Monday, April 18, 2011


Haha! The next three weeks are gonna get crazy up in here.
"Why's that?" you may be asking. Well this is why:
I have an art project that needs to be finished (needed to be finished a few weeks ago. woops!) this week. And by this week I mean today. Wednesday by 3pm at the VERY latest. Also in my art class we are plaster casting our arms and hands and we each have to make about 6 of them. I have 5, some of which need to be patched up, and I need to do the 6th. Then they need to dry for at least 24 hours, be sanded down to be smooth, then each one has to be painted after different artists. Every arm that is made and painted needs to be different. This all has to be done by April 30th. We only meet in class 3 more times before then.
Okay, that doesn't sound so horrible.
But I'm not done!!
I really need to practice some for my piano class. We are getting to the point in music theory where I always get lost and can never figure out what the teacher is saying. It becomes gibrish to me. So I gotta figure that out.
Then there is my costume design class. I have three weeks to make the most adorable rain coat I will have ever seen (if it all works out right!). Again, not so bad except for when you take into account that EVERY NIGHT next week will be taken up doing stuff for the costumes with the school play. Opening night is April 29th. We still don't have everything we need yet, more shopping is to be done. Organizing and labeling too. Then the next week will be spent getting ready for the Student Showcase for First Friday Art Walk here at OTC. It is the most stressful Art Walk of the semester.

This week - 2 art projects, sewing my rain coat, doing some last minute costume stuff for the play
Next week - Play rehearsal/run through every night, opening night on Friday and shows on Saturday and Sunday too
First week of May - more painting for art, more sewing my rain coat, setting up Art Walk.

After that week I will have one week of normal classes then a week of finals.

THEN IT'S SUMMER TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No me gusta on the next three weeks!
Me gusta on the whole summer thing :)
Wish me luck as I take on mucho work-o.
(Don't worry, it will all be done with a smile on my face because these are all things I love!)

Pictures that make me happy:

Something for me to remember for the next few weeks:


Monday, April 11, 2011

Trying To Think Happy Thoughts

It bothers me that my attempt at things always seems to never happen. I say I want to do something and it never comes about. I know that I am the only one to blame for any of this but I can't seem to figure out what part of me keeps me from doing the things I say I want to do. I'll say I want to start exercising, trying new foods, waking up earlier, being more crafty etc, but for some reason there is a part of me that seems to be stronger than the rest that makes me not do the things I say I want to do. 
I realize that I can be fairly lazy sometimes. But I enjoy staying busy and doing different things through out the day/week. I don't know why I can't have enough self discipline to make things happen. I'm trying though. And I think that because I'm aware of it now, I'll be able to change it sooner. Hopefully.

I've been making button necklaces trying to find the best thing to string them on and the best thing to use for a closure in the back. I want this blog/store thing to start soon but motivation = no results. I feel like so much of my time is consumed by other things that I have to do (work, school, the costumes for the play, spending time with friends to keep those relationships going strong, spending time with family) that all the things I want to do for myself (making necklaces, sewing, bike rides, hooping) just don't happen.

You know, I think all of this is coming out because the weekend was so absolutely amazingly wonderful and beautiful and today it is cold, cloudy, rainy, and the start of a new week. Seasonal depression. That's what is wrong with me. I can't wait for summer. I hope it is just as memorable as last summer. I know it will be because I'll make sure of it :)

I'm going to be happy today! I won't let silly things get me down! The rain is beautiful and needed. I'm going to embrase it! 

I will leave you with a beautiful picture:

Monday, April 4, 2011

One Day Without Shoes 2011

Tomorrow is the official "One Day Without Shoes" event hosted by Toms Shoes.

I challenge you to go all (or as much as you can) of April 5, 2011 without shoes. 

30 for 30 (Take Two)

So it is very clear that I didn't finish the last attempt at the 30 for 30 challenge. 
It was an assignment for my costume design class that we had to do before the end of the semester. Well there is just over a month left before the semester is over so I need to get started. 
The weather has been very fickle as of late (example: this weekend it was in the 70's and 80's with lots of sunshine and today it is 44* and is supposed to rain later) making it hard to know what to include in my 30 items. 
I plan to check the weather out tonight for the next couple of weeks and pick my items then post them by tomorrow. I'll either start tomorrow or Wednesday...depending on how I feel. 

Have you heard of seasonal depression? Yeah well with the sunshine and warmth with the perfect amount of a cool breeze the past two days and the cold, rainy, dark, gloomy day today that is exactly what I'm experiencing. I hope Mother Nature gets happy soon so I can get happy too! :)

In other news:
*The school play is going well. I'm starting to stress just a little about the costumes but I haven't talked to my teacher yet so I'm holding off on freaking out until it has been approved to do so. 
*I've started working on designing a blog to use to sell some of my creations! I'm looking forward to it being opened to the public I just have to get some more things made, pictures taken, pictures posted and then I'll be ready! 

Hope you have a lovely, non-gloomy day!