Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time for bellydance!

This semester I'm signed up for some graphic design classes, watercolor, and bellydancing!

I'm actually excited about all of my classes. I'm hoping to make at least a few nice watercolors in watercolor class. I'll post pics as soon as that happens.

Last night I was up late sewing the elastic on my finger cymbals for belly dancing. They need to fit snug, so they don't come already sewn. I only got finished with 1 out of the 4. But hey, this, and the button that popped off of my new favorite shorts has inspired me to learn some basic sewing.

I'm pretty excited about a lot of things I'm trying to learn right now. I almost wish I could pick one thing to focus on and learn that well until I move on to the next, but there are so many cool things worth learning.

Monday, August 11, 2008

3-D Design

Last semester I made lots o' neat stuff in my 3-D design class. Here are a couple of sculptures:
This one was an excercise in portraying verticality or horizontality. Guess which one I picked?

I honestly don't remember what the focus was on this in terms of design, but it took me forever and a day and I didn't even finish it. Carving out plaster may not be my favorite form of sculpture. =P

This is actually a chair design. I decided to make 6 seats. I thought it would be nice for a large waiting room; someone in class suggested a bus stop.
I've hung it on me wall.
I attempted to make it out of 1 piece of paper. The whole top is 1 piece, but I think to make up the bottom, I used about 9 more smaller pieces. Next time I'll know what to do better.

In other news, I spent the weekend in the Bay area. We stayed in San Jose, but went up to San Francisco and down to Santa Cruz. It was entailed a lot of driving but it was really nice. We went to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and saw some of Dale Chihuly's stuff. Pretty fun. But how did they transport it???

And then, of course, the Legion of Honor has a huge collection of Rodin.

I'm super happy I went, though we missed the Women Impressionists exhibit. We were actually meeting up and catching up with old friends, and thought we could squeeze in some museum time in there. There might be a chance we're going up there again, and catching the Women Impressionists exhibit is a possibility. I'm excited.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Comicon Shwag

I didn't get the chance I wanted to peruse the toys at comicon like I thought I would. I was hoping to come home with some new cute little mascots for my cubicle. Instead I was mostly looking at the artists booths or, when with my brother, searching for anime and manga figures.
Here are some of the things I did come home with though:
Awesome Frank and Frank book by Chris Appelhans. It's ridiculously long. I got him to sign it and managed to creep him out. I was excited to see him in person.

Cool, free doodles. Lovely reading material. Some signed, some not, all sooooo good. Several of the authors of the Cake book were at their booth and they were all super friendly. They all signed and doodled and were generally beyond cool.

If I go to comicon ever again I plan on going Friday, in hopes of less crowds.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Yes, we had an earthquake in the Los Angeles area. It was a little freaky, but mostly I felt bad for my coworkers. This was the biggest one most of them had ever felt and they were a little frazzled afterwards.

I feel guilty for neglecting this blog so badly, since I want to post my artwork as much as possible. I feel like I haven't been home in ages though. I've been working overtime, the weekend before last I took a quick trip to Santa Cruz, and last weekend I took the amtrack to Comicon!

Comicon is a special place. There were so many cool things and people to see, and lots of interesting panels, but too many people! Just surviving the crowds seemed like a Herculean task, so taking pictures and rushing to panels was secondary to not getting trampled on. =Þ
Pretty fun stuff though.
I'm taking a break at work at the moment, but if I ever do make it home for anything aside from sleep, I promise to post pics of some of the schwag I got my hands on.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

haHA! Finally I post

I really need to post more often. I painted myself my very first Munny. My lines are all squiggley, but I think it came out pretty cute.
This is Toph from Avatar. I'm not a fan of the show, but I know someone who is.

I've also taken some photos recently with my new camera. Got it for my birthday.
I've hardly played with it until this weekend.
Check it out:

And here's a squirrel with a lollipop, for good measure:

Monday, May 19, 2008

Omg, coolest thing

So now that I have my own room, with a nice tabletop resting on some nice legs, I can work on projects, and leave them be to work on the next day. I don't have to completely disassemble my set-up of supplies and tools and project the second I'm taking a break because I'm in somebodies way or the dog will try to eat it. 'Cause it's my space! And I can close the door from the dog!
Neato how that works huh?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Portrait Swap

I did this as my half of a portrait swap with Andy.