tiny graphic designer + metalsmith gremlin
carving plexiglass, enamel, patinas, and riveting (a very important matter)
speaking up, in general
always use odd numbers in art
knowing when to listen
how to properly close a jump ring without scuffing the wire
Elizabeth’s CreativeMornings activity
The problem is that we fail to see what is already inside of us. If we do see it, we're quick to dismiss or devalue it.
The most beautiful things for me is the act of creative expression. So why am I worried about all these aspects of the creative process that aren't beautiful?
[Ask yourself,] 'What are the sides of my identity that I've been hiding from or don't want to look at?'
My relationship with those that I've lost are still continuing to grow with time. And I can see them in different ways.
I realized what I see today is not solely my own. It's a culmination of everyone I've shown my work to for criticism.
This was the first time I had ever seen Filipino food or Filipino anything in print.
I realized that every single hard moment of my life had another side to it, and that I could see it if I would only let myself see it.
There's always resurrection after tragedy.
There's a sort of freedom to do whatever it is I want to do, which I guess is the definition of being an artist.
Kara DeFrias Always Say Yes
Design isn't about you. It's about the user.
When you have these things you love, put it out there. Eventually you're going to find like-minded people, and they’re going to help you further along in your journey and your path.
Ethics is about listening to that still small voice within you that tells you what to do. It is not separate from what you do, it is the reason you do what you do.
Never take the shortcut.