Saturday, May 30, 2009

Artwork!

Tonight I went to my high school art teacher's
portfolio kids reunion tonight and he gave
me a piece of his work. He retired this
year, so it's kind of sad. I'm torn though.



Also. I found this and really appreciated it.

Busy on the Illustrator Again



Growing up, we always had this poster of Minnie and Mickey dressed in late 80s/early 90s clothes and I just loved it so much. It was my inspiration for this little Game Night Flyer that I made today. I secretly love 90s style. Some of my friends think otherwise...

Time to get movin!

Today my mommy bought me 10 yards of watercolor paper. I have some GREAT ideas that I can't wait to put down on paper. One being similar to my blog's header. All textural and fine. Mm mm mm! I can't wait.

I also went through this one dresser and it was full of sentimental stuff. I threw out half of it and decided that tomorrow I'll put the rest into a scrapbook (something I've been meaning to do for a year and a half now).

The other day I downloaded multiple albums of new music.
  1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
  2. Camera Obscure - My Maudlin Career
  3. Death Cab for Cutie - The Open Door EP
  4. Iron & Wine - Around the Well
  5. The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army
And boy am I enjoying them.
I have so much music in my iTunes that I've literally never listened to, so I have decided to listen to all of it and weed out what I don't enjoy. So far my eyes have been illuminated to the following bands:
  1. Leona Naess
  2. Manchester Orchestra
  3. Maria Taylor
  4. Metric
  5. (More) Nick Drake
  6. Owen
  7. Papercuts
  8. Simon & Garfunkel
  9. We Are Scientists
  10. American Analog Set
  11. Bon Iver
Some of those I've listened to before, but nothing extensive. 'Tis good.


I LOVE MUSIC!
(That's for you, Marissa.)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Up comes out today! Who wants to go see it?! I know I sure do. I hope it's playing at the Drive-In soon because I'm totally there. But first I have to see it in 3D.


I wonder if our Imax is playing it...hm.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bach Bach Revolution

Just saying...
People are amazing.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Iron & Wine Album!


Web Surfage




I found these Lost renderings and enjoyed them so much! Dean also made a Dwight Schrute, and I'm hoping for other Office Characters that I just haven't found yet. Agh. I love artists.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Game Nights Begin!




I'm starting up my weekly game nights again!
I had several requests and inquiries about it,
so I spent all day slaving over this flyer. Haha

I like having things to look forward to in the
middle of the week! Just like Recess Club.
Who looks forward to Thursday nights?!
Well now the KC kids do!
Hollaaa!



P.S. I was just evaluating life, as I so often do, and I was summing up my contentedness. I'm at a good place right now because I have a job interview tomorrow, but I'm not working now, which means that I've put forth some effort but I'm not at my peak busy-level yet. I'm making some art for fun. I'm hanging out with friends in solid amounts, not hurting my parents' feelings...yet. And I have plans on le calendar.

The state I'm in is just wonderful. It's nice to have no homework to do or job to attend. Just the warm summer sun and friends to keep me company.

Furthermore: My parents ran into Mr. Rausch, one of my high school band directors, and apparently he knows the manager of Guitar Center. Thus, he said he was going to call them in the morning and give me a good recommendation before my interview at 3. Life is getting exciting, folks!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First week of summer is over!

What have I done?
Is it too late to save me from this place,
From the depths of the grave?
We all are lost.
We thought we were brave.
What have I done?

but really.
I was going to tell you all what I've done this week, but then it reminded me of that Thrice song. HOKAY.
So.
Here's the world...

but really.

I have hung out with Pongolicious every day. Honestly not hardly even trying to. It just happens. Am I upset? Aw hellz naw. It's just like last summer. We barely went a day without seeing one another.

We had a campfire out back and made smores.
We set up the tent and have camped in it the past two nights.
We crashed a bunch of graduation parties. Turns out our little group of friends was the life of the party everywhere we went. Not just saying that, it was kind of really true. I think it was our excitement to see each other, which then spread to everyone else. I love being with these people. These people including Erin, Janessa, Jill, Frances, Taylor, etc. We're so joyful.


I got an interview at Guitar Center. It's set for Tuesday at 3, which means I passed the online screening already. Wahoo. I also applied at the Steamin' Bean (A local coffee shop), but they aren't hiring. However, they're going to let me hang up some art work, so that's really exciting. Otherwise, I'm just chillin with the pals this summer.

I've also started riding my bike everyday for a good work out. My iPod and I go to the track behind my house and ride, ride, ride. It's too hilly around here, so until I get a bike rack and can go to some trails, this will do. I think it's time I named her (my bike). It's a she for sure.

Tonight I'm going to the drive in.

Later this week I'm hosting a game night with le older friends.

It's amazing how my intolerance for 'boredom' is nearly non-existent. I enjoy doing nothing for long periods of time now.

So much has changed in one year.

I'm loving life right now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home at long last.

As I thought, things fell right back into place here at home. I still know the exact amount of turn for each of my shower knobs to get the right temperature. The people are still gossiping about the other people. And it's still flippin hot and humid as usual.

Being home has revealed the amount of change I've gone through this year. I'm sad to say I'm not as silly as before. Or at least -- I'm a totally different silly now. Also, every person I've talked to here has pointed out my slightly acquired Northern accent. I went to visit some teachers yesterday and Mr. Hardin, my beloved history teacher, was telling me it's proven that people from Missouri are more apt to pick up outside accents than any other state. We are regionless in our speech. I thought that was really interesting. Apparently, too, people specifically from Kansas City say their highways backwards. Like we'll say '7 highway' instead of 'Highway 7'.

Another thing -- I'm not nearly as needy when it comes to hanging out with people at home. I'm content just staying home and minding my own business. Before I couldn't wait to get out of the house and see people. Now I'll get a call to hang out and I'm just like, "...I spose." This will probably change as the summer goes on, but for now. Shwew. I need a break.

This post is sounding so emo.
Oh well!

One change in my life is my need to travel light. I came home and there was all this sentimental shit lying around and I literally took a trash bag and threw it all out. I still have much to go through, but I think I'm finally letting go to my past. Good thing? Totally dude. I save a few things here and there, but for the most part -- I saved a lot of fucking stuff. Like I had a collection of Capri Sun bottles on the shelves in my bathroom. They were once Euph Juice, but no one knew that except me. Trashed. We had a fuckton of VHSes with no VHS player. Trashed. Empty cassette tape containers saved as a possible art project. Trashed. Broken mini guitar from Mexico that, even new, never played well. Trashed. A lot of fugly socks. Trashed. I made room for my books and movies and the few clothes I wear. I made room for my music. I wish I could just throw the rest out. I would, but my mom saw that look in my eye and said she'd go through everything before it really went.

Hasty McTasty.

I also felt the HUGE need to redecorate the entire basement/bathroom/HOUSE. It needs new colors and a fresh start. Everything is too 8th grade right now. I need a clean environment to function in. Right now I feel too lazy with my surroundings. I don't want everything to fall back into place.

Well.
I'm glad I got that off my chest.
Also.
I noticed I dream more at home.
I've had more vivid dreams in the past three nights here at home than I had the past months at school. I wonder why that is. Dreams fascinate me. I can't wait til we can review them on a screen. It's coming, folks.


Plans for the day:
Dance with Appleline
Fellowship
Camping


Sam got me hooked on Bubble Spinner.
This is my recent high score.
I like collecting high scores for some reason.

My mom has been into Reflexology lately and
she has these gloves that map out your reflexes.
They make me really happy.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Leave


It's strange. Now when I leave, I've grown into
this odd stage of anger, not sadness. Almost
bitterness. Am I that unsettled with things?!
Sheesh! And even after I read this, I know
I'm fine, but it's like these surges roll
over me in waves and I hate the wait.

I must be ready to go home.




What an angsty post!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Finishing Up the Last Finals

This is part of my 3D final -- le wooden stones.
They're not exactly how I imagined, but it seems
like none of the 3D projects really turn out that
way anyhow. Haha I'm excited to have it all up
and be done with it once and for all. I think I
may continue to work with wood this summer.
I have a wood grain fetish growing right now....



P.S. Those are phone images, not the highest of quality.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

HARRY POTTER EXHIBITION!


$26 in Chicago??
I'm totally there this summer.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Sigh. Last full week of school is over.

video

I love that lately everyone has been on the lawn. Even the people we don't normally hang out with. Everyone has the same thing in common -- we love the Spring!

Great Thursday!

Word of the Day:
Phlegmatic -- calm, cool, composed, collected, controlled, serene, tranquil, placid, impassive, unruffled, philosophical

Today was wonderful. I woke up for my SB interview, which was pretty chill, and then went outside for the entire day. I saw almost everyone I knew from MCAD and started a great farmer's tan. (And I thought it would be near impossible without marching band every summer!) I was probably out there for a total of 8 magical hours, chatting and dancing and singing. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and had perfect timing.

I watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Last Chance Harvey, and The Office today. All three were VERY solid. I've decided that being outside makes me pooped to the extreme, so pretty much all night, all I felt like doing was sitting in front my screen, mindlessly. It's been a while!

Callie texted me and said there was blue lightning around her parts. I miss that form of weather. It seems to be rare here, and I dearly wish it was more common. That's one of the reasons I can't wait to go home; I love cheesy moments with friends like watching lightning and driving through the rain just because. I'm such a sucker for feel-good moments, I can't help it! And I always expect other people to see things the way I do. It doesn't always work, duh. But. Mleh, I seem to forget that in my immediate expectations of others.

And now to tend to my sunburns and loss of LOST.

Yours Truly,
Number One

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Taco Truck!

Word of the Day:

Homage
1 a: expression of high regard : respect
b: something that shows respect or attests to the worth or influence of another : tribute.

Today was phenomenal. Reasons?
  1. Last day of work in the Business Office.
  2. Sat on the lawn with my pals.
  3. Last day of GD. We turned in our process books and ate pizza. Then we had a crit on our 10 images of "stellar Graphic Design" and then watched movies. END.
  4. More sittage on the lawn outside.
  5. Last real class of Maurice Sendak.
  6. Free Pizza at Lost
  7. Free tacos from the Taco Truck! Charlotte, Tuesday, and I sat in the new wooden/metal spaceship out on the lawn and made weird alien noises while we feasted. Then I sat on hot sauce and we ran away.
This weekend/last week will be busy! Reasons?
  1. Tomorrow = SB Interview. I'm really stoked and really want to work in there. I already love pretty much everyone in there and I love paper and printing and. Sheesh. It's a good time to be a freshman.
  2. Friday = Last day o' Media. BBQ on the lawn for the end of school! So much fun. :)
  3. Saturday = Homework, homework, homework.
  4. Sunday = Building Meeting and Free Pizza!
  5. Monday = Last day o' Sendak and Pizza and fun on the lawn.
  6. Tuesday = Last day o' Art History and 3D and SCHOOL! So happy!
  7. Wednesday = Media 2 BBQ.
  8. Thursday = I hear there will be a Schatz BBQ? Complete with Puppy!
  9. Friday = Packing
  10. Saturday = Parents are coming and we're loading up. Senior show. Sleeping in a hotel.
  11. Sunday = GOING HOME! Wahoooo!


Below is my final mark for our GD project. I love Wildebears!

Surprisingly

Surprisingly I am ultra happy this Finals Week. There are so many things to look forward to, to look back on, and to look at. MCAD is so beautiful right now. I love its students' work. And I have come to the realization that the quality of work I see isn't as far away as it was in the beginning of the year. And that, my friends, is an encouraging thought!

Other things to note:
  1. Today I bled for the first time in 3D. I was sanding my stones on the circular saw and WOOP! There goes my pointer finger's flesh! "Mm, blood!" exclaims Edward.
  2. My Wildebear Process Book is finished and it's wonderful to have it out of the computer and into my hands. It didn't turn out exactly how I imagined, but that's no one's fault. Tis the way it goes!
  3. Sims 3 comes out in June.
  4. I was at school for 15 hours straight today.
  5. Tomorrow is my last day at work and my last GD class. SO happy about that.
  6. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the last week of school. Goodbye freshman year!
  7. I have an interview to work in the SB on Thursday. Wahoo!
  8. Erin and I are going to make smores in 11 days.
  9. When I get home, I'm setting up my tent and sleeping outside.
  10. I can't wait to live with my pals next semester.
  11. I will miss my MCADians over le summer very very much.
  12. I miss Ethan right now.
  13. I still have something in my eye 13.5 hours and one shower later.
  14. My room is a pit and I can't keep up with dishes.
  15. It's a fun challenge trying to eat every spec of food I have left.
  16. Taco Truck tomorrow night.
  17. LOST tomorrow night.
  18. I want more CMYK Rollerball...without the roller.
  19. I can't wait to ride my bike and to be free for those 4 days after school is out.
  20. A thunderstorm would be delectible.
  21. The grey couch is phenomenal.
  22. I have spread the disease of the Growling Tummy.
  23. I have lots of papers to write.
  24. This stream of consciousness is perfect for how busy my mind has beed.
  25. It's really time for bed....

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Glorious Saturday

Reasons why Saturday, May 2nd has been wonderful:

  1. CMYK Rollerskating Ball.
  2. Slept in.
  3. Made guacamole for the first time.
  4. Had a picnic.
  5. Worked in the library.
  6. Slept on the gray couch in the library.
  7. Had dinner with Fowler and Marissa.
  8. Tried plantains for the first time.
  9. Got pruney fingers from dishes.
  10. It's gorgeous out.
  11. It's not even 8 o'clock yet.

Dedicated:

Friday, May 01, 2009

Uffda

I watched Twilight last night and liked it in a sort of I'm-not-supposed-to-but-I-kind-of-do/Sarah's-loving-Love-again way. Also, I'm drawn to movies with heavy color schemes, Twilight being a constant blue.

Word of the day:
Juggernaut

A note on Finals:
Dude. Not feelin' the pressure. Just as money, Finals will come and go. It's tight at times, but we always pull through.

And next is the Summer o' Change. I really want to get up and get moving. I want to work, I want to sweat in the miserly Missouri sun, I want to travel, and most importantly, I want to come back to MCAD with a better work ethic than this year. With 4 Studio classes and Work Study somewhere (hopefully in the SB!), I won't have time to sit around like I do. I want to be able to use my time wisely and do GOOD work. I've been in a state of disappointing myself because of my own laziness. I won't, however, fall into condemnation; I'm just in a state of realization.

The World hasn't been too hard for me STILL. I always find a way through things or I get lucky or I just get by without any expectations. I'm still wondering, will Life ever be truly hard? I don't understand why everything has been so easy for me. It makes me feel numb to any pain I see around me. Or is that just people inflicting pain upon themselves? Have I just figured out how to deal with life and living in ways other people haven't?

Shwew. This post got heavy fast.

Last night I had the kind of dreams that you don't want to end when you wake up. I always wonder then -- what part of my life is so unsatisfying that I would rather live in my dreams? And, you should know, my dreams are never TOO far from a possible reality. Sure, I have a few that are displaced, but in general -- they are very realistic.