Tuesday, August 31, 2010

toilet paper etc

today has been pretty eventful for a day with only one class.

I worked for a few hours on this oil painting of a roll of toilet paper. matching colors is pretty tasking.
not looking too fresh here.
Besides that, I had to install a new car battery! that was pretty fun...

I cooked bratwurst for dinner and o'brien potatoes (cubed potatoes with sauteed onions and bell peppers. mmm)

I went back to studio. I am working on a poster design about children on leashes.

I'm trying to think of one word descriptors that could be put on the poster alongside the leashed children.

maybe....nurture, heel, parent, etc.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I'm the only person in the studio right now and it's a little creepy in this new space.
The only bad part is that during the evening people can see inside and I can't see outside. Opposite in the daylight.

I'm doing some brainstorming on an illustration of Paula Deen and her butter empire. Maybe her intertwined with a giant stick of butter or in a bathtub of butter ala American Beauty.  We'll see where it goes.


check it out

there's a somewhat new up and coming website all collage enthusiasts should check out..


it's pretty neat, you can make an account and show some of your work and see others'


that is mine, I haven't put too much energy into it quite yet, but I will!

Catch Up While I Can

I promised a friend I'd send them a big envelope full of goodies a good month or two ago and I'm finally getting around to it.
Who doesn't love letters and mix CDs?
Case for a mix cd.
Well...lets not kid ourselves...its only because sending mail = getting mail.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Illustration started this past Monday at 8 a.m.... it lasts until 9 p.m that day with two 40 minute breaks for meals and of course small breaks. This is every Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday/Thursday I only have one philosophy class thank goodness.

The first day was rather long but really super exciting, especially because it was my first time seeing the studio space!1!

The sign was made by the head of the department, Steve Mayse. Its backlit and looks really nice.

Well, that's all for now, I have to sleep and read some Communist Manifesto.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

morning after freshman friday

I think I may be hungover. 

This is my reaction to learning about the existence of the ozone layer, and how big I thought my hands were as a child.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Freshman Friday

Today started with an early 7 a.m. wake up and driving to a doctors appointment. I had to get my blood drawn just to make sure everything was a-ok especially considering my springtime fainting spell.
It hurt a little bit but I got the best band aid!
Toy Story 3 was so great.

Can't wait to lounge around the grass in between classes and for fall time. Especially so that the constant hum of Cicadas will cease.
Well, thats all...I'm going to go pick up Anna from the airport at two and then back to midtown we go and ready for the big blow out that is Freshman Friday.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

sophomore year comes anon

blogs seem like a good way to keep people in the know that you don't have time to update regularly on the phone. so, I'm starting one.

Monday marks the first day of my Sophomore year at the Kansas City Art Institute and my first day as an illustration major. I am super anxious/excited/etc of course but mostly glad that I'll have something to focus on and not so much worthless free time.

This summer was sort of a let down in terms of creative outlets/productivity.
Last semester abruptly ended my peaking momentum, which was impossible to regain without outside pressure. But at least it was nice to sleep.

Anyway, now that I'm a grown up girl living it up in midtown I thought it would be nice to have an outlet to keep track of my life. SO my general plans for this blog are to post about school life, art life, food life, etc.

Here is a drawing of one of the chairs in my living room, every time someone sits in one they get spooked by an unexpected sinking of their butt into said chair.
Not a very good depiction of Man-Cat, my roommate's kitty.

Although this summer was pretty slow as a general rule eventually my friends started to come back, yay! Here I am with my roommate, Anna and our friend Molly who lives down the street having fun and celebrating America.
Anna, Molly, and Me

That's all for now!