About Me

I’m Mira, a designer, illustrator living and working in Austin. This is a visual journal for my thoughts, dreams, ideas, feelings etc.

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  1. April 11
    I really like how the contrast between black and white (hard and soft)  elements is playing out on this particular piece. I’ve also been trying  to introduce a more interesting composition that makes the eye wonder a  bit before it leaves the canvas. More pieces to come soon.

    I really like how the contrast between black and white (hard and soft) elements is playing out on this particular piece. I’ve also been trying to introduce a more interesting composition that makes the eye wonder a bit before it leaves the canvas. More pieces to come soon.

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  2. April 01
    Experimenting using 3D paper flowers.

    Experimenting using 3D paper flowers.

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  3. October 17
    Some of my collage iphone wallpapers that I developed for Poolga have been featured in PoolgaPack 3. Check them out.

    Some of my collage iphone wallpapers that I developed for Poolga have been featured in PoolgaPack 3. Check them out.

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  4. September 04
    The latest collage, this time on the theme “fishing for a dream”. I experimented with paper cutouts, acrylics, a little bit of decoupage (my latest obsession). I finally figured out how to shoot properly under a fluorescent light, so the colors are much warmer now.

    The latest collage, this time on the theme “fishing for a dream”. I experimented with paper cutouts, acrylics, a little bit of decoupage (my latest obsession). I finally figured out how to shoot properly under a fluorescent light, so the colors are much warmer now.

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  5. August 02
    This is my second 3D collage titled The Red Door. It’s a progression from the Paper World collage that I made recently for Poolga. I’ve used a lot of bright colors, as well as sculpey to make some elements stand out, and give them more dimension. I am pleased with how they are turning out, and I’m contemplating doing a series on them.

    This is my second 3D collage titled The Red Door. It’s a progression from the Paper World collage that I made recently for Poolga. I’ve used a lot of bright colors, as well as sculpey to make some elements stand out, and give them more dimension. I am pleased with how they are turning out, and I’m contemplating doing a series on them.

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  6. July 25
    My first attempt to use sculpey with collage.

    My first attempt to use sculpey with collage.

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  7. July 19
    This is the very first skate deck design that I have done. Having purchased a blank deck from the web, I was eager to customize it. First task was to paint it a smooth black, and put a few splashes of color. To stay true to the ongoing nature theme, I used a lot of photos of mushrooms, flowers, butterflies and ladybugs (most from flickr), with some hand drawn elements. Overall, I like how it has turned out and I will be working on the second one fairly soon. I have to admit, I’m not much of a skater myself, but hopefully some skater chicks would find this deck to their liking.

    This is the very first skate deck design that I have done. Having purchased a blank deck from the web, I was eager to customize it. First task was to paint it a smooth black, and put a few splashes of color. To stay true to the ongoing nature theme, I used a lot of photos of mushrooms, flowers, butterflies and ladybugs (most from flickr), with some hand drawn elements. Overall, I like how it has turned out and I will be working on the second one fairly soon. I have to admit, I’m not much of a skater myself, but hopefully some skater chicks would find this deck to their liking.

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  8. July 07
    My two collage based iphone wallpapers got published on poolga.com. Check them out. I am very, very excited to be a part of talented poolga contributors. It’s an honor.

    My two collage based iphone wallpapers got published on poolga.com. Check them out. I am very, very excited to be a part of talented poolga contributors. It’s an honor.

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  9. June 17
    Work it… make it.. do it…makes us…harder, better, faster, stronger. This is a small homage to Daft Punk and their awesome music I have been listening to lately.

    Work it… make it.. do it…makes us…harder, better, faster, stronger. This is a small homage to Daft Punk and their awesome music I have been listening to lately.

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  10. June 10
    This is my second experiment with 3D collage, a fancy new name I coined to describe some of the work I’m doing these days. Since I’ve always had a fascination with cards, I decided to use Queen of Spades and King of Diamonds. King, however couldn’t quite work as well as the Queen, so I left him out of the picture. She’s alone, in the space where urban jungle and nature wage war.

    This is my second experiment with 3D collage, a fancy new name I coined to describe some of the work I’m doing these days. Since I’ve always had a fascination with cards, I decided to use Queen of Spades and King of Diamonds. King, however couldn’t quite work as well as the Queen, so I left him out of the picture. She’s alone, in the space where urban jungle and nature wage war.

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