the blog I never wanted

Thursday, June 29, 2006

guess what state this is in

Friday, June 16, 2006

saw this yesterday - took a few pictures

Friday, May 19, 2006

look closely

Friday, April 07, 2006

People

I am so overwhelmed at how amazing and talented people are... The ideas they come up with and seeing their ideas in a visual form. Art is amazing. It's awesome to see what people think, feel, and the ideas they have. We should all spend more time making something, even if it's more a craft. I've been visiting a craft website and I'm in awe of the ideas these people come up with. I'll say it again, they're amazing. Daydream today and make something!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Do you think it works?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Failed

I got my car inspected today for state inspection, it failed!
It failed because of tinted windows... I want to be back in Orlando where that is not an issue.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Projects from 1st half of Spring semester

Intro to Fibers Projects:

~ Embroidery ~












~ Stamping ~









Design II Projects:



Weaving Projects:

Table Runner (I could not get the image to work, check back later)

Tapestry


Friday, February 24, 2006

Where I should live






American Cities That Best Fit You:



70% Austin

65% Atlanta

65% Honolulu

65% Miami

60% San Diego


Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Awkwardness

Ok, I've wanted to say this for a while, it's really been bugging me.
I think people look so awkward when it's cold outside.
Just picture it, we are all layered up with thick jackets
making our bodies look un-proportionate and then we have
hoods, hats and scarves so our heads blend into our shoulders.
Then our stance is funny because we put our hands in our pockets,
our heads scrunched into our shoulders and walk as fast as we can.
Since our hands are tucked into our pockets and we are so layered
with clothes we can't even walk normal so we look like we waddle.
And just to top it off, since everyone is trying so hard to stay warm,
no one can smile...that makes us look worse!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

little cars

Today I got to drive one of the golf carts at work...it reminded me of how much I love to drive little cars...

Some are not cars, but here are the things I'm thinking of:
golf carts - my favorite
bumper cars
paddle boats
go carts (even though I don't think I've been in a real one, just a 'ride' at disney)

I think I would also like riding lawn mowers, but I don't think I've ever driven one (I don't know how that is possible being from Iowa and all the lawn mowing I did). Oh well, does anyone have one and wants help mowing their lawn when the grass starts growing again?

Here is a picture from when I was in Orlando last...it was a fun time!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

bowls

Becki and I were just laughing at ourselves since we go though bowls so fast! We need to get to IKEA and pick up some more. Anyway, I know this post is not very funny, but if you were here, it would be funny esp. since one of us is eating out of a huge yellow bowl.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Picture of #5

Thursday, January 26, 2006

#5

This is the number on my loom in weaving class... I think it will be my loom all semester. I had no idea when I came into class that first day that I would have that loom for the entire semester. I really like my loom and I think I like the number '5'.
In class the teaching assistant calls the looms by number like it's its name. I think #5 sounds like a good name to me. I'll take a picture of #5 someday soon, so you can all see what she looks like...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

work from last semester

Before this semester gets busy with its projects, I wanted to show some from last semester that I never posted.


This is a favorite...even though it's a simple project. If I named this piece it would be: Creation, Sin and Salvation
















Not much to say about this... They're symbols of imagination, problem solving, creativity and day dreaming.















Internal Variation __________ External Variation

I love what these exercises were called. It makes me think how internal variation makes an impact, but from the outside (in this case the edges) it's still the same shape. We can apply this to our lives and do some of our own internal variation.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Peanut, Peanut Butter, Jelly!

Ok, this is really just about Peanut Butter... I was having a conversation with someone about peanut butter in ice cream and all of the sudden a light bulb came on...
I said, "peanut butter works with everything!"
The reason I decided this was because I have had peanut butter on some pretty random things before, and it tasted good. I have had it on a hamburger at Jungle Jim's http://www.jungle-jims.com/ and on a sandwich of pickles and mayo that I ate during track and cross country season. (I don't think it helps runners any more than other food, I think I ate them then cuz a fellow runner introduced me to it.)
So, I was thinking peanut butter goes with everything... I have now realized it may not be great with everything, but it can't be that bad. Either way, I have decided I will try it on the various food below... And, if you are brave, I will prepare one of these for any of you as well... ;)

Things I will try with peanut butter
an omelet
a hot dog
spaghetti
I'm sure there was more to this list... Please comment and add to it!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Napkin collection...no longer free?




For those of you who didn't know, now you do... I collect printed napkins. I get them from restaurants, airlines, coffee shops and even gas stations. Ever since I started this collection people ask how I display them, so a few years ago I came up with the idea to make a coffee table that I can display them in. I just bought some of the pieces a week ago and set it up. Above is a picture of the progress. I will be getting legs and paint for it soon. I'm very excited about the table, but it is interesting that one of the reasons I really liked my collection was because it was free! Now I've bought something for a free collection...Oh well, I'm really excited about the table and hope it will be a fun conversation piece in my apartment.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I have so much to say, but I'm so tired... I just got the internet in my place tonight...It's so wonderful.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The guy with great hair

Tonight my roommate and I came back from our apartment with my laundry that I couldn't do there cuz we found out our washer is broken, so I had to bring my stuff back and wash it in the dorms. That is only important to say cuz instead of taking the stairs like normal (we live on the 2nd floor) we took the elevator... It was super exciting because we got to see the guy with great hair... Ya'll are probably wondering why we were so thrilled, so let me explain.
He really does have nice hair, it is sort of long and really curly. However, he is also extremely tall...so tall that I'm sure everytime he meets a new person they probably comment on how tall he is... So Becki and I have always talked about if we ever see him we won't mention his height to him, instead we will comment on something he probably doesn't hear everyday. Now, I'm sure he hears how curly his hair is sometimes too, but usually after people mention how tall he is. After he held the elevator door for us, I knew I had the opportunity, so I said it, I said, 'you have great hair...' and he said, thanks, I don't do much too it, and I said something else and that I wish I had curly hair. Btw, he was actually having a great hair day tonight too, so the timing was good.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

I have nothing to say...That's not true...But words aren't forming right now.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Currently Drinking
Aquafina Water
By PepsiCo.
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Learning
I learned new things today! I enjoy learning... I guess it's good I'm in school then huh?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Great Times!

I want to share about the great time I had in Orlando with my friends... However, I don't want to write about it... It would be nice to post pictures but I have this rule that I won't post pictures of people unless I ask them, and so I would have a lot of ppl to ask. Whatever will I do?
I'll make a list...

WARNING! there is a lot...I got carried away
Sharing and talking about Art with a fellow artist
Meeting new people
Guessing ppls MB
Eating Tgiv food with fun friends
Talking about Apple computers
Playing Frisbee in 80 degree weather
Watching friends play Sandal Ball
Getting to see Becky excited about Mafia
Watching Texas beat A&M
Talking on my PB like it's a phone
Driving a golf cart with Becky
Insert Eric then Josh in last statement
Seeing "Disney World" for retirees
Eating great food again
Seeing the soon to be bride
Reconnecting w/the girls in the bridal party
Looking at the engagement pics
Staying up late talking with the bridesmaids
The wedding rehearsal
Hearing about the couples relationship
Talking on banana phones? w/ the bridesmaids
Taking funny pictures while getting our hair done
Praying with the soon to be Bride
Riding in a Huge Limo
A beautiful wedding ceremony
Celebrating with the new couple
Walking to Crusade in the morning
Going to a meeting I used to attend
Going to Chipolte with friends
Laughing a lot
Running into the newlyweds at the airport
Finding out we had the same connecting flight
Dreading leaving Orlando
Loosing my luggage...
Having it returned basically right to my door!

It was a great trip! I have lots of fun memories and pictures to remember it all.

Monday, November 21, 2005


Currently Eating
Wheat Thins
By Nabisco
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Ok, I could not resist! I think it's funny on the xanga sites how they have these options to tell your viewers what you are 'currently' listening too, watching, or gaming... I don't even know all the options, but do they have 'currently eating'...
(it turned out way better than I thought it would...I'll have to do this more often)

Friday, November 18, 2005

VeggieTales Fruit snacks...

Does anyone find it odd...
VeggieTales Fruit snacks (that's what I'm currently eating)
Yeah, a cucumber shaped snack that is sour apple,
a carrot that is watermelon,
the asparagus is lemon and
the tomato, strawberry!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

home work / art work

Here are some of my assignments from this semester... If you want explanation, just ask. Some of the pictures are not very good, I'm not a photographer... ;)

Sova (school of visual arts) hallway

Tessellation

Hillary

optical transparency

color zoning (invisible cities)


Friday, November 11, 2005

Time to move on

So I have had the same hotmail account for atleast 8 years...
I just tried to organize some of my e-mails and for some reason hotmail chose not to put them where I asked... Now they are either gone for good, or just misplaced somewhere in my many folders... All this makes me realize it is time to move on. Google, sign me up...I want a g-mail account!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Hey, don't get mad at me...
I didn't tell you to buy a PC!

that's all I have to say

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

spam blog comments UPDATE

Hi. I thought I should give an update about the Spam Comments...
It can be fixed. (see below how)
So fellow bloggers, I knew google had a solution, I was just to lazy that day to figure it out.
Settings ->
Comments ->
Show word verification for comments?
Click Yes.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Halloween

I'm not a huge fan of this holiday, not that I don't enjoy it some, I usually just don't get excited about it. I liked it as a kid because I got free candy but now that I'm older I don't get free candy. Anyway, my church group had a pumpkin carving party and most of us dressed in costumes.

Here is a cute picture of Becki and I.
If you can't tell, she was a bunny and I was a cat.

Monday, October 24, 2005

letters

I'm changing this post a bit so it is less abstract and confusing...
It was inspired after a phone call at work. We deal with a lot of letters and one day a girl read me the letters egv over the phone and they all sounded like 'e'. It made me wonder what letters sound like other letters...This is how I broke them down. This is probably something they teach in elementary school english class but I'm just enjoying it now... See what you think.

Original Post:
This post was inspired after a phone call today at work... We deal with a lot of letters for various things and since I have time at work, I explored this thought.

A: a j k
E: b c d e g p t v z
I: i y
f s x
m n
U: q u w
all alone: h l o r

Comments, corrections?

spam blog comments

I really don't think I like these spam comments... It makes me think I should switch to another blog AH!...Is it to quick to think that? We'll see.
Here is the last one I got:

Jane said...
Cool!!! What inspire you to create such a wonderful blog!!!

Blogs are great for information sharing.

I have a dating direct site/blog.
It is on dating direct stuff.

Thanks Jane! Write me a more personal comment next time...and then maybe we can be friends!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

lol, I love inside jokes...

This is an AIM converstion I had with a friend...Most won't understand why it was so funny, but oh well, it cracked me up!

S: get some sleep!
S: you need it like everyone else
E: Eric is away.
S: what
E: Eric is away.
S: ok, who is this?
E: The computer. Eric is away.
S: Nice
S: I thought you were going to mistype it that time and therefore give it away...Then you changed it... You should have kept going...I was loving it.
E: The computer. Eric is away.
S: awesome
S: I guess your computer is smarter than mine, cuz mine can only send the same statement...Mine can't answer questions too
E: The computer. Eric is away.
S: wow it even waits for me to finish!
E: I am so witty.
S: amazing!
S: well, computer, tell Eric to have a good day/night
E: The computer is away. This is Eric.
S: lol
S: wait I have to get off the floor from laughing so much

blah, blah, blah

S: i better go to bed
E: Me too.
S: ok
E: The computer is away. Eric is away.

Monday, October 17, 2005

'People' people and 'Idea' people

That's me, or so I've been told. The people I like to be around though are 'Idea people'.
Got an idea? I wanna hear it, discuss it, analyze it, apply it, morph it, etc.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Things (food) I wish I liked...

I came across this in my sketch book today. It's something I think about every once in a while...Maybe I'll explain why in another post...It's deep!

Things I wish I liked:
cheesecake
shrimp
coffee
beer and or soda

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Movement

I love to dance...I think about it a lot and wonder why I like it so much. I really don't think it is just dancing because I really prefer lead/follow dancing. What I really like is being led. It is amazing what the lead can 'tell' me with just the slightest movement. It is a conversation between two people on the dance floor that no one else can hear, but only see the results of it.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Yea, I never wanted a blog...

I don't even know what happen...I got 2 e-mails in one day from 2 different friends with their blog link...Now, I'm here...with my blog that I never wanted... I don't know who I am writing too and why...Do I really want you to read this? Those are my thoughts.

If anyone is reading this I want to share about this amazing show I went to tonight, & share my joy...
Here is the site of a wonderful creative idea that came to be here in Denton...
http://gillensarmy.com/outofsite/about/

whoa - what do I do now