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The Devil Wears Prada

April 5, 2009 at 5:48 am (books, fashion, movies) (, , , , , , , , )

So I finally read the book “The Devil Wears Prada.”  It was funny how I ended up with the book and I’m thankful I never had a boss like that.. Phew. Well there are books in the library that are free for anyone to take as long as they have another one to switch it out with, but I’ve never heard of most of the ones out in the open area.  The good books, or at least the known titles and authors, are in an office where most people are not allowed to go.  But since I work at the library, I’m allowed back there.  Anyways, the woman I used to work for had come in for a few so I came to visit her and she was back there.  I had to wait a few minutes in order to talk to her, because she had some business to take care of, so I scanned to titles and picked out “The Devil Wears Prada” and started looking through it.  My former boss then asked if I would like to read the book then told me I could keep it if I wanted to so I took it home and read it. 

So back to the book.  I absolutely liked it. The thing the movie had over the book was the abilty to actually see the clothing (and I liked the music too). The movie also managed to humanize the boss much more than the book.  Since the book was based on the authors real experience in the fashion industry as an assistant I wondered how much was based on fact and how much was fiction.  For one, the main character, Andrea, is described as 5’10 and weighing 115 throughout most of the novel, but says the employees at the magazine made her feel short, fat, and ugly.  This makes it seems like models are working there.  Why else the height and so little weight?  So do people working for fashion magazines really look like this?

Kagehime

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Cheaphobia

April 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm (fashion) (, , , , , , , , , )

Lately I’ve developed something I like to call cheaphobia.  I can’t stand cheap things anymore, but its not like I can afford more expensive things so I thing I’m kinda screwed unless I can make a lot of money somehow.  I always buy cheap, because that’s what I can afford and still have money.  For example I buy $20 shades instead of $100 ones or $20 watches selling for 7.  And cheap watches are never good.  This winter half of the watches were falling apart in the store.  How could they expect people to buy them?  And even so, the watch I ended up with has problems although I can still wear it.  As for cheap sunglasses…well I would like to look at the more expensive ones to compare them.  I’ve never actually looked closely at nice shades, watches, or clothes for that matter.  I hope they are better quality because a lot of stuff in stores now days are crap.  It makes me wonder if it was always like this and I never noticed or that I’ve become picky.

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