February 21, 2009


two major list accomplishments in one week, nearly $1500 dollars lighter, but it’s all so worth it.

My life is consumed with being on campus.  Not always doing school work, but always being there.
I am spending the entire day in the studio tomorrow.  I really mean all day.
I had french fries from McDonalds.  They were delicious in a sinful way.
I’m addicted to the stupid “Paper Planes” song.  I’m horribly embarassed by this fact.
I want to wear sundresses now.
Spring break is only a few weeks away.
My car still has a huge dent in the door.

That is all.


check it, fool.

February 12, 2009

254 other people did it, so should you.

I’m finally beginning to feel artist-esque.  I’m working on a few projects that are art based but using my video, not completely failing printmaking, and just in general feeling good about things.  Tis a wonderful week, even if there’s a 3-year-old crying herself to sleep a floor above me.

A quick memo.

February 10, 2009

So, I may not have said this, but I LOVE tattoos.  and I’m going for my consultation next Thursday.  I haven’t stopped smiling since I made the appointment.

That is all.

late night ramblings.

February 8, 2009

My photo project thing is in shambles.. this must be fixed.
My bedroom is hot, even with the window open.
I’m sort of sucky at screen printing, but I really like it.
The weather was outstanding today and I can’t wait to wear sundresses again.
I wish that classes were cancelled so I cold just walk around.
Septa should be cheaper.  So should supplies.
Our apartment should clean itself, like the house in that Disney Channel movie from when I was a kid.
Still warm and uncomfortable.
I wish I could find the cut of jeans that I like because I’m tired of rotating the two pairs I still have.
and we should all be free to do as we truly please.

Just when I finally think I’m getting into a groove of writing consistantly, I lose it.  The photo project has taken the back burner and I might end up just compiling them at the end of every week.  Saturday maybe? Who knows.  

Today was my first crit in Printmaking II and last night was our first major shoot in Video II with our show.  I anchored and after watching the playbacks, I realized that it’s best I didn’t do the live show.  Between my mouth and my inability to look at the camera and read the teleprompter, I looked as though I was going to fall out of my chair.  The crit went well–I could have done some things better, but it’s what I will work on in the next project.

My life is heading in a very different direction yet again.  I’m trying to keep it together while still maintaining a smile on my face.  No one said it’d be easy, but I’ll try my best to make this all work.  When you’re not faced with any other options, there’s nothing else you can honestly do but try.

The right direction..?

February 1, 2009

My stomach is full of cheesecake and my house full of balloons.  I had a lovely birthday with my greatest friends and the very best friend a girl can have.  I’ve made a step in a new direction and what I’m hoping is the best direction for me.  For us.  Sometimes friendship is more important than the relationships you seek out.  I’m just praying I’m right about it this time.

#2, here we go:

my little sister and her lovely dog, Toby.  Photo blog tomorrow…? we’ll see.

365 and counting.

January 31, 2009

The last few weeks have been very, very interesting for me personally.  A lot has changed and while I know the coming weeks will be difficult for me, I also know it’s what I need.  I need to finally stand up for what I know is right in my life and press forward.  My life can’t stop, my job isn’t going anywhere, and work won’t finish itself.  I’m a strong person and I owe it to myself and the people that I love to be honest and open.  Life is too short to waste.

Today is going to be filled with work (bleh, on my birthday) and just some errands and chores.  Later today I’ll probably have friends over to celebrate and watch me do something stupid.  Here’s to 20 being better than 19.

Here’s also to my 365 project.  A person a day for 365 days, starting with myself.  This might adjust to include something from my day, but right now I’m going to be sure to get at least 3 people a week.  Should be wonderful.


It was pretty great when I was writing every day religiously.  This past week sort of caught up with me, though, and I didn’t get a chance to get to this–nor did I really have much to say.  Hours working on prints, spent wasting away editing, and the six hours a week I’ve decided to spend dancing have finally taken their toll and most nights I find myself awake past one.  Needless to say, making a few quick comments takes the backseat to sleep.  

Last night I experienced one of the most uncomfortable events of my life.  I had an allergic reaction.  Not just some blotchy rash or something–oh no, it was me in hives for twelve hours, scratching my skin off at 4:30 in the morning, crying because I knew I had to be up to study for an exam (ah!) that I haven’t even begun to look at the material.  This is now mostly remedied, however, I still feel quite itchy and fear that the day will be miserable as I spend it figuring out how to look as though I’m not losing my mind while scratching every square inch of my body.

My family is coming into town this weekend which means two things:  I have to clean and I’m going to see my sister.  It’ll also include copious amounts of my stepfather complaning about things that don’t really matter and “you look thin” comments being made by my mom.  At least I’ll get to play with the cutest puppy in the entire world for a few hours too.

It sounds like the guys in the office below our apartment are playing old school Nintendo games.  Specifically LA Sports which had a pretty awesome surfing game that I couldn’t do.

I’ll flood your screen.

January 26, 2009

I love a challenge.  That being said, I’m not a huge fan of things that feel nearly impossible for me to accomplish.  Today was my first day working alone in Printmaking and for the first two hours I seriously considered running to the Registrar’s Office to check for an opening in Photo II.  It’s not that I don’t like it–I actually really love it–but I just can’t get the hang of it.  The emulsion scraped off when I rinsed the screen, I can’t apply enough pressure when I’m pulling, and the damned power washer scares the shit out of me.  After having a near meltdown, Ryan came back to class and helped me pull 16 (near) perfect flats.  Granted, they’re just flats,  but compared to the attempts I had on my own, I feel as though I have something to be excited about.  Wednesday will be helping him pull and getting my halftone sorted out so I can finish up the project.

The evening will be rounded out by trying to force down some dinner, running for an hour of dance, and a FTW meeting.  What a night.