Thursday, June 23, 2011

MASScanvas Fluidity Challenge!

I have entered the MASScanvas "Fluidity" Challenge. Voting is happening this week! If you have time, I would appreciate your vote!

The page can be found here:
"Sea Fluidity" design for MASScanvas!

The Challenge is from iJustine and MASScanvas, if you don't know iJustine, check out her vlogs on YouTube!
iJustine on YouTube

Thanks Everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Graduation is approaching quickly.

Finally starting to look forward to graduation, I am finished with classes in about three weeks, then it's just a wait for the official Diploma. For the longest time I was not really looking forward to it. I was looking forward to getting my B.A., however, I was not looking forward to not having a schedule of classes. I was looking at a Graduate program, and had applied, but I never got to the portfolio. I was flip-flopping. I had a moment of realization though. When I started taking classes for my B.A. It was in September 2009. About a week after the Fall quarter ended in December 2009, my dad passed away. For most all of my time at SCAD I was still going through this process of grieving. I didn't take a break, I threw myself into working, I did talk to a counselor which did help, but talking about everything can only help so much. I was completely scattered instead of removing commitments, I was adding more commitments. 
I think mom's hospitalization in January this year was the tip of the iceberg. However, I proved to myself that I could live on my own, I could manage the house, although not gracefully.
Okay, back to my realization. While graduating is great, I think I have it intertwined with my grieving. I think that I have it figured that if I am still taking classes, I have this life raft. It's something to keep my head above water. Graduation means removing that life raft and seeing if I will float or sink. It's time to really look for work. I feel I have a strong faith. I try to "Let go, and Let God", which is sometimes hit and miss. I have not put enough trust in him, although he has proved to me time and time again that he is in control. So while it's quite easy for me to start worrying about what I am going to do after I finish my B.A. I know it will work itself out.

My Graduation from St. Petersburg College for my A.A./A.S.

Honestly, I am looking forward to Graduating now though I am not attending Graduation. I am quite fine with not sitting for in a ceremony for a few hours, and far too many important people would not be able to attend.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

We got a box!

We recently bought a Libman Gator mop from Amazon for my Uncle. At the time it was $13.58 and Free Prime Shipping (It's changed now, maybe they realized the shipping was way more than that.) So this afternoon we received the mop and here it is.

The UPS man seemed to be taking care to get out of the truck with this one. The box is comes up to my shoulders and is wide enough for a couple of mops. I was expecting them to just ship it in a long paper sleeve.

Millie: "Please don't put me in there."
So now we have a huge box, that Clifford is using as a cave for a short while. Millie by the way is leery of the big wobbly box. Anyone need a moving box?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Time to Reminisce

This month's issue!

Each month a bit of joy ends up in my mailbox. Reminisce magazine and Reminisce Extra (both bi-monthly) is chalk full of wholesome memories and stories from yesteryear. Sure, lot's of unhappy things happened back then too. However if you dwell on the bad times, you'd be quite unhappy, but I think we can learn from our past. Everyone has their own trials and tribulations. What matters is how you handle them.

I think I enjoy the old pictures and advertisements the best. How I Met My Spouse is one of my favorite sections of the magazine, gives this single girl some hope. Motoring Memories always reminds me of my dad, so that is another favorite.

I have a collection too. It's one magazine that never meets the recycling bin! I think I need another chest.
This is certainly a dress that I would love to have in my wardrobe.
Reminisce Magazine also has a website along with the magazines, they have books. The latest Reminisce Growing Up is one that I received for my birthday from my mom.

Any other Reminisce Magazine subscribers out there? Would love to know what you enjoy about the magazine.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Yep, I have an opinion

Recently I wrote an opinion piece for SCAD Myriad. A family matter happened during the early part of the "supposed to be last" quarter. Unfortunately SCAD does not have a real policy for those who do go through a Family Emergency. Thankfully two of my professors were understanding and gave me time to catch up. The other professor was not as understanding, so now I am in my "supposed to be last quarter" again. Only two classes (I am quite spoiled by just two classes now). Oh and while I only need one class, taking two classes is better financially.

SCAD is a great school, it like any other place just needs to improve in some policies that it lacks.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sequential Art Assignment F: Comic Book

Final Project for Intro to Sequential Art!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One of my projects from SCAD.

Project from Intro to Sequential Art Class. Inanimate object brought to life. I actually got a bit of therapy while drawing the tragic beer bottle. Why a beer bottle? Really couldn't think of anything, then I remembered this beer poncho that I saw at a friend's housewarming party (the party is not related to this at all, if you know me, you know I avoid parties fueled by alcohol). So this is a result.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Recently I had a mini photoshoot with my friend Jennie Thunell. Actually, I was supposed to meet someone for coffee that day, and for whatever reason it didn't work out. That was one of many cancellations that week. So instead I spent some time at North Shore Park walking with my friends Jennie and Molly :) So really it worked out well.
Here is one of the pictures.

Jennie is a great photographer, you can find her website at: