Monday, May 31, 2004

Obligatory LotR rambling

Matinee and Manatee are way too close of words, especially since I often mispell the latter as "manitee". In reading LJs I have been confused one too many times as to why someone would want to go see a manatee show, I mean, they aren't that exciting.

Anyway, I have a question for you LotR people out there. So, Gollum used to be something that was somewhat related to a hobbit, right? However, his race seemed to be almost instantly overtaken by the ring's power (hence the initially struggle and murder upon finding the ring), whereas Frodo and Bilbo and all thems hobbits seem to have a decent resistance to it. Explain!

(Brendan's explanation was that Gollum's race were fishermen, and thus took on the traits of the fish, and thus were naturally cold-hearted. While it was a decent impromptu explanation, I'm sure *someone* can make up something a big more reasonable)

In other news, I got my room cleaned and organized, and am 90% unpacked. Tomorrow I have plans to do some arting, maybe even drag out my oil paints.

Monday, May 24, 2004


Graduation is over, I am no longer a college student. Actually, I am no longer a student, period. This will take some getting used to (probably won't realize it until the fall when I don't go back to school).

Having Carleton around during the time of pre-graduation chaos was wonderful, and having him around during post-graduation relaxation is even better. I feel very inspired to do the cleaning, unpacking, stuff-purging bit.

So much to do, but now I have so much motivation to do it! It will surely take me a week alone to unpack and clean and get organized, but that won't be without regular resting and visiting breaks (Dave, Ken, and Brendan, prepare thyselves!)

I think the summer will be good.

In other news, D Flo and I are the masters of Taboo (mogui! mogui!)

Friday, May 21, 2004

Super Mario Brothers School of Princess Rescuing

After many obstacles trying to get this to a decent filesize, I finally give you one of D Flo's () commercials from his film class this spring.

The Super Mario Bros. School of Princess Rescuing

(might be best to save this one to the harddrive first)

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Senior Show Pictures

(x-posted in

So, here it is, I finally got some photos of my senior show pieces. These are what I've been working on aaaaaaaalll semester. There's one photo missing because my digital camera decided to mess up on one.

These are all very thick vessels with ground and polished planes on either side. I was interested in getting color fades, so all of these pieces are made with only 2 colors per piece.

This was my first successful piece. It is only about 3 inches tall, and I made it by fading together amber and blue (where they cross is what makes the green)

These are all about 4 to 4 1/2 inches tall. They are all displayed on top of light boxes, and some of them have blinds behind them, hence the swirly liney things.

This one looks like it is only one color, but I promise it is two. The camera just didn't pick up the distinction between the amber and the red very well.

These are the four larger pieces I made. The first one I made on my own, and is about 5 1/2 inches tall. The next three I had help me make, since I did not have the sufficient manstrength to move them around, and they are between 7 and 8 inches tall.

So far I have sold 3 of these (Dusk, Oceanic View, and Ore) and made one trade with another one of my senior art majors (Seed). These were a ton of work and I'm happy at how they turned out, especially considering this will probably be the last pieces I make for awhile since I am about to graduate.

In other news, Lino Tagliapietra is at Centre this week doing demos. I got to watch him today and it is really spectacular. I recommend anyone in or near Kentucky to come down and watch the public demos this Thursday, May 20 from 10-12 and from 1-3 or Friday, May 21 from 1-3. It's really worth it, and I will be sure to post video clips I take of his demos later on this week.

Friday, May 14, 2004



I got a props internship at Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut which I had applied for in early April. It is very exciting for me, and is another wonderful load lifted off my shoulders what with not having to worry about what I'm going to do next year (That, and I can now officially answer the neverending questions of "So what are you going to do after you graduate?")

The senior art majors defense was today and went quite well. I was able to form coherent thoughts and sentences even though my face was continuously trying to slide off. Lots of people showed up to the opening and it was really fun, I got a lot of great compliments on my pieces and on the show in general (and I made a trade for one of Augustine's paintings! Yay!) I'll be sure to post pictures once I get them.

Tonight was also the Jr/Sr drama dinner at Tony's. It was very pleasant; I got a sock puppet as a gift and learned how to play Cricket (sort of).

Overall, things are going awesomely, with the only damper being that I am very very sick. However, tomorrow after my algorithms final I intend to take some cold medicine and sleep for about 3 days.

I HAVE A JOB!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2004

Senior Art Exhibit


Opens tomorrow until graduation

Reception for the artists is this Friday, May 14 from 4-6 (that's when the food and partyin is).

Come and see what Nick, Augustine, Dawn, Kelly and myself have been slaving away on all year!

Saturday, May 8, 2004

Ben Folds

I'm not ready for crunch time yet!

Saw Ben Folds last night, and I am happy to add yet another cool person to the Order of People who Constantly Have to Push their Glasses Up on their Nose. *pushes her glasses up on her nose*

The show was fricken awesome, and it was a nice break. Plus, I got the lightboxes in for my show yesterday. Technically, I could dawdle about and work on my pieces here and there, because the show doesn't go up until Tuesday, but my goal is to get everything completed today.

Plus, I still have to think of titles for my pieces! I'm a horrible title-thinker-upper. I had to force myself to come up with 2, because I talked about them in my artist's statement which was due on Thursday. Someone think of titles for these two, maybe they will inspire me to think of titles for the other 11 pieces:

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Grind Grind Grind

Sorry for the weepy interlude, things really aren't that bad. I've put off ever single task I need to accomplish in order to work on finishing my show, and as such I've been at the studio most of the day, taking a short break now to rest my arms (by doing what? Typing! Good call, Lisa)

I keep hoping that if I work late enough, a mysterious elf-like creature will appear and offer to magically grind and polish all of my pieces in exchange for my first-born child.

(then of course I would trick him by adopting all my children! HAHAHAHA!)

No luck yet. Oh well, back to the grind. You'll know where to find me..

Monday, May 3, 2004

A weepy ramble

A little over a week of classes left, and I am too swamped to appreciate the whole "I'm going to graduate" thought, or to take some time and say goodbye. I feel awful.

I have been a severe hermit this year, and it's been pretty rough because of it. I miss you Centre kids, and I'm sad I won't have any time to hang out before I leave forever.

Is anyone sticking around senior week?

Strother, your DDR stuff is still stashed over here, don't forget it!

Is there a drama junior/senior dinner this year or what? I helped do dishes last year, dammit I want food for me as repayment, haha!

You guys are awesome, I'll be more specific someday. Bad timing for me to get all sentimental and sad...well, back to the grind (literally)