What does lafinduglobe mean?
It's from a passage in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. "I wish it were fin du globe," said Dorian with a sigh. "Life is a great disappointment." Fin du globe essentially means "end of the world."
How can I make my blog look like yours?
I use Squarespace.com as my blogging platform and they have amazing templates that are very easy to use and customize.
What is that header image?
It's a photo of a diorama I took at the Ohio Historical Center. A mammoth being torn apart by native Americans. I have a thing for museum dioramas.
What kind of camera do you have and what lenses do you use?
Currently, I use a Canon EOS 7D. The lenses that I use are the Canon 17-40mm, Canon 85mm, and Canon 50mm. My photography wishlist can be found here. I also rent lenses and highly recommend BorrowLenses.com.
What phone do you have and what apps do you use?
I have an iPhone 5s. Photo editing apps I have include VSCOcam, InstaSize, Fragment, Mextures, Afterlight, Diptic, Facetune, Over, Tangent, LoryStripes and Waterlogue. I use VSCOcam and InstaSize the most.
How old are you?
I am 29 years old. I was born on January 27th, 1985.
You're still in school?
I went to art school and graduated with a BFA. Now I'm going back to get my BSN.
Where do you live?
I live in Columbus Ohio but am originally from a suburb of Cleveland called Mayfield Heights.
Where do you work?
I work at a retirement community / nursing home.
Are you in a relationship?
Yes, his name is Ryan and we've been together since the Spring of 2010.
What is your religion?
I don't have a religion because I do not believe in god.
What are your cats' names?
Mona is my Persian cat. Her full name is Desdemona. Dorian is my other, younger kitty. Both are named after literary characters. Desdemona is from Othello by William Shakespeare and Dorian is from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Do you want children?
No, I don't. I never did. I can't picture myself being a mother so that's how I know it isn't in my cards. I treat my pets like my children and I feel both satisfied and fulfilled.
Do you have a house?
No, not yet. We are apartment renters. Hopefully within the next three years depending on if we want to stay in Columbus or move out west.
Can I use one of your drawings/photos on my blog?
Sure but please link back to my blog. Also, do not edit my drawings/photos to better fit your blog. They are presented the way I want them to be presented.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
I really love colored pencils (brand : Prismacolor) and working on wood planks. A close second would have to be pastels (brand : Prismacolor) but they tend to be super messy. I also love my iPad and using various apps like procreate and paper.
What are your favorite books?
Check out this blog post here where I discuss books I always recommend.
Do you prefer real books or e-books?
I love both. I have a Kindle Paperwhite that I am practically in love with but there are times that I crave a paperback. I always pre-order from my favorite authors because I enjoy building up my physical library.
What are your favorite movies?
To name a few : Rear Window, The Life Aquatic, What About Bob?, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, O' Brother Where Art Thou?, Fantastic Planet, A Bug's Life, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
What are your favorite TV shows?
To name a few : Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Orange Is The New Black, Breaking Bad, Louie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Nurse Jackie.
Are you on instagram? Facebook? Etc.?
Please check out my Social Media links here. I'll be more likely to add you if you introduce yourself through a private message.
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