Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Religion Symposium--its coming up!

So here is the official schedule for the BYU Student Religion Symposium:

It's coming right up! Only two more days. I feel that I'm at least moderately well prepared. It doesn't help that this coincides with the finishing up of midterms--though thankfully I don't have so many of those, with all my art classes and such.

A couple friends and acquaintances have come up and told me they saw my name on the program even though I hadn't told them I would be speaking and told me that they'll come. I've also asked/invited several other friends/acquaintances. (Co-workers, visiting teachers, my Writing for Children teacher...) I hope that I can give them something worthwhile to listen to that morning, and not have them wondering what they woke up early on a Friday morning for.

And, well... thats about all I was going to say.

Have I mentioned that I'm nervous? Because I am.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lets Play "Spot the Differences"!

I'm making progress! You'll notice I've cropped it a bit closer and moved the horizon line. It's due tomorrow, but I may still make changes after if the teachers suggest them in order to get a better grade. As it is, I don't particularly love or hate this painting... its pretty meh.





Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Books. Lots of Books.

Whoever guesses what book the subject line is a quote from is special!

Unfortunately, I don't think anyone who reads my blog has read that book.

Anyway, so I decided to do that book thing that everyone else (well, a couple other people) is doing--down below all the other random stuff
(<--) over there I'm putting up a list of all the books I've read this year. Which might get rather long.

Currently the list is as follows:

Books I've read this year (reverse order)

* Currently being read to me by Jocelyn: The Perilous Guard, Elizabeth Marie Pope
* Currently reading (to Deidre and Annie): Howl's Moving Castle
* Currently reading: Taran Wanderer, Lloyd Alexander
* The Castle of Llyr, Lloyd Alexander
* The Black Cauldron, Lloyd Alexander
* The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander
* Peony in Love, Lisa See
* Neverwhere, Niel Gaiman
* The Demon's Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan
* The Graveyard Book, Niel Gaiman (read to me by Annie)
* The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner (to Deidre)
* The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart (unfinished)
* The Empty Kingdom, Elizabeth Wein

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cowgirl Painting

Well, I spent basically all day I wasn't either doing inventory or eating on this painting. Most of that time was just trying to DECIDE ON A COMPOSITION. I decided on one, started painting it, saw that it was actually really bad, started all over. Took alot longer deciding on a composition the second time around, because I didn't want to have to start all over AGAIN. *sigh*


My desk light is over on the right side, that is why it looks alot lighter on that side.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the Thirteenth

People make up the most random words for the most random things.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia, for example. Thats more random (though less ironic) than hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia.

And I'm not making these up.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Post Number seventy! (yay randomness!)

I started a new painting today. I was working on my still life for Illustration 1, but... that painting is soooooo boring. Not only is it a still life, but we have to do the stupid thing in black and white. And I'm sure everyone reading this blog knows how I feel about black and white.

Even though I don't like it much, I'll let you see what it looks like. As well as a camera phone will let me, that is.

The assignment was to do a still life about either child abuse or the commercialization of Christmas. I did Christmas (if you can't tell.) Its a manger, but instead of the baby Jesus, it's holding candy and presents. The animal at the manger scene is... a piggy bank.

still life

The painting I started today... well, I was looking though our Mexico pictures and... I liked this one. So I did a painting of it.


An inch or two from the top and like 1/4 inch from the bottom aren't in the photo. But here it is. Dunno when I'll finish it, but I really should do real homework now.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

State Placement Test!



Score: 86%
Avg Error: 31 miles
Time: 363 sec.