Design is an amazing medium for self-expression. One can take a convention that is run of the mill and turn it into novelty. I feel a great sense of appreciation to be a part of the Appalachian graphic design club. I believe that the future for my town and my state is through technology. Graphic design can be one of the first steps we take as a community in that direction. I realize that the only thing that hold us back from such goals is ourselves. In relation to the word the blog itself has been centered around, poetry is a driving force. It can be pure beauty, poignant despondency or philosophical thought. Poetry is a pure catalyst for one to funnel their emotions and thoughts into which is then transformed eternally into something new and beautiful.