Archive | June, 2009

Party in the Print Room

30 Jun

There are few things in life quite like getting together a group of artistic girls and going up to a printmaking room to make t-shirts. We had a big screenprinting party up there today and made tons of shirts.

I made several llama shirts that I’m pretty excited to get to wear. Akinya is working on a print of the green fairy from an absinthe bottle. It’s very art-deco and pretty awesome. She didn’t get completely finished, so I can’t wait to come back up and see how she finishes it. I really kinda want one for myself…

If Akinya and I end up back here at Governor’s School next summer, we’re definitely planning some t-shirt making. It’s so fun to make something creative that is actually useful – clothing, jewelry, whatever. It’s great when you wear that thing you made, and people compliment you on it, and then you get to say that you made it. Few things give you a better feeling.

I can’t believe this month is almost over – so much has happened and it’s been so incredible! I’d love to come back next summer – we’ll see how that goes. I don’t know what my life is going to be like after this, because I feel like I’ve been here forever, and at the same time, the time has just flown by. I really hope to keep in touch with the friends I’ve made here, both staff and students. It’s really been an awesome summer!

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Ten Things Tuesday – June 30

30 Jun

Ten things I learned from watching the movie Love Actually, as compiled by Melody and myself:

1. True love lasts a lifetime.

2. All chicks dig drummers.

3. To Americans, all British accents are cute.

4. There’s nothing worse than the total agony of being in love.

5. Girls with curves are cute.

6. There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus.

7. Prime ministers love dancing to the Pointer Sisters.

8. The thing about romance is, people only get together right at the very end.

9. At Christmas, you tell the truth.

10. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star and they give you them for free!

Lazy Llamas

29 Jun

Screenprinting llama shirts tonight with Akinya in the print studio! So excited!

White Girl Dancing

28 Jun

Tonight was the sequel to my previous video about the Governor’s School kids liking to dance so much. We had a dance on campus tonight and the kids went wild. It was so funny to watch. I wasn’t there for very long because I had to open up the painting studio for all the kids who are furiously working to get finished for this week, but while I was there I observed some pretty hilarious dancing. Counselors and students alike were all going crazy. I love to watch white people dancing, because we only do it well when we’re in a line. It’s some kind of innate sense we have, that we cannot dance unless drunk or in a line. For me, it’s the former.

Anyway, I wish I’d had my camera tonight to take pictures and/or video. It was epic, to be sure.

Dreams

27 Jun

A random sampling of some of the recent dreams from my dream journal:

I dreamt that Baird was trying to change his schedule so that he could take marching band. I don’t know what instrument he wanted to play, though…….

I dreamt that Donnie Barnett built me an art studio. It was huge, too…..all kinds of shelves and lots of windows. For some reason there were lots of bags of plaster for doing sculpture work, and there was a really big shelf of Cheez-its……..

I dreamt that I was going through the dairy queen drive-through on a gurney. And James is pushing me. Baird asked me what I ordered, which honestly I don’t know, but I remember that the total was $1.08. and I got change back. All coins.

I had a very odd dream invovling Mr. Sayers (my student teacher in AP American junior year) chasing me through a school built out of the woods…….he was limping, kind of, and I was running in slow motion. He was wearing his full outfit….vest, watch, cross, hat, everything. He had a very crazy look on his face.

Sushi Party

26 Jun

Last night, amidst the tragedy that was the passing of the King of Pop, we ordered $200 worth of sushi to the painting studio. I wish I’d gotten a picture of the four or five bags worth of food spread out on the table before it was all devoured. It was simply amazing. We ordered from Sushin here in town, and it’s really, really good! Better than anything we have at home, for sure. Here are the two pictures I managed to get from the wonderful evening. It was so funny; we brought the food back and all the kids were listening to Michael Jackson on repeat all night. I think overall everyone had a very enjoyable time. It certainly beat cafeteria food!

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The Day the Music Died

25 Jun

At least pop music, that is. I have a feeling there are going to be tons of Michael Jackson tributes here in the next couple of days. It’s like Princess Diana dying all over again. Everyone is in such mourning and uproar. It’s a sad week: Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, and Jon and Kate. Pop culture is really taking a hit today.

iTunes seems to be taking advantage of this, though. Seven of the top ten songs and nine of the top ten albums are all Michael Jackson. Someone’s getting some serious posthhumous play.