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Looking through modern and contemporary art has made me extremely nostalgic. Nostalgic for painting, creating for 3 hours in my college classes with my headphones on. That freedom to just be. That 3 hours of pure creativity that no one could interrupt. I got lost in my painting with my headphones playing at full volume. My professor was a wonderful artist herself and did abstract and modern pieces that always inspired me. It was never the pieces that...

Fostering Connections: Keeping Your Loved Ones Close

In today's hectic world, maintaining close ties with our loved ones may become secondary in terms of our priorities. Yet strengthening these ties is critical for emotional health and here we discuss some effective methods for keeping loved ones close. Photo by Jackson David on Unsplash Regular Communication Regular communication is at the heart of every relationship and an indispensable way to stay in touch with those we care for. This may involve phone calls, texts messages, emails or handwritten letters. Social...

Three Ways To Boost Your Confidence As You Age

Despite what you may have been led to believe, nobody feels 100% confident in their appearance 100% of the time - not even the top celebrities and models! In fact, a recent study found that only 23% of women feel confident in their appearance on a regular basis. However, this is an issue that we must tackle, particularly as we age and our bodies and appearances change somewhat. After all, not only does low self-esteem impact your overall well-being, but...

Finding the meaning in fashion: Exploring my love for getting dressed

Getting dressed was never something I spent a mere 5 minutes doing. It was an event, a whole thought process on how I was going to get the outfit just right. Fashion was never on the back burner, it was an entire recipe for my self-expression journey. I vividly remember designing clothing in the back of my parent's car as a kid, when my mom raced horses at the fairgrounds in Grants Pass. I spent hours in that...

Unleash Your Creativity: 5 Tips for Staying Inspired in the Fashion World

As a fashion designer, stylist, or enthusiast, it can be challenging to maintain inspiration and creativity in an industry that is constantly evolving. From new trends to innovative designs, the fashion world is always in motion. To stay ahead of the game and continue to create captivating pieces, it’s important to cultivate a creative mindset and stay inspired. I am constantly looking at new ways to stay inspired through social media, fashion magazines, or even around Portland where I...
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