Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crossing Two State Lines, Twice in One Day.

i did that today.

For my Evolution of Dinosaurs class, we went on a field trip to the Field Museum in Chicago. Which mean that we took our HUGE "Hope College" and orange all over it... down to indiana, and then over to Illinois. Michigan-Indiana-Illinois. It makes me feel weird that we can do that. Borders and state lines make me feel weird anyway.

So at the museum, my class walked in, sporting backpacks, and expressing enthusiasm over the dinosaur fossils we were about to see. I felt like i was 6 years old. Maybe that's because there were about 300 six year olds around us, also sporting backpacks and shaking with excitment.

I decided that I really like dinosaurs, and also don't understand how some people can deny their existence. My professor gets SO EXCITED about fossils and cladograms, so I feel like I have to be interested, just because he loves it so much. What a funny man!

While eating lunch in the basement of the museum, I talked with the two girls that i usually sit next to in class. Andi said that she was from around here (meaning chicago), and then we realized that we are from the same hometown...WHAT. I have literally been sitting next to her everyday for the past three weeks, and just found this out now.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Chelsea and I just built a desk for our studio...and it RULES. Also we hung up a piece of moldy backing board as a lampshade for our florescent light.

I was originally quite disappointed with having to share a studio space. After coming from NYCAMS, where i had my own, it really felt sub-par. But on the brighter side of things, Chelsea is the best studio mate to have. Which brings me to my original point... the desk. We found all this scrapwood in the sculpture studio and somehow screwed it together into a janky desk/shelving unit.
Here it is!

We were giddy about it.

I also gave an hour long presentation on Eric Fischl, Lucian Freud, Paula Rego, Chris Ofili, Maria Lassnig, and Marlene Dumas.
Here's a painting of Lassnig's:

I'm into it.
I'm also tired and have not eaten anything today yet but i think i'm going to go home and make some chicken immediately upon finishing this blog.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

lovin all over my friends!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Officially Bloggin

This can count as my first post.

The last time I had a blog was when I was in high school. And I think that the majority of my posts were just back and forth between my best friend, who also had a neighboring blog. Point being, hopefully I will do something other than that.

I just got back from watching the movie "Amadeus" with my German Novelle class. 3 hours long... It made my brain hurt, but at least my professor brought popcorn, right?

Things that are weird about being in back Michigan:
skunks that scratch in the snow outside my window at night
Hope College in general
working at my old job
volatile weather conditions
having my own room for the first time in my entire life
not having a meal plan
feeling like a grown-ass woman