The reason I have been very inactive these past weeks! Lavender!
I have been preparing and working toward one event in Sequim, Wa called the Lavender Farm Faire (better known as The Lavender Festival). The faire turned out to be a bust making money wise but a great tool for networking. I meet several artists and photographers and lots of other interesting people including a women who helps people better their business writing from their websites to cover letters.

Great tools to use in the future!!
Will be posting more about it soon.

Photo (c) Taylor Roads 2012

The reason I have been very inactive these past weeks! Lavender!

I have been preparing and working toward one event in Sequim, Wa called the Lavender Farm Faire (better known as The Lavender Festival). The faire turned out to be a bust making money wise but a great tool for networking. I meet several artists and photographers and lots of other interesting people including a women who helps people better their business writing from their websites to cover letters.

Great tools to use in the future!!

Will be posting more about it soon.

Photo (c) Taylor Roads 2012


I love the rich colors and complex patterns that Jennifer Hom uses within her work. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her art in the future. 

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Name Jennifer Hom BlogLocation San FranciscoFirst post 2008
Jennifer Hom began life as a Chinese American girl in suburban Long Island, New York. As a minority with few friends, she found happiness in drawing fairies, unicorns, magical flying unicorns, princesses, and flowers. With the help of a terribly optimistic mother, she used her countless drawings of magical beings to enroll at the Rhode Island School of Design. Now graduated with a BFA in illustration and a sweet gig at Google, she managed to find a home with climate control. She is still Chinese American, but wants to be a Broadway star.

I love the rich colors and complex patterns that Jennifer Hom uses within her work. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her art in the future. 

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Name Jennifer Hom Blog
Location San Francisco
First post 2008

Jennifer Hom began life as a Chinese American girl in suburban Long Island, New York. As a minority with few friends, she found happiness in drawing fairies, unicorns, magical flying unicorns, princesses, and flowers. With the help of a terribly optimistic mother, she used her countless drawings of magical beings to enroll at the Rhode Island School of Design. Now graduated with a BFA in illustration and a sweet gig at Google, she managed to find a home with climate control. She is still Chinese American, but wants to be a Broadway star.



Loving Adara Sanchez’s artwork. She has a very delicate and subtle approach to her art. 

Take a look at her tumblr:

http://adarasanchez.tumblr.com/


Updates

I now have a website: http://taylorroads.com/

It is still very much a work in progress but it will be updated frequently. Please take a look and share! 

In other news:

I am excited to announce I will be participating in the Lavender Farm Faire in Sequim, Washington where I will be selling original art prints and hopefully getting my name out there in the world. The faire is located in Sequim’s very own Carrie Blake Park and runs from July 20th to 22nd. No admission fee! I hope to see you there!

Also, I am currently making plans for several new art projects including block prints and a few business card designs. Keep a look out for them in the next few weeks!


This is a quote I try to live by

"Living in the past is no good but neither is worrying about the future"

-Unknown


I hope for this the be the home page of my future website.
The background is part of an oil painting of mine.
***UPDATE: I have a website now! It is still a work in progress but please check it out. Here is the link: http://taylorroads.com/

I hope for this the be the home page of my future website.

The background is part of an oil painting of mine.

***UPDATE: I have a website now! It is still a work in progress but please check it out. Here is the link: http://taylorroads.com/



This is a stamp piece that I created for my graphic design class. We drew a name from a stack of cards and mine was Frederick Goudy.   
It was a challenging assignment that I struggled with coming up with an idea for it in the beginning but I think it turned out well despite it all :). 
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Please credit me if you want to repost!!!!

This is a stamp piece that I created for my graphic design class. We drew a name from a stack of cards and mine was Frederick Goudy.   

It was a challenging assignment that I struggled with coming up with an idea for it in the beginning but I think it turned out well despite it all :). 

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Please credit me if you want to repost!!!!


http://stellaimhultberg.com/

I have always really loved Stella Im Hulberg’s art pieces. The huge masses of black hair that have a liquid-like fluidity and wonderful uses of color have always stood out to me the most. That and the eyes. How their gaze seems to capture you and hold your own eyes in place for a small moment before moving on to the rest of the piece. 


I call this one The Dragon.
How I captured this photo:
Late that July 4th night My Aunt Sarah’s Step-Daughter Brooke was playing with a sparkler. As she was spinning around in circles I slowed the shutter speed on my camera and panned with her movements during the exposure. If you look closely you can see parts of her light colored sweater repeated in the orange light of the sparkler.
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I call this one The Dragon.

How I captured this photo:

Late that July 4th night My Aunt Sarah’s Step-Daughter Brooke was playing with a sparkler. As she was spinning around in circles I slowed the shutter speed on my camera and panned with her movements during the exposure. If you look closely you can see parts of her light colored sweater repeated in the orange light of the sparkler.

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NOTICE: Redistribution of this photo (in ANY form) is not allowed UNLESS you notify me and provide credit and a link to my original post. This image may not be used for commercial use. 


I took these photos on July 4, 2011 :).
How I captured this photo:
In a way I sort of got this one by accident.
This firework was so loud I could not hear right for several hours after. It felt as though my ears were stuffed with cotton and ringing. Most likely, I was probably standing too close to the spot we were shooting off the fireworks. Anyways, I was taking a test shot of the stars when BOOM! This firework went off just at the middle of my exposure time creating a crazy array of lights and colors. It was well worth the temporary hearing loss. 
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NOTICE: Redistribution of this photo (in ANY form) is not allowed UNLESS you notify me and provide credit and a link to my original post. This image may not be used for commercial use. 

I took these photos on July 4, 2011 :).

How I captured this photo:

In a way I sort of got this one by accident.

This firework was so loud I could not hear right for several hours after. It felt as though my ears were stuffed with cotton and ringing. Most likely, I was probably standing too close to the spot we were shooting off the fireworks. Anyways, I was taking a test shot of the stars when BOOM! This firework went off just at the middle of my exposure time creating a crazy array of lights and colors. It was well worth the temporary hearing loss. 

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NOTICE: Redistribution of this photo (in ANY form) is not allowed UNLESS you notify me and provide credit and a link to my original post. This image may not be used for commercial use.