Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
today i had one of those life is good moments. it happened a bit like this...walking home from school listening to this song on the iPod, wearing a new dress for the first time (this is big for the girl who wore t-shirts and sweatshirts all last year), warm sun on my skin, breeze in my hair, i was feeling pretty cool i am not gonna lie...then it hits me...that moment when i think man, life is good.
i continued to walk and then i thought hey you "life is good" t-shirt peeps, try to put this on a t-shirt! try to capture this life is good moment complete with the song because the music part is a key element to the whole moment i experienced. later i realized no, these kind of little happenings cannot be captured on a t-shirt or in a photo. these moments are something personal and special, something only an individual them self can experience and remember.
my english teacher posted a prompt on the board this week. she hasn't mentioned it...it is just there. it says "make this week count. write a list of things that matter most in life." here is my list.
God, family, friends, "life is good" moments, love, happiness, finding your inner voice/being true to yourself, giving to others, loving what you do. i don't think my list is very complete, but i think it is a good start. it sure is something to keep in mind in the whole scheme of things.
on another note, i have many things in progress. more "opportunity" quilts on the way and my amy butler bed quilt hanging on the design wall.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
page one for rachel's class. I cut out all the photos into squares and then framed them with various papers i collected over the summer: receipts, menus, food boxes, scrap paper, catalogs, mail, brochures, tickets, clothing tags, you name it.
page three. i think i have a slight obsession with sunglasses.
sorry about the flash in the center of each picture. i didn't have any natural light to work with at the time.
p.s. as i mentioned in the previous post about that one song...well it wasn't a coincidence. it seems as though that song is played every 15 minutes on the radio now a days because i think i heard like ten more times today.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
"I don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too, Thursday I don't care about you, it's Friday I'm in love" --The Cure
Then it was off to my first concert! Maroon 5, Counting Crows, and Sara Bareilles. It was so cool! Sara sang her Love Song.
I took pictures through the binoculars.
Maroon 5 "nailed it". (the words of Jack Black in The School of Rock.) Like really, they were killer and I sang so loud to every song.
Counting Crows were great too even though I really didn't know that many of their songs. I still had fun pretending that I did as I moved my lips and then yelled out on the long notes.
Friday was amazing. I loved it! It might have something to do with the fortune I got earlier in the week. I don't really remember the exact wording, but the main gist of it was good times are in the near future.
One more funny thing completely unrelated to my awesome Friday is tonight when I got in the car to go to Cooper's house this new song just came on the radio and then when I left some two and a half hours later it came on right as I got in the car to go home. I liked it too. It is called "Rise Above This" by Seether.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
(deep breath)...I will start this year with an open mind, no complaints.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
tutorial #5: "August means..."
tutorial #6: "observations". i did this page right after i got in a fight with my parents and was in my room thinking about what they had just told me.
tutorials #5 and #6 for rachel denbow's class. both pages were written with acrylic paint and a small paint brush.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thank you for the good times. The times with friends, the times to be carefree, the times to create. Thank you for the memories.
we sat around the fire.
we made art.
we took way too many self portraits and other pictures.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Tutorial #3 "sometimes"
fabric clothing tag=amazing...
I used a honey nut cheerios box as chipboard and then covered the print side with a pretty page from an anthro catalog.