Saturday, September 18th, 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments
I was inspired by Meaghan to actually do a birthday list this year. I don’t really want anything in particular (I can think of a few things but they are nonmaterialistic), but here is a list of things that I like, for ideas.
Things that would be great for my birthday:
- Hugs. I really enjoy hugs, they are free, and you probably like hugs too.
- Do something nice! Tell someone that you love that you love them, do a good deed, make friends with a stranger, etc etc so on and so forth, and then tell me about it. If everyone could do this, that would probably be the best.
- Art supplies. I have somewhat specific wants with this one, so if you need any clarification feel free to ask. The only sketchbooks I need are pocket sized/small ones. I like heavy duty drawing paper, charcoals, drawing ink, markers (I like any kinds of markers, but if you can find some super cheap Copic markers I have been wanting some of those.) I don’t really need new drawing pencils, but I wouldn’t complain if I got any (I have this: “Tin containing 12 medium degrees:
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB,F, H, 2H, 3H and 4H” so.. any other drawing sets on the planet other than the one I already have.)
And I loveloveove things like fine line sharpies/fine line black permanent markers. Watercolour paper would be awesome too (I prefer hot pressed)
Art supplies can be tricky with me because I am a little particular about what I want/what stuff I use (like.. I love drawing with vine charcoal, but I hatehatehate drawing with conte and most people who do not draw with either would not notice the difference, other than that conte comes in more colours.) so if you are really worried, gift certificates would also be good.
I DON’T need any paint, pastels, pencil crayons, crayons. I have more than enough of all of those things.
- Clothing – I do not really need any more clothing, but if you feel inclined.. Threadless is awesome, as are gift certificates to clothing stores. (This site also has good t-shirts) I also like socks.. Silly socks, funny ones, knee socks. I want all the socks in the world. Stripey ones are my favorite
- Something that I’ve been meaning to buy is a hard case for my macbook. This is what I’d been looking at, but you can get them cheaper at other places online (ebay, discount stores) so search around. I’m not looking for a particular colour (I’m not a huge fan of orange/yellow but all the other colours are good) and mine is a 15″ macbook pro with a black keyboard (apparently there are some that fit ones with a black keyboard, some that ft ones with the white keyboard)
I could also use a keyboard skin, some type of messenger bag/backpack to keep my laptop and stuff in (I have a backpack and a bag now, but the bag is cheap/not waterproof and the backpack has a broken zipper), and some kind of bag to keep my mouse/charger cable in.
- Books – Used books especially. I read pretty much everything, and I have a thing for antique books.
- Records – I recently got a record player so I’ve been looking for records.. I will honestly take any, but in particular I’m looking for Wayne Newton, The Ink spots, stuff from the 40s/50s/60s (I also want the vinyl of Avalanche by Matthew Good but there is no chance anyone would be able to find it.) I currently have 6 records, so chances are if you get me one.. I don’t already have it.
That’s all that I can think up now for suggestions. Chances are, if you know me well enough that you are getting me something for my birthday, you can think up something awesome that I would like that I didn’t even mention. And you can ask people that know me.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 | Uncategorized | No Comments
This morning’s form of procrastination is going to be writing this blog entry. HELLO. I haven’t posted here in a couple weeks. I’ve been on Christmas break, which means I should have had time to post, but I have no idea where all my time went. This morning I’m waiting for Dad to come pick me up and take me home, and I don’t have a lot of time consuming things to do this morning.. So I figured I would post here.
December! What a busy month. Between finishing up school, working, and being all social and stuff I don’t know where the time went. I had a couple final projects at school, and even a test. I got my final grades back and I have all B’s, my GPA is 3.0. I’m pretty pleased with that. Next semester some of my classes change, and I will have classes such as Colour Theory and 3-D Design now. I’ll also have an extra media class on Fridays, which is pretty exciting. first I get Fashion Design and Photography, then I have Ceramics and Metal Arts. I won’t lie, I’m probably most excited about taking Photography. We use what people refer to as “real” cameras with black and white film and will be developing our own pictures, so that is going to be really awesome. I’ll probably just go around taking pictures of people and developing them for fun.
Work is well, work haha. We had a “staff appreciation” aka Christmas party and we went bowling, which was actually pretty fun.
Social things.. I had a few parties that I went to and there were a few nights that involved staying up until very early hours of the AM, which is always fun. School people had an ugly Christmas sweater party, which was really fun.
Annd.. Yeah, that’s probably about it. Christmas shopping, hanging out with people, good times.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Because multiple people have been all “OMG WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS!!111!!!111ONEELEVENTY!!111″, here is some stuff for ideas. I do not really want anything materialistic in particular, so these are just ‘ideas of things I like’
there’s a small wishlist I’m slowly adding stuff to here.
- grapathy shirt
- gift cards to: Superstore, shoppers, hmv, chapters, american eagle,
so on and so forth
- earl grey vanilla tea
- I do like random sketchbooks/art supplies/paper/etc etc.
- things like kneesocks/awesomely printed socks in general
- bath stuff/nice smelling soap
- If you see something and go “hey, Sarah would like that!” it is probably a good idea (or maybe not, consult my mother.)
- If none of these things appeal to you/you need more ideas, EMAIL MY MOTHER. She says I’m easy to buy for, so she must have some ideas.
Monday, November 30th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments
A point form list:
- Scarves. I bought a new one recently and it is amazing.
- Knee high socks. I walk pretty much everywhere and they keep my legs super warm. Also, they’re cute. I have ones like these and they’re basically my favorite. I also want these ones way bad, but that’s way too much for socks.
- Sketch books. I have one that I’m required to do for school, but it’s really nice to have something to doodle in. I also bought a journal for the same purpose, but more for writing. Because really, who does that anymore?
- Making playlists. For one, I listen to some sweet music. For the second, I can look back and see what I was listening to whenever I want.
- Earl Grey tea. Who doesn’t love tea?
- Going out for coffee and walks. It was really, really warm this November. I was glad to be able to walk to school and back rather than taking the bus! And coffee is just awesome in general, so.
And now it’s almost December, which means almost Christmas. And that adventure post is coming!
Friday, November 27th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Thursday night, there was an adventure.
My friend (I’m not sure if ‘friend’ or ‘acquaintance’ is the appropriate word here, I call everyone by the name friend.) Marie wanted to go buy a game from a guy. This game was on the north side. See, in the city I live in.. It’s a nice city, but the north side is ‘the sketchy end of town.’ So, she asked me and Mike to go along, and we managed to convince Mike because then it’d be an adventure. So we drove over and got the game. After that, we decided we should go find something else to do.. so we went to Wal-Mart, which is open until the late hour of midnight. Obviously we went to the games section first. Then I wanted to look at craft stuff, which was obviously exciting. We also checked out the Christmas stuff, which was hilarious because they had those stuffed animals that talk.. One of them was one where you were supposed to record a message, so Mike recorded “TONIGHT. YOU.” in a creepy voice (if you’ve heard of Hand Banana from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, you will know what I’m talking about.. If not, don’t ask.) which was hilarious, because then it was like.. What if some old lady buys it and doesn’t erase it and gives it to her grandchild? There was also a lady in the same section who was apparently very amused by us.
Anyways, so as Marie was going to pay, there was a rack of Woman’s summer shoes on sale for fifty cents. So I tried on this pair of high heel sandals and was all, oh, haha, what if I bought them. I didn’t because I didn’t have 50 cents on me. As we were leaving, I said that I wouldn’t be able to walk in them anyways. So then Mike starts saying “Oh, if you’d bought them I would have tried them on, heels can’t be that hard to walk in, etc etc”
Yeah, so we went back in and bought them. FIFTY CENTS. And they’re pretty nice. Marie and I were trying to convince Mike to try them on in the store, but he said no.. But he’d try them on in the parking lot if I bought a pair.
So, Mike put them on and managed to walk in them! He actually didn’t do too bad of a job and it was pretty impressive. He also kept bragging because it apparently was not that hard to walk in heels, so his point was made. They also didn’t look terrible, he wore them quite well. Marie also got some pictures, though those obviously will never be published to the internet… cough cough.
Anyways, that was the adventure! I don’t know how we got from video games to Mike walking around in heels, but hey.
Friday, November 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Apparently I haven’t updated in 11 days.. Wow, I started forgetting to update this regularly sooner than I though. Since I started the last post with some music, I will also post music in this one.
This song has been on repeat for a bit, I originally heard him.. I can’t remember where, somewhere on the internet. This song was played at the end of the last House episode, which I just watched yesterday, so that’s been on repeat since then. Today in class we had a project that involved music, and someone in my class picked this song for their project and since then it’s been stuck in my head.
Anyways! What I’ve been up to. I had classes all this week and last week, and I can’t remember anything particularly special happening. Mam and Carl came up for a visit on Tuesday, so me, them, Addison and Kaytlyn all went out for supper and that was pretty fun. For the rest of the week, I had no school on Wednesday because of remembrance day. I also recall hanging out with Kaytlyn as well as my friend Mike at some point in there. Apparently I’m doing pretty good in graphics, at least on the project we were working on, so I’m pleased with that. For the weekend, I worked quite late both Friday and Saturday. My Aunt Glenda came up for a visit on Saturday, which was short but enjoyable! I’m now pretty excited for Christmas, because Glenda and my grandfather Adrian are both coming to my parents place for it! so that should be fun.
Oh, and I never posted about my friend Mike.. I bother him a lot, so he’ll probably get mentioned (I think at one point since I’ve had this blog, he said something ridiculous and then told me to post it because he wanted on here) Anyways.. He hungers for hands?
This week.. Sunday I hung out with people from school. Monday there was a meteor shower, which Mike and I tried to watch but it was too cloudy (We even went to the north side, luckily we didn’t get shanked by a hobo.) Tuesday was the school week starting again.. We had to do powerpoint presentations. For drawing we did value drawings with vine charcoal, which I really enjoyed. In art history this week, we learned a lot about Asian art, including stuff about Buddhism which was SUPER interesting and I really enjoyed. For my Creative Process class, I had to subvert a cliche and made this. For design class today, we had to represent a song with a designed image. I will possibly post pictures of mine later, but lets just say I spent 4 hours last night cutting out anatomical hearts out of paper.
Tonight there was an adventure, but that gets its own entry (OMG) so I will save that for the next entry (it is totally worth the wait though)
Monday, November 9th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments
First off, I want to let you know that I found this cover, and am posting it because it reminded me of my mother.
So, since I last posted.. Thursday I had a class called 2-D Design (Which will now be referred to as ‘design class’) which is one of my favorites out of all of them. Our assignment for this week was that we were given a sheet of shapes (long.. rods/sticks? squares, circles and triangles) and with that, we had to create a design that showed a good use of scale, balance and proportion. The only other problem was that we were only allowed to use what shapes were on the sheet, and we has to make one with an off-white background with shapes that were grey, white and black (We didn’t have to use all the shapes, just all the colours), and then we had to replicate it in colour in a manner that would change how it was seen. So, after much rearranging of shapes, this is what my final piece came out as (sorry my camera is picky with lighting):
It was received pretty well, so I’m glad about that. I also cut the mat for it (the black frame) which is something we learned how to do a few weeks ago. Design class is a lot of fun in general, because while we’re doing in-class work, we listen to music on youtube and dance and it is generally a fun time.
Friday I had graphics class, and what we’re working on now is photo manipulation.. On pictures of people in the class (and the teacher) and it is a LOT of fun, and there was a lot of laughing in class. I also had to work on Friday, and due to some staff complications I ended up having to close, which means I didn’t get home until 2 in the morning. I wasn’t scheduled to work on Saturday (I mostly just work 2 shifts a week, and usually it’s Friday and Saturday night.. This week I’d worked Sunday and had Saturday off) but they called me at 5 and asked if I could come in to close because they were short staffed.
Today I didn’t do much.. I bought groceries, I went for a walk because it was really nice out, and I hung out with Addison and Kaytlyn for awhile.. and I procrastinated on writing my essay that’s due on Tuesday! (It’s half done now..!) All in all, an exciting week. Actually, that was kind of a boring week because it was just schoolhomeworkworkwork because I didn’t do anything social at all. Alas, there is always next week!
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 7 Comments
I’m going to try and be brief on this one, as writing this is a break from homework.
HELLO! First post. Party time obviously. So, I am Andrea’s daughter and Dianne’s granddaughter. From now on, they will be referred to as “Mom/Mum” and “Mam” (When Addison, my brother, was born, my grandmother said that she was too young to be a grandmother and for us to call her Mam instead, and the name stuck) since using their first names seems really strange. I am the newest addition to Mom’s website, making this a website that has three generations of bloggers on it.
You may be wondering why this blog is called what it is. I happen to be in college, who would have thought? I was homeschooled for the rest of my education and am now attending a craft and design college. The program I’m in right now covers.. Well, pretty much everything (drawing, design, colour theory, creative classes, art history, writing) and various “media classes”, where you actually get to go in the studio and make things. We only have each studio for 7 weeks until we move onto the next one, and after this year is done you can decide which one you want to go in. I’m pretty set to go into graphics, which I just started last Friday. The media class I had before that was textiles (surface design and fiber arts), which I really enjoyed (I’m pretty sure I will end up buying a loom someday.)
Aside from school, I also work at a place called Panago, which some of you may have heard of before. I’ve been working there since mid-August and it is a pretty good place. I usually end up working cash, so I don’t get to make pizzas that often, but i do get to talk to people about pizza and delicious things. (Oh, and my co-workers are fun)
I also do social things with a number of people, which will come up as they come up, I guess. Generally I’m really busy. Here is an example of last Friday to today:
Friday – Graphics class, work, Addison’s birthday party
Saturday – Work, Halloween party
Sunday – Work
Monday – Mom, Meaghan and Emma came for a visit, homework
Tuesday – School (Tuesdays I have school from 9am to 8pm)
Today (Wednesday) – School
And then tomorrow is more school, the day after that I have school and work, and shockingly enough I’m not working this Saturday.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep up posting/have interesting things to post about. I have a few ideas for categories/regular things I can post, but I’m not sure yet. (Also, anyone that I see on a regular basis that may be reading this – if you do not want me to mention you for whatever reason, please let me know. I know people can be picky about stuff like that, so yes.)