This summer so far has been a big roller coaster ride, with ups and downs. Too many things going on and many big decisions to make. One thing I am looking forward to is being an RA.
Coming school year I will not get to light candles in the residence hall. =( It will be like freshmen year all over again, but with way more responsibility. This time around I will get to yell at drunk kids and write them up for knocking on my door at 3 in the morning, unless its an emergency.
So I was walking around a dollar store and found this electric candle (these are allowed in the residence hall) for well a $1. It was plain white and is made of wax. I tried markers on it directly didn't work. So I painted it with gold acrylic paint and then used permanent marker on it. Oh yeah before the gold I tried spraying it with clear glaze, it wouldn't dry.
The designs are all Thai art inspired.
I used to play the drums at one point in my life. If only I had continued. But I chose (or was conditioned for) the more feminine of the artistic fields, fine arts! Not that fine arts is all that feminine, I just had positive feedback from relatives and friends. I was positively reinforced as Skinner would put it (mostly unintentionally, with art supplies and compliments).
No one bought me a better drum set, but I did get old paint brushes and paint from my aunt who was in art school at that time. Also, my other aunt who was a principal would buy me brushes and always tell me sweet things (she still does) that would make me feel like I can do this and give me all those sample books she got from publishing companies. Another aunt took me to Bombay at her place for a week and bought me art books, pastels (so much better than crayons)and took me to my first Christmas party ever(considering this was the first time I was meeting her and I was in 3rd grade).
I am thankful to all those who have been giving me art supplies on various occasions and still do.
(I think the drum set was gifted to my cousin but I took over on our shared '1st birthday' party, he didn't seem to mind)
This music video has it all. The Fray did a great (its a lot better than the original) rendition on Kanye West's "Heartless." More importantly the video is awesome. Pencil doodle animation, which reminds me of a drawing I did back when I was in 8th grade.
Linkin Park was rubbing off on me a little too much. You like the water dripping from the pipe? ;)
Btw, I drew this all from my imagination. and was done at home NOT in class, just to clear that out.
4:00am Melissa and I at Trexler Park, to watch the sunrise at 5:30am and paint.
It smelled so good and the temperature was perfect. We were stopped by one of the maintenance workers as we were munching on our granola bars, he asked what we were doing there in pitch dark at 4:30 in the morning. Technically the park is closed at that time, it doesn't open till the sun rises. But we were two girls so he let us go, I mean if we would have been two boys or a boy and girl we would have been definitely kicked out.
Perfect place to do Yoga!
Melissa doing her thang
Mr. Bug really really wanted to help. Nature is so generous.
This is when you see just a little light and its still pretty dark.
So the light kept on changing, well duh! right...it was a darn sun rise. Ehh...not what I wanted it to look like. Better idea would have been to be there when the light is steady, but that would mean to paint in hot and sticky weather. who wants to do that?
But it was fun doing it, regardless of how it turned out. Essentially it is the perception of the artist that matters correct? How I see the world? not what the world really is, that everyone can see! Well I guess some people cant even see the world...they are blinded by their self interests and indulgences. Ok I will stop here. Dont want you lose you as my blog reader.