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A Moment A Day | February 2016

A Moment A Day | February 2016

“Jeca, February was like 5 months ago. Why are you only posting this now?”

I know, I know…I’m not the best at time management and this vlog is BEYOND overdue. But better late than never, right?

Right???

Ahh well, the important thing is I did find the time to edit this A Moment A Day vlog, and I’m still keeping my commitment of filming a moment each day (almost).

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Artventures in Japan! | Vlog (part 3) + Photo Diary

Artventures in Japan! | Vlog (part 3) + Photo Diary

As promised, here is the third and final part from my Artventures in Japan mini vlog series! 🎉

The first two parts of the series is about the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival in Hokkaido. If you haven’t seen them yet, click here for the first two vlogs and photo diary!

Since we were already in Japan anyway, we took a quick detour to Osaka on the way home so that I can fulfill one of my Potterhead dreams of going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

As you can probably tell from all the hysterical crying in the video, the experience has been a magical dream come true! ✨

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Artventures in Japan! | Vlog (parts 1 & 2) + Photo Diary

Artventures in Japan! | Vlog (parts 1 & 2) + Photo Diary

Here it is here it is here it is!! My super duper (DUPER) late vlog from my trip to Japan! 

If you could remember this post from some time ago, I mentioned that my film Cupid’s Serenade got in the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015. I, along with the other filmmakers, were then invited to attend the festival at Chitose, Japan!!!

This was such a dream come true because it’s my first time to get in an international animation festival, and it’s my mom and I’s first time to visit Japan! 

As they say, better late then never! SO HERE IT IS…parts 1 and 2 of my Artventures in Japan!

*excited squeal*

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25 Life Lessons in 25 Years

25 Life Lessons in 25 Years

I can’t believe I’m turning 25.

Twenty-five.

That’s a whole quarter of a century!

TWENTY.

FIVE.

Please excuse my incredulity, but I’m just astounded at how fast time is going by. And as I reflect on the last 25 years, I’d like to share a few things I’ve picked up about chasing dreams, and life in general. 

Here are the 25 life lessons I’ve learned by 25, in no particular order:

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A Look Back At 2015

A Look Back At 2015

In the beginning of 2015 I had fully expected to be living in a different place by now. I already bought my plane ticket, I’ve quit my day job, and I had been mentally preparing myself for the big move. Silly as it may sound whenever I looked at my 2015 planner I’d think this was the planner that would be filled with notes and reminders to help me transition to my new life.

Somewhere along the way though plans, circumstances, and priorities changed.

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A New Look for Jecamartinez.com

A New Look for Jecamartinez.com

Hi everyone, I just wanted to officially announce the new look for my site with this post! As you can see in the image above, I would highly recommend you view my site on a laptop/desktop so you can see the hero video (otherwise you will see a static image).

On the outside it may not appear drastically different from my previous site, but on the backend I have moved my blog and portfolio from two separate Blogspot sites to one WordPress site!

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Workspace Tour

Workspace Tour

Whether it’s a desk, a bed, a comfy couch, or a cozy cafe, a person’s environment is an important factor in their productivity and motivation to work. And for us creative-type not only does our work area have to be able to adapt to all the the things we do (in my case: painting, drawing, animating, brainstorming, and blogging), but it needs to inspire us to work as well!

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