Not your average 19.
Hannah T. is a Management major in ADMU. Aside from this, she owns an online fashion brand and serves as a Marketing Director for a Christian campaign. Among her interests are fashion, photography, writing, and adventure. A frustrated (faux) artist, she dreams to one day use creativity to make the world a better place. As she relies on her Heavenly Father for strength, she strives to get by life's challenges with eagerness and exuberance.
Inspired by the workings of talented visual artists all over the world, I decided to make a mini-exhibit of my own, using obsolete cassette tapes which we have a surplus of at home.
I remember when I used to perform in front of crowds as a kid, my mom would ask me to tirelessly sing to some of the cassettes. Surprisingly, I still memorize most of the songs I used to sing to this day. (Whitney Houston, I love you, girl.)
As I was arranging the tapes, I couldn’t help but embrace the nostalgia as it kicked in. It’s weird how something seemed so commonplace back in the day and appear so precious after uncovering them years later.
It says a lot about life, actually.
Honestly, I don’t know why I did this. Perhaps I just wanted to do something my mind’s been telling me, to create rather than to keep my ideas locked inside my brain.
Stephen Covey tells us of two types of creations: a mental and a physical one. I think the difference between creative people and ‘un-creative’ people (for lack of a more politically correct term) doesn’t lie in the wiring of their brains, but rather the acknowledgement of their ideas and their drive to actually bring these ideas to life.
So much happens inside us, but why let the world outside shut them in?
Okay, let’s talk aesthetics. If you really want to know, I tried to make the whole thing visually appealing in the following ways. I guess artists (and aspiring artists) must really have a certain degree of OC disorder.
1. I made sure the colors and sizes were spread almost evenly throughout. (So there’s not much weight on one side or the other)
I actually had a lot of fun doing this. I believe art simply sees patterns and beautiful similarities in things and portrays them in aesthetically-pleasing ways. I know I’m not a Fine Arts student (heck, my course is so far off from this type of work), but I’ve always had a knack for doing random things, even though the only reason is to feed my curiosity.
It’s these seemingly unreasonable things that make life worthwhile.
All photos taken via iPhone 5.
That love will come and surprise me someday, like a cherry blossom on a rainy day.
â€” Fragment 3
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