Posts by hazelbasil

All Apologies

Posted By on Jun 25, 2018

Sorry for the 2 year absence – so much has happened. Death in the family, loss of family, and a change in jobs. However, through it all, I am still enjoying life in California. I hope to post more often – at least once a quarter, or whatever I feel less anxious about. It’s odd and strange, how death makes you realize how life is too short. I’m hoping we are all living our best life, now.

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Yesterday I met a Meetup group that was taking photos in the Fashion District in L.A. Here are some photos I took. Loved this lady’s style and the fact that we were on 11th street, with 11 seconds left on the crosswalk sign. Legs Sock and sandals in the fashion district: to each his own. I don’t know if Jordan would approve though. My spouse and my nickname to each other. It stands for… If you have pink skin, you can wear these dresses! Some of the folks from the meetup group. Another shot of meetup folks in the background. @boldla’s store...

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Prezi Portfolio

Posted By on Apr 13, 2016

Earlier, I had a slight heart/panic attack when my website, came back with a “508 Resource Limit Is Reached”. Thankfully my web host Vagrant Web, came through. In the few hours my website was down,  this did push me to create a Prezi portfolio presentation as back up. Visit here, to see it. This “exercise” did force me to condense what my favorites pieces are too. Thanks adversity [I say sarcastically and practically], I knew there was a lesson and a push to do something...

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California Dreaming and Living

Posted By on Mar 22, 2016

My husband and I have recently moved to Los Angeles because dreams change sometimes. The last few weeks have been an amazing blur. We uprooted from family and friends and moved from just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. I would say Summerville but most people have heard of Charleston. I’ve always thought that if you basically fold the U.S. map in half, that they’re just the same location. However they are definitely  polar opposites. Charleston is a wonderful place to live but it wasn’t where we can live out our dream. Disclaimer: I’m being vague about the dream because not everyone needs to know about it just yet. Our plan has been a few years in the making and life happened along the way (lay off, car accidents, etc.). Challenges and blessings happen. However, it’s all a part of this dream. All I want say for now is, make sure you are living out your dream, as creatively, resourcefully and responsibly as you can.  Thanks for reading and Dream...

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How to Tell a Great Story

Posted By on Nov 20, 2015

Let me first say that by nature/nurture, I am not a writer but I love a great story. However, I believe we’re all story tellers – some of us are just not that great at it (speaking only about myself). Of course, those of us who are not, can attempt to learn or try. Here are some tips from this interesting article I just read: How to Tell a Great Story from digital design agency, Extractable.  Reading this article reminded me to listen to The Moth podcast again, as I had put that on the back burner. If you haven’t heard this podcast, it’s a great one! Most of the story tellers seem to have formulas to their stories also. However, I think they have it harder, since they tell (perform) their stories, in front of a live audience, without their...

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