Illustrations by Gabie
I want to take a little intermission and call out my new blog makeover. Initially, I had wanted an entire site redo but realized this layout is exactly what I want in a blog, with the exception of needing a comprehensive nav. bar and timeless header. I asked my good friend and super talented photographer/blogger/basically-good-at-everything-person Alyssa of Ordinary People to help make my navigation bar. I created a mockup of my dream one that I had hoped to aim for and SHE CODED AN IDENTICAL ONE IN NO TIME. This probably would've taken me two weeks of CSS guess and check. She's amazing.
And for my beautiful illustrated header, it was drawn by Gabie, whose art I'm still captivated by. The first time I laid eyes on her pieces, it elicited emotions I can't really describe, and I knew I had to utilize this for my first ever logo/branding piece. (I'm a bad blogger and I've never had business cards or anything stable, until now--5 years later). Personally, it evokes longing, daydreaming, sincerity, and a beautiful sense of disconnectedness. This paired with the constellations reminds me of Dr. Manhattan, one of the more intriguing and complex comic characters to me.