Happy New Year everyone! 2017 was equally an incredible and trying year for me. Not just for the high moments, but more so for the low; the challenges, confusion, struggle, loss, fear, doubt and a slew of other emotions and obstacles that seemingly never ended.Continue reading “Happy New Year 2018: Renewal of Faith, Purpose and Resolve”
Peace to 2016! I’m more than ready to move on to bigger and brighter days ahead, along with a fresh perspective… it’s all on God’s timing. I just wanted to share some thoughts in which I hope that some of you will find encouraging and inspiring. Here’s hoping 2017 Continue reading “(Video) Happy New Year 2017 From NYC – Inspirational Message”
Up until a few nights ago, I never realized how hard it is to make a simple promo video on YouTube. It also doesn’t help that I’m a perfectionist; if I set my mind to do something, I try as hard as possible to accomplish the goal at hand. As a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, writer, blogger and entrepreneur, my hope is that I can inspire as many people as possible through my artistic and creative abilities.Continue reading “Creative Inspiration: Behind the Brand With Designer/ Illustrator Ralph A. Gilmore”
Happy First Day of Fall good people! The chaotic times of summer and rapid growth is usually a reflection of lots of changes – maybe a new marriage, a new job, a new place of residence or the start of a new business venture. Whatever the case may be, I hope that all of my family, friends and people within my network, have experienced much-needed gains and far less loss as we start the new season.Fall is a time for harvesting… perhaps, signifying a greater required focus and direction in your life. It might be time for you to start a new exercise regimen, pick up that new book you’ve been procrastinating on reading or ignite that business idea you’ve been yearning to share with the rest of the world.Continue reading “Autumn Inspiration: Let the Fall Season Be A Time To Renew Your Health and Attitude For Success”
Perhaps this photo is a tad morbid due to it’s visual nature, which is paired with my intention to assert the notion that our greatest ideas goes to our graves with us. In past years, I’ve been guilty of being an “idea hoarder;” what I mean by that is from time to time, I’ve conjured up numerous creative ideas–in which I failed to act upon due to a combination of procrastination, work schedules, relationships, fear of criticism and quite often for some of us, life tends to knocks us off our feet–at least momentarily. One day I just decided that I wasn’t going to keep my ideas on the shelf anymore and that I would do everything in power to share my creativity with the world.
The following is one of my favorite quotes made by motivational speaker and author, Les Brown. I constantly keep this quote in the back of mind to help keep me motivated, especially when my goals are not reached as quickly as expected:Continue reading “Untapped Creativity: Don’t Take Your Best Ideas To The Grave With You!”
Coming up with a logo design for your business can be difficult. Depending on the nature of your business and the mission behind it, you can spend hours or days brainstorming ideas for the logo design you decide to use to represent your brand or company. As far as me designing the logo for my for my small business, Orange Moonwerks™ Studios, I wanted to make sure I was completely comfortable with the visual representation of the logo. It had to be simple, catchy and easily recognizable.Continue reading “How Grammy Award-Winning Artist Erykah Badu Influenced My Business Start-Up”