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Month: September 2018

Spinning the Potter’s Wheel- Interview with an Art Student

Spinning the Potter’s Wheel- Interview with an Art Student

I’m back with another interview. This time I spoke with an art student named Pricile who is studying at a University here in Connecticut. Let me share her story. Keep reading to find out why she chose this path. Q: Why did you decide to study the arts? I decided to study art because every time I pictured myself,  I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else but being in a studio and working on a wheel. I love working with…

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​Travel Items I’m Lusting Over

​Travel Items I’m Lusting Over

Beoplay H9I Headphones from Bang and Olufsen (B&O) They are so darn pretty and come in an array of colors. I think the leather detailing is another thing that is really pulling me in. It just so happened that American Airlines liked them too. They will switch from Bose to Bang and Olufsen headphones on their first and business class international flights starting in 2019. Windsor Backpack by Manfrotto I’d be joking if I said I had enough camera equipment…

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What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

For years I’d visited blogs and really enjoyed getting to see into someone else’s life. You get to see what inspires them and the things that bring them joy. You might even get to see the struggles they’ve gone through. Through all that I found inspiration myself. As someone who’s not the most extraverted person I was a little nervous about putting my thoughts and experiences out for other people to see. Being vulnerable is hard. But when I think…

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Where I Want to Travel to Next

Where I Want to Travel to Next

There are so many destinations in the world. And even if we’d like to see them all, we need to narrow it down from time to time. There are a few places that are on my mind that I’d love to visit. I’ll share where they are and why. Udaipur, India India is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. Through Bollywood movies and short trips to areas in the States with large Indian populations I’ve developed…

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Architecture in Cerca Carvajal

Architecture in Cerca Carvajal

Cerca Carvajal is situated about 30 minutes from the city of Hinche and about 2 hours from Port-au-Prince. Houses similar to the cinder block ones found in Pétion-Ville are also found here. See my other post about the architecture there. There is a feature on some of the houses I’ve never seen before. There are windows that have no glass. They contain lattice made of cement. Screens behind them keep out insects. Other houses were made with found materials. Think of…

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My Favorite Travel Destinations So Far

My Favorite Travel Destinations So Far

I haven’t gone the million places I’d love to go yet, but I am very thankful for the places I’ve had the opportunity to visit so far. Of these, some have stood out to me more than others. I want to share where these places are and what really made them special for me. St. Kitts & Nevis This two-island nation has special meaning to me. This is the place where my Great Grandmother was born. Even though I didn’t…

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Quick Adobe Photoshop Hacks

Quick Adobe Photoshop Hacks

Quick Photoshop hacks can be used to instantly improve an image when you are short on time. The images above were slightly washed out. A little adjustments using Curves can save the day. Curves (Control M or Ctrl M) Use this tool to adjust the contrast in an image, color channel by color channel. For example, an image may have a large percentage of red. This can alter how the image’s subject looks compared to how the subject would look…

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Haiti Travel Diary Part 2: Cultural Differences in Haiti vs. The US

Haiti Travel Diary Part 2: Cultural Differences in Haiti vs. The US

I’ll start off with the differences I’ve experienced so far with food. My first breakfast consisted of bread and peanut butter. The peanut butter had a kick and I was told spices were added and that it was traditional Haitian peanut butter. The largest meal of the day was served around noon. This is different from the U.S. where our largest meal is served in the evening. It usually consisted of a meat (goat, chicken, fish, pork), and a starch…

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