Well, not literally. It has taken me all summer (and some of fall) to get my act together, but I have finally started my new blog, “Mint Miller Design.” Please check it out.
Recently, I found a burst of energy to refocus The New Settler, which might be caused by my new obsession with iced lattes but that isn’t the point. I plan to center this blog more around my creative work, film, and daily inspirations. You can expect more updates, images, and art. Get excited, because this is going to be great!
Little sources of inspiration are found everywhere. I love that the tag of this dress is made to look like an envelope. Found at Anthropologie.
In April, I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the winners of the Volkswagen’s Fan Ticket GIFaway. A few weeks earlier, I entered an animated GIF into the contest in hopes of receiving tickets to one of the performances of Kraftwerk Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 at the MoMA. My GIF not only won me tickets to the final performance, but was also selected to be projected as part of the VW fan mosaic digital billboard. Thank you Volkswagen for a trip of a lifetime!
In front of VW billboard on Houston & Bowery in NYC
Pizza with my twin sister before the show
Kraftwerk’s Tour de France
Kraftwerk at the MoMA
Kraftwerk at the MoMA
My story was also covered by Rolling Stone. Please check it out here! All photos featured in the photo diary are by Brian Nevins
I am primarily a photo realistic painter, but for years I have not been able to bring myself to paint. My absence from painting is mostly impart to my lack of inspiration and frustration with the limitations of my medium. These limitations are ones that I put upon myself as I approach painting in a very traditional way, which is a habit I am trying to break. However, letting go of my traditional technique is proving to be very difficult.
Though I am struggling with my first love, painting, I have found a new love, mosaics. This summer my mother introduced me to this art form when I attended several classes with her at Ciel Gallery. To me, mosaics offer an endless array of form and texture that paint is missing at the moment.
Currently, I am working on a five pieces series on slate tiles that are inspired by patterns in nature. Below are two works that I have finished.
The moment I saw Melissa Marks’s drawings I was hooked. Marks strong use of color perfectly compliments the energy in her mark making. Her work, especially her vibrant colors, truly inspires me.
Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday to Halloween. With or without a significant other, I enjoy this time of year. To me, this holiday is about celebrating the people I love and enjoying all the chocolate I want guilt free. Happy Valentine’s Day!