Monday, March 31, 2008

#28--Learn to Draw Update!

Here's a closer-to-finished version of the drawing. This time it's scanned, not photographed.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Quick Update

My birthday is in a few days, and I'll be turning 19. I knew I wanted to have a party, and I wanted there to be a theme to said party. I wanted it to be something neat, but I didn't know what I could to that hadn't been done before and wouldn't soon be forgotten. My roommates and I were brainstorming when I came up with the idea to do a 101 Things Party.
Rather than have people show up and feel awkward for not getting me a present, or just get trashed (as is typical at college birthday parties), we'd try to accomplish as many of my things in one day as possible. I thought it would probably be a big flop, and people would just want to be drunk, but it's turning out really well. We're going to have poster boards with my list written out, and people are going to write suggestions of how I can accomplish my tasks underneath them. Some things we're going to definitely accomplish (16, 48, 58, 73, 74, 80, 82), and then we're going to try and think up ways to do more as the night progresses. I'm so excited, and I can't wait to see how this turns out.
I'm going to take tons of pictures and do a massive update afterwards. I'm stoked! 10 days until my birthday, 8 until the party :)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

#5--Forgive Someone I Have A Grudge Against

Hmm, bad grammar. Regardless.

To "you":
You hurt me deeply. I didn't realize that someone I loved so much could act that way. I always assumed you loved me as much as I loved you, but maybe you never did. But they say you hurt the ones you love, so maybe you actually did. Aside from all that, you hurt me in a way that I will never forget; I'll never forget the way it stung when you said those few simple words as long as I live.
But I forgive you. You are young and probably never realized what you did to me. It's not fair for me to hold this against you, and therefore I won't from here on out.
Sorry for the bad things I may have said to you, and the even worse things I may have said about you to my girlfriends.

I let "you" know that the grudge was forgiven, but I'm not sure if "you" even knew there was a grudge to begin with. Ah, well.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

#28--Learn to Draw

I'm slowly realizing that drawing is nothing more than shapes and shading...mainly shaping of shadows. With some time and patience, I can actually produce a drawing that looks like what I'm drying to draw--more or less.

This is an unfinished drawing:

of this picture:

Yes, I realize they don't look exactly alike. But this is the closest I've gotten to drawing a face that looks like a face. Eee!

P.S.--I should mention that the drawing is way better in real life. Photobooth doesn't take good pictures (of anything or anyone), so when I a) finish this and b) have my scanner again, I'll put up a high res scan of it.

Monday, March 3, 2008

#46--Be Published In A Magazine/Journal

Well, as it turns out, I was published in the Wall Street Journal on January 25th, 2008. You can read my letter to the editor here. It's pretty short, but hey, I was still published!

I'm going to mark this one as being done on 1/25/08, even though I didn't realize that it was done until today, thanks to my dad!