OH HEY I GOT A FULL FRAME CAMERA

Today was another great day. the past few weeks have truly been a long slew of those and i simply CAN NOT be more grateful. Here are just a few shots of me and some of my best friends enjoying a perfectly wonderful time together. it’s late, i’m running off of two hours of sleep and if i had faith in my coherency (is that even a word) i might write more. but alas to save myself from embarassment… i bid the goodnight. p.s. sorry i have still been bad about posting…i might start bringing my camera with me everywhere, BECAUSE I FINALLY GOT A FULL FRAME. it’s a canon 6d and i’m hella stoked about it because i’m finally able to see my 50mm f/1.4’s full potential! kdjha;khr!!

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happiness dissected.

Some images that make me happy: sketching letterforms and experimenting with type, window light/heat,  my best friends excitement about wedding plans, and a game of no-rules ice hockey finished off with dynamite… all these images are on my instagram, @smilemepretty I’m taking “the Anatomy of Peace in Relationships” and “Positive Living”.  which kinda makes it seem like i’m currently buried in conflict and grief and trying to pull myself out of it.  If you read my blog, you probably think that i’m a pretty happy person. you’re right. i am. And yet for some reason i’m taking classes to try understand how, or what that truly means. For one of my classes I interviewed a few people about happiness. I thought it would be interesting to interview my parents and a few close friends.  I asked them what their definition of happiness was: “Being with those you love and knowing you are […]

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Hello life, you’re swell.

Today Taylor and I made a stop motion film for his advertising application. Twas an adventure and resulted in an impromptu dance party to celebrate finishing. go us. Life is pretty much awesome right now, i feel like should be impromptu dancing always and forever. I’m so in love with my classes. I sit through my graphic design classes and just feel so motivated to create beauty. Gaaahh i just love it. I feel pretty lucky to be so excited about school. I’m so excited for this semester and that comes with a lot of nerves. I’m applying to the BFA program in April, and it’s kinda a big deal. I’m trying to do everything in my power to make the BFA a reality for me and i think just maybe i might be able to get in. On top of the inspiration and excitement i feel during some of my classes I’m gaining this […]

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this and that

my room is my sanctuary, my hangout, my place to giggle with roommates, or to get things done. no matter what i used this space for i understand that there is something theraputic about surrounding myself with art and when i grow up and have my own house, you can bet your bottom dollar i’ll be finding/making cool art to make it my own. There is just something so lovely about seeing your own personality shine through your surroundings. I like coming to my little space and feel like it’s very much me. It’s like a affirmation of identity i suppose. do ya guys get what i mean? my roommate said the other day “you know that guy that touches something and it turns to gold? well when you touch something it turns to hipster” …i was painting on top of photographs, april deacon style at the time what makes your “space” […]

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thankyoucomeagain.

Today i spent most of the day learning about minimalist sculptures, and trying to unprocrastinate the rest of my life. It was kind of a peaceful day. I am thankful for days at home. especially when they end with nights of socializing.  There was one thing i wanted to brag about. okay not so much brag, but tell y’all so i can be held accountable. I’ve started to make a serious effort to eat healthy. It’s been ten days of logging my food and controlling my serving sizes and making crazy healthy smoothies, but for the first time in a long time, i’m starting to feel thin. My goal weight is 120 and this week i lost 2 pounds. I don’t mind “dieting” if thats what you call it, because i’ve found ways to eat healthy and still find my food highly appetizing. If i keep this up i should […]

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market and mayham

Today we took a boat tour thingy to the camden markets today. I really enjoyed the markets. I don’t know if how i’ll ever enjoy certain things like this back in the states. It’s just so different because the buildings are just so old, and the market is just  the labyrinth of the most varied plethora of cool finds. After we hung out at the flat a little longer, we went for a nighttime stroll. One thing that i just don’t htink i’l ever get over is the sheer depth to the history in this area. We walked less than a mile west of out flats and came across a church that was build in the 1311–as in it had it’s 700 year anniversary last year. It had a bunch of graves around it and decided to check it out despite the couple romantically smoking pot on the bench inside […]

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perfect morning.

i don’t mean to brag,  but my morning was way better than yours. unless of course you saved a burning orphanage.  Today was Roommate Christmas (it looks like our neighbors did a similar one on saturday) complete with sleepover presents galore! and a feast for breakfast. after this perfection of a morning i checked my email… and it looks like this little number…. GOT ME INTO THE  GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM! which is a big deal. such a big deal. this is everything i’ve been working for this entire semester. so happy. and apparently they only let 17 people in this semester  which is insanely low. usually they let in about 35. i almost cried of happiness. definitely my favorite day of 2011

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cold toes, warm smiles.

 When i was in middle school i used to read and reread Sean Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective teens (look at little Ms Overacheiver here…) and one thing that i always think about from it, is something called a paradigm shift. a a paradigm is another word for perceiving something. and a paradigm shift is perceiving things in another way. Anyway enough of the boring stuff, let me tell you why that is important. I have had a Paradigm shift, something snapped and everything is just SO GOOD right now. Let me guess, you were getting annoyed with sad Emma in my recent posts, well guess what? ME TOO. never fear. like i said, something snapped and all the sudden i can’t think of anything that would make me sad. Even those things that were making me sad two days ago… nothing.  Let me tell you about the past […]

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