whew long time no scrive.... so I decided I wanted to add some more flare to my blog. I already posted the pictures of the most recent blog so don't be expecting any flare considering there are a million pictures to keep yourself busy with.. not that there weren't enough on this blog.
so to start it off.. a picture from a graphic design book, don't remember the name, no one is surprised.. but it is full of color and again no one is surprised..
second picture... I just really liked the way it looked. maybe some day benji will look like her and then she will have a similar picture taken during her senior pictures.. shut up youre friends with me.
business card. special thanks to my model Hannah. after making it realized that #1 it is too busy for a business card and #2 if it were a business card I would expect it to be for either a prostitute or a strip club. overall, job well done me.
First design for screen printing. If you remember my post about the Space disco, maybe this will give you an idea of exactly how what it wasn't like. This is what I was hoping it was like, and even after attending this nutso club, I still decided to be in denial and pretend it was like this. The drawing was in black and white, but I had to decide on colors so I messed with it in photoshop, thank you TC 321 for teaching me how to save and load selections. The point is that this isn't the actual print, but it will look similar to this after I am done.
this is my first batiking project. This picture does not do it justice, not that it is spektacularly awesome at this point anyway, but this picture makes mary look somewhat sun burnt. Maybe she does and I didn't realize it, but I will update you on that.
I like screen printing a lot better because in batik it is much harder to make obnoxious 80s colors.
And just for your information, I am not that big a fan of the 80s, just the colors, some of the music, movies, and of course their tripendicular dance moves.
Vivi and I finally ate sushi at the Wabi Sabi giaoponese restaurant across the street from our apartment. The sushi was decent, good, but only decent because it didn't have the creamy orange sauce that I wish I knew the name of. It was also over priced and after 35 euro we ended up having to eat a real dinner when we got home.. I should've taken pictures of the actual restaurant, but of course I didn't.
Finally I posted the picture of my favorite bike, which taunts me every day as I walk buy it, asking me to steal it. Maybe I will photoshop a new bike picture with me riding it. Wait patiently.
These are a few pictures of Vivi and my favorite coffe/ caffe shop. Lattes are 1.20 euro and for future reference I like my italian lattes with 2 packets of sugar/ zuccero.
Now, SURPRISE! my dad had to travel through florence during a business trip, so I spent the weekend with him. This is looking down onto one of the less busy streets of florence. All tourists, maybe 2 actual italians and possibly even waldo.
We went to Accademia to see the museum, made friends with an older couple who very pro Obama. Of course there was a political debate between my dad and the lady, and of course I just stood there awkwardly. Anyway we ended up leaving the huge line at Accademia and went and bought tickets for a reserved time, which not only saved us 4 euro, but gave us an exact time we could go in at.
This picture is in front of the courtyard at the convent. This is where many Fra Angelico paintings can be found, in case any of you art gurus are reading this.. (guru? is that spelling correct)?
Let me emphasize, that I actually liked the couple that we met, and that it wasn't a heated debate, just a debate.
Pictures of the michelangelo David. Supposedly you couldn't take pictures, but since no one ever yelled at me I was confused and just took a million. Here's 3 out of the million. Got a good picture of his back side too.
some may think seeing their dad in this type of ensemble might be weird. but so is kissing your parents on the lips when you are 21. think about it.
so favorite part of the visit, my dad and I decided to rent a motorcycle. Motorcycle was his choice and vespa was mine, but age over rules any decision, so we got the motorcycle. If you are wondering if he regretted this decision the next day.. the answer is yes.
So we rode to the top of the hill which over looks all of florence and is known for another Michelangelo David statue. When we got to the top of the hill I was too overwhelmed with the view that I barely got a shot of the actual statue.
after getting lost a few times in the mountains looking for a random castle, which we never found by the way, we found the chapel where many famous people were buried. I remember hearing exact names during my art history class, but unfortunately my memory surprisingly failed me again. I'll get back to you on that again.. unless I forget. sorry
My dad insisted that I look like I am driving the motorcycle. Good timing because I was just getting into the biker chick persona and out of the coffee house babe phase.
I am writing above the pictures for the last few. So I was watching baby mama the other day, and while sitting in class... my class that is taught in italian.. I decided that I should morph some of my friends and their boyfriend/non boyfriend slash actual girlfriend to give them a preview of their future children.. Here are the results.. hilarious and hopefully not true, for all of our sakes anyway.
Crazy rice by mister good. found only at the 1 euro store. actually you might be able to find it somewhere else. but the point is.. I ate it. Myth busted.. not so crazy.. special thanks to eric for always taking creepy skype pictures of me..
I have been trying to put up videos all the time for you all to watch, but they never upload because our internet is not fast enough.. so here is one, but its really not that exciting. I really want to upload the one of these two guys that were ballroom dancing together .. not drunk.. I will keep trying
miss you all
kind of anyway
shout out to all my TC majors: Don't worry I saw Ann and she made it here safetly
Mckshilling (haha thats a good one)