Art and graphic design ? You will need a portfolio…

Hello my friends around the world!

Today I’ve applied plenty of jobs for the position of an art teacher. Not sure how things will go but I’ve made an attempt and that is more than enough. If you ever feel like being an art teacher or maybe a designer having an portfolio is a great start I must say.

What is a portfolio ?

It’s a file, page or book where you exhibit your creativity.

What does a porfolio contain ?

You can have all from pictures, sketches, illustrations to descriptions of your work. What is most important if you are planning to work as a designer for example, is the mood board or sketches. It is very important to exhibit the process rather than the final product. That is actually how the professional designers work. Now everything depends on what kind of design or art you want to exhibit. Photographs would have plenty of photographies in their portfolio, both edited and natural. It would probably show technics used to capture the pictures. On the other hand illustrations for animations focus on scale, perspective, movement. Even if you create one character, it needs to be shown from different angles so that the animation can work when rendered into a digital object. Designing clothes, shoes or accessories would require your portfolio to be a blend of digital and drawn by hand as it is about fabrics and patterns which you would need to provide or at least have an idea of how you can make or where to find, so that your design has a plan from start to an end.

My portfolio is filled with drawings, sculptures, graphic design, scrapbooking, video editing and different types of textile work. I still feel like I should have drawn two dimensional and three dimensional illustrations but going to give my current portfolio a chance before creating something new. The description is in Swedish but you are free to look at my work. Sometimes a picture is all you need.

Good luck with your portfolio !

Body parts and colors in astrology: Houses, zodiac signs, planets

Good morning my dear people!

As I promised in one of my previous posts, let us discuss the houses, zodiac signs and planets significance. To know all these may be important not only when you want to predict someone’s appearance but even when wanting to know about one’s health condition.

Houses + zodiac signs = body parts

If you had ever read horoscope in magazines or even online you probably have noticed that it starts with Aries as first zodiac sign and Pisces as the last one. The rule is same when it comes to houses in astrology even if you have a different zodiac sign at the cusp of your ascendant, meaning if you for example have Taurus rising in the 1st house it will still represent the head and overall appearance of a person, only the expression will be based on the Venus energy which rules Taurus and Libra zodiac sign. Next the position of Venus would tell us more about your apperance or which changes your body would go through.

As you can see, this is a list of some of the body parts. The list does not take up all the area of the topic, but at least you would have a clue about the division of the body parts in accordance to the houses, zodiac signs and planets. Let’s say you have Sagittarius in the 5th house and the lord of 5th house Jupiter is in 3rd house in Libra. We would first look at the house significance, then zodiac sign and the lord of the house. So more specifically it would mean that this individual would share love for travel and learning as Leo energy is still in the 5th house. When it comes to the appearance as Jupiter is in Libra and Sagittarius rules the body parts thighs and legs, the native could have bigger thighs than average but still somehow balanced compared to others. The native could have a graceful pair of legs in other words. As Libra is about trying to maintaine balance, the legs and thighs would get affected by weight gain. It does not mean that the native will be obese but sometimes we can see for example women from South America or Africa having bigger thighs and slim waist, thats due to the reason the weight is sitting in those body parts more than the others.

Planets and color effect on them

In Vedic astrology we often hear about getting remedies to weaken of strengthen a planet. Having the knowledge about colors and its relation to the planets can be quite helpful. For example if you have green, yellow or reddish colors or any clutter in the west side of your home, your Saturn may give you negative results in the areas it rules in your horoscope. I for example get extremely frustrated nowadays because there is a lot of disturbing objects (toys) around my home. It affects my studying ability because I cannot focus. Once I clean the mess that’s been disturbing me, that’s when my brain is ready to memorize things and I can start hearing my own thoughts.

But it’s not only about avoiding certain colors or objects. It’s about knowing what is beneficial for our luck. It can get quite challenging when there are more members in the family annd each has different aspects in their horoscopes. The best way to handle it is by choosing the right colors for your shoes, belts and clothes. This way the focus will stay on you. For that you will need to know about your ascedant lord placement, nakshatra and its lord and the moon nakshatra as well. Like for example some people get lucky by wearing white hat or they get more work opportunities when wearing a green belt around their waist. That’s why for a good remedy, you have to find the right solution based on your own horoscope.

Hope you enjoyed reading todays post and I will update you more the next time!

See ya! Happy summer!

The wind, falling leaves and …

There is nothing more amusing than the beauty of nature. It surprises me every year. There is something nostalgic about it. Something I sense every year are the lessons that come with the changes. We have spring that is like the birth of a child, then summer that is like our teens (hormone buzzing). Once Autumn comes we come to a realization we are getting older but it does not make us uglier. We are more beautiful, within. We are wiser, stronger, more experienced by life than the season before. We are not scared of the challenges ahead of us. Soon after comes winter and it may feel disastrous for 99% of us to say goodbye to whatever or whoever we lost but with time it will get better. It always does. And after our hearts heal from the winter cold, we will get our rebirth, our inner wisdom and strength amplified. Its just a reflection but to me it sounds so beautiful at times I actually shed tears. Maybe I am oversensitive as some people say. Nevertheless, to feel deep is a gift. I am not going to feel ashamed of it. That is what makes me unique just like you.

Beauty in transformation ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

I like early mornings. It’s so silent. it feels like time has stopped for a moment. There are no cars on the streets and no people too (except those that are waking up early to walk their pets). I have this habit of walking and reminding myself of the past or the things which I find difficult. My morning walks give me the opportunity to reflect upon my goals. To connect with nature is great. And it’s very sustainable. There is nothing artificial about it, it’s healthy.

When I am busy I often ignore what is around me. I only focus on my checklist, things to be done with before the day. I don’t notice things like birds are singing less for every day that passes by or that the wind has become colder. We often don’t appreciate these things, events, people when they are around us. Our egos collide, disagreements destroy the beauty within our bond. Nevertheless, I am happy. I learn every single day about what kind of person I want to become. I’ve always been my own parent. It’s reassuring I can be that again. When I do wrong I reflect upon myself, what I could have done better or if my actions were a necessity. When I do well I embrace myself. No matter how sad it may sound the life of a spiritual person is not about pleasing others. I am here to evolve through helping you wherever it is cutting grass in your yard or listening to stories which would knocked out anyone else because they would find it boring… but not a spiritual person. We do listen and we do care but we have our boundaries. We give you the space to make your own decisions. Your life, your story. You are the writer that deep in your heart knows what kind of ending you are going to have. There are always different paths in life. You don’t need to be a copy of your siblings, parents or friends. Thatยดs what I got out of reflecting today.

You must admit that the colors of autumn are beautiful. The cold weather does some good to few of us, we get closer to our loved ones. I actually had a thought while walking this morning. I am kind of a daydreamer. I saw me and my precious holding hands in the park, playing leaves and hide and seek with all our kids. I saw us watching movies while cuddling on a coach veered with a warm blanket and drinking hot beverages. It felt so cozy. My heart skipped a few beats and although I could sense some cold on me a little earlier while strolling the park I felt so hot. Maybe it’s because he was actually there (digitally). I received my every day morning message while I was outside. It felt nice. Especially when I thought of him too. Iยดve said this before but I miss him a lot. This cold weather reminds me of colds and warm clothes. Its not as cold in Pakistan yet but still Ahad is a real sickling. But its okay. I am a motherly soul after all.

Well… take care of yourself and your beloved. And don’t worry, even though it’s gonna turn quite gloomy soon. Life has its ups and downs but it’s only to make us grow. I know I can overcome that and you can do it as well.

Until tomorrow my dears ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ