Who is Miss Chelsea?

If you're curious where my blog name came from, you can find that story here.

I'm Chelsea - almost was Carla Ann (a combination of my grandparents middle names - Carl & Ann - but my parents changed their mind on that one!)

I grew up the daughter of a hairstylist and an auto body mechanic. If that doesn't have "hands-on perfectionist" written all over it, I don't know what does.

Truth is, I'm all over the place, I love altering, envisioning, beautifying, fixing, manipulating, exploring, and just plain figuring things out. I sew, I quilt, I scrapbook, I blog, I travel, I read, I shop, I love antiques and most things "old", I enjoy finding a story behind something. Naturally, I ended up in the art field. I'm more of a hands-on kind of gal, but the computer and I get along quite well.

I graduated with a BFA in Visual Communications in May of 2009, and have been working as a graphic designer for a liquor distributor ever since the summer of my junior year of college. There's never a dull moment around the house of booze, and I've learned more than I may ever need to know about bars, cocktails and POS (point-of-sale, not pieces of shi-caca!)

I'm passionate about learning, but not necessarily in the school sense. I can't just sit on a coach watching tv, my mind goes wild and starts yearning for something more... if I see someone planting flowers on HGTV I think "I want to grow sunflowers!" and go buy a packet of seeds. That's what TV does to me... adds more busy-ness to my life!

I've inherited a love of travel. My grandparents have gone all around this great earth, and in my mind it goes hand-in-hand with my desire to learn. I thrive on being completely immersed in a new culture and having to basically "learn your way out".

Much of my personality can be summed up by my astrological sign. I'm a Libra. I have a very critical eye and notice details, comes in handy with a career in the arts, not so much in real life. I pick things apart and over-analyze something to it's death. I always consider the opposing view and others feelings (Probably why I chose yellow as my favorite color as a kindergartner. I don't even like yellow, but I didn't want it to feel left out when everyone else was picking pink and blue and orange!)

To be honest, I started blogging as a prerequisite to graduate (somewhere to show my work, a virtual portfolio) but it has since become something so much more. I love having a space to share me, my thoughts and my life, everything I am and hope to become. I have loved meeting all my "invisible friends" scattered across the country and enjoy being able to look back on everything since I began writing!