Saturday, August 26, 2006

Special Day!

It is Amelia's birthday today! Hoorah!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Coming to the end of Summer & Mister Goat!

Sometime last week I went to UBC for the four day yearbook camp since I'll be editor this upcoming school year. Let me tell you ... I had a terrible time. Especially since it was after csssa! It was good only because it made me sort of get into the whole yearbook making mood, it refreshed my memory on the subject, and it made me want to go home a lot. So it was this pretty low point in the summer but I think it balanced things out quite nicely. So I'm pretty normal now. I think.

I started working again starting last week at the PNE and will be until school starts. This is my second year working there... and it's been slightly better than the first- which is somewhat comforting. I think it takes some real good will power to be able to work somewhere where commuting by bus requires an ample amount of time (1 hour), forces you to pass through a pretty rough area of the city, and sometimes you only work an hour more than the total time it takes to commute to and from work. I guess what is motivating me right now is the fact that the money I earn, although not much- could go towards something fun. For example- cool art books (Claire Wendling's Drawers 2.0!? *drool* Flight...Afterworks...etc.), supplies, or maybe even... a plane ticket?

So there are two books that I'm supposed to read for Literature 12... Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by James Winny. I went through A LOT to get Sir Gawain since it pretty much does not exist in stores or online in Canada. Pretty much. Pretty much I went to Barnes and Noble in Bellingham Washington and placed an order there. (Since this book doesn't seem to exist in stores in the states either) And then I picked it up when it arrived. And now... school is starting in 9 days and I sort of have to read those books. Oh dear. I've already read Beowulf, but it's been far too long so I really need to refresh my memory. And I'm also thinking of dropping History 12... hum.

And now some art. Old art though because I'm too lazy to set up my new scanner or to take pictures with my camera.

This is Mister Goat. A clay project I did for art class in grade 9. To this day I still think he is very cool. Infact, I think I should try drawin ghim again. I liked him so much then that I even drew a picture of him a few months later that same year.

Tomorrow is a very special day! And I will make ANOTHER post tomorrow just to mark the occassion. :D

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Back from CSSSA

CSSSA ended on Saturday. I got home at midnight due to a three hour flight delay.

The picture was taken yesterday.

Home is the same- but it's not. I miss everyone and everything that was at CalArts this past month. I really did have the best four weeks of my life.

Friday, August 04, 2006

The end is near...

Tomorrow is the last day...
I am about 80% packed (hence the fact that it is so late now).

Today we returned our drawing boards and animation boards, cleaned the rooms up a bit and proceeded to watching Sin City and an assortment of other animated shorts. (Including Mr.Smile (FLOOOVDE!), Birthday, Brigette's Duck&Robot, Sub, and more.)

Then after class and dinner the "animation club" headed to the film library in hopes of watching BLT (Not Bacon Lettuce Tomato- but Brave Little Toaster!) but we ended up watching Iron Giant.)

Clean up! I thought that Amelia deserved a gold star for being super helpful (she is pictured here carrying a large box)while many of us sat on the sidelines doodling or signing sketchbooks.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

CSSSA is ending

CSSSA is wrapping up and in two/three days it'll be over. Exciting things recently include the completion of the final project which was to create a 30 to 45 second animated film and the visit from Sanjay Patel! July 31st was a good day... which included all of the above and free ice cream from the visual arts department.

I never ended up adding sound to my animation... but oh well- perhaps I could add it on in the future.

Our Pixelation project was... interesting. Atleast I did get a good part in it! (The picture is the outline of my body) It was very strange to have people walk up every couple of seconds to dump leaves near me... especially when I was lying down- it was an experience on its own, really.

Amelia has turned into a Shark. Or maybe Jason the Shark has turned into Amelia.

Some more Janno Poldma's "Birthday" inspired work- pencil and watercolours on a postcard.

Amelia and I are really duelling it out with straw antlers. And I have "curly swirly" hair on this particular day. funfunfun.