Sunday, November 26, 2006

let is snow, let it snow, let it snow

It started snowing Saturday afternoon!!!

We were plagued with crazy rainfall the previous week and a half resulting in high water turbidity levels. (This led to a health advisory notice telling everyone to stop drinking tap water... which actually resulted in mad dashes and long lineups at for example- Costcos for the purchase of bottled water. Apparently it got quite aggressive at some places.) But nooow it appears that instead of rain, we are getting snow!

I love snow for many reasons, but I'm not sure how I feel about it at the moment. It is such a hassle when you have to get to places. Also, there's the possibility that there may be a school closure. This rarely happens in Vancouver, but it's definitely snowing a lot this time. Normally I'm praying for no school, but this year, it's like I can't miss school! We have a yearbook deadline to meet, I have a couple of tests to take, and- many other things!

This past school week was pretty intense though! I was very relieved to have finished and presented my History project on Hitler Youth (my group got 23/25), completed my English terminology test, wrote my compare and contrast in-class essay for English, and completed my 3 hour history exam! The history exam definitely did not go all too well because I crammed everything the night before until 3-something AM as well as the fact that I didn't prepare for the essay questions. What I wrote for the two short answer questions were pretty good, what I wrote for the evidence questions was mediocre, and what I wrote for the essay was terrible. Ironically, the essay is worth the most and the short answers the least. Atleast it's over now!

National Portfolio Day is on December 2nd- this upcoming Saturday. I'll put something together... I need to do more personal work, everything I have right now consists mostly of life drawings.

I wanted to go outside and take some pictures in the snow, but it was too dark by the time I was able to... I did take some pictures of Duck-Chick though! :)

And about them... Duck-Chick aka D-C is fashioning a scarf and some converse shoes! (they belong to my pullip dolls- I never mentioned my dolls ever so I suppose I'll make a post about them next time) one of the pictures illustrates how thick the snow has become in 24 hours!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Here is a bookmark I made today for the public library's bookmark contest. It looks almost identical to my sketchbook inside cover.

It's supposed to be a representation of the theme "Teens & Libraries"- but for some reason I think I totally missed it. I definitely had other ideas going in my head because the only way this is could possibly be library related is because of the text and the fact that the birdy is holding onto a book. Not quite sure about the teen part... They'll probably think this looks too childish and crazy which means I won't win. So much for the $250! It was fun doing this though.

My grad photos order was messed up! They replaced a photo I ordered with one I didn't order. It just so happened to be one that I ordered the most of and now they want me to go to the studio and fix it up. Being the type of person I am... I'll probably be exceptionally nice (without meaning to) when sorting this situation out. SOMETIMES I wish I could be one of those people that are so good at complaining.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Good-bye long weekend!

Today is the last day of my four day long weekend. I admit I didn't work as hard as I should have. I really should have taken advantage of all this time, but I gave in to being lazy. Tomorrow I get to miss school to go see Mysteries of Egypt at the Imax downtown for my comparitive civilizations class. Too bad I have to go back to school afterwards to pick up my grad photos. I can't wait to get them though.

I watched Sunset Boulevard last night. It was very good, very scary, and very modern.

I'm still very much worried about THE portfolio and school related things. (english/history projects, history term exam) I can't wait until all of this is over... which would mean sometime in December. It will be such a relief!

My sentences in this post have been so short and choppy! Something must be wrong with me...

Here's some stuff from September/Early October

School assignment. 1) Final 2) Sketch