2 weeks of summer.

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The timeline for posts is about to get wonky because I'm so backed up on old photos, but I wanted to post these fresh ones today. So who cares, only I will be able to tell, right? 

This summer is about to look very different from most others, since school starts again for me in only two weeks. So I'm squeezing in as many photoshoots with plants and personal painting projects as I can before it's back to the grind. Sheesh. I want to take a nap just thinking about school again.

It's rare for me to share school projects on here, but this week I'm planning on photographing a few pieces. On a side note, one of my downfalls this summer has been creating my very own tumblr. I had one before, but never got into it. So I figured, "Since I hated it last time, might as well give it another try, eh?"

Disastrous is what that is. I am already addicted. Ah. 

Also, that polaroid is something I dug up while laughing over old photo albums. It was the good ol' days when I helped my neighbor water her tropical jungle of a patio. Oh, plants. The joys they bring. 

Lastly, here's a quote from one of my favorite books I re-read this summer:

"'It is a pity to gather wood-flowers. They lose half their witchery away from the green and the flicker. The way to enjoy wood-flowers is to track them down to their remote haunts -- and gloat over them -- and then leave them with backward glances, taking with us only the beguiling memory of their grace and fragrance.'" -The Blue Castle



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I wish it didn't take me so long to create something. Not this drawing in particular. More so the ones incessantly in my mind, which are never created or even drafted. It's finals week over here, and all I've been thinking about are things I should eventually paint, when in reality I should study for my two exams in the 'morrow. 

Oh well. Here's a much-needed blog post to fill this space, even if it was born of procrastination (most of my finest work is).


Art adventures.

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I am drowning in a a world of art. It's in my thoughts. On my phone. Covering my desk and bedroom floor. Everywhere. And it's one of the most satisfying places in my college career I have yet experienced. It's a competitive world out there, but although I feel the general pressure of being a "successful" art student, I also for the first time have a relatively clear vision of where I want to take my art -- or have my art take me. 

This May I face perhaps my most difficult challenge yet -- applying to the Communication Design program at UNT. Although it's hard to share and yet more hard to think about being declined, it's a journey I don't want to hide. 

Now that I am a full time student, with nothing else to consume my time (in short, I quit my job), I have been pouring myself out into my sketchbook. 

I'm excited! (I also drank something with a double shot of espresso today, so yaaaayyyyyyyy!). 


Snow in February

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It's been a bit of a winter wonderland here to past few days. Nobody told me Texas winters involved this much snow, but I'm enjoying it, so long as I get to stay in the comfort of home with books, tea, and let's get real, some wifi. But driving on it? No. Thank. You. My little islander heart is too nervous for such daring things.

The perks of it all, though, are cancelled school and work a grand total of three times this week. Which has been so lovely. So, so lovely. 
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Due to all this time, and even a pretty fun photography assignment in one of my art classes, my camera (Perry) and I have been taking photos like crazy the past few weeks. I think I filled my memory card up quite a few times. Craziness. So here are a few fun shots. 

And I'm trying to be religious about drawing frequently in my newly acquired sketchbook, so perhaps  sharing some very strange doodles is in order. Soon.