Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bye Bye 2015, Hello 2016


am feeling uber happy when I write this post! akhirnya kita betul-betul ada dipenghujung tahun 2015. banyak banget hal yang patut disyukuri selama setahun ini. dari mulai karirku, kesehatanku, dan wishlist yang aku pikir bakal terwujud ditahun depan tapi alhamdulillah bisa terwujud tahun ini. bener-bener di akhir tahun ini. alhamdulillah ya Allah. seneng banget!



beberapa catatan untuk diriku sendiri, supaya kesalahan, kelalaian atau keburukan yang pernah aku lakuin ditahun ini gak akan terulang ditahun berikutnya (amin). salah satu contohnya nulis blog yang masih bolong-bolong. mungkin tahun depan akan jadi tahun serius aku untuk nge-blog. gak ada lagi curhat gak jelas yang gak manfaat untuk pembaca. yup, aku lebih pengen berbagi hal-hal bermanfaat pada siapapun yang mampir ke blog ini. intinya aku akan share sisi produktif dari hari-hariku sebagai desainer grafis sekaligus penjait (setelah 2 tahun berhenti).

followers, visitors, are just numbers right? mengutip dari blog my big boss Diana Rikasari "quality over quantity". aku pengen pembacaku bisa mengambil sesuatu dari apa yang aku post walau hanya sedikit dari mereka. semoga tahun depan blog ini bisa lebih konsisten dari segi design dan jumlah post perminggu (amiiin).

terakhir, gak afdol rasanya kalo tahun 2015 gak ikutan bikin #2015bestnine and here is my best nine. foto pertama it's me with da big boss after office lunch. sisanya artwork selama tahun 2015. terimakasih aku sangat-sangat menghargai semua feedback dari temen-temen. kamu juga bisa kasih aku saran atau kritik lewat email tentang blog ini in order to make it even better. :*


love,
Cikita

Sunday, December 13, 2015

I Love Improvements Especially To My Illustrations







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Friday, November 27, 2015

Save Your Budget For Lookbook By Beautify A Picture From Pocket Camera With Photoshop



yesterday I just made a sort of photo shoot in my small house with my pocket camera and with natural lightning in the morning. guess it's pretty awesome if you guys find out that my house is actually a mess and have bad painted walls everywhere. but thank you, thank you Photoshop! I apologize to all of you because today I'm not going to talk about a Photoshop how-to (maybe later in another post). but this photo shoot is actually done for purpose.



I'm thinking about re-run my business after hibernating like almost 3 years. I know to start a business (even though the small one) is not as easy as to start munching your Jell-o. so that's why I'm thinking about certain things that might happen when the business is running. perhaps the first thing that most people think about is 'the budgetary' no?

admit it. when you start your small clothing biz you want everything look perfect. the clothes, the website, and one of the most important role is the product images and a lookbook. I guess every clothing line owner would always love to see their product images are displayed beautifully with a model and a perfect background. and also a lookbook for live previews. am I right? at least this is my problem right now. I know that making a perfect lookbook and product images will take most of my budget since I need to hire a photographer, models, rent a studio, etc, like can I go without doing that professional photo session because I already spent every penny for productions and got nothing left for such thing I actually need. that is why I make some try-out to see if it possible to make everything with what I have right now simply to accommodate those things I couldn't afford yet.

what I'm trying to speak here is hey, take it easy. it's hard for me too (since I'm a hella perfectionist). just don't rush things. they might not always going smoothly to your plan. remember that big moves are good but small moves are counted, too! the most important when you do something is not always the result but the progress. the reason why I love being in a difficult situation is that I can learn a lot from it and know my self better. so stand up and use your mantra to help you out from the dead end.


now, I want your honest opinion. does it good if my product image goes like the picture above? :)

have a great day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Disconnection


I can't believe that it's October already. it means my boyfriend is getting older. happy birthday dear. I wish you the best luck! anyway, I shouldn't call myself a blogger due to a long gap between each post. I have times but I just didn't put the effort to sit and blogging like I used to.

it's getting closer to the end of 2015. roughly, I could say that half of my 2015 has been used for the medication that doctor says it will take 6 moths straight until I can really be free doing my activity. there are so much things I asked to Allah this year. because there are some things I have lost and gained. some plans that were cancelled right after I decided it. dreams that I thought will be mine this year but I trust God have better plans than mine. however, I'm still hoping the best for my grand plan which I've already prepared last year.

I want dream more and do more.

Love,
Cikita