Monday, October 29, 2012

Status: Hurricaned

Shitstorm imminent!
I was unaware any of this was happening until approximately two days ago. Thus, I'm completely unprepared. I have one candle. My boyfriend managed to ruin my other one. How? Don't ask me. I didn't even know it was possible to ruin candles. So I'm really hoping the power doesn't go out.
We do have the next two days of school off, though, so I really can't complain. There's a bunch of homework I need to work on, maybe some scholarships to apply to. Otherwise, I'll just lay around a read.

In other, half-hearted, updates (I'll go into this more later) I'm moving and I may be studying abroad this summer. I don't want to say too much right now. Mainly because I don't know that much myself, but I wanted it out in the universe. Things tend to make or break when the universe gets involved, might as well get it out there early.

I'll be back to update more in a few days.
If you're in the way of the hurricane stay safe.

*Photo from The Telegraph

Monday, October 15, 2012

Status: A Terrible Occurrence of Wind

It's done! Finally.
It took nearly 30 hours in the span of 5 days, but it's finally finished.
And then the wind tore it apart in three days.

I now have an intensely love/hate relationship with installation art.
It's so exciting and exhausting to make a huge piece of art. So it's really sad to see it come down.
I'd still like to try it in a more public space, but I'll need to experiment with better materials.
Probably something sturdier than tin foil and string...
Lessons learned.

Other than that it's registration for spring semester and study abroad plans being hatched.
All of which I'm really excited about.

I've also been pretty garbage at bringing my camera with me as often as I should.
So I've been attempting to fix that, but I suck at that stuff. Woo!

Have a good week.

*Pictures and art by me.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Status: Motionless

My car is in the shop. It needs it, bad.
The poor thing was probably about to explode.
I am admittedly the worst person in the world at taking care of a car.
I have no earthly idea when the oil was last changed, despite the fact that I did it my damn self.
Did I, maybe, write down that pertinent information for the future? Nope, certainly I will remember!
And that's the least of it's problems.
But hopefully the problems are nothing too detrimental, to the cars' functioning and my wallet.


In happier news, I'm starting my first installation piece. (That's the, rudimentary, sketch above.)
I'm really pumped about it.
This is only a school project, but if it's received well and doesn't kill me in the process I'd like to try and put one up in Baltimore. Baltimore is probably the perfect place for a larger version.
That's way far away though.
Until then, I'll try and remember to take pictures of the process.

*Photo of a sketch, both by me.