Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Undecided no longer

As I was walking out of the art building tonight I slung my portfolio over my back and I realized that I was finally that girl I wanted to be. Before I was an art major I was a journalism major, then an education major, then just an English major, then back to journalism. I had a small crisis when I started college where I could not commit to one thing and I wasnt ready to do what I really wanted to do. Every time I went by the art building and some stylish girl walked out with her portfolio in tow my eyes would follow her down the side walk. I tried to imagine what her class was like she had just left and how cool it must be to have your schedule loaded down with studios. Tonight for the first time I realized I am finally exactly who I want to be, I even have a pretty new plaid trench coat to cover the stylish aspect.
Here is Mark and my latest creation. Victoria on the front of a hand tea stained t-shirt. I think she is pretty cool.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What Mark and I have been working on for the past couple days.

Chandelier Curtains

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I spent 11 hours in the photo lab today.

At least some good came out of it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

We should all look up

Waiting for lunch between two of my favorite guys. Why is it the only part of eating out I remember the waiting before and the conversation after?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Dinner Conversations

"You know what movie I want to watch?"

"What movie?"

"Space Jam."

"You are so weird."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Open for Buisness

A while ago Mark and I opened up and esty shop and high off the thrill of our first sell we drove out to Hobby Lobby tonight to pick up the materials we needed to make these. I think they are pretty cute. It would be super cool if some one bought them, but for me its all about getting to make something. I love making things. I make things and then after I am done I think well that was fun and then usually forget about whatever it was I was making. I love the thrill of seeing something I created no matter how useless it is. And now that I have got Mark pulled in to my world of needing to create things I don't have to feel guilty about spending money on things like ribbons, acrylic medium, or weird old photographs.

Monday, October 8, 2007

It's True

Yesterday Mark's coworker asked him if he really enjoyed being twenty and married in that tone of voice that says you really can't enjoy being twenty and married because that is disgusting. The thing about Mark and me is that we are not normal, we never have been. We do not enjoy the things the stereotypes of our age group says we should enjoy. I have always believed stereotypes are there for a reason and this is in no way not the case. Most college aged people are really, really, really annoying and enjoy doing stupid things.
I'm not saying that Mark and I aren't really annoying. I hope we aren't, but I think I might be a little biased in making that judgment so I will leave it up to everyone else. Annoying or not we do not fit in to our college crowd. We enjoy having the house off campus out where none of the parties are to be found, every time we see our with friend the overwhelming urge to be drinking does not over come us. No. We do not have any interest in a game of Beer Pong. Yes. We enjoy being married at twenty.... Oh! and for our honeymoon we totally went to Walt Disney World.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A little Alice

There are very few things that I have ever felt I couldn't live with out upon first sight. Mark, of course is one example the other is this pendant from Tiffany Electra's new store Tartx. I absolutely love all of her work. So much so that she inspired me to create something of my own. Which I haven't felt in a while.

So thanks Tiffany.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Way We Were

Photo Friday

Ilford HP5

The last couple weeks I have spent thinking and worrying about all of the stuff I have to get done. Then I realized that since I had gotten the hang of my classes this semester I was letting myself take on more and more projects. I have decided that while I am in school that is what I am going to focus on.
I was really not linking my photos for a while. It's time to start spending more time with my camera and my images. I spent all night in the photo lab scanning all of my film in to the computer. I love the look of film, but I hate printing in the dark room it takes forever and is so exspenisive but I think it is a dieing art form so I love that I get to experience spending hours bending over chemicals for that one really good print.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tuesday Night Dinner

I decided that I wanted to make my Mom's Chile Soup tonight. It was always one of my favorite meals she made. I had made it before on those nights when she wasn't home in time to make dinner and as the oldest girl the responsibility of food fell to me. I remembered it being super easy but I couldn't remember any thing she put it in. So before I left for the grocery store I called her up and asked her how she made it.

"Oh, I always just made the recipe of the back of the McCormick Chile Seasoning Packet."

And I thought it was some special recipe that only my mom knew about.

Mom's Chile Soup

1 Chile Seasoning Packet
1 lb Ground Beef
2 Cans Diced Tomatos
2 Cans Spicy Kidney Beans

1. In a large skillet cook the beef, drain fat transfer to large pot.

2. Mix in seasoning, tomatoes, and beans with the liquid. Bring to boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes occasionally stirring.

3. Enjoy