Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Season is Here


While skyping this morning, Miss Julia Patton came in her holiday's best. Her outfit was too perfect not to "screenshot." Sadly, she noticed me taking a picture of her and had to have a take two.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And sail away, let yesterday become today.





listen to the lyrics. one day, i will see you on tour, okay?

Velvet







Thursday, November 18, 2010

Flying Colors

(my duck sweater)

I have finished my art history exam and had my final critiques today. I think I passed with flying colors. Let us have one more final. Tonight, I am having one final night of knitting, Felicity, and Blowing Smoke (barbecue) with three girls: one officially a Fibers major, one a Fashion Design major, and one a Fashion Marketing major. Tomorrow morning is when we officially depart for winter break, driving the good ole 17 hours back to Dallas. Weirdly enough, I am going to miss the little schedule I have become so familiar with here. It is a little sad because I was just beginning to feel good about this place. Don't get me wrong, I felt good about this place from the beginning, but now I feel hopeful for the next three and a half years. It is crazy. This for sure is not the college experience, but this is what I want more than anything. I am just beginning to process this past quarter and am sure it will take many months for me to sort out what I have been learning. I have mixed feelings about going on break, yes, but half of those are feelings of excitement about being back in Dallas.
For now, I will listen to a little Jonsi, put on my duck sweater, and continue to pack.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Here, There, and Everywhere


Bits and Pieces: Here, There, and Everywhere
With a little under two full days left here, I have one art history exam, one design critique, and a little packing and cleaning here and there. That is not a long list of things. This week is almost over and I feel that a lot of my thoughts and feelings have come together in a whirlwind the past few days. I am no longer tired, but so excited for what is next. There is much to look forward to. I will go ahead and say it...I feel in limbo. I am homeless for the time being. I carry a home in my heart and it is no longer a place but the people I am around. I am so thankful. I will explain in a very heart warming Thanksgiving post. For now, I know this is where I am supposed to be. In just four days, I will be sitting on my couch at home trying to decide where to take miss Julia Patton for her first Dallas meal. My "TO DO" list is moving towards just how to spend my time over break and I am ready for that. I love you dearest family and friends and cannot wait to see you and hear what you have been up to. I will also post after the GA to TX road trip with pictures and such. There will be many knitting pictures, broken window pictures, singing pictures, sleeping pictures: the most exciting of things! I will leave you will a little something something. Do not be fooled. That is not me in the picture, but if it was I would have cried with the success of making something so fabulous. Knitting Fever, anyone?


Friday, November 12, 2010

Required Field Trip: Cathedral of St John the Baptist




Required Field Trip. If you did not attend the field trip, you must attend the field trip this Friday at 1 o'clock.


WOW. I couldn't believe this. My professor was making us go on a field trip the weekend before finals and it wasn't during class time. WOW. I couldn't wrap my brain around this concept. Fortunately, I was required to go and got to see the wonders of what this Catholic Cathedral held. The complicated interior looked straight from Europe. Thanks to good old Western Art History Survey I, I could look at everything around me and define it. I was able to appreciate everything in this cathedral a little more than what I would have 3 months ago. One thing I thought that was funny due to current renovations- metal columns painted with a marble finish!!! Oh how funny this day in age is. Guys, the painted marble looked FAKE. Everything else 'wowed' my socks off. Good day. If you come to Savannah, I suggest going to this fine place. Totally worth it.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

And It Is Coming To A Close...

Felicity: Season Two

With only eight days left here, ideas of "what will be" are a constant. However, I am attempting to fully focus on how much I have to do before I leave this place. Currently, I am experiencing the well known but not missed back aches and dry eyes from too much art. With this being said, I am the slightest bit stressed and always droopy-eyed, but have the perfect medicine and break coming my way. What is this perfect medicine, You ask? Oh! Yes! My delightful second familia is coming to Savannah. This weekend will be full of touring, eating, and catching up with the Turner clan. Also, dearest Haley Moore is coming for a visit and staying with me!! Both Haley and Ellie are thinking about joining the world of SCAD in the up and coming years. What a dream and what a weekend! However, like I said, there is much to do so let it begin now...

My Eight Day Forecast
-Design Project
-Finish Drawing Project
-Art History Test
-Art History Field Trip
-Art History Quiz
-Felicity
-The Pink House (restaurant) YIPPEE!

That is it. In almost a week, I will be free. There is much I want to do after my road trip (accompanied by Jake Green and Julia Patton) to Dallas is complete. See the following list below for more details...(these are all things I dream about doing)

My Dallas Holiday To Do List
-Job
-Make Presents
-FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY
-Art for My Sake
-Bake
-FRIENDS
-Learn To Master All Things Knit
-Run Two Miles Comfortably





AHHHHHH There is so much excitement.

P.S. This is my dream: -Laugh, Eat, and Be Merry (or Married)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheers!


I would love nothing more than to crawl back in bed this fine morning and close my eyes. Oh wait, I have already done that.
I am now on to bigger and better things. Here is to a very productive day (starting at 10:45). Cheers!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

This is the Age of Adz: Eternal Living (Part II)




I am thinking about my weekend on this Sunday night. I have friends around me and it is the perfect night to just relax. I need to relax. I need to take a few deep breaths tonight. I also need to convince myself and know that it will be alright. It is going to be busy and stressful these next weeks, but I am so excited for the break. This weekend was the next best thing to a break.
My sister flew into Savannah and got to meet my friends, sleep in a dorm, eat good food, experience a double feature, and go on a road trip. We drove four hours to Atlanta and ate at "The Varsity", world's largest drive-thru.

BIG DEAL. We made it to the venue, The Tabernacle. It reminded me of The House of Blues in Dallas with a few things tweaked. Besides the fact I could barely see and a large man tapped me on the shoulder and took my spot with his obnoxious head bobbings and body jolts, the concert was very pleasant. I have been waiting to see him live for seven years. He put on a great show complete with techno voices, interpretive dancing, and art. His voice was magical and somehow better live. It was just what I needed to help me dive into a love for his newest CD. After the show, we went back to the hotel and switched off being "in charge of" the remote control. We flipped through channels and watched bits and pieces of Dirty Dancing, Dumb and Dumber, and The 40 Year Old Virgin (all light hearted movies). We woke up early, thankful of the time change, and started the drive back to Savannah. We sat in a stand still on the highway for two hours, allowing our total drive back to reach a solid six hours. We were very thankful to reach the dorms. (WOWWWW) We then packed Natalie's bags, ate some barbecue at Blowin' Smoke, then took Natalie to the airport. Very sad to see this old girl go, but cannot wait for our reunion in two weeks!
I am in the dorm now watching Julia wrestle with her knitting woes after rearranging my room. I know that my week is busy, but think resting sounds great for right now. Currently, I am working on maintaining my identity. That is all, until next time. Peace out.



Favorite Sufjan Quote Found This Weekend
I've lost the will to fight
I was not made for life
Now I have known you
For just a little while
I feel I must be
Wearing my welcome
I must be moving on
For my intentions
Were good intentions
I could have loved you
I could have changed you
I wouldn't be so
I wouldn't feel so
Consumed by selfish thoughts
I'm sorry if
I Seem self-effacing
Consumed by selfish thoughts
It's only that
I Still love you deeply
It's all the love I got

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This is the Age of Adz: Eternal Living


My lovely sister is coming to Savannah this weekend. I don't know exactly what to show her because the southern charm of Savannah isn't as strong as it was two months ago. I will give her a spin on my bike, a trip to the beach, good food, a double feature with my friends. What more could a girl ask for? I will tell you what.

SUFJAN SUFJAN SUFJAN.

After years and years of being an avid fan, I am finally making my dream of seeing him a REALITY! I may or may not have wooed my first boyfriend in 7th grade with his lyrics. It has been some time coming. What can I say, his music "has gotten me through." My sister and a friend are joining me for one delightful road trip to Atlanta. I cannot control my excitement.

This weekend, have a listen to some Sufjan songs:
Casimir Pulaski Day
Decatur, Or, Round of Applause For Your Stepmother!
Sister Winter
The Avalanche
Enchanting Ghost
Age of Adz

The quarter is boiling down, but I still have much to look forward to. Farewell, fellow friends. I will hopefully fill you in on my Sufjan experience. For now, this is what my sister looks like in my dreams...



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fallen Chains

So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

Cal Lane



Cal Lane, sculptor and welder, is one of my current favorite artists. She uses much of the same imagery as I do. Check these out...


Cal Lane writes,

"I like to work as a visual devil’s advocate, using contradiction as a vehicle for finding my way to an empathetic image, an image of opposition that creates a balance - as well as a clash - by comparing and contrasting ideas and materials.This manifested in a series of “Industrial Doilies”, pulling together industrial and domestic life as well as relationships of strong and delicate, masculine and feminine, practical and frivolity, ornament and function. There is also a secondary relationship being explored here, of lace used in religious ceremonies as in weddings, christenings and funerals.

I have always been interested in embracing the very thing that repels me in order to understand it: I prefer to make sense of things or in order to suspend (or pass) judgment.

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.

George Chapman"