Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Today i feeel like...


I've been pretty unproductive lately, just exhausted and burnt out. i dont think i will ever get enough sleep. I dyed my hair brown, if you didn't know(tice.) This weekend is my birthday weekend, and im hoping it will be nonstop fun fun funn. Friday is First Friday and Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist comes out, which i know will be a winner. Saturday is Jenay's birthday (sadly i wont get to see her until the weekend after), and will probably be just a chill day and then a lil swaree later that evening. Sunday is my birthday WOOT WOOT the big 1-9, ahha its funny, every time i turn older i still feel younger, im thinking of that as a good thing for now.. Hopefully we will have a nice brunch and a Hot Chip concert later that night. The next weekend i am headed home, which almost makes me wanna wet my pants from the excitement.I cant fucking wait to see everyone, and it will be a nice break from the nonstop pace of scool right now.

Here are a few projects I am working on:

Gotta tell myself
just keep knitting, just keep knitting just keppt knitting knitting knitting..
These are my finishe patches i have right now for my tent I'm building for my sculpture class. (Needle)ss to say, i feel very behind. Tomorrow is my actual sculpture class. so hopefully i can crank it out then.

This is a proof of my Linoleum block print i put on Gab's door today, and i wrote "HEKKROOW" on it. (inside joke) There is an exhausting story behind this, one i've explained too many times today, but in a nutshell, there was som confusion in the issuing of paper drawers the other day, and when i went to go find my very expensive printing paper in my drawer today, i found my name had been ripped off and a note inside saying "THIS ISN'T YOUR DRAWER," and my paper was gone. and i dont know if your know how much this paper costs but i basically had 6 sheets in there, costing me about 15 dollars as a discounted price. It was mostly just frustrating because the girl who was also assigned the drawer TOOK my paper, but also i was planning on using it to complete my prints today, and now i have to wait to see if i even get it back form her, if i have to hassle her or just pay for more. I talked to the department chair and i just hope it works out and i get my shit back. BLEh

These weeks keep on flying by. tomorrow better be a productive day. i have to make myself DO WORK (say it like big black) because my last wo days are the most work and most exhausting, and i want to be in a good place for this weekend.

I need to be more focused.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

it smells like church

The weeks have been going so fast i can't keep up with it all.
Saturday-doesnt exist, unless theres a recreational activity at night

i'm getting more used to school but i'm still not fully in work mode, i have so much work to do and get so stressed suring the week that i NEED the weekends, but then they just dissapear in what seems like a matter of hours. This week had been the beginning of the most school work ive ever had, and the thought of the work is slowly eating away at me. RWARR can't i just scare it all away and just do little things I wanna do ??!?! nope, thats school.

So far, my most exciting projects include knitting a small tent for sculpture, which is going to take SOO long, but i think i can handle.. i just need to get everything else under control and really push myself to take care of business.
It just sucks because i have a lot of project ideas i want to do on my own time, but its just not happenin with my 18 credits ahhh. here are a few of my things: the first is a nudey done with primary colored- water solulble crayons for my concepts/works on paper class-- one of my toughest and most intimidating of my classes, and the other is a sketch for a lino block i want to do on my own time. i think it would be fun to wheatpaster in late october/early november for the election.

Basically the next exciting thing thats going on is that i cut my hair and dyed it again. I really love it, but im still not used to it cuz its so short i keep using like a handful of shampoo when all i need is a drop haha. i think in a few weeks im going to dye it again and maybe cut it shorter, but we shall see what happens

This next weekend is going to be dope as fuck and i cant wait for it, but thats why i need to get all my work under control. Instead, I'm here writing on my blog like an idiot haha

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The inevitable post

and life has been quite hectic. I've been trying my best to keep up with everything , and i'm just reallly ready to let loose this weekend. I finished ^that^ in the last two days and i actually really enjoyed it even though it too about 6 hours to finish after the 3 hours we had in class. its a moose, by the way and its for my Relief/Monotype Class, which i know it going to be one of my favorites. Tomorrow i have my Observing Humans Class which should be interesting , i have a litttle bit more reading for that to do before bed tonight, and then i have COncepts/Works on Paper, which i'm pretty intimidated by. I'm nervous but excited to learn. I have some women artist homework to do this weekend, along with a sculpture to make and Photoshop to play around with(among many other things). Gab and Neener and I are throwing a Back to school, dork dance party this saturday which should be dope and a fun thing to get my mind off of school. I like being in my work mode, and i've found that i do a lot better work and get a llot more done when i'm actually at school doing it. Less distractions and options to lets say sleep, or eat. I had to get up super early this morning to finish up some homework aka take a walk and take pictures. it was actually pretty nice and i'm thinking of doing it more often. After i write this ill probably go finish my book and go right to sleep to see if i can handle a morning run.. we'll see what my body says. sorry i have less work to put up and more things to talk about.. BOOOORRRINGG but just have lots of things going on right now. I'm really rreallly excited for my birthday which is in like a month but im basically just really stoked that i can celebrate here and with my friends back home. Last year my birthday was to soon to really be comfortable to doo anything or hang out with people for my birthday, but my roomies did get me an amazing cake to celebrate which i appreciated bery much. THIS YEARR i''ll be in philly for the main event and we are actually seeing hot chip the night of which is AWESOME! also.. its the weekend of first friday where gab really wants an "Off-White" reunion concert... i think we might make it happen hahahaha also the opening date of nick and noras infinite playlist, which is bound to be the cutest movie ever. THEennn the next weekend when im officially 19 (i know im just a wittle baby) i'll be off to L.A. where i'll basically be for a day and a half. Natalie is throwing both me and jenay a BBQ which is definitely going to be amazing.. i miss everyone at home, and at the same time im starting to get back into my groove here. Anywayss.. In conclusion, School is school, bring on the Colt 45, this weekends gonna be a good one.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh

So these are the squirrel drawings.

These are specifically inspired by and designed for my one and only squirrely friend named Nina.

Squir-rel- pronunciation: skwər(-ə)l, ˈskwə-rəl, chiefly British ˈskwir-əl\ (noun) : A 'Hott' boy, usually dressed in 'hipster' attire, consisting of a flannel and/or striped shirt, with form-fitting jeans, converse, and preferably large framed glasses.

This one was inspired by my trip to Pittsburgh to visit my long-time friend, Lizzi, we visited squirrel hill, where i purchased a dope ass cardigan, leather jacket, dress, and a CD of salt-n-peppa remixes!

It was an amazing trip, i had tons of fun just hanging at a different school for a while, even though i was constantly introduced as "She doesn't even GO here!," i got pretty comfortable.

School Starts Thursday and I'm pretty stoked. I think I'm ready to start work mode, and get this party started right, and then get drunk and freaky fly-y-yy-y-yyyy-y. I'm so excited for everyone to be back together and start living here again. I can just feel how good this year is going to be. Hopefully I'll be getting a job soon, (if i can handle it), but I'm just waiting it out to see how my work load goes. It might just be the coffee, but i can't be still right now, i feel so excited for school to start and fall to come and things to happen, coming back from Pittsburgh, i felt like i was coming home, and I'm pretty content with that. Although LA will always be my home, I'm content with becoming detached right now. I miss my people back there, but i have so much going on here, and I'll be back every few months anyways. I'm trying to realize i don't need to be dependent on certain people there, just enjoy them, you know?

Either way i'm just excited to start this year.

1 day of summer left, lets make it a good one.