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The sun’s shining and all I want to do is walk around outside soaking it all up.
Well, school’s a thing and I have to finish homework, so…
ps. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged last… Just a tad rustyy.
pps. Yeuhhh, you can see the reflection of my hand in my glasses. #kewl
This whole week, I was dreading RDG… but, after all the dress rehearsals and high energy from everyone, I’m excited.
Mixed a giant puddle of skin color today. #painting #selfportrait #progress
Giraffes are known for their spots and long lashes.
and height, but whatever.
“cuz youuuu take me the way I am.”
I… I have no words. I need to close all these tabs, turn off my computer, stick it in a box, and throw it into my metaphorical attic. Or I could just cut my credit card in half.
1. Love it.
2. Best stress reliever.
My friend and I have a style blog if ya wanna go checkittt.
I have a few photos I wanna post cuz they make me smile. :]
Even though I didn’t place in the strawburry17’s video contest, I got to spend quality time with these two lovelies. :]
Went to Opal Creek in Oregon a couple weekends ago with a group of friends. Water was wayyy cold, but good day none the less. :]
Yes, the fair is way too overpriced, but scones!
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Housemate Jasmine bought these at the Farmer’s Market and they made me happy every time I saw them.
Blue blue blue. Shot this on the way back from the Sound.
It’s a Monday which means one of two things:
1. I’m sleepy.
2. I have lots of homework to do since I procrastinated over the weekend. Surprise surprise.
Lots has happened since my last post.
But, I’ll tell you about them as they relate to my future posts.
Life has thrown me a lot of things these past two months-both good and not-so-nice. Good being opportunities to improve my artistic talent and the ability and inspiration to make my current dreamlette of having my own t-shirt line a reality. I took a couple art classes during the month of July to take care of my art prereq. They were four hours classes back to back four days a week for four weeks. It was exhausting, but definitely worth it. I learned a lot more than my dad could teach me since him teaching me isn’t really teaching me. It’s more like pointing out everything I did wrong and not letting me realize on my own.
My shirt line called hullo (& co.? dunno yet) is underway. I’m finalizing three designs and working on two more. I screen-printed one of the simpler designs for the people in my music video to wear. Just seeing the design on an actual t-shirt was exhilarating. This little dream I have can actually become reality. I’m still in the process of finding the best POD sites to start with. I may just print off maybe 50 shirts and sell them myself, but it may result in me wasting more money. We’ll see. Hopefully I’ll have three designs up by November!
We’re on week three of classes and it feels like week 89. I’m learning a lot and I like all my classes, but it’s school. Thanks, life for the good in not-so-nice clothing.
Last Saturday, I went to Opal Creek in Oregon with a small group of friends. I’m not big on the huge group outings, but I’ll go if I have to. I’m an extroverted introvert who likes intimacy. The hike wasn’t much of a hike, but more of a walk up a really really long gravel driveway with swimming holes along the way. The water was freezing, but the spots were gorgeous. We only reached the second hole since we wanted to make it back to Portland in time for sushi, but it was good enough for me. The frigidness of the water became more of a really really cold and the swimming became actual swimming instead of screaming “IT’S SO COLD” and flailing around. There were good conversations throughout the day and lots of laughs shared. We left around 8am and came back around 12:30am. We were all delusional at that point and just wanted bed. I’ll post photos later. This’ll be an actual text post that you’ll have to read without pretty photos to rest your eyes SUCK IT UP.
Lately, I’ve been questioning friends and how much I want them to be involved in my life. It’s all boiled down to having different values, attitudes, and behaviors, I’ve realized. I feel frustrated and angry whenever things crop up (usually little things) that make us butt heads. I’d think it was their fault, and then I’d think it was my fault, and then I’d realize it’s all started from our values and beliefs. I never thought being a Christian and having non-Christian friends could be difficult, but it definitely can be. I’m not saying at all that having non-Christian friends is a bad thing. That’s ridiculous. Some of my friends have values that are wayyy different from mine. Others are basically other me’s. It’s just how we react to situations in different ways. I dunno. I’m thankful for the friends I have who are always there for me, honest when I don’t want them to be, and with whom I never stupidly argue with. Yes, they exist and I would be going crazy if they didn’t! Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I had five friends or something. I’m just rambling now. I guess how I deal with them is a reflection and testing of my character. Like, refusing gossip if they say, “omg, I have something to tell you about thisonegirl” since it’s not for me to know to begin with, or settling a disagreement calmly and logically so as not to fuel their anger bull with a red flag. So, there’s a good not-so-nice.
There’s this little thing called rejection. I don’t want this to come across in the wrong way, but I haven’t experienced a lot of it in my lifetime. at all. That explains why me not getting into the second dance I wanted in rdg made me a little depressed. Okay, not depressed. I’m not that pathetic. These three semesters I’ve done rdg, I’ve gotten into my top dances. After I checked the cast list and didn’t see the names I wanted to see, I over thought everything and moped around for a bit before realizing it was actually good thing. I got into my first choice dance which should be enough. As I thought about it more, I decided it was better that I didn’t get it. Not only is it better for my schedule since I already have a lot on my plate, but I also need to deal with rejection sometimes-even little things like this. Imagine me experiencing rejection for the first time as my dream job doesn’t hire me. Ooooh, not a pretty picture.
So, life threw me a good in disguise there.
I guess life is good. Like, all the time. It’s just how we interpret those situations that make them seem not-so-nice. I should make a giant poster that says, “Life is always always always always always good. Accept it.” or something.
I’m itching to workout (I’m a fitness+health freak now, didja know?) so I’ll leave you with that.
Much love and cups of greek yogurt (mmmmm),
Shot part of a video for class on an inflatable mattress in an orchard.
It’s about dreaming. Go figure.
It’s not even in third person, so you don’t get this view. Brainstorming ideas for use of this set up in other videos!
Happy July 18th!