Friday, May 28, 2010

[How I define: Graphic Designing & Photography]

I define Graphic Design simply as the process of combining text and graphics to convey important information and effective messages.    

Graphic Design consist of many visual communicative aides, such as designs of logo’s, billboards, posters, signs, brochures, business cards, newsletters, to identify special Groups, Programs, businesses or promotions ie., Cd Covers, T-Shirts, and Flyers for concerts, parties, and meetings not limited to wedding and baby shower invitations.

Graphic Designing is really exciting for me because my designs incorporate my favorite hobby which is Photography so I not only get to add a bit of my soul to my designs and  you take with you “a piece of me”.


A Graphically Designed Brochure is: “A brochure that makes usually boring things seem exciting or a business card that entices the customer to call instead of toss it away. Clients, owe at least part of their success to good Graphic Design it doesn’t matter if it was created with the newest or oldest software or  a “Crayon”.

Graphic Design/Art also includes various types of “fonts”. Many products and distributing companies for example; computer companies such as Hewlette Packard, Toshiba, Dell, Compaq and many other names that go unmentioned have used different types of Fonts to distinguish their products.

“Logo’s that require much attention are those that have bright colors, the color levels need much attention. Cute icons, 3D effects, shiny surfaces, shadows and reflections and fonts are simple. In some cases the color levels, shines and 3D effects are also applied afterward.”

These effects must be used very carefully, because there have been countless cases where a logo designer uses these elements to make a logo but neglects to give the concept the necessary attention it deserves. 


Transparency in Design has always been fashionable Transparency communicates elegance and allows a combination of different design elements offering the viewer a special image.

With the help of transparency I am able to incorporate my photography into my designs. Creating perspectives of connection with the ideas of growth and development.

With transparency as in the above photo/design I have given you an idea of what one photograph’s colors can do when it is layered over another to give a different perspective. Giving it life rather than a dull photo of a flower you see one of many colors rather than one. With the transparency effect photographers for many years have added wedding photo’s of couples hands in the middle of a rose, or the couples faces in a glass, special effects and transparency allows much more depth to a photo and design.

You can take a photo of a house and a beach and combine the two and make it look as if the house is sitting on the shore of the beach with transparency and layers

This is what Graphic Design and Photography has done for me and what it means to me. It has opened up a whole new world that i now can share with you!! xoxo


Thursday, May 6, 2010



This Blog is not on a happy topic but hopefully it will provide useful information. Twitter and the internet is a happy place but a lot of people on here will encounter problems or may either have problems or may even encounter them as a result of being on twitter or the internet.

Some people may have long term problems but because of twitter and the internet they can now reach out for the help, relief or guidance.

“You Make Me Come to My Senses to "Be Safe" #Safety If I AM not Safe I would not be here to ENJOY !” - @SafetyMentalst

Some other tweeter’s that are here to help!

Helping Children of Trauma

Counseling Specialist

Name Women's Self-Defense
Bio The goal of Women’s Self Defense Federation is to offer empowering solutions for women with access to self-defense programs, information, tips, advice and more!

Description: what is “STOP & REPORT” basically it’s “Decide that here and now that you matter and should not be a victim anymore and realize that you matter” “Get off your ass Get off the computer stop talking about it and report the problem!”



Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

“Stop and Report”

Often, the people that are talking about their lives are going through abusive situations and have not reported it to the police. This Cause that I came up with is to help inform, and encourage many men and women to stop get off of the computer and report the problem to the police.

“Venting” is one thing, letting people know about your life and living it in the past and overcoming it and sharing it for the purposes of helping others is one thing, but to use it as a disadvantage to lure a man or women to have sex, or to gain attention is not ok with me, and if your being abused in any form including domestic violence issues, or have been raped there are things that need to be immediately done to protect you! “DO NOT” waist time chatting about the problem get off the computer and “STOP & REPORT” it! Take care of it!

[The dark side of “Venting” via the internet is that it can be the cause of your “death”]

“I am sure we are all aware of several people including a known celebrity who tweeted about an attack and did not call 911”

Many people laugh about their issues masking the problem but never willing to report it because they are either too afraid, or in some cases actually enjoy the abuse.

It is often at times veiled with Joking and humor so that people would never know that anything was wrong until it was too late. In some cases and in my own life experiences in regards to child abuse parent’s are always threatening children to keep quiet or using a sibling to make threats.

“My mom used to tell me that if I had ever told anyone that I was abused my sister would be taken away and our family would be broken up and it would be my fault”

Another angle of an abusive situation was the abuse my mother was going through at the hands of my Step-Father and my witnessing it.

Driving down the freeway one day and my mother and father were arguing, my mother leaned over and shifted a gear in the truck and we almost went off the road into a wall. Years later I mentioned that to my step-dad and he said “You were there?” Point is parents are often oblivious to their children’s presence at all during the abuse they are not aware of what the child is witnessing.

If you are being abused “Stop & Report” it or know someone who is, please contact your local authorities. You never know whose life you might be saving! Your not hurting me your only hurting yourself when you don't!!! 


Child Abuse – Information/Hotlines:

Domestic Violence Hotelines/Information:

You can receive help for Domestic Violence
Flamborough Information & Community Services

9:00am - 4:30pm
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1−800−799−SAFE - National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE. Available to callers 24/7 - 365 days.
Rape Information Hot lines : 

1800 -656- HOPE