Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Covers

I got my first REAL project! :D
I have to re-design a book cover for a book I've read.
I hated this assignment at first, mainly because I generally read books based on their cover.
Luckily, found a few that the covers weren't very awesome!

The first option is one of my favorite books EVER!
I thoroughly recommend it!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

My second option is a book I read back in high school. 
I don't remember a ton about it, but I do remember I liked it and it was an easy read.
Which is good in case this is the book picked for my cover redo.
The cover, although it just looks silver right now is metallic. I can literally see myself in the cover. 
I find that fact slightly disturbing, not gonna lie...
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
I should probably delete the target audience being for MTV followers, considering it's not, but considering I copied and pasted and just now realized it was still there I'll leave it. 

I'm pretty sure I'd rather do the first considering I have more ideas of what to do with it than with the second, but we'll see I guess. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I love this boy. 
He's kind of perfect :] 
I think this daily, and I'm glad he's mine!

Valentine's Day is coming up and I think I'm going to do an 80s themed basket or gift or something.... But I'm not sure exactly of what all things 80s I can put in it, so please suggest freely anything 80s. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011


WARNING: I'm not gonna lie, this post is SUPER picture heavy!

So, I will be the first to admit. I have a shopping addiction. I'm happiest when I'm spending money. And thanks to my student loans I've gotten a bit of a haul lately! I've decided I need to stop spending money, but I'm kind of excited about what all I've been able to get!

Also, with all my changes I've also added two tattoos and a sleek new haircut... 
I decided that although it's worked for me the last 5 years, I'm tired of having side bangs. So with this realization that I wanted change I made the decision to get full on bangs. I researched people with long faces, since that's my face shape and really the only person who I love is Liv Tyler, and she has bangs. 
How is she not fucking gorgeous!? 

So with this, my before and after :] 

Ignore the ones of me with my crazy "I don't know what face to make!" face haha

So I didn't get this one, but if I had somewhere to wear it to I totally would have! 

I love this dress! It's so fun! But I'm not quite sure where to wear it yet! 

I was actually surprised when I tried this one and found a spectacular spring dress! It's probably my favorite thing I've gotten so far!

These tank tops are AMAZINGGGG! I got them in like 4 different colors :] 

This last tank has sequins, which are my loveeeees! 

Sadly, this isn't even all I've gotten by far in the last month. 
Gladly, I got a TONNNN of make up too :] I'm still learning all the things I can do with it all, but with this much makeup I think I can figure something out :] 
And lastly, my loves. I got new tattoos :] 
I'm going to get them touched up this weekend cause there are some areas that need to be fixed, but they're DIVINE :]
this one says raya ahava dod. It's from Song of Songs and essentially means friendship, commitment, and passion. I've been in some poop relationships and this is to make sure that while I also stay true to myself  I make sure to find someone with these qualities. I do believe that my boy fits these qualifications! :]

This one is a greek god, and I'd rather not explain it. It works for me and reminds me of what I need to be reminded of. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Will you be my Buddhist Valentine?

So with the new semester starting I have only had one REAL design class. Only one class in which I have to worry about handing in projects and being stressed with deadlines. Thankfully, this is a good semester to have only this one class because it happens to be the class in which I genuinely know nothing about. Good ol' Photoshop! It's also the semester in which I have to turn in my portfolio. 

So in celebration of only having this one studio class I present to you my first REAL exercise using photoshop. 

This is so so so much more than I could do a week ago. It's weird how skills are aquired. 

We had 5 images that we were supposed to combine. There was a Buddha, a lotus, a water scene, butterfly, and an image of some rocks. We also had to have a concept behind our composition, so mine focuses on upcoming Valentines Day, being a piece Buddhists could use as a card or such! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Currently, I'm waiting.

I thought I'd change my picture to represent my brilliant personality better! :D 
not so much, but I get tired of things always being the same.

So, I now have a 3 hour break between class on Wednesday, and currently have nothing to do to fill this time. So for the next few weeks I might maybe possibly be blogging more.

My love is at the ER with an IV in his arm :[
We ate Chick-fil-a the other day and I'm pretty sure he got salmonella food poisoning. It was only a few hours after we had eaten he felt sick and by the time I got off work the next day I went to see him and he was not doing well. So beware of le chickon.

I am trying to think of what to do for my portfolio... I've got ideas, but actually working on it seems to be a drag. If I don't get into the design program I'm going to waste so much more time than I already have. Next semester will probably be the end of my blow-off, filler classes. Luckily I have 2 minors to work on, but one of them I hate anyway. I only have to take 2 extra classes though to get the minor, and I'll be needing filler classes I'm sure anyway, so why not. 

I've been becoming more girly. It's kind of a new thing for me, but I'm wearing make-up more often, and personally I think my style is getting better, and more defined. I don't know why it's such a hard thing for me to match what I wear to the style I love, but I'm getting better at it, so that's a positive :]

This week, 
School started back, so no projects yet, but soon I'm sure :] I'll be giving it a week or 2. Thankfully I only have 1 studio class so I can try to focus on my portfolio more! It's a lot better than 3 studio classes like I had last semester. And my computer won't be crashing anytime soon *fingers crossed* like previously. 
That was kind of a bitch. And it made me slightly angry at HP.

I think I'm going to actually try to get something done in the next hour, so I'll feel productive with my day. 3 hours is a long time to have nothing to do!