Welcome to my studio! (or should I say, my ePortfolio).  My name is Kalynn Hawkins and I am a junior at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Writing. I believe that one of the best ways to connect with others are through captured moments, polaroid shots, and candid photos. Hence you will see many pictures as you brush your way through my painting of a portfolio.


This is a showacse of the writing pieces I have worked on throughout my process in Writing 220, a gateway course through the Sweetland Minor in Writing Program. Throughout this professional, yet personable portfolio, you will find many stories, some true, others discreetly false, but all, opening a door to yet another piece of my peace. Nonetheless, I hope that all of them will give you a glimpse of the type of writer I am. A reader can tell the passions of the writer through their writing. That is what I have learned through the gateway course in the MIW. The writer one is, is only one  pathway to the person they are to be, with all the honesty, purity, and beauty of their growth as a writer; I have done just that in my ePortfolio. My pieces are conducted of words used to express the emotions felt during the many nights of venting, story telling, academic writing and inspirations.

I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my [stuff], therefore, when navigating the pages, think of preparing yourself to start a new painting. Click on the main tabs to go further into the stages I choose when painting; similar to the stages I choose when writing. Under I want to paint tab, you will find an artistic theme to my processes of writing. The Canvas is the start of many thoughts and includes drafts of pieces. Acrylic Colors showcases my random, yet important pieces. Cup of Water deals pieces that have changed in format and audience. Lap Pallette showcases my final drafts and submissions, and Dive In showcases the journal pieces I wrote while in Gabon Africa. The other tabs are just as important and include the Writing Minor exercises and Academic Pieces.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions. kbhawk@umich.edu

Remember: a painting is never finished if the canvas is still calling your name.