Why I Moved Back to Illinois

Why I Moved Back to Illinois

About 5 years ago, while I was doing homework for a class at Millikin University, I got a call that I was officially offered a full-time job as a graphic designer starting a few weeks after I graduated in Louisville, KY. I had worked so hard during this semester to really focus on preparing myself to get a job that was in my field and that would get me out of Illinois. I applied to a minimum of 2 jobs a day (I’m not even exaggerating) starting January 1st of my last semester in college. Ideally I wanted to get out West towards Colorado, but I was open to anywhere BUT Illinois.

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Project 52 - Week 33 | Leading Lines

Project 52 - Week 33 | Leading Lines

In college, I had to learn about all the basics of art and composition. I rolled my eyes especially at composition because sometimes it is just unintentional. Surely artists don’t think that hard about the rule of thirds or Leading Lines, but the more I studied it, the more I wanted to have those elements prosper in my stuff. So, this week’s prompt for the Project 52 challenge was a perfect time for shooting intentionally.

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Project 52 - Week 23 | Show Me The Door

Project 52 - Week 23 | Show Me The Door

My brothers and I have had the great fortune of growing up in the same home throughout our whole lives. We never moved and that made our home a soft spot in our hearts (ok, I did move when I was little, but I don’t even remember the house because I was 3). Whenever I do come home, the positive energy that I feel sends a warming amount of peace through my body. Which is why this front door of my home worked perfectly for this week’s Project 52 prompt, Show Me The Door.

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