Sep 29, 2009

ID cards

This is my first real project in my Intro to Graphic Design class.
It's mostly lecture, but so far it's pretty good.
Anyway, about the assignment!  We have to design 6 different ID cards for the school--let's just say that our current cards leave a little to be desired...
Anyway, while they all need to look similar there are different requirements for each.  There needs to be a Student, Faculty/Staff, a Library.  Also, we have to make 3 vertical designs: Security, maintenance and food service.
Feed back is lovely - it helps =)
This is due next week sometime so hopefully by then I'll have more finished designs posted--these are just my starters...

Oh, I took and edited the photo myself this afternoon. 

Updated 10/15/09
I just got my grade back this morning:  an A-!!  And professor Shaw said that I had the best use of color in the class, which is awesome!  And very encouraging, I have been very discouraged with my design classes.  This is still very new for me, and I'm not always completely positive how good my designs are.

Sep 24, 2009

Dear Homework,

Dear Homework,

If you died, I cannot say that I would mourn your loss at all -- even considering all the time we've spent together.
In fact, I would honestly say that you got your just reward. Keeping me from the social aspects of college life, sleep and sanity has made you a nuisance and I no longer enjoy your company--I do not believe I ever did.

I am sorry that things have to be this way, but unless you change your nature this is just how life will continue between us,

Sep 21, 2009

Screaming During Quiet Hours

So there is a space behind the dressers in our room.  It's under the beds so Emily and I don't think about it a whole lot, but you can see it if you look underneath my desk.  More specifically, the only way to get in and out of it is by crawling under my desk.  Needless to say, I am not very fond of that dark, little dwelling.  To top it off, I have a foot phobia.  Nothing major, but it gets bad when something cold is by my feet or when something I don't expect touches/grabs my feet.
For example, if we're sitting on the couch with our feet on an ottoman or something and our feet touch, I will jump and my feet will feel uncomfortable for a few seconds.  Also, when I'm in a lake I try to keep my feet close to my body because I don't like having my feet in the cold water at the bottom (my skin's crawling from the thought).

Anyway, last night (during quiet hours) I came in from the bathroom after brushing my teeth and I started to talk to Emily about something.  After a few minutes I walk towards my desk to grab my notes so that I can study one last time before bed.  Next thing I know, Becky--my RA-- jumps out from under my desk and grabs my feet!!!
I jumped about 5 feet into the air (screaming at the top of my lungs).  It was quite a theatrical accomplishment, and if I had not been so terrified it would have been very funny.  I actually think it's funny now, but at the time I was really shaken up!  So I just ran out of the room.  haha

Stay tuned, there will be revenge.  And it will be amazing.

Blond moments

I have a feeling that this blog will also become a vault where all of the stupid things that I do, and all the funny/terrible/sad/ironic things that happen in college.
I have had quite a few moments in the past two weeks where my blond-ness (that I unknowingly possessed until about 3 weeks ago) has shown itself in the most unreasonable manner.
To start off, we (the roomie and I) have a quote wall in our room now.  While we have a pretty even split written up there, I have noticed that most of the stupid/thoughtless comments that have been made in the day-to-day life of us have been mine!  I just make sure that I write all of Em's down so that I don't feel like such a loner

Saturday is a good example of my newly acquired blondness::
Emily was gone for the weekend and I was quite lonely.  Thankfully it was a good weekend for me to be roommate-less because the amount of homework I had was nothing to brag about.  So Saturday morning, I got ready for the day, went to breakfast and locked the door to my room.  This may sound mean, but I really needed to get this homework done and I knew that unless I locked all of my friends out it would never happen!  (Emily and I have a very social room)  I sleep on the top bunk in our room, and I really like to study up there too - it's just comfortable (extremely!) and out of the way.  
So I was studying Typography up there on this particular morning.  The door is locked, I'm readying large textbooks, eating chocolate, and the ladder is leaning against the bed (rather than being hooked on).  Then I decide that I have to use the bathroom...  
I am about half way down the ladder when it leaves me.  Completely.  So there I am, dangling from my bed.  Thankfully I had grabbed onto my bed so I did not fall all the way down.  I began to envision myself hanging off the side of my bed for the rest of the weekend.  Door locked, pathetically  yelling for my RA to come and help me down.  Then I realized that I could climb down quite easily by stepping on Emily's bed (which is about 2.3 feet under my own).
Needless to say, I felt pretty stupid and the ladder will never again rest on the bed.

Sep 10, 2009

Artists Are Among Us - Show

These photos are of my piece in the art show!  Very exciting, I wish I could be there.  I didn't place but I'm okay with that -- the pieces that DID place are a little different to say the least and I am not altogether sure why they did place, but I would really have to see it up close and personal.  They were creative and unique to be sure, which always plays a big part in any contest.  The "Best in Show" piece was fantastic!  Well thought out, and I'm sure that it was very time consuming.
Anyway, mom and dad went to the show opening and took pictures for me.  I wish I could see it, but I'd rather not miss school.

Sep 9, 2009

Floor Shirt Ideas

I was asked to design the floor shirts this year!  I'm very excited about it, but I'm nervous too.  I really want to do a good job, and this is my first design that will be used around campus.  Not only will the girls on my floor wear it, but my professors will see it and that will reflect on me (tons!).

Our floor motto is “This changes everything”, and we have lots of black and white with pops of color.  The red flowers/stars are the pops of color - but they would be a little different on each shirt.  We will color the flowers (that will be printed white) in with sharpies so that everyone’s will be a little different.

The front of the shirt has the motto on it and the back has Galatians 5:13 on it and will have the names of each girl on the floor.  I haven't picked a spot for "Gainey 2nd South" to go yet, but I'm thinking either before the names (kind of like a header), or in the lower right hand corner on the front...  still thinking about that.

Anyway, I would really appreciate the feedback