Nearly a year has passed since I’ve started the site design to my personal site: www.shaireproductions.com–a daunting task with a Flash-based 100-page interactive book, Downloads, and Merchandise section. I’ve always heard that the hardest creative project was designing for yourself–your own brand. To condense who you are in one logo, one site, one image was quite a challenge. The site is a constant work-in-progress, but I’m pretty happy with it. I’ve become quite involved in Creative Commons licensing, mostly through my encounters with Flickr. It became important to me to provide a space for free art, art resources and photos. As artists, we’re influenced by one another. Seeing others’ interpretation of what you’ve created is inspiration in itself because you get to peek into another’s creative mind, thereby pushing your own creativity into new arenas. Anyways, check it out!
Being that my grandma lives in Chinatown, I often visit her, and see a bit of the social environment. This old woman was sifting through the trash, looking for cans to recycle, hoping to make a few extra dollars. In Chinatown, the elderly often have limited English abilities, and being too old to work, rely on government assistance and making money in the humblest of ways.