Thursday, November 22, 2007

Its Turkey Fest 2007!

Its Thanksgiving here in the good ol' US of A. That means my momma made all the traditional fixin's and I totally chowed down. It was awesome! Now I get to go freak out over final projects and tests. EEP!

Since last posting I have finished two rasta hats. One for my friend Bethany as a trade for one of her amazing Scoodies. I <3 it so so much. The other I did for my friend John's daughter Dixie. She is five and adorable. I have another one to make for my girl Jen. I have a few other things to make like a set of wristers with a built in beer cozy, an octopus hat, a skull scarf, a crochet sperm, 3 hats with ears and a few other things. Its fun knitting for commission. I'll be sure to post pictures of everything as they get going and finished.

I registered for classes for next semester and I am very excited about them. I am taking Painting II, Anthropology, Surface Design I, and Metalsmithing I (which will focus on metal casting). Should be an awesome semester filled with fun projects that will hopefully be as rad as my dad.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The never ending week of Halloween

Man I feel like all I have been doing all week is dressing up for Halloween. Not that thats a problem though I am very stubborn about not wearing the same costume twice in such close relation to one another so its been very busy. The day after Halloween I went a Halloween party for the College Radio Station I do my radio show through. My friends Lori and Anna came as well. Since I was kind of dress up'd out I decided to cop out and be a Zombie because they are fast, easy, and I don't have to change my clothing. Lori also dressed up as Zombie and Anna who hates Zombies decided to go as our victim.
Now I have to reveal how we made our peelie skin because I had an epiphinay as to how to do it a few months ago when I was giving myself a facial. If you purchase a clear cucumber facial peel and apply it then apply your make up and peel some of the peel you get this look. The best parts of this are 1) when the night is over you can just peel all the make up off and rinse. There is no super scrubbing of grease paint-ness or applying of vasaline (which makes me break out even more than the make up itself) to get trouble areas off. 2) You get a facial as you scare and party. My face as super soft at the end of the night and when people asked me if I was worried about it causeing me to break out I actually had no break outs compared to when I wear the grease paint with-out the peel so bonus! 3) The stuff gets cooler as the night goes on. As the night continued the Peel would naturally start to loosen due to the natural movements you make while talking, laughing, dancing etc even flaking off at some point all adding to the overall zombie effect. 4) Make up kits that give you a measly amount of zombie skin peel cost the same amount and don't work very well. I bought my bottle of peel for $3 It covered 2 zombies and I have done 5 facials before doing the zombie outfit( bought the stuff at the beginning of the semster) and one after I took all the peel and make up off. Its a better bang for your buck I geuss.
Last night on the day of the dead. I went to an art opening with my friend Joe. It was a halloween theme with live preformances and art which was fun. I wasn't expecting to attend anything so I just wore a fake beard that Joe had and went as the bearded lady. It was a good time though. I put my information down to hopefully get info about displaying some of my work. This picture is from last years day of the dead party I included it since I don't have a picture of being the bearded lady yet. It was themed so you could dress up along the day of the dead theme so zombies, skulls, mariatchi's, you get the idea. I think only three of us dressed up and the turn out wasn't all that grand since its right after Halloween but I made anise bread which is a day of the dead tradition and very yummy. I'll have to post the recipe becuase it was easy to make. You can see how much my hair has grown in a year if you compare this photo with the zombie ones. Kind of funny.

Tonight is a food themed halloween party. I am not sure what to be. I really want to be a cupcake(I wanted to be that last year at Meg and Erika's party but ended up going as a carton of milk creamer). If I can't get that together than I am going to go as a can of budwiser. I have a dress that has that printed on it. We'll see. I think that will put a fitting end to the week of Halloween.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

King of the Bling Generation

I am currently obsessed with Damien Hirst's work. Enough to make a flyer in my class for his already concluded show that occured earlier this year. He has been described as being the "King of the Bling Generation". I really like his work. Especially his paintings. Everyone should look into him. This link shows the process of making "For the Love of God" his skull piece that has won him a large amount of news coverage and acclaim. This link talks about the show I made the flyer for(note: this flyer is a "fake" flyer. The show was real but his wasn't the official flyer for the show). It shows othere pieces that were in the show. I'll close with a picture of the artist.


Yesterday was Halloween. My favorite holiday. I dressed up as the invisible (wo)man. Which is apprently becoming an obsure reference I geuss because only one person actully geussed that. Most people thouht I was Freedie Krugers wife or something like that.

For the evening I went with friends to Nashville to see Nightmare before Christmas in 3-D. Which was awesome. For that I dressed up in an oogie boogie costume I made right before the movie out of a lime green sheet I never use. My friend Lori dressed up as Zero. It was cute.

Other than that I finished the rasta hat and worked some on my turquois sweater and started on a hat for a friend that I going to be an octopus you can wear.

Schools been busy and I visited Nathan in Virginia last weekend so I have just been rushing around like a chicken with out a head trying to get stuff done. Well I am going to get back to class.