Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I don't know what the heck happened to the template there (or whether any of you were around to witness its disintegration) but it's fixed now. So, on to more interesting things.

Firstly, I officially accepted the Ireland study-abroad opportunity (and paid the balance due). Now I'm just waiting for the go-ahead to buy my airline ticket. The more I thought about it, the more daunting the whole "travel abroad" concept was becoming. So I just said, "I'm going, dammit" and set the process in motion. It's a dream I've been waiting a long time (well, somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 years) to fulfil and I'm not going to talk myself out of it now.

Oh, and if anyone was interested, the literary society I referred to in the last post was the John Hewitt Society, and the Festival they're sponsoring is apparently called the International Summer School.

Secondly, I secured a Student Assistant position (read: an hourly wage) on campus for fall. I don't know any of the details yet, but I'll be returning to my position here at OTS.

Speaking of OTS, it's been awhile since I graced you with one of my beautiful artistic creations. Part of that is because I haven't got much to show. But here's a thing I did in Photoshop awhile back:
(the idea is that it's a magazine spread -- I was testing out a technique in one of the graphic design books I checked out).

I have other things to update on (like my day in NYC) but I don't have the pictures with me currently, so you'll have to wait.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Well, I guess I never promised that my updates would be FREQUENT. My semester officially ends in 29 days; the closer that date comes, the less free time I have. Part of it is my inability to avoid ambitious projects. For example, in my lit pub (a.k.a. book making) class, I am making three medium-sized books which are also miniature grand pianos (more on this later). Part of it is also my continued attempts at a social life (just last weekend I attended two different parties, a concert, and a park-cleaning volunteer event through the university). I've got a similar schedule for this weekend (except instead of park cleaning I'm going to NYC for the day). But, as I keep saying elsewhere, I really don't like to be bored.