Shifting Auras

On the first of August last year, my boyfriend and I had our auras photographed by Christina Lonsdale of Radiant Human. She’s Portland-based but her studio is made to travel and function all over the world. I’ve been following her work via her Instagram for around 3 years now and was super excited to have my portrait taken by her last year when she stopped by Vancouver, and then doubly excited when I saw she was making a return this week.

These are the photos we had taken last year:

It’s a nice combination of science and mysticism. Scientifically: your hands are placed on sensors that read your electromagnetic energy, and that information is translated into colour values then overlaid onto a picture of you to create really dreamy, ethereal portraits. Mystically: the colours that appear are interpreted by Christina as reflecting certain parts of your personality. Colours that appear in the top show your thoughts (and what you put into the world), the left shows your self, and the right shows your persona.

 

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A year ago, my aura was almost entirely red and purple, a colour combo Christina deemed “the creative hustler.” At the time, I was much more introverted and that shows in my portrait– my aura doesn’t extend even to the edge of the frame, because I mostly kept my energy to myself. The picture was taken before my senior year of high school began and before I started working in a restaurant and was forced to talk to strangers daily. Now I’ve been out of high school and working full-time for four months. I was so excited to see how my aura might’ve shifted as I have shifted.

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colour meaning breakdownorange: creative, confident, independent, collaborative, great people skills, loves a challenge | tan: detail oriented, cautious, logical, strategic, results driven, highly intelligent, works well with structure | purple: visionary, unconventional, nonjudgemental, playful, loves to be inspired and delight others | green: growth, goal oriented, determined, perfectionist, ambitious, self assertive, adaptable, long term awareness

I was not disappointed! Look at what I got yesterday!! So much more than just purple and red, and the colours reach the edge of the image because I’m not an awkward introverted little baby anymore. The green and orange make total sense to me since joining the workforce and discovering that– much to my surprise– I have workaholic tendencies. Not only did I think the interpretation was pretty spot on, but Christina actually remembered my boyfriend and I from when we went last year, which really made my day.

I would love to make this an annual occurrence and see how my energy changes over time・゚ *✧・゚・*

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Portland, 2016

My boyfriend and I went on an end-of-summer (or start-of-fall) trip to Portland from August 30th to September 6th! After two weeks of editing, my travel diary/vlog/montage/whatever you want to call it is finally finished. Here it is, along with some of my favourite photos from the trip.

Update 09/27/16: Had to re-edit and re-upload the video because copyright issues meant you could only watch the whole thing in Canada… Should be working worldwide now 

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September Feels

Here’s a roundup of all the things that are shaping me as a person and as an artist this month.

…Could there be a more pretentious way to open a moodboard blog post? Probably not. You’re welcome.

 

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top left: Tyler Spanglertop right: Josef Albers (I have a framed Albers print in my room– not of this exact piece but a similar one) ✧ bottom left: via sumblinging on tumblr ✧ bottom right: still of Miles from Degrassi: Next Class
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Nihilist Lock Screens

So I saw this Buzzfeed post full of cheerful phone lock screens earlier and thought they were all very pretty but not very me. I’m not hating on the positive self talk, but I just think nihilism is a whole lot funnier. So I made a bunch of cynical, pessimistic lock screens for cynical, pessimistic people. They’re cropped for the iPhone 5 because that’s what I own, but they should work for most phones. Also, I’m not a graphic designer, so these are extremely amateur, don’t hate me plz. The backgrounds are by various artists whose work will be linked in each lock screen’s caption!

 

 

 

Background image by Andrew Herndon
Background image by Andrew Herndon
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July/August Favourites 2016

Meant to post this BEFORE I went to portland… looks like that didn’t happen ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I’ll be posting my pacific northwest road trip travel diary as soon as I get it edited so stay tuned!!

 

Raspberries (ft. Sadhype) – Bae Trojan

Peep this song that my friends made and I wrote/sang some words for! It’s a little heaty but I’m a fan.

Lyrics:

I smoke cigarettes with you in the alleyway again and I don’t know what to say
you look at me so expectantly and I don’t wanna disappoint but I might anyway.
I swear to God I’m so tired of pretending it’s not there when it is, it is, it is
and we both know it, we’re just too afraid to blow it so we resist, resist, resist.

I– I wanna close that gap, I wanna cross that bridge, why won’t you let me?
I know we’re not supposed to, but each time I kiss you I taste raspberries.

Well here we are again, what a surprise.
Did you like it so much you came back another time?
I see we never learn, I see we aren’t more wise,
but this is our youth so I suppose we’re in our prime.

I– I wanna close that gap, I wanna cross that bridge, why won’t you let me?
I know we’re not supposed to, but each time I kiss you I taste raspberries.

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