my design teacher is a total typography nerd and incorporates typography into the class... perfect! plus, she has amazing glasses. bonus! just a quick blurb about my art class... it's my first formal art class and oh boy i did not realize how much goes into designing a piece of artwork. it's insane. and frankly, (there's that word again :]) it's intimidating to be sitting in class and all of the sudden the teacher says "okay. create!" um... if my creativity has and on and off switch... please, God. help me find it!
well, not much has happened to me lately... except for my first week in college! that was exciting :) but that also means i've been busy. and frankly, i'm quite tired and am only going to leave this quick blurb on here because I have school in the morning.
well, since a City and Colour concert was not an option last night, I met up with my friend Mali... we are hoping to start a weekly tradition of meeting up and watching old movies, or period pieces. Last night, we watched Little Dorrit--I'm hooked! I love BBC mini-series! umm who is psyched for Emma to start tonight? I am! It looks a lot better than the Gwenyth Paltrow version. Anywho... I'm so into Little Dorrit. At first, it was hard for me to get into because Dickens's stories and characters are always so eery... but who wouldn't suffer through it if it meant that you could stare at Matthew Macfadyen?
also, I'm half way through reading Pride and Prejudice... love! After which I will watch the BBC series. I loved Collin Firth in that series :)
so, tonight my best friend/cousin is celebrating her 16th birthday [yay!]. and how? by going to a City and Colour concert! and guess what... I can't go. GRR! i am so so so bummed. I miss my bestest bud :(
one of my favorite 80's movies was on tv today! girls just wanna have fun! with SJP... she was so young! and Helen too! I was trying to find some movie stills, but couldn't find any good ones :) oh well, you can watch the trailer.
2. I can't get enough books. seriously there are so many cool books. If someone were to buy me these books i would love them forever...
(found on amazon.com)
3. lastly, the Coraline soundtrack. I mean, it's amazing. so eery.
jeez. if only things could be free every once in awhile. XO. p.s. vote vote vote! for this video that was submitted by the girls over at mucho mucho bueno bueno to the coconut records music video contest.
here's to not forgetting what this day is really all about.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
but today was my last day of traditional highschool.
beginning on january 25th, i will be a part-time independent study, part-time college student... at age sixteen. am i insane? probably. but insane or not, I can't be in highschool any longer. frankly, I've never enjoyed it. I need a change. I need a challenge. I need art.
I really want to pursue graphic art and begin my portfolio and the art classes offered at my local CC should be incredible (at least when compared to my high school's art classes).
but first, I have an entire week off from school! I'm planning on crafting, vintage shopping, cleaning out my closet.... starting fresh.
i'm very excited :)
anything new on your end of the blog sphere?
p.s. me and my dad are looking for a record player. maybe a suitcase crosley?