Call for Submissions!

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For those of you that don’t know the “Like a Girl,” zine is open for submissions! Female identifying artists of any and all mediums are welcome to submit their work. In addition to or in lieu of artwork all women are encouraged to submit any stories they want to share about being a female! There is no theme for this months issue and there is no submission limit – although if a large amount of submissions are received it may need to be narrowed down so feel free to specify your favorites.

Over the past month I’ve received submissions from some really incredible female artists and I can’t wait to continue receiving more! Submit your work and share this with anyone you think may be interested. There is also a Facebook group where you can stay updated about what’s going on with the zine.

So excited for this!

Abstract Patterns

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I have a newfound love for working with abstract patterns. This piece is called, “Remaining Afloat,” and it is one of my favorite pieces that I have created thus far.

This digital illustration was created completely in Adobe Illustrator. Through this piece I wanted to portray, through a partially abstract manner, the idea that it is so important to remain positive no matter what is going on around you. I think all of us this past year have felt surrounded by negativity, whether it be through politics or the recent events in Houston and Charlottesville. In times like these it is so important to not only lift ourselves up but to also help those around us remain afloat as well.

Be there for yourself and be accessible and open for those that need you!

Like A Girl – Call For Submissions

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Hey ladies!

We always see the term “Like a Girl” associated with negative connotations, but I’m here to change that with the help of some amazing women! 

The “Like a Girl” zine is submission based and will showcase the incredible talents of female artists of any and all mediums. Anyone who identifies as a female can submit their work! Through this zine I hope to bring awareness and recognition and build a platform for all women who create art.

This issue will have no theme. Along with or in lieu of art feel free to submit any stories about your experience as a woman.

Musicians: you can submit by sending in photos of yourself/your band as well as a short bio. If you’d like you can also do a short interview for the zine.

The deadline for the first issue is October 31st 2017. There is no submission limit – but please note that if a lot of submissions are received and you submit quite a few there is a possibility they will be narrowed down – so feel free to specify which ones you absolutely want in the zine!

This zine will be an online publication.

send your submissions to: tblinderman@gmail.com

If you want to keep up with the status of the zine or just want a safe space to collaborate and share your work with other talented women join the Like A Girl — ZINE group! And if you know anyone who you think would be interested, please share!

Moving Forward

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For the past few months, this blog has been focused on art and design. It has been a great outlet to show both my work and my process. However, as much as my life revolves around design, there is so much more to me and my life that I’d love to share with the world.

Not only am I an artist and a designer, but I’m also a lover of craft beer, an avid listener of music, an online shopping aficionado, and, as of just recently, a doting cat mom.

I am a huge advocate of the phrase “yes and…,” a proponent for personal growth, and I always try my best to remain positive and move forward. I am devoted to trying new things and I would love to share my experiences and discoveries with all of you!

 

Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash

DIY/Crafting + Finding Inspiration

IMG_9213While still searching for the right job post graduation I’ve been trying to keep myself as busy and as creative as possible (while also still trying to relax a bit!) I’ve been catching up on some much needed me time, which has been really incredible. In that me time I’ve been lucky enough to find an incredible amount of inspiration.

I’ve been trying to spend a decent amount of time in new places and just outdoors in general. Growing up in Fairfield, Connecticut I used to go to Westport far more often than I do now. Recently I went back for a day for the first time in years and it was like going back for the first time but it also brought back a lot of nostalgic feelings!

Coming home from an exhausting day I realized that crafting and DIY projects were something that I had been neglecting a bit lately. It’s easy to stick to digital design because of all the useful tools and resources the computer has, but it’s so therapeutic and fulfilling to create something tangible.

Today I woke up and thought, what can I create? I love plants and was super inspired by all of the ones I saw the other day so I decided why not create something plant related. I went to the store, picked up some new plants, pots and macrame cord and got to work.

 

I worked on some macrame hanging plant holders and I’m super happy with the way they turned out! There are a few imperfections but that all comes with learning and may I just say that all those years doing Arts and Crafts at summer camp really paid off! I created a few different versions of the plant holders. They varied in size, paint color and pattern of the macrame.

The macrame plant holders and pots can be purchased here!