Monday, June 27, 2011

Today

I checked my mail. I got a package slip

I opened up the package


I popped the fun, giant bubblewrap that I found inside


And then I noticed. I got a book.
It looks like this

(FOR NOW)

The goal is to kind of let yourself go... and just.... do.
You follow the random instructions on a page, and do the thing it tells you.
The rules are simple and kind of vague sometimes, so you can do whatever it is you please pretty much.

This has kinda been a hard thing for me. The letting go thing.
I started with the hardest one, the one that forced me to truely ruin a part of the book:



And I figured, go big or go home right?
So... I kind of kicked it since I couldn't find any string.

And that felt pretty good.
I got a couple funny looks, but what the hey... I am kinda used to that.

So this destructive activity led to another:

So as I walked along with the cousin, I hurled the book at the ground, into a grassy place, and it crumpled more, and got a few stains.

Now that I am comfortable with destruction, I think that this is going to be a really fun eye opener for me! I am going to try to do a few pages a day. And get more people involved to help me out!

Expect more pages, really soon!

And updates on the poor little books condition....


:)








Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Plans

I am the queen of unfinished goals.
But you know what.
I like it that way.

Then, whenever I get bored, I can go back and find an old project left unfinished, and always be occupied, and get a wide array of things done.... eventually.

I was always that kid with six books on my nightstand, each with a bookmark hanging out of someplace, and I would read some of a different one each night. Or, if I was feeling extra nerdy, a little of each.

With that in mind, I am set off today on a quest.
I am going to the bookstore (which sadly, here in the valley really only is in the mall if you want a new book, or in LC, if you want an overpriced small selection of book)

I am looking for an art book. Perhaps the "Wreck This Journal" or whatever it is. I was interested in that one, I need to open up. I am too afraid of what my own self can do!
Either something like that, or an art instruction book. I need a jumping off point. And I am going to try this summer to do something each day from it, or at least a big work a week or so.

I want to get rolling soon, so I am leaving my perch here in Starbucks.
Wish me luck :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Computerless

Soon we will be returning our MacBooks. :(

I'm sad about this, since, unless I am given one for a graduation present (doubtful :( ) I will be without a computer. Which really doesn't work for me.
The world is increasingly digital, and a lot of my life happens online or at least on a computer.
Not in the sad way either, just in the organizational way, and how I express myself, and keep everything together.

We return them on Wednesday.
IN the meantime... I am playing as much Sims, and doing as much web surfing as possible!

xx

butterfly wings

what a day it has been.
click to enlarge.







I tried my hand at a creepy shot, but all I got was a warm tongue :P



We got our caps and gowns today.


I decorated my cap.


Now it is time for sleep, and tomorrow I will upload more.
xx

Saturday, April 30, 2011

(pre)PROM!

My prom is tonight, and I just finished fixing my dress.
I don't really believe in spending a monsterous amount of money on a dress you'll wear once, so I bought a casual(ish) dress for cheap from JC penneys:

Then, I felt like I wanted it to look a bit fancier...and I am quite tall so the dress was a bit short and I wanted it to reachthe floor. And the more I looked at it... the more I wanted changed. The neckline had a ruffle which I cut off and I took off one strap, and added lace to the front as a tie, and around the bottom.
I am super happy with the result! :



I think that the shape is more flattering, and I am proud of my work on the one strap that  I kept!





the back looks like this:



For my first attempt altering a dress I think I did pretty good :)
And I got my nails done yesterday just a french looking acrylic nail, and I painted over it with colors that match my dress ( The french remains underneath for when I get tired of the color)


Right now I need to go to work... thats why I have no makeup/hair going on here. I just wante dto show someone, since I am so excited :)

I will post a picture of the final look after tonight!

For anyone else going to Prom tonight, or soon:
HAVE FUN, be safe, and smart. And lemme see your dresses! DIY or otherwise! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

An Update From Hawaii!

I really should be out enjoying the sun, but this massive sunburn that Jenna and I don't have isn't permitting me to!
So we are relaxing in the condo.... which is also really nice! There's a pool here, and we are dipping in every so often to sta comfortable, so our skin doesn't fall off.

But otherwise, I am having a great trip! We got snorkle gear, and the rest of the family is off testing out locations, and we've been to an awwesome beach and walked around the cute little shops in Maui.

But this is an update about what I have been doing in Art class! I would post Hawaii pictures.. but for some reason they won't upload. But the ones from Washington imported just fine. Figures. :)

Anyways. We've been doing some work with self portaits.
 I am not a fan. I don't like drawing people that much in the first place, but everyone knows that doing yourself is the hardest of all!
This is what my art room looks like.
We do our painting at those tables in the back, and drawing at the tables in front.
There are posters on the wall that our crazy Swiss teacher puts up, and there are ceramics along the cabinets.






































Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starting up

I did a bit of painting today.
I went to the art supply store and got me some canvases since they were on sale :)
But being weird as I am I painted a picture (only a quick one. 5 or so minutes) on just a piece of black paper.

My mind is boiling over with ideas, I just have to much impatience to focus enough to do them one at a time, so I am doing other things to calm down.
Just you wait.

In Art we've also been doing self portraits.
This has made me a little uncomfortable. 
I will take a picture of what I have to far in class tomorrow.

sincerely
megan



Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

An Update

It's been a little bit since I started the blue hair thing, and at school and with my family, it's been a hit!
I've ended up bleaching more of it (with better finger protection) and now almost all of my hair is blue.
My friend who always dyes her hair was a little put out by it, but I really like it, and I don't know whether I will keep it up.
Anyways, it looks a little like this:




The last two I took today, laying in the snow.
Sooo cold, but I think they turned out nicely :)

Oh yes, I bought a new camera today, so expect more photography soon.
Right now I am a bit busy, compiling a portfolio together to send to Western's Art department tomorrow.
Cross your fingers for me :)

I have also been diving into the cooking world, that is another art form I like- culinary. Pictures of my food and recipe book as that progresses, as well as Operation Kitchen, to revive my mom's love of cooking and whatnot. She's been a little against it since we almost had to move like 3 times. It's a long story, I won't go into the details, but basically she had it all decorated with her fish and things, and then she lost interest after she had to pack it all up so it never came out, and she's dreaded cooking ever since. I want to make her kitchen a place that is easier to love. So pictures and an outline of what I am doing are soon to come!

This blog is going to be up and running soon enough.
Inspiration is everywhere, I just need to look for it more often! :)

sincerely,
megan