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Jurassic June

Jurassic June

Jurassic June is over, but dinosaurs are forever… Well, not really, but you get what I’m saying.

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Florida Dreaming

Florida Dreaming

Florida is my family’s vacation spot of choice, like many Southerners. Florida’s weird, but it’s beautiful AND weird. I love it. If I wasn’t so attached to Texas, I’d move to Florida. (Side note: almost went to Florida for college.)

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Moon Marks

Moon Marks

“Moon Marks” is a look at what people brought to and did on the Moon from 1969 to 1972: landers, rovers, science equipment, the astronauts themselves and the marks and even shadows that touched the Moon. With the possibility that humans will return to the Moon soon, it is important to examine how we interact with and change this celestial body with every probe, landing, test and step. Not only for scientific purposes, but also for historical and archaeological purposes.

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Endeavour

Endeavour

My video Endeavour has been out in the world since March, but was updated in July and gifed in August. This project is one of my favorites for a few reasons. One, it’s about space and NASA, so obviously it goes on the favs list. Two, I got to team up with my former roommate, Erin Stepp. She composed the music and asked me to make a video to accompany it during her senior recital at TCU. Three, it was a personal challenge in every way possible. The music is over nine minutes long – I had previously only done videos under four minutes. That’s a big jump in terms of editing. I also had to dust off my Photoshop skills for this new technique I wanted to check out.

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Redbubble Shop

Redbubble Shop

I’ve started a Redbubble shop! The idea to open up a shop online has been mulling about in the back of my head for about a year now, but especially once I designed a couple of stickers and sold one design through the School of Art at TCU’s sticker machine.

The original idea was just to sell my two original sticker designs, Space Ace and Seeing Compass, as they were originally intended: stickers. But when Redbubble showed me all the different product options, I couldn’t resist. Variety is the spice of life, right? So now, you can buy my stickers, but you can also by journals and pillows and clothes with these two designs on them.

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Commercial Gold

Commercial Gold

As an event even bigger than Super Bowl, the Olympics bring in a lot of views – and therefore a lot of commercials are shown. Here are my top three commercials from this year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Bronze

Coming in for a bronze medal is Reese’s “Summer… Like a Winter Olympian” commercial starring Lindsey Vonn! A couple of different companies used the idea of putting summer Olympic athletes into abnormal situations, but I really like the idea of working with a winter  athlete (maybe because I love the Winter Olympics more? (I also love Reese’s…)). This commercial lets the audience know that, while incredibly talented in their chosen sport, Olympic athletes aren’t good at everything. Lindsey is going to veg out and watch Team USA just like the rest of us – with a Reese’s peanut butter cup, of course.

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A Penchant for Podcasts

A Penchant for Podcasts

As you might have noticed from some of previous blog posts or tweets, I am a big fan of podcasts. I got started with Welcome to Night Vale in the summer of 2013, but really started diving into a bunch of different podcasts this past year and a half. Since some of my friends asked me for a recommendation list, I decided to post it here as well.

Fiction

First up is fiction podcasts. I love the challenging and creative ways podcast creators push storytelling in this primarily audio format. Since I don’t have much time to read these days, fiction podcasts have filled in. Plus, I can now multi-task while I listen.

(Note: I love all the podcasts listed here, but these are pretty much organized with my most current faves at the top of the list.)

Non-Fiction

It took me awhile to get into non-fiction podcasts. They just seemed a bit boring compared to the amazing stories I was listening to in my fiction podcasts. But I quickly learned the truth: non-fiction can be just as great as fiction! Give me a passionate host and I’ll quickly fall in love with whatever they are talking about.

Let me know if you have any podcast recs for me over on Twitter! I love trying out new ones.

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FOUND: Houston’s awesome, the truth, another podcast

FOUND: Houston’s awesome, the truth, another podcast

FOUND: James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany,” Twilight truths, Houston’s Awesome, Wolf 359 and If This Then That
FOUND: Houston's awesome, the truth, another podcast | Constant Creations

I love Houston, so just expect a lot of things about Houston to pop up in my blogs. The “Twilight Epiphany” skyspace by James Turrell is a beautiful example of what Houston has to offer: culture, art and a unique place to live. It also says that not longer how much you know about a place, you will continually find new people, places and things to love about it. I have lived near Houston all my life, yet I never knew about this place until this past week!

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Inspiration and the Creative Zone

Inspiration and the Creative Zone

Creativity is a one of the most important skills needed in the public relations world, from writing daily social media posts to designing advertisements and off-the-wall strategic plans that both get people talking and capture the target audience to do something. Sometimes, it can be difficult to stay creative or find new sources of inspiration.

Read about a few different ways to be inspired and get in the creative zone.

Read about some of my sources of inspiration and how I get into the creative zone at The Back 9 Blog.

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FOUND: podcast love, ice cream koozies, beautiful art

FOUND: podcast love, ice cream koozies, beautiful art

FOUND will be my new weekly (hopefully) series where I just put some interesting Internet finds about a variety of topics. These will range from art(ists) to public relations to crafts to musicians to Texas pride to whatever else I fall in love with.

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