I was sad to leave New York, not only because I was leaving my favorite city, but also because I was leaving the creative work-driven atmosphere. While being at home, I was scared that I would not feel as creative and motivated as I normally feel in the city.
To stay creative, I decided to do a few projects and use my camera whenever I felt a drive to create something.
I created a small-scale installation. This took me about 30-45 minutes to set up, take the pictures, and then edit the photos. I found my inspiration from saving pictures on Pinterest, and I decided to use what I had laying around in my house. I used my mom's wine glass, jewelry, a top of a jewelry box, and a white piece of fabric to lay everything on.
I used my knowledge of shape, light, and composition from taking my Visual Communication class this past spring. The pictures are of my result.
I started off with a lot of objects in the space and narrowed down to only a few. At first, I had many perfume bottles, a glass mason jar, a few sunglasses options, and different gold jewelry. I chose what looks best by moving out different pieces and photographing it together.
I decided to paint my desk! This was partially inspired by TikTok, where people posted videos of painting different rooms in their house. I put tape around the top of the desk to create different triangles. Then, I painted between the tape.
Dollar Tree Makeup Tray
This project only took about 5 minutes and could be customized however you like. I bought a plain wooden tray for a dollar at the Dollar Tree and decided to paint it white. If you can't go to a Dollar Tree, Amazon also has great wooden trays. Click here to check them out!
About the Author
Kianna Plummer is a freshman pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration at LIM College. In addition to being a member of the LIM Blog Club, she is also part of the College’s Fashion Scholars program and is a member of the Student Life Activities Board (SLAB).