The Goodwin (Hartford Travel Series)

Design Details

  • Created by Katherine Barnett
  • Tools to create art and speed video: Adobe After Effects | Picture of The Goodwin Hotel (Hartford, CT) | Sony Vegas | Paintshop Pro | Debut Video Capture | :\ Windows Movie Maker |
  • Time to Create: 4 Hours
  • Song in video: Chance by Kai Engel

This design features The Goodwin Hotel, located in Hartford, CT. You can find this building at 1 Haynes St. A few blocks from Union Sation.

Well… life can be relentless. I received devastating news before I started this design. I am a wreck and I thought working on a design would help me. It’s interesting because I didn’t notice that the hotel was closed until I looked back at my photos. When I first stared at The Goodwin Hotel I was in awe, just enamored with the architecture. It was love at first sight. I had to take a photo. The building was simply striking. I love the angle of the structure and the red was breathtaking. Really… I can’t tell you how much I love red. This particular shade of has an elusive vibe to me. It’s intriguing. Reminds me of a castle wall. I really wanted to highlight red in this design. I also thought working with the Hotel would be perfect for my mood.

Towards the end, I was going to keep working on this design. I was loving the texture but I thought I needed to do more. It was a similar feeling to Soldier’s Arch but I love everything about the colors so I stopped. Sometimes, I think that I should go crazy with the blends so it would look good enough to be considered as art. But… I like it and that’s good enough for me.

This album has suddenly become much more difficult to create. I’m in a much different headspace and I’m beginning to wonder if I should keep going with this. The news gave me a more grim outlook of this life. How do you manage to move forward where every moment in this reality tells you to stop? There were moments in my life where I thought my love for color wouldn’t support me in this reality. Even though, I experienced a magical time in Hartford, CT. I am back into a nightmare. Horrible things are happening all the time. Not just in my life but in this reality. I honestly don’t think my love would ever be enough in this reality. I don’t think what I do has any real value. It can’t save me from my misery. It can’t save anything or anyone.

But… I am not going to stop making this album. Even though is definitely not a good time for me right now, I have to see this through. Every day, I see a reason why I should stop everything. There have been many times in the past when I stopped working on my dream. I think I finally abandoned hope. Maybe someday I’ll make enough money to live the dream. Maybe someday I’ll happy. Maybe someday, I wouldn’t have to struggle to pay bills. Maybe someday, I’ll be in Paris, France. Someday doesn’t exist in this reality. I know this journey means nothing. I am ok with that now. I am ok with failure. And one day, I’ll die from this heartbreak.

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