Friday, October 26, 2012

My New Job

I was looking through my blog today and I realized, I never told you I got a JOB!!! Haha It's temporary but I have to say hands down it's the best job I've had yet. It's simple but I love the people. My official title is an "Art Greeter" I work at an art installation in the city. I'm not to sure I want to share details about my whereabouts on the internet but, when the job is over I will definitely share and post a couple of pictures up. Oh and it's better pay than my last job, so who can complain :) 


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thoughts on life and God Part 1 (10-13-12 )

What do morals matter if we just happened? What do kindness, ambition or fairness have to do with this life if we're all just one cosmic mistake? I had a thought just now. Without God, a higher power or creator what is our purpose? To have a chance at life? What does the chance matter if all we're going to do is die and go no where anyway? I struggle with believing in a higher power at times and religion. At the end of the day I'm sure we've all wondered and debated the answer to the question "What is life's purpose? What is my purpose?" I think it makes sense that somewhere out there, we were purposefully thought of and created. No matter what the intent of the creator. In my mind it makes more sense in all our human ambition that the fight to be something, make a difference or to argue for a cause etc if it was all towards a goal and purpose. That's my thought of the day. What do you believe is your purpose? Do you believe in God? 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I Believe in Fairies!!!

ATTENTION:Tinkerbell Lovers & Sketch Card Collectors. Only one day left to own an original piece of art work by me :) Don't miss this.She's one of a kind and can be yours

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Big Summer Update & Happy 4th :P


This summer of being unemployed, I have managed to stretch some savings and make some money here and there enough to sustain me to this point. As of now I'm at the very, very end of my funds. I am so happy that I took the chance and left my old job to really search and figure out what I wanted to do, it's a decision that I still don't regret. Although it's been difficult at times, I know I do have the potential to just go out and find a job with a little effort. I also have the potential to hustle my way through anything. I have a great family support behind me and I am thankful for that(no matter how much I want to go out into the world and be independent, NOW) I managed to ace an interview and get a job offer( The people were great but I declined it for a number of practical reasons.)

In between all of this I have managed to enjoy my first summer since graduating highschool. As my mom said I have been on since graduation, whether it be jumping straight into college from h.s., jumping right into work after college. This is the first summer I have fully just "lived up." 

Things I've done this Summer:

I've been to the beach twice

I went out to Astoria pool to learn to swim

I finally made it out to a Hillsong connect group

 Went to South street seaport with my best friend and we ate all day haha.

I saw a pre-screening of a hilarious movie Pitch Perfect. 

I sat on the lawn at Bryant Park for hours waiting for The Wizard of Oz to start. 
It was like falling in love all over again.

I saw the Avengers twice

Made new friends

Had a picture day with an old friend  

Had a jam/worship session on my roof with 2 great people 
I did so much more...
I'm sharing this because I'm happy and rejuvenated and want you guys to do the same thing.
 Go out and do something FUN! 

I have been working a lot on some art work I have 2 canvas paintings in the works right now and a few sketch cards which are available for admiration or purchase if you'd like to own one for yourself ;) I also have been getting ideas for a bunch of new illustration projects that will be available for sale in my etsy shop when ready :) Seriously though guys have a great day and go outside for a bit, a park or a beach, have a something that you enjoy, get refreshed :)


 Luna Lovegood

 Sad Sally 

 Butter Beer (Harry Potter)

I am thinking of doing a blog giveaway very soon so stay tuned ;)


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Love is A Losing Game

I haven't posted something up in a good couple of weeks. Today I bring you something a little different. If you read my nifty little blog banner it says, " th:creative (the blog of nyc creative(artist, designer, singer, songwriter)"...what the what Singer? Songwriter? Yes family I sing. Here is the latest video post. I hope you really do enjoy it, like any other piece of art I put out there I hope you take it as kindly and as openly as you have the works from my hands. 

Lots of Love,


This is my cover of Amy Winehouse: Love is A Losing Game 

When I found out Amy Winehouse had died I was at work. My co-worker brought it up in conversation and I had no idea. When I heard the news my heart sunk. I thought she was getting her act together and like Whitney, I was rooting for her. I wasn't the super psycho fan but I loved her music and her voice and I would over play her "Back to Black" album over and over again. I think it's sad the world will never get to hear what she could've done. That's always what will stick with me every time I play the same songs over and over again I will think. What if.
 R.I.P Amy your voice and talent will be missed. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Hey Everyone,

I know I've been a blog no show for almost 2 weeks now. This job thing is really frustrating. I thought I could do it on my own but I really have grown to like some of  the structure of being in a work place. I find myself tired, slacking , and unmotivated at home. Even when I think about what is important. I'm coming to the end of the line in funds and I'm tired of being locked up at home with no other people to interact with, it gets lonely. I like meeting new people everyday and having work friendships and a constant flow of income to go out if I please(not that my retail job provided that in abundance, but I new there was a pay check coming) I'm set out to getting a summer job to start saving up, hopefully with better pay and a hint of sanity.

Peace & Blessings,


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Picture Day With Tommy

When you're unemployed or self employed, it really does do some good to get outside and enjoy the summer weather. Thursday I headed out to the city with my good friend Tommy. We talked, we laughed and had a very awkward "photo-shoot" featuring ME! Yaaaay! Haha here are some pics from the day. Hope you're having a good day and enjoying the sunny NYC weather.

<3 Tati

Monday, May 14, 2012

Taking The Plunge

Hello you fantastic blog reader! 

Guess what I did today? I opened my Etsy shop...aaaaah. I know I had mixed emotions on doing this but, I thought why not just take the chance and see what happens as I go.  Lately I've been trying too hard to strategize and research to make sure "I do it right." I realized at 3 in the morning that I just need to make moves. I thought "heck let me just put something in motion," this way at least I can take that weight off my chest and say that I DID and I TRIED. So far I’ve got 3 items listed and I don't really have one direction, but as of right now jewelry and paper goods are what I will be offering. I hope someone out there can appreciate the work I put into making these and have the attachment that I have to them when they get them in the mail. Thank you guys for following and for the encouraging feedback.


 Click Images to be Redirected to Shop link

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Strategy ?

So as some of you may know or not know. I got really excited and motivated on the idea of opening my own shop and starting my own business. Boy let me tell you that passion is still there but, I have to seriously reassess and reconsider how I do this. I've got a look down and the passion but, after doing a lot of research and  more research I've realized I don't really have  \one really strong bread winning  product. I have many products and projects but nothing to sustain me financially. If I'm going to be working from home I have to be able to pay the bills.

I love making crafts and jewelry among many things...but is that what my business wants to be about? I've had trouble pegging a consistent product. (I would still like to offer the items I've made to anyone who'd like to purchase them so I'll post a special blog post so we can work something out)

I've been living and breathing marketing research lately and have found I need a stronger product,
and maybe even a stronger message... When I left my part-time retail job I started a blog "NOPLANB," the purpose was to document my life unemployed in New York (if you go back in my posts you can locate those stories, I merged that blog into this one)

I backed away because I was marketing myself all over the place and had more than one brand of "me" that I was trying to sell. I think I can do all that on this blog. I can share me as well as my art, music and my career journey.

I hope you're well and feeling encouraged in whatever your endeavor. If you're trying to figure out your entrepreneurial self right now and trying to kick start your business I recommend clicking here. This is just a little something that got me motivated to start thinking a bit more strategically. If the video helps  pay it forward share it with like minded people.

Peace <3


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Trip to the Craft Store

Yesterday I made a trip to Michaels craft store to stock up on a couple of supplies. If you don't know it yet I'm in the midst of a Grand Opening :) I am getting ready to open my etsy shop and I am starting with my handmade poly clay earrings and necklaces. I spent most of the afternoon and night packaging, adding finishing touches, researching and calculating costs...Exhale

I can't wait to share this next chapter with you all but I am working on so many things right now.
I'm so excited my nerves are on edge :) 
ttyl <3


Friday, May 4, 2012

Gettin Artsy With It!

 If you read my last post I wrote about my little muse field trip with a camera around my neighborhood I did a little doodle inspired off of one of the pictures I took.

In other artsy news I finally decided to pick up the paint brush again to continue this painting I started like a year ago this is the progress as of now....

Life Updates

ummmm coffee beans

I've had at least 3 emotional break downs trying to figure out what to do with my life. What am I going to do now? I in no way, shape, or form want to be working in crappy retail ever again. I was thinking if I have to, maybe a nice little coffee shop where I can get high off the scent of coffee beans.

I've been getting productive while out of work but I have this constant weight in my chest that I have to "get the ball rolling" and make money come in so I can continue my life without that fear. I've applied places but have received nothing as of yet and I know that as of now I wouldn't be ready since my design portfolio is back at square one.

A few days ago I went out to play hen for a friend while he and a partner painted a coffee shop in the east village. That was fun and I got free food out of it too and if you don't know I LOVE to Eat.

I'm stressed right now because I'm trying to figure out how to open my own online store and honestly, doing the math has never been my favorite thing to do. 

This afternoon I spent sometime away from technology keeping my mind on me, and the environment with a camera to explore images of what I could use for inspiration later.
I found this blog on finding your muse. The writer Alisa Burke totally inspired me to disconnect from today's modern sources of "inspiration" and entertainment to strip back to the basics. 

Here a few of my favorite pics from today's walk 


 "Dew Drops"

    "I don't know what to call this but it was pretty"

Ok well that's all for this little update thanks for reading

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Craftster Best of 2011

Craftster Best of 2011 Winner

Wow I'm super excited and just got a little boost of confidence. I just found out that I won and award for Craftster's Best Of 2011 for my Muppet Artist Trading cards. Total nerdom happiness right now :D

Monday, April 30, 2012

The End of a Chapter

Inhale No more being micro managed, discouraged because I don't open 19 bogus credit cards a week, no more pushing products I don't believe in, and no more pushy customer...I'm done. Saturday, April 28 was my last day at my retail job. I can honestly say I don't regret it. It's a breathe of fresh air like I lifted a huge weight of my shoulders...even typing about it now puts this dorky smile on my face. Exhale

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Stuffy Nosed College & Job Search

I'm sitting here in bed sick, body aching, burning through a roll of tissue(for my nose okay, we didn't have a box so I had to settle.) I am on the ultimate college/internship/job search, time is ticking and I need to make something move. Saturday is my last day at work and I haven't had progress in finding a new job or finding a school. I'm considering an internship right now but I'm also thinking about the money. I could possibly put my loans on hold until I land a new gig, but at this point I really don't know what to do or what I want to do. I really resent the fact that yes going to school may be my only option but hating that I would have to spend so much. I spent a lot on school already and it got me no where but retail and a huge back ache of a bill...Oh, What to do?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

When It Seems That Even God is On Your Side :).... You Exhale

Mon April 16,2012

Tues April 17(From my year Devotional)

Psalm 37:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

God is so real :) And so sweet reassuring me that it will be ok

Killing Doubt & Famous Failures

The reactions I've gotten since news has spread about my quitting has been mixed. I don't blame anyone for thinking me crazy but I have realized some things.

1. I'm still young: It's better to make my mistakes now and learn from my leaps and failures. (Plus I still live at home my responsibility as of today is school loans and train fare)

2. Some of the most influential people that are remembered today took risks and chances and even failed a couple times.

I've chewed over my doubts and fears and yes to be worried is rational but, the consequence of regret because of chances that I didn't take will be much stronger than if I play it safe.


Monday, April 16, 2012


All this morning I spent time setting up and promoting NoPlanB_NYC , after I was worn out of that I got to crafting a bunch of poly earrings and necklaces which are almost ready to go out(I’m going to have my sister take them for a quality test run). I think I’m freaking out way too early in the process of leaving my job because as I sit here trying to make something successful overnight(Which doesn’t happen) I’m realizing none of this will be easy without a steady flow of income. My motivation is good but I need my net and I need to figure out what it is I’m going to do about it moving forward.

I saw this video with song writer David Foster sometime last week before I quit my job something he said has been stuck in my head along with the realization of how vital money is to life: “Save your money. If you make a dollar call it 50 cents because the other half belongs to the government”
True, True, True…


If you follow my other blog ThoughtBubble I had a list of 10 things I wanted to do in 2012. These are totally attainable things that I just haven’t targeted all my energy towards. I think this piece of advice is very important I hear it every from every one. Even the Bible makes this clear
“If you have a vision, write it down.” Write down your goals and make them a focus, it’s easiest to do them one at a time (so I’ve heard)

10 things to accomplish in 2012 (from my other blog)

1.Sponsor a Child
2.Become a Volunteer
3.Get a better paying job
4.Get better at guitar
5 Write songs for an album
6.Record an album
7.Open a savings account
8.Walk for Breast Cancer
9.Be in a play
10. Figure out what to do about Education (back to school?)

#10 For realzies, getting back to school and finishing my degree is so plastered in my mind right now it’s making me sick. Get it done while I’m young. I’m thinking Queens College since the school also has music programs. This time I'll do it right working retail has not only made me miss it but has made me want to over excel at it.

Ok I think I’m done for the night I have to head off to bed now. I’ve got to go face my final days tomorrow. Peace


Sound off: In what ways are you investing into your future?


SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012 I quit! I put in my two week notice at my part-time retail job. I had enough...just one short day after...I've been on a roller coaster ride of emotions, of fear, than reassurance, than back to fear again. The purpose of this blog to document my journey, failures and success being unemployed in New York....DON'T QUIT YOUR JOB WITHOUT A SAFETY NET...haha which is exactly what I've done.

This Sunday and Monday I've pretty much set out to find a way to make a source of income and figure out my next steps from here. I have been resume bombing, emailing, applying to temp agencies and whoring my freelance skills out on craigslist(why is it called "Craigs" list....Who's Craig anyway?)
Somewhere during this around 2 in the morning today I started to get that "OMG what did I do feeling" this is where Moooron sets in. So I did like any natural born human being would do and I set out to a Google search. My words were something like "I quit my job with nothing lined up" In this I found my motivators...

Life Without Pants:

which led me too

The Middle Finger Project:
finally here

These sites have motivated me to try. If I try what's the worst that could happen? I fail and have to end up in retail again. At least I got it out of my system...If I really want it, I will try till I win. Though I don't recommend just quitting, I don't and won’t regret my choice. I was barely making anything before so what's it to me now? Luckily I have a supportive family motivating me. I do feel a little bit like a quitter but time was moving way too fast working there. I spent all this time just being comfortable at this place wasting my precious time for's time to sink or swim. At least if I make pennies now hopefully it'll be in doing what I love.

Thanks for reading. I hope you continue to come back whoever you are...Maybe you're in the same boat. In that case it's awesome that we could do this together :)



P.S.-This is what I do

Graphic Design/Illustration/Arts and Crafts :D

The Singing the songwriting and the covers

Books That Motivate:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Alone Does Not Equal Lonely

The first movie I ever saw alone was "My Week With Marilyn" on Feb 27th. I thought it would be weird but I had a really good time. I kept myself company and I loved it. This post may be really random but it's to announce that this Sunday I will be auditioning for the next season of "The Voice" I wasn't going to say anything because I wanted to actually land at least one audition round because I didn't want to feel the disappointment of telling everyone if I don't get it. I applied last month and I'm still unsure of the song I'm going to sing. I don't know if anyone understands how badly I want this. This is something I've had people tell me I can't do. I would break down in tears the day they are proved wrong. I don't know how to do it any other way...This for me feels like it's it.

Friday, January 13, 2012


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