Saturday, December 29, 2007

Catching Up On DVDs!

I'm in weird freaky overload right now. I watched Memento.

That movie just blew me away! I'm sure that I'm the last person to see it, but if you haven't seen it yet...


Then I finally saw Shaun of the Dead.

I think I like Hot Fuzz better.

Still a good time. A lot of good extras on that DVD. I can't believe that Simon Pegg,

is going to play SCOTTY in the new Star Trek movie. Wow!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Dark Knight Movie

If you been to see the IMAX version of I Am Legend, then you know what I'm excited about. Apparently there was an extended trailer showcasing an awesome sequence between Heath and Christian. Don't worry if you don't have access to an IMAX theater, MTV will be showing the preview on their website starting this Sunday.

Until then, you can look at this...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I think that I've mentioned that I joined the CONCEPT ART forums. Well, someone has answered my request (my plea) for a mentor. This person is a colorist and is going to help me with digital painting! You don't know how excited I am. I still need a mentor for figure drawing/anatomy, character design, perspective, environments/landscapes/worldbuilding, to be honest I need a mentor for %$&*^ing EVERYTHING!


I'm pretty stoked right now. I've got a mentor!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I went to the movies with Thugalicious yesterday. We haven't hung out in a while because I've been busy with classes. I pulled out a sketch I was working on and he name it...


How cool is that!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Discovering Strange

I was in Barnes and Noble yesterday looking for some animal anatomy reference books (I need to understand REAL critters, if I'm going to make up my own), and I of course had to flip through the comics. I came across something that looked kinda cool...

Emily the Strange!

Then when I got home and took a break to browse the Computer Arts Magazine website, I found an article on her.

Now curiousity is peaked, so I go to visit the website. All I can saw is WOW! Who Knew? Apparently everyone else except me. That just goes to show I study WWWWWAAAAAYYYY too much and need to get out more. Today I'm going to pick up a copy of that comic. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR pile, but I'm putting it at the top. (I also want one of her cats!) Imagine having one of those on your bed at night.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Don't Disturb This Groove!

Even though I'm bogged down with SO MUCH SCHOOL WORK, even though I never have a free moment at my job (that's not actually true, but go with me on this), even though I should be concentrating on "serious" shit; I went ahead and joined a few online art groups today.

Flickr (to host my art)
Concept Art
Deviant Art
Draw Anyway
Illustration Friday

At the ConceptNArt Forum I joined the Beginner's Corner and posted some charcoal's I had done. Now I've got a good marker of where I've been so that six months from now I can marvel at how far I've come.

These are the pictures I posted:

Sketch #1

Still Life 2

Sketch #2


Sketch #3

Still Life 1

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Meth Minute

I'm supposed to be doing homework. I've actually got a *^R^$!-load of work to do, but while looking for some inspiration for one of my Foundations of Design class projects I found this...

I CAN'T WAIT until I take animation! Why wait until I take animation, why not do it on my own? I'll tell you why... I'm taking 18 credit hours and I'm insane (Triple majoring in Art/Graphic Design, Music/Jazz Improvisation & Gospel, AND Special Education). I'm sooo swamped right now. Why am I on the computer? I've got to get back to reading about Special Needs kids. Later!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


I haven't finished my Penelope Blouse yet, but it's July now. I really want to do the Six Sox KAL, so I've started today. I've decided to do the Sidewinders! Here's my swatch... Isn't it cute?

I went into the stash because 1) I really wanted to get started and 2) I'm buying some yarn for a cardigan project later in the month (I didn't want to be greedy).

I LOVE variegated yarns and I've been looking for a reason to use this Red Heart Sport. The color in crayon. I think the sidewinders will look good in this yarn.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Answer to My Aches!

Potomac Massage Training Institute | Massage Therapy education and training in Washington, DC

I am SOOOOO doing this! With my condition, massage would be a good thing! At these prices I might be able to afford to do this ONCE-A-WEEK! How decadent!


Boy, I am achy today! It's the meds, of course. I had to take them last night. It makes exercising in the morning HARD. I was only able to 20 minutes of yoga. I was so stiff, I could do my favorite poses.

I meet with the nurse today around 11am. I think it's a waste of time, but I guess she needs to make sure that I'm not about to kill myself or something like that. I will say these meds make me very weepy. Unfortunately it happens at the WEIRDEST, MOST INCONVENIENT TIMES.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Kick Butt Kicks Crap!

I just finished doing the Kick Butt video. Although Kristoff St. John is nice to look at... that video SUCKS! No variety, no challenge. I didn't pay that much for it, and I can see why. I'm going to keep doing it this week (Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday) just to be sure. I could just be spoiled by Billy Blanks.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hard Evening, Good Morning

I hate taking my medication. It really sucks having to give yourself injections and Interferon gives my muscles the shakes and the chills. However, when I think of the alternative (brain attacking itself and being back in the hospital), well I just grin and bear it. I've started taking Tylenol PM about 30 minutes before I give myself an injection. I only woke up three times last night from the muscle aches/chills. Believe it or not, that's an improvement.

Although I was achy, I pulled myself out of bed. I'm getting better at the Salamba Sarvangasana pose and the Halasana pose. I think I need to open up my back more to really get Halasana. I can't seem to get my feet to touch the floor.

Jumping rope is still taxing, but today I did 54 jumps before I fell. It seems still just jumping for 1 minute. What's the saying? "Slow and steady wins the race." Well, I'm not racing, but I've got to start somewhere.

The Tae-Bo Extreme almost killed me. I stayed in there for the whole 56 minutes! I'm glad Billy Blanks is so comical and makes me laugh, otherwise that tape would be unbearable.

I had some lowfat waffles, sugar-free syrup, an apple and some peppermint tea for breakfast. I'm starting to get used to the low-fat waffles, but sometimes IHOP still calls my name.

I'm off to take a bath. I really need it. It's a good thing that blogs don't have "smell-o-rama".

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life May Now Begin Again!

Whew! Work is done, (for the moment). I don't start working summer school until July 6th (prep day) and then it's July 9th thru August 6th. At least it's half a day.

My drawing class ends next Thursday, June 29th. I can't believe how HARD it was! I also can't believe how much my drawing has improved. I still have an art history research paper to write for that class (it's due next Tuesday), and I still have that Special Ed final hanging over my head! I really need to get that done.

I've decided that I'm going to start knitting some socks on July 1st. I can finally join the Six Sox Knit-A-Long for the last month. By the end of next week, I should be done with the Penelope Blouse--that's one the needles now. I really want to try those Sidewinder Socks. They look like a lot of fun. I'm seeing them every! Now I just need to find the right yarn. I really should use something I have in the stash!

On the weight front, I've joined Weight Watchers! I've lost 4.6 pounds so far! Yeah me! You'd think that was enough, but you know me. I'm going to the gold. I'm going to...


Yes, I am crazy. My first big goal is to go from the 151 that I weigh now, down to 125 which will be my pre-contest weight. That's definitely a year-long project. Don't worry, I'm doing this healthy--eating right, exercise, and a lot of water. A 1/2 pound a week is slow enough so that this is PERMANENT weight loss.

If that wasn't enough, I still have to do my writing, my music, and some type of art every day. What's the saying, 21 days makes a habit? Well day is more than half done and I've got to leave for class in an hour, but tomorrow... WATCH OUT!

Really, I'm doin' it this time. Don't look at me that way!

Monday, April 23, 2007


I'm stuck in limbo for the next two weeks. I've got finals and reports that I'm cramming to finish. Once that's all done, I'll FINALLY have time to write in my blog, read cool stuff, compose psychadelic music, and create really cool crafts!

Really, I'll be back better than ever...PROMISE!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Yoga Class

I had my first yoga class today. It was awesome! I can't reccommend taking an actual class enough. A teacher can really help you with the postures, making sure that you're in correct alignment, guiding you to how you should be feeling.

It was all good, but I AM SORE! Hey, at least she warned me. It's a good sore. I'll keep you posted on the benefits as they come.

Friday, February 2, 2007

I'm On a Roll!

I got another doodle done before I fell asleep AT 7:00PM! I must have been really, REALLY tired. I obviously needed the sleep.

Thursday, February 1, 2007


Well, even though I'm not doing so well of the 1,000 Club, I've added yet another creative thing to my plate. The Creative Act Blog is doing a Create-A-Thing-A-Day Challenge, and of course I'm going to attempt it.

My theme this week is doodling. I'm trying to get back into drawing. Unfortunately I don't have a digital camera so I can't take a picture of my art work (By the way, the thing you create can be any medium--baking, knitting, writing, drawing, are only a few of the ways you can express yourself.)

But you know me, I'll be honest about stuff like this. (Like admitting that I haven't even written one word, let only 1,000 a day--but that's another story.)

Today I have doodled. It helped my mind wander. I think this is a good thing.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The 1000 Club!

I was just on the Speculative Romance Online site and I read an article on the 100 Club. The quick story--you write at least 100 words a day for 100 consecutive days on your current WIP. If you miss writing 100 words one day, you have to start all over again. What a cool idea! If there's something writers are good at, it's "tricking" themselves into writing.

Well I've decided to adopt and change that idea a little. I usually have more than one WIP swimming in my katra at any given moment AND I have no problem writing 100 words daily. So how do I make this a challenge to myself...

1,000 words on anything (WIP, free-writes, exercises) for the next 20 days.

I'll post my daily word count at the end of each day (or first thing the next day if I need to get to sleep.) Don't worry, I'll be honest. I'm interested to see if I can make it that far. My "reward" for writing 1,000 a day for 20 days will be to buy myself a book the next day.

Good gracious! That means I can't buy ANY BOOKS for the next 20 days. (Anyone who knows me will know that this is a TRUE sacrifice!) Aww man, if I f$^$^^k up it will be LONGER THAN 20 DAYS BEFORE I CAN BUY A BOOK! Well, I'd better stick to the plan.

I think I can do it. I'm starting to work on a short story for the Romance Divas' February Challenge (man, I'm behind schedule) and of course I've got that epic series that's seized my interest and won't let go. This is a labor of love, so I'm taking my time.

Well, I'd better get going. I've got a lot of writing to do.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Big Ideas in Conservation - Next Big Ideas in Conservation: Steve McCormick - Security

Big Ideas in Conservation - Next Big Ideas in Conservation: Steve McCormick - Security

I thought this was interesting, a little oversimplified, but still interesting. McCormick's play on words, "War on Terra", is "cute"; but I think it begins to distance the people he should be trying to appeal to.

His core audience lives and breathes these ideas. Most of his audience is probably also incredibly politically active. It's the mass majority that he needs to direct his attention to. Unfortunately as soon as many of them read that phrase, they'll begin to tune out what he has to say.