Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 116!

Ah, look how amazing this is!

Dan decided to be crafty and make me a Mockingjay pin like the one from The Hunger Games. It's the coolest thing. He's going to make some for etsy and sell them. Anyone want to buy one?

I think it'd make an awesome Christmas gift.

And if you don't know what The Hunger Games is, go look it up! It's a really great book (there are three of them actually) that they're making into a movie.

"They let you wear one thing from your district in the arena. One thing to remind you of home. Will you wear this?"

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 115!

Happy Black Friday!

I hate being that person to get up at 3am to get to the mall at 4am to shop the "exclusive" black friday deals and blah, blah, blah. But I was! And it wasn't planned. The plan was to use up my monthly train pass before I didn't have it again until February. I decided that I was going to go to the Met and the MOMA for the day. That was the plan. But then Wednesday night happened. I went to the mall and saw a dress at H&M that I had to have, when I asked an associate where the dress was he said it wouldn't be out for sale until Friday and it's an exclusive, it'll only be $5. Wait, what? Seriously? Such a cute dress, I'd probably spend about $35 for it at H&M.

Well after that all plans changed. I was certain I wasn't going to get the dress, I mean getting to the mall at 4 am for a $5 dress seems hardly worth it. However Dan thought otherwise. I will admit it took very little convincing, but he convinced me to go to the mall at 4am. How stupid. I couldn't believe how crazy H&M was, I mean insane! After scouring the place down, I couldn't find the dress. Feeling stupid for even going to look for it, I was about to leave. But then when back to check one more place and to my surprise I found a woman contemplating if she wanted a dress or not. My dress! I'm pretty sure Dan and I have mind control because after staring her down for 3 minutes, she put the dress down. What's best, it was my size. Amazing! Although happy about the dress, it really wasn't worth that chaos and the hour long line. I swear that will be my last Black Friday venture, ever.

Anyways after the mayhem in the mall, we went home for a 3 hour nap and went to the MOMA. Which was free after 4pm, since it's sponsored by Target. Thanks Target!

-Three Musicians 

I got super excited when I saw this Picasso. I did a replica of this piece by collaging magazine cutouts, a few years ago. I'll have to post a photo of that one day soon.

So my black friday wasn't THAT crazy, I'm sure there were worse. Got any stories?

"This never happened to Pablo Picasso."

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 114!

Happy Thanksgiving!

When I was in high school I went to an elementary school for my Odyssey of the Mind competition. Through out the school they had the kids' artwork hanging on the walls. And I still remember this one specific Thanksgiving poster a kid made. With each letter of the word "thankful", the child wrote something he was thankful for. My favorite thing he was thankful for was walnuts. Yes, he wrote walnuts... I don't understand why out of all the possibilities he wrote that, but it was extremely amusing. The poster went something like this.
          Harry Potter

I'm not sure of everything the child was thankful for since it was so long ago, so I made it up of course. And I was going to say again that I don't understand why he said he was thankful for walnuts, however trying to come up with seven things that an 8 year old would be thankful for was kinda hard. So maybe I do understand now lol.

So what are you thankful for?

I'm thankful for my Scoutie. Even when he snores, barks at absolutely nothing and sleeps on my clean blankets.

"Turkey for me, turkey for you. Let's eat the turkey. In my big brown shoe."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 113!

Working a Go Green event at the public library in my town, I decided to walk though the children's section to feel nostalgic.  It was crazy not to see the card catalogs, and computers all over instead. It also seemed so much bigger when I was a kid. While I was walking around I saw a shelf with featured books.

It severely bothers me that Bruce Springsteen is considered to be at the same level as Lincoln and Washington. Okay I get it we're in Jersey, the man is known as The Boss. But is he really as important to American history as our 1st and 16th president? lol. Oh Jersey...

"Absolutely, I'm the boss."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 112!

For my internship/work I worked a private event at the St. Giles hotel. It was for Moms around the city to get together, relax, and check out some exclusive deals from some awesome retailers. I don't go to many fancy hotels so this was one of the fanciest I had ever been too. I guess it would have to be since it's in New York City.

Here is the front lobby, I tried not to be obvious taking the photo. I really should have taken my camera to get better photos. I wanted to get a shot of the bar they had there, Lex. My goodness was it fancy inside. The guys wore bow ties. How cute.

There were a lot of photographers at the event, so  I scoured the internet for some photos from the night. However I couldn't find anything but someone's flickr account. But hey I found a photo of me! Well part of me lol.

"Snapshot image without a sound"
I think I'm so funny sometimes. Figure it out  ;)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 111!

The one time I don't go to Visual Presentation, is the one time I should have sucked up the migraine and went. We were given a group project, groups picked by the professor, one class period to come up with a concept and a second class period to put the concept together. Basically we were told to pick a song and make a display for that song. Now being it's me, trying to be sorta neutral, I would have tried to convince the group to do a classic Bowie song (as opposed to Alien Ant Farm or my current obsession, Chiodos). Something related to New York, since we go to school there, or something like "Dancing In The Street, could have been cool. But since I wasn't there, the group decided to do Rihanna's song "Cheers". Oh so not my cup of tea, not my first choice in song, but who am I to say a thing, I wasn't there. The next class we put together the concept display. I did the masks and the silhouettes out of installation board. (Which is probably the source of my extreme headaches. )

Our idea was to have people having fun on the weekend at a rooftop party. The cut up images of Rihanna are supposed to represent city buildings. Even though I still don't like the song, the idea was pretty cool and probably well fitting for the demographics of our school. It's a fashion/business college who we have to appeal to, not my Bowie obsession.

After we rushed like madmen putting this together, two other visual professors, with ours, came in and critiqued our concept, which was competing against two other group's awesome concepts.

Basically we put together these concepts for one to be chosen and made into a full size version, displayed at LIM. A bit nerve racking. After we talked about all the displays, the professors as well as the students all voted. And our's won! Excitement! So the class as a whole was to work together on the project as our final.

And here is the finished product!

I helped a little with the background, the bricks, the buildings, the flowers, the dress on the right and the installation. Here and there I contributed. But I have to say the dress on the left was done all by me. Made of tissue paper, this thing took me hours and hours. I had minor help with the pleats on the chest by the awesome Brit, I had some trouble with them, but other than that, this baby was all me.

Too bad you can't steam tissue paper, some of the wrinkles, not meant to be there, were driving me nuts. 

Oh and I have to point out, the bricks under the railing and on the wall were painted by a girl Alex. I can't get over how well she painted them, they look so great.

"Cheers to the freakin' weekend."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 110!

Autumn can even make old bikes look awesome.

This is what I do instead of homework. Let out the dogs and go "Ooh! That would be a great photo. Right back!"

"Do you take advantage of your time? Because you only live once."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 109!

Hey Snow,

Thanks for ruining my beautiful autumn trees.

Without Love,

Autumn is my favorite season. My allergies hate it, but I love it. The changing leaves are the best. I have a photo from last year with the leaves changing against the blue sky, it was a complete rainbow. So beautiful. However from the snow most of the leaves, before they even were able to change, fell. Not all leaves, but a lot. Which ruins everything.

After I took that photo I found this...

David the Gnome's autumn home. So cute.

"I'm a laughing Gnome and you can't catch me..."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 108!

Happy Day of the Dead!

I love Day of the Dead! Possibly for my slight sugar skull obsession, or how it's in so many cultures and religions, even if it does go by different names. I especially love how it's a celebration for the dead, you don't mourn over your lost loved ones, but instead you celebrate them. For the multiple holidays; Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Soul's Day, All Saint's Day, Samhain and whatever else, I made soul cakes!

I love these things, they're so heavy it's like a meal. It's great. Basically just butter, flour, eggs, sugar, and  some spices like ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, makes a soul cake, which really looks like a cookie, but delicious either way.

The purpose of a soul cake is for every cake eaten a soul will be released from purgatory. I like to think that my souls cakes are so good that all souls are sent to heaven by them lol. I will admit, I make them through out the year sometimes. Not only are they pretty good, it's for a good cause, helping souls and all.

"Happy death day to you baby."