Hi! I’m Diane or also known as ‘Black Wisteria’ in the World Wide Web. I’m the blogger of ‘Creative Panorama’, my creative output and inspiration blog. ‘Creative Panorama’ will contain blog entries about my endeavors on creative productivity. Creative projects on traditional arts, photography, and graphic design will be featured. This blog will also contain some of my inspiration on creative projects.
To give you a gist of who I am and what my interests are, I’ll give you a mini auto-biography. I was born in the year 1989 and I graduated under the Behavioral Sciences degree program that major in Sociology, Anthropology and Social Psychology. To tell you honestly, my interests and passion are very different from my degree program. Even before, I found myself attuned in the arts. I found painting and drawing fascinating as a kid and it eventually grew into my passion to the Digital Arts and Photography.
I admit that I had no real talent in traditional art, but I tried to pour it out in the digital arts by starting out in web page designing. I had to learn everything on my own to satisfy my thirst on creating good designs. I studied HTML and CSS in books and through my sister at the age of 12. Eventually, I was able to create web page designs in varieties. I thought I was really good at HTML and CSS, enough for me to become a computer programmer in the future; but then it wasn’t really the computer language but the graphic design in web page designing which allured me the most.
Though my interest and my degree program were far from reaching a common ground, I made sure that I would express my passion one way or another. When I started my life in the university, it was also the time for me to compensate the absence of my passion in my field of study by joining organizations. I joined in different publications as graphic artist, layout artist, photographer and even a writer to some extent. I also served in the student council and in my professional organization as creative officer or part of some event that handles publicity. In all honesty, success was a meager part of joining those organizations, the most important thing for me was expressing my art in various venues, and it did satisfy that cause.
If people were to ask what will become of me 10 years from now, I would just laugh thinking of countless possibilities. I could be a singer in a band (even if I’m not good at it) since I do love music and the exciting life of a musician. I could become an event organizer, since I think I’m obsessive compulsive and creative enough to take on the job. I could also take on the job of what my degree program dictated to me, an Organizational Development specialist or a Human Resource staffer; but at the end of the day it’s not all about the skills you have learned in school, or what career gives you more money and fame. Everything boils down to one thing, Passion. That’s the only thing that drives me to follow my dream someday. Sure, I might be far off from the golden brick road of my dream of becoming a graphic artist and photographer, but I will reach it someday. If I have to work hard and earn my own money to enroll myself in a prestigious art school, I will. Besides, we only have one life to live, why waste it on doing something you’re not passionate about, right?
Diane Rosales graduated from De La Salle University – Manila in 2009 with a degree in Behavioral Sciences major in Organizational and Social Systems Development. She is currently studying AB Multimedia Arts as her second degree in De La Salle College of Saint Benilde’s School of Design and Arts.