PCA&D visit was wonderful

Thank you everyone for the support! The PCAD visit was wonderful. My portfolio reviewer was a lovely gentleman who gave me some awesome insight as to how to make my portfolio bigger and better! He said I had wonderful pieces and have an eye for detail and design! However, we both agreed I needed more color in the portfolio. Time flew by during the review however it really took a little over half and hour.

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I also put in an application for Fall of 2018! 😄 Overall the visit was exciting and a tad nerve racking but I walked out with a great memory and spectacular advice.

(c) 2016, Zorina Eckman


Portfolio Prep Time

I am nervous and excited about tomorrow’s Open House at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design! I plan to get there early to schedule a portfolio review. It will be my first and I want to include everything! How can I possibly choose just a handful?

There are drawings that started as bored doodles that turned out to be something. There are school projects (like the one shown here) that are not really my favorite but they show different skills. There are of course my mandalas!

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Back to packing! Oh – you can also follow me on Twitter too. I am @zorina.eckman.

(c) 2016, Zorina Eckman


My Christmas Gift

Christmas is always a tough time trying to find just the right gift for everyone. Thinking of everyone’s personality as well as my own is sometimes a tough blend. Like Christina Rossetti, I felt lost as to what to give everyone. And then, like Rossetti, I chose to give everyone “My Heart.”

Art is the one thing I enjoy. I put so much of myself into my art that I am literally my art and my art is literally me. I also love coffee and tea and as such I have a nice collection of mugs. My whole family loves coffee and tea as well so I decided to combine the two.Christmas Mug 2015

I selected an art piece and added a “By Zorina Eckman” line before sending it off digitally to make mugs. The result can be seen here on the right.

I was nervous but everyone really seemed to like their new mugs. I had done wearable art before (a pair of sneakers) but this is the first mug and it was the first I actually used as a gift.

(c) 2015, Zorina Eckman