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Recently, In Pink | Valentine's Day Edition by Julia Walck

I go through phases with colors. Right now, I'm in a pink phase and it's making for a pretty sweet ombre compilation.

I did this little "I love you like"... illustration above for a Valentine's card this year. One time Jackson told me, "I love you like crazy". Naturally with my competitiveness and wanting to one-up him I responded with, "I love you like insane". It's kind of been 'our thing' ever since. 💓

Shoutout to the man who puts up with me stealing the sheets at night, lets me hang a disco ball in our bathroom and encourages my excessive amount of puns. I love you like crazy.

We're heading out to Odys and Penelope for dinner tonight. I hope you're spending this day/night with someone you love! 

Happy Valentine's Day.

Halloween 2016 by Julia Walck

I made two costumes this Halloween because I'm an overachiever; I just love any excuse to dress up. 

At work each floor has a different theme for Halloween. Ours was party animals and it worked out perfectly for me as I was already planning on being a piñata.

I found a dress at Buffalo Exchange for $10, decided on a color palette, and bought a few yards of fabric. Using scissors and fabric glue, I constructed the dress layer by layer. I already had a severed piñata head just lying around the apartment (don't ask), and I used that as a hat by adding a bit of elastic and A LOT of balance.

My costume was a real hit at the work party! 

I went as a rainbow to a mainly gay party in Burbank. No that was not planned, it just sort of happened. 

This giant rainbow is made out of presentation board, tissue paper and tinsel. There's a strap at the top hot-glue-gunned on so I could wear it as a necklace. I wore a black dress underneath to not take away from the color. And rain boots! Because not wearing heels is the best idea ever for a Halloween costume. I topped it all off with a silver tinsel wig to match my clouds and used spirit gum to slap some glitter on my face. 

I wore my rainbow to work on actual Halloween as well, where basically no one else was dressed up because we'd already had our party the week before. But like I said, any excuse to dress up! 

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And lastly, I didn't feel like carving a pumpkin so I confetti-ed one! 

Radiant Human | Aura Photography by Julia Walck

Radiant Human is a nomadic aura photo space run by Christina Lonsdale. I've been trying for a while now to book a session with her but she sells out so fast! Luckily, I snagged one just in time for her LA tour.

I had my aura photo taken this morning and I'm so in love with how it came out! I honestly didn't know what to expect from the experience... Here's how it played out: 

I went into the booth, and put my hands flat onto a metal electricity reader that measured the electricity going through my body. That's where the colors come from. 

Sitting very still, I posed for my portrait and held it for a fair amount of time. It happened quicker than I thought it would. 

Christina then sat with me and explained a bit on the process while my polaroid developed, then analyzed my portrait. The bottom right quadrant is the side I show most to the world. The bottom left, is what's on the inside and things I typically keep to myself. And above me are my dreams, aspirations and thoughts. 

Most of the qualities were pretty spot on. Creativity, leadership, collaboration, passion and practicality are things I use on a day-to-day basis that I share with others. Things I tend to keep to myself at times are sensitivity, trust, and my intuition (which explains why I have trouble making decisions sometimes). My head is filled with unconventional thoughts, a playful attitude and bursts of creativity. 

My friend Juliet also had her photo taken.

We’re both graphic designers, creative by nature, masters of puns, and have a love of everything vintage. She prefers tea, while I prefer coffee. Black and purple is her jam, but I’m into anything patterned that a rainbow threw up on. We’re very similar and at the same time are very different. Super rad to see how like-minded we really are through our auras.

Christina explained to me that this aura isn't a permanent stamp of what I feel. Because feelings change at different times in our lives based on events from the past, or ones that are currently happening. 

It'd be interesting to go back to Radiant Human after some time and to possibly see a shift in colors. 

She mentioned to me that she was surprised my aura wasn't yellow... I was too. Maybe next time.