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Hello again friends. This first of the month is a little special for me as it is the day after my birthday. Yes, yesterday I climbed one more step towards the 30’s. I don’t feel much older today than I did yesterday. I have just gradually been feeling more grounded. I guess that’s what happens as you start moving out of the 20’s and into the.. ehem 20’s (for the second time). July sure was a month filled with lots of excitement. Plenty of out of town trips with family and friends, new puppies, BIG on Bloor, and plenty of new opportunities for exciting projects that I will share with you as things finalize. 

Updates on Past Personal Projects

09 Social Media Craze 

Nivå6 is not on Twitter and Instagram. Follow us for updates and event details @niva6blog. Also please share your own projects with us at Niva6blog@gmail.com

12 Pavilion for BIG on Bloor

If you have been following us, you know that this project morphed into something slightly different for Nivå6. We ended up taking part as one of the events at the festival. Our booth was an art journalling station, mainly to get kids excited about art and creativity. Plenty of  young artists stopped by and shared their artistic vision with me. Some told me about their interests others asked questions about how to draw various things. It was an amazing experience. Pictures of the event can be seen by clicking HERE or take a look at our Instagram album.

Updates on New Personal Projects

14 The Secret App Logo

I am currently working on a creative brief template for the client. 

15 Toronto Urban Photography Festival

Some of you may remember that I attended this festival a few months ago. The creators of the event have confirmed next year’s festival. I have applied to be the director of marketing for the 2014 festival. I am ecstatic about this opportunity. I am currently working on finalizing an interview date with the organizers. Fingers crossed I will get it. If you have not seen the earlier post about the 2013 festival click HERE.

GK

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

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Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians. To the ones that are not, celebrate something random anyway. Who says you need a “good” reason to throw a party or celebrate? 🙂 The celebration is reason enough if you ask me.

Updates on Past Personal Projects

09 Social Media Craze.

I have a few big projects in mind. Stay tuned, I will post about them as time goes on.

11 Art Journal

Our family trip this year in on a house boat. I have brought my art journal and a few art supplies. It will be nice to spend a little time just reflecting on Ontario’s beautiful landscape.  

12 Pavilion for BIG on Bloor (Card-Yard at BIG on Bloor)

The project is progressing and has morphed into something big. There is a potential of another project taking place at the pavilion, which is now called CARD-YARD AT BIG ON BLOOR. I will fill you in on it once I know more. 

 13 Night Photography

This month is filled with outdoor adventure. I am hoping it will lead to some some quality night photography. 

Updates on New Personal Projects

14 The Secret App Logo

I can not say much about this project at the moment except for that it is taking place with me in Canada and the client in Barbados, that it is a logo for a new app, and that I am very excited about the project. It will be an interesting experience so I shall share what I can when I can. 

GK

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Hello Blog world. I hope you are keeping creative. What to say about the month of May? Well, its been nice and warm so I did some gardening. I have planted some tomatoes, strawberries, hot peppers, herbs, and flowers. My front yard is looking so nice that I have spent hours upon hours just chilling on my front porch. I have managed to drag my self away from my small but very homey garden to do some work. 

Before I get into what I have been up to in terms of my personal projects, I would like to give a blog update. You may have noticed that there was no Creative Resources post this Monday and last Monday. The reason for this is that we have decided to do one a month instead of one a week. This way we will have more time to tell you about our our own and collaborative projects. 

Updates on Past Personal Projects

09 Social Media Craze.

I attended my first Instameet this past month. An Instameet is basically a social photowalk gathering with a group of Instagramers. This particular one was organized by @IGToronto and it was amazing fun. It was great to meet so many of the people whose adventures I have been following and pictures I have been admiring. It was a great afternoon of chit chatting and taking pictures. The pictures taken at the event by all the Instaramers who attended can be found under #igtodoesdistillery. if you do not have Instagram click here to see the pictures.

10 Fire Hydrants

This collection is growing and growing and growing 🙂 I went back into my older vacation pics and pulled out a bunch of hydrant pictures. I have also been taking more pictures of hydrants around the city. I will update the Hydrant Gallery with those pictures this month.

Updates on New Personal Projects

11 Art Journal

You may recall Erin’s post about Art Journals a little while ago. Well it inspired me to start one. I have combined the journal with my city journal and named it “The book of me and the things that make me smile”. Perhaps a bit Cheesy, but the point of the journal is to put down whatever comes to your mind. I guess I was in a cheesy mood when I did my first entry. 

Now you may wonder what I mean with a city journal. I tend to collect business cards, write notes and keep certain paper memorabilia while I am on vacation. Each trip or city gets a new book. Its just nice to go back to and reminisce or give advice to friends who may be going to the same location at a later date. I recently wondered why I do not have a book for Toronto. I mean I live in the city but why not keep tack of the good restaurants, cafes, festivals ext.  that I go to. 

My art journal is about my adventures be it physical or creative. 

12 Pavilion for BIG on Bloor

I was approached to join a team who is working on a pavilion for the annual Bloor Street festival in Toronto. I have offered to help out with the management aspect of the project. Stay tuned for more detail on the project as it progresses. 

 13 Night Photography

Over the weekend I attended Exposure, Henry’s annual photography and video imaging exhibition. There were some very interesting seminars and some of the biggest names in camera and camera accessors manufacturers were there. I bought a long awaited tripod and am now ready and totally excited for some night photography sessions. Hopefully I will capture a few images worth sharing. 

GK

 

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Hello to you and HELLO to spring!!!  So exciting to have the birds, flowers, colour, and warmth  back. I hope that the warmth has sparked plenty of creativity in you all. Here is how April has been going for me.

Updates on Personal Projects

03 Goldcrock

Goldcrock is done. I will post about my process with this shortly.

09 Social Media Craze.

I have been very friendly with my camera this past month. The weather has been very influential in this matter. Most of my social media activity is taking place around Instagram and LinkedIn. Two of my instagram pictures were actually featured on BlogTO’s Spring in Toronto Post. Thank you BlogTO. If you are in the GTA area, BlogTO is an excellent way to connect with the city and to find out what is happening in it. So check them out via their blog, app, facabook page, and twitter. 

GK

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Hello blog world. I hope March was a creatively productive month for you all. For me it has proven to be very interesting and fun. Social media was a big focus for me this past month. This upcoming month is all about Nivå6 project. Project 4 has been posted for a while and I have not given it the focus it needs up till now. Project 3 (which is a running project) needs attention as well. 

Updates on Personal Projects

01 Journey on Colourful Waters

This project is such a nice de-stressor  I am really taking my time with it.

03 Goldcrock

I have been brainstorming/sketching a bit for this project. I have little to no experience with drawing and creating superheroes so I am really having fun with this one.

07 PULP: Paper Art Party

I had been talking to a few people about coming up with a paper art installation proposal for PULP as I was not in a position time wise to do it on my own. Besides working on light projects like this tends to be the most fun with a group of people. Unfortunately most of the people were not in a position to commit to the project so I decided to focus my energy elsewhere. I will still be attending the party and you should as well. It will not disappoint.

09 Social Media Craze.

I have had so much fun with this. It has really taken up a huge chunk of my time getting me to be very active, especially with taking pictures. 

Twitter: TheGoldieK    

– I am using Twitter as a social media connector of sorts. Anything that is related to any of my social media activities gets posted on Twitter. You can check out what I am up to on a more frequent basis there.

Instagram: TheGoldieK

– Instagram has really pushed me to get out there and re-discover my city. I am really enjoying this platform. I have actively been posting pictures for two weeks and I have been getting good feed back. I have just above 200 followers and I have found so many amazing photographers and instagramers who inspire me. Here are what I have posted so far. Some of them are taken from the Duck Duck Goose and One Angry Swan and  the Feeding the Birds series.

If you check me out on Instagram let me know. Its always nice to hear from “familiar” people

LinkedIn: Golrokh Keshavaz

-I am relatively new to this platform and I have yet to really put it to use the way it is meant to be used. But from what I see it is truly a powerful platform for networking. Looking forward to get into it. Find me there as well 🙂

GK

March 8 2013 – New Status Update

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Hello Blog world. It has been a while since I posted a status update. This does not mean I have not been active. It just means I have not set up a routine for blogging. Many of my personal projects are progressing and evolving. I will make share them with you guys in detail soon.  In addition to personal projects the girls and I have had multiple conversations about Nivå6 and how to keep this organized and on a continuous role. I think we are well on our way to working out some logistics and I am very excited about how things are shaping up. There may be a few changes happening on the blog in next week or so…. keep an eye out. :)

Here is an update on past projects:

01 Journey on Colourful Waters

Slowly coming along.

02 Competition 1

Full update coming soon!!!

03 Goldcrock

This project has not yet taken flight. I guess I am having a bit of a hard time expressing my superhero powers. 

04 Latina in the Closet

Completed and posted below.

05 CurvesMusic Logo

This project has been cancelled. BUT do not fret, there is another logo project to talk about. :)

Here is a list of new and current projects:

06 Carleton University Scuba Diving Association Logo

I was approached by this association to create a logo for their launch. I will post  about this in full soon.

07 PULP: Paper Art Party

I am currently in talks with a few people trying to come up whit a strategy to come up with a Paper art installation proposal for this event. Full details of the event can be found on their blog pulpartparty.ca.

08 GolrokhKeshavarz.com: My Website 

Phew. Ok I have kept this hush hush… mainly because i have been test-running it for a while. But after many attempts, alterations and adjustments. TADA… I am sure I will continue altering it and changing it around as time goes by. I mean one of the main reasons I wanted a website portfolio is because I wanted a platform where I can things up to date and fresh on a regular basis. I am open to suggestions, thoughts and comments as long as they are of a constructive nature. :) So check it outGolrokhKeshavarz.com you can send me a message by going to the contact section on the website. I am looking forward to hear from you. 

09 Social Media Craze.

I have finally entered this millennium when it comes to my “cellphone” technology. I put cellphone is quotes because a friend of mine pointed out how  out of date I was for still having just a cellphone. I guess I can see his point. Not having a smartphone really does put you out of touch with how things are moving today. SO I have finally acquired myself an Iphone and I am all over the various social media platforms. 

Twitter: TheGoldieK    

– I am not 100% sure I have finalised how I want to use Twitter as of yet. But I am sure I will figure it out and let you know as soon as I have a game plan. So far I am just following people/organizations/architecture firms

Instagram: TheGoldieK

– I am planing my first Instagram outing this coming Sunday (March 10 2013) downtown Toronto. I am sure I will find plenty of interesting things/events/encounters to share. One thing that I am very excited about is the idea of shooting fire hydrants. Its something that I at some point picked up and have been doing on my various trips. The only hindrance so far has been that mot interesting hydrant sigtings happen at random and I do not drag my DSLR with me on a regular basis. The Iphone has changed that. VERY EXCITED TO SHARE

Pinterest: Golrokh Keshavaz

-Pinterest is just FUN. I do take short pinterest breaks when I need a break from whatever I am doing. There is so much on there that its like a little mini vacation from life. Nivå6 actually has a pinterest board… check us out there. 

 GK

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Thesis is D.O.N.E. I have now been a Mater of Architecture for 4 months and unexpectedly I spent most of the summer traveling. I enjoyed every moment of it, productive and unproductive.   As for the list I created in 01 Status here is where everything stands.

  • The watercolour painting is coming along. Painting is a great after-work evening activity.
  • The Architecture competitions had to be put on hold because I was not in one city long enough to be able to actually dedicate a proper amount of time to it.
  • My photo walks ended up being trip photos for the most part, but I did not really focus on photography as much as I wanted to.
  • I did not buy a new camera so I have postponed videography for now.
  • I have been focused on honing my Revit, AutoCAD and Illustrator skills. I have a apartment project I am working on. I will post stuff on this project.
  • As for posting my previous works, I can’t find them. :S They are probably sitting in storage along with a bunch of my other things.
Here is a list of current projects:

02 Competition 1

I have teamed up with a friend from school but we have not chosen our first completion. We have given ourselves one week to find a competition we are interested in and would like to do for our first collaboration.

03 Goldcrock

The adventures of Dradjicka and Goldcrock started one night when Dee and I were attending an evening event for the Ottawa International Animation Festival last year. Both of us are used to our names being mispronounced, but this mispronunciation really had us giggling. Being under strong influence of animation we immediately fashioned our superhero identities. Later on that week while at another OIAF with Erin’s Mosquito Mask was born. I do not remember the exact cause story behind Mosquito Mask, I just remember laughing extremely hard.

04 Latina in the Closet

This is a birthday gift for a friend. She is a big enthusiast when it comes to Latin American and Spanish cultures. The story behind this is a conversation I had with her.  During the conversation she proceeded to throw a bunch of Spanish words at me. Then she apologised because the Latina in her was coming out. The thing is the Latina in her was never sitting quietly in the closet. We laughed at the mental image, so why not create an actual image to laugh at.

05  CurevesMusic Logo

A client wants a logo as his opening credits for his youtube music videos. This is a challenging project because I was not given a lot to go on by the client. This is usually the case with clients but in this case I did not push to get more information because I am sure the client really does not know at all. It is a bit of a unique case as the client is still trying to establish his own direction.

  GK

What one does after final thesis submission.

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Its been months since we created this Blog. Though not neglected by any means, we have had little time to post. But now that the thesis is done, I find my self positively overwhelmed with all of the things that were forced to take a back seat. What better way to commemorate my achievement (finishing school) than to start blogging about all of the new and exciting projects I am working on. Here is a list of things I have lined up.

  • Get better acquainted with my watercolours.
  • Enter a few architectural competitions.
  • Venture out on more photo-walks.
  • Make a video. This one depends a bit on if I decide to buy a new camera. I “foolishly” walked into a camera shop today and fell in love. I shall not get into details because I simply can not get myself thinking about it too much at 2am. I will never fall asleep.
  • Keep playing around with different Adobe and CAD software. Maybe even learn how to make a webpage.
  • And of course I plan to post some of my previous work on the blog.

I’m sure the list will increase and change as I check things off, but for now this is the list.

GK.