Wednesday, May 20, 2009

oh my...

I've returned. I'm searching for a job, and I'm stitching away. I've really come to love embroidering. I don't know why, but I do. I did this one to send my Nana in a letter. I was on quite a teapot/bird kick, and I thought, what better a way to enjoy both of my current muses (after getting past the elephant obsession) than to put them together. I was trying to explore the similarities between teapots and birds... 

Currently, I'm trying to do a set of three frames (like the ones on the right by chez-sucre-chez) inspired by the artist Georges D'Espagnat. From what I can tell, he's a lesser known impressionist who taught at l'ecole de beaux arts, but he has a pair of paintings that from what I can tell are the same woman and little girl. One is of this elegant, feminine woman in black standing on the train platform holding the hand of this angelic little girl wearing a pink, fur-trimmed coat. The second is of the woman in all white, walking with a very similar, angelic girl in a pink dress, through the forest. I plan on pairing them with a french saying that I like very much. "Les grandes pensées viennent du coeur." It means "The greatest thoughts come from the heart." I've already finished the platform one. It is on a very pale white muslin. The forest will be on a slightly darker muslin, and the saying will be in white on a dark brown linen. I'm very excited!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Here are a few pictures of the adventure my roommate and I took up the coast after we both were finished with school.

I'm back from college. Just sitting about in Great Falls, lookin' for a job. I've put in a few application with no luck so far. If it doesn't work out I'm probably heading back to camp. We'll see. I have a few more places to go.

I've been playing a good amount of DDR. At least an hour every day. It was a great investment. I went to the library yesterday too to get some books to read. I'm thinking about buying the Sims 2 for my Mac. It just stinks because I could get the Sims 2 and 2 expansion packs for 20$ for PC, but just the first one is forty for Mac. I think I'm going to wait for the Sims 3 to come out and see if the prices go down.

I'm off to get my hair cut. I'm getting awful shaggy.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Year's End

The semester is coming to an end. I have all of my clothes packed. My walls are bare. I'm basically waiting for boxes to pack everything else in. I need to do one more load of laundry with my towels and blankets. Only a week left with my ladies and it is quite sad. I'm going to miss my roommate something fierce next year. Mum and Dad will be here next Friday and we're going to move a few things before heading home. I'm trying to secure a job for the summer so if anyone has any helpful suggestions, I'm all ears. Well. I'm going to listen to some Harry Potter on audiobook and head to bed pretty soon. I've been sick and it is making me very very tired. Good thing I'm on break for another day. I need to study for my 2 exams at the beginning of the week, but them I'm free to pack and hang out until my parents get here.

Goodnight!!! <3

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

almost done...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

the littlest birds...

This little fellow (not my photo) almost flew in my window today! He was very cute and hiding in the big shrub outside my window and looking at me with quite intelligent little eyes. I looked him up, and he is a dark-eyed "oregon" Junco! Very adorable and stereotypically bird-ish. I haven't updated recently, but I have quite a bit of work to do so this will be a short post too. 

I impressed myself today with my clever deal-finding skills. I managed to get 2 games of DDR and 2 of the mats I wanted for half the price of the original bundle I was going to get. I got my State tax returns and decided a while ago that I wanted to buy DDR with it because it is something I've wanted for a while. So that is ordered and will be waiting for me when I get back to Great Falls.

I changed my header image. It is a pixellated close up of Olive's tail. I edited to get the intense fuzzy colours. What does everyone think of it?

Lastly, here is my to do list in order of importance (due date):
1. French Presentation (due Monday)
2. Communications Paper (due Tuesday)
3. Communications Presentation (due Tuesday)
4. Lifeline Paper (due Wednesday)
5. French paper (due Wednesday)

I wish I could post my French paper on here because the topic is actually very interesting, however it is in French so not that many of my readers would understand it. When I finish my presentation, I'm going to email it to my French teacher from last year. It has been a stressful little topic, but I've enjoyed writing it.

I haven't been very crafty lately. I did embroider something for my Nana last week and took a picture, so when I get a chance I will post that photo and I will also post photos of my concert as soon as I can.

Have a great weekend!