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Website Update   Leave a comment

I went to a small seminar recently, actually run by one of my current employers in regards to having an online presence that is aligned with your (or a businesses) view of what they want to represent to the world. I have had a few days sick due to a sinus infection that makes my face ache like my teeth would like to protrude from my lower lip and my brow would like to go Neanderthal on my butt. Basically, aching pain. Something I am glad to say I’m not that familiar with but it has incapacitated me somewhat.

So instead of sitting in a heap and having a big misery about it I decided to use my time wisely. Sleep, a lot. Kind of needed it, but other than that I read books that I have been meaning to, thought about what I wanted out of life. Revisited my bucket list, looked at how I express myself and what I want to say. Revisited my website and realised I had outgrown it and decided it needed a redesign.

Previous Design

New Design


That consisted of my staring at the screen until my eyes would focus and just taking what it was – in. Really seeing it. And then deciding it wasn’t me at all, and how … quaint? it was. How sweet, how simplistic but cluttered. I have changed, grown quite a bit. Identified parts of myself that I would like to develop further and areas I would like grow and redefine. But through self-analysis I can identify where I need to improve.

So with this lovingly long explination, please go and visit my new and improved, very recently updated website. If you have suggestions please throw them my way and If you find any areas that need improvemenet I will be happy for the help.

I may now crawl under my blankets and nap for a short time, I will be over this ailment shortly and be back to my sprightly step but until then. Sleep.


Posted May 13, 2012 by Tia in Photoshop, Plan

When did May get here?   Leave a comment

Life has been very busy over the past several months. I started a Post Grad which turned out that I could not do the one I wanted to do, so changed to a similar but very different course. I started working part time for a Marketing, merchandising and uniforms company as well as a Web design and social media company (they work in the same location and I work for both) which turned from Part time to full time. I decided to Postpone the Post Grad until the Government can sort out what they will allocate funds to and won’t, which is where I got stuck this time. Better to wait it out and see what changes in the next year before I make any big plans to shift my life around it again.

I have started to learn the guitar – as most of you will already know – I always enjoy learning new things.

And lastly, I am writing. Maybe not on here so much, but more personally. Which i enjoy.

I am going to plan to do updates more often and start up another challenge of sorts, but we will get there when I have more time on my hands.




Posted May 9, 2012 by Tia in Plan

Updates and Changes   1 comment


Please excuse my mucking about with the theme of the blog, I fear I will be changing it quite a bit until I find something that is more agreeable. I’m not having a lot of luck, but this one is working currently.

If you have a look down at my older posts I’ve also put the original sketches next to the finals (for the ones that have them) as described in my last post. Yet to do my image for today but I will get onto that later this evening.

Have a great day.

Love & Light,


Posted December 6, 2011 by Tia in Plan

Original Sketches   2 comments

So I was thinking, in my very sleepy state, would people like to see the original sketches that the drawings come from? I always find it interesting seeing the originals in comparison to the finished products. So, I was wondering if everyone else felt the same, because if you do I will happily put them up alongside the originals, and since I’m fairly early in this it would be easy to do now and then just continue on afterwards with the amendment, if you get what I mean.

So, please let me know. Comments and suggestions are very welcomed.


Posted December 5, 2011 by Tia in Plan

Be Visible, Be Present and Be Accountable.   1 comment

Be Visible, be present, and be accountable – that was one of my first lessons learnt during University. It was part of our assessment and grading, to write forum posts and to openly discuss what we are working on.

Well, I’ve been hiding for a long while. It has been easier to hide than explain to the world what has been going on. It has been two years since I finished my BA in Animation and Visual Effects and now I’m going back to University for my Masters in Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing – another 2 years.

Truth be told, I’m scared of being visible; scared of people’s reactions, expectations and judgments.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. – Dune by Frank Herbert.

No matter how afraid I am, I must face the fears.

However, taking constructive criticism in stride is another thing I was taught. I have been informed (as I well knew) that my current website is not very professional. At the time I wanted something up that represented me, as much as it is meant to show off my skills and talents I just wanted to express myself, as I am, which is, currently, a little torn around the edges, and eclectic.

I took the exercise in stride and created it at a friend’s request.

Which brings me to Marta and Daniel.  This blog, the website and me finally trying to be more visible, is thanks to them. With their support, guidance, friendship, inspiration and good old-fashioned shoving I am trying my best to create new content and display my wares.

Marta is currently undertaking an Illustration challenge, something that has been going on for months, 151 days to be exact. Each day she creates a new and beautiful piece which can be both personal and inspired. I am taking a leaf out of her book, with her blessing, to follow suit for December. I am going to create one piece per day to be posted on here. They are going to be simple and probably very basic until I get my hands dirty and start to feel comfortable. And no promises about polish.

Daniel had begrudgingly stated he would do it too and I hold him to it. The moral support if nothing else will be completely invaluable.

So the plan is:-

  • Daily Illustrations for December
  • New Website
  • Update content and visuals for this blog, twitter and anything else I’m playing with, with new theme and content.

I am currently working on a few personal projects and collaborations, while time allows, before University in February, just got to wait for some content before the fun of digital compositing begins.

Also hoping to do some photo manipulations, adding content into the images – I will put some visuals up when I have something more interesting to show.

So, Hello World as WordPress says, and welcome to my blog. If you have any comments please feel free.  My contact details are to the right.

Live long and prosper…

Love and Light.


– ‘Clarity’ – ‘Risk’ – ‘Communication’ – *

*Each day I draw three inspiration cards from a small deck I have, it’s meant to give guidance or something to focus on. If I don’t involve them in the blog itself I will just add them at the end.


Posted November 30, 2011 by Tia in Plan