Nov 14, 2010

Climb Every Mountain

PhotoShop project. We had to do a merge of two or more photos (I did 3) in Adobe PhotoShop. The major concerns were light—same strength and direction—and quality. The hardest part was finding images that would work! After that, putting it together wasn't too hard at all. Hopefully the merge was successful—obviously the goal is to make it appear as though the final product actually happened.

Nov 12, 2010

Little Heart Throb

Highlight of my day: playing with a 3 year-old. This week has been rather stressful to say the least. And it looks like the rest of the semester will be similar, if not worse. But God is good and will provide—how can I doubt that when He has provided so much for me already? But I digress, I was able to escape a little bit of the stress this afternoon by spending time with little Jackson Luke. He was with one of his babysitters who lives in the building next door—but she is a dear and let me know about it before hand so that I could come over and visit! So we ran around the 'train tracks', ran away from bears, tigers and lions, played hid and seek tag (3 different versions), discussed Operation Christmas Child boxes, looked for and at his fliers and used the word 'why' in every sentence.
After running, swinging, tickling, whispering, jumping, giggling and running even more I was exhausted! But my spirit was refreshed and I have been a little more motivated to do some homework this afternoon.
I love that boy :]

Nov 5, 2010

Snow in the Art Center

First snow of the year!!! And if there was any form of precipitation in the art center, I am positive that it would be snowing in here too! 2 sweaters + 2 pairs of socks and I'm still cold?
Yet another poem—I love the image this pulls up (and the memories...)

Sing a song of winter,
Of frosty clouds in air.
Sing a song of snowflakes
Falling everywhere.

Sing a song of winter.
Sing a song of sleds.
Sing a song of tumbling
Over heels and heads.

Up and down a hillside
When the moon is bright,
Sledding is a tiptop
Wintertime delight.

--Norman C. Schlichter

Mint Chocolate Chip Moments

I would like to encourage you all to read my roommate's blog(Britney)—it's pretty great!
Shows some of her quirky side, shares her spiritual growth and gives some much needed encouragement.
I made this for her last Christmas but totally forgot to give it to her! Haha, oh well :)

Nov 4, 2010

New Toys

My parents (who are absolutely wonderful) bought me a huge box of colored pencils! And not the very thin—the beautiful oil based pencils :]
Unfortunately I have had a mix of timidity as well as a lack of time (since classes started), and have not had a chance to use them until this past Sunday night.
But I couldn't resist on Sunday—I had to break them out.
And then I fell in love. They flow so beautifully—I just love using them! This is the result of my first experiment—working off of a picture of my friend's youngest boy that I stole. Probably not the wisest selection of photos, but I wanted the 3/4 view and this was the best one I could find on short notice.
I do like it, but I had so much fun doing it that that might have tainted my opinion... I have gotten some good feedback thus far, but unfortunately my professors think it's creepy! I was a little surprised, but I guess I can get over it, haha

Critique welcome of course (I already know that the wings of the nose are too small)