Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Small Town Charm

So I have made the move to what I call "TV Land" I have never lived in a small town before and so far I'm doing ok. Calgary is not that far away and its like a little adventure learning about the small towns here. down side? having to cancel/rearrange photo shoots and meetings because I cant get into Calgary because of these crazy storms we have been having. Here are some photos I took of this small town charm. (still no people though cause I'm still not used to the whole.. be friendly with everyone/neighbours thing)

The drive out

view of my backyard

yes I can just pull over stand in the middle of the street and take a picture

view from my bedroom

Marv's soda shop! love this place.. I'm thinking I should work here in the summer.. dress up everyday!

my float

marv sang us a song

everything vintage, from the original soda shop working jukeboxes and all

they have a bird that meows like a cat, strangest thing! haha

I have also spent a lot of time re-learning html and have built my modeling website, take a look at http://www.ashleyquan.com/ ill be re-working my apiana que one soon!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

happy new year!

2011 was a crazy year for me, and upon reflection it is hard to believe the things that can happen in one year! from graduation to doing shows, being in magazines, moving to another country.. and then back again and all the things you learn along the way.  2011 will have always been a good year for me and I'd like to think i did pretty good for myself.  in school i started to notice my name becoming recognized and even outside of school finding myself on the top 100 list of emerging designers in Canada and being at number 40 i think is a pretty cool accomplishment.  But this is just the beginning.  Ive been taking a lot of time to evaluate what i want out of life and trying to combine my passions to set out a clear road for myself.  you can only make things happen if you take charge, and you can only go as far as you allow yourself so i am not giving myself any restraints.  2011 was good, 2012 will be better! i look forward to my new adventures!