Thursday, April 30, 2009

to do list:

read walking on water
notes on half

meet with john wallace for coffee
return brittney's stuff
radioshack for a light
install light in bird and use fishing line to hang
scan drawings
meet with andrea
pack at least 2 boxes and a bag of clothes, lamp, hanging closet, hangers
fox costume finish
monrovia street fair with sam: meaghan's gift, mothers day gift,

walking on water
notes on half
print english paper
theological library for theme research

street market: gift for meaghan/mom/ micah
clean out studio space
study for luke acts final with Allie V.  : prepare for option 1


i'm sort of overwhelmed right now with the amount of bookmarked artists i have on my computer.

lets count.


there could be more but i've stopped bookmarking them because it becomes too intimidating.
i can't remember what their names are when i want to locate one and i open up my tabs and just get intimidated.

what shall i do.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

girls should be aware of this.

i never open forwards but considering that Bickey was the one who sent me this... i did.

This could also apply to someone just wanting you to pull out your wallet so they can take it.

> Know what money you are carrying.  You will  see why as you read...
> Be sure every woman is aware of  this method of operating.  Share it  
> with those you  love.   Know what money you are carrying. This was   
> the first I have heard of a scheme like this. Be safe!  Something   
> very serious to pay attention to.
> Criminals are  coming up with craftier, less threatening methods of  
>  attack, so we have to be extra cautious.
> Read on about  the author who lives in Alexandria, VA.
> I live in  Alexandria, VA, but I often work in Lafayette, LA,  
>  staying with friends when I'm there.  As you know from  America's  
> Most Wanted TV program, as well as the news  media, there is a  
serial killer in the Lafayette  area.  I just want to let you know  
> about an  "incident" that happened to me a few weeks ago, and could  
>  have been deadly.
> At first I didn't go to the police or  anyone with it because I  
> didn't realize how serious this  encounter was.  But since I work in  
> a jail and I  told a few people about it, it wasn't long before I  
> was  paraded into Internal Affairs to tell them my story.  It was   
> approximately 5:15 a.m. in Appaloosas, La. I had stayed with  a  
> friend there and was on my way to work.
>  I stopped at the Exxon/Blimpie Pie station to get gas. I got $10   
> gas and a Diet Coke. I took into the store two $5 bills and one  $1  
> bill (just enough to get my stuff). As I pulled away  from the  
> store, a man approached my truck from the back  side of the store  
> (an unlit area).
> He was  an "approachable-looking" man (clean cut, clean shaven,  
>  dressed well, etc.). He walked up to my window and knocked.   Since  
> I'm very paranoid and 'always looking for the  rapist or killer,' I  
> didn't open the  window.
> I just asked what he wanted.  He raised a  $5 bill to my window and  
> said, "You dropped this."   Since I knew I had gone into the store  
> with a certain  amount of money, I knew I didn't drop it.
> When I told  him it wasn't mine, he began hitting the window and  
> door,  screaming at me to open my door, and insisting that I had  
>  dropped the money! At that point, I just drove away as fast as I   
> could.
> After talking to the Internal Affairs  Department and describing the  
> man I saw, and the way he  escalated from calm and polite to angry  
> and volatile ...  it was determined that I could have possibly  
> encountered  the serial killer myself.
> Up to this point, it had been  unclear as to how he had gained  
> access to his victims,  since there has been no evidence of forced  
> entry into  victim's homes, cars, etc. And the fact that he has been  
>  attacking in the daytime, when women are less likely to have their   
> guard up, means he is pretty BOLD.
> So think  about it...what gesture is nicer than returning money to  
>  someone that dropped it?????
> How many times would you  have opened your window (or door) to get  
> your money and  say thank you ...
> Because if the person is kind enough  to return something to you,  
> then he can't really be a  threat, can he????
> Please be cautious! This might not  have been the serial killer....  
> But anyone that gets that  angry over someone not accepting money  
> from them can't  have honorable intentions. The most important thing  
> to  note is that his reaction was NOT WHAT I EXPECTED!  A total   
> surprise!  But what might have happened if I had opened my  door? I  
> shudder to think!
> Forward this to  everyone you know. Maybe they can be as fortunate  
> as I  was!
> P.S.  Ladies, really DO forward this to  EVERYONE you know.  Even if  
> this man wasn't a serial  killer, he looked nice, he seemed polite,  
> he was  apparently doing an act of kindness, but HE WAS NOT A NICE   
> Men, send it to all the women in your  life. What you do today is  
> important because you are  exchanging a day of your life for it.   
> Make it  a good one!
> Please forward to anyone you think might  benefit from this story..


note to self.

when in Eugene: visit augurie
285 e. 13th Eugene, OR



thank God its almost summer... i'm so inspired i could burst.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

christopher robins favorite.

i'm going to my favorite spot to do my favorite thing.

"where are you going"
what are you doing"

i'm going to my favorite spot to do my favorite thing.

i'm going out to nowhere to do absolutely nothing.

come in.

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer . . . 

bucket list.

to be added to the list for summer:

go see a double feature at the 99w drive in.
make a silent film in the field.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


i've been craving a cat recently.
i look around my room while i work on homework and imagine an orange tabby winding its way around my bed and up against the wall towards me.
laying in the sun on a chair.
walking across my arms while i type on the computer.
tail swaying and then finding a kink and snapping the opposite direction.
smelling warm and being a friend.

i want one.

and i think i'd want to name it Picky-Picky... just like ramona.

my day.

i had to make a difficult decision.
i can't go to the Rescue tonight. :/
i have too much to get done.

pretty frustrating.
but i woke up and immediately felt impressed upon me...
"EMILY!  what do you want?  oxford?  to graduate well and do well in school so YOU can go out and change the world and fight in it? or go to this thing and be one of millions doing something.  It won't really make a difference if you go or not ... and you know your just going because you want to experience it..."

i was being selfish.

and i need to buckle down and finish my homework so i can get A's.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


what is real?

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one daywhen they were lying side by side near the nursery fenderbefore Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made" said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long,long timenot just to play withbut really loves youthen you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes" said the Skin Horsefor he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at oncelike being wound up" he asked,"or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once" said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easilyor have sharp edgesor who have to be carefully kept. Generallyby the time you are Real,most of your hair has been loved offand your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at allbecause once you are Real you can't be uglyexcept to people who don't understand."

"I suppose you are real?" said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said itfor he thought the Skin Horse might be sensitive. But the Skin Horse only smiled.

classes listie.

completed: (26)
drawing 1
painting 1
fit for life
exo deu
luke acts
2d design
3d design
upper division elective 1
upper division elective 2

summer: (15)
ceramics 1
intro to lit
freshman writing seminar
intro to computer graphics

fall 09': (13)
sculpture 1
christian life faith and ministry
greek 1
intermediate algebra
figure drawing and painting

spring 10': (16)
college algebra
greek 2
public communications
photography 1

may term: (9)
intro to philosophy
intro to astronomy
Life and Teachings of Jesus

summer: (3)
general psychology

fall 10' oxford term (please): (15)
Introduction to British History, Culture, & Society (upper div. elective)
Tutorial: history of modern art (writing intensive)
Tutorial: ?

spring 11': (15)
New Genre Art Forms
Church History from 1517 to Present
Contemporary Art Trends
Hebrew Prophets I

summer: anthropologie internship (4)

fall 11': (15)
senior seminar: theology
gallery design
drawing and painting II
general epistles
history of graphic design and illustration

spring 12': (12)
theology of the (old? new? which???) testament
world civilizations (to or from 1648??)

graduate: Art Major with a concentration in Drawing and Painting
Biblical Studies Minor

this is the goal... sigh.   143 units.

Monday, April 20, 2009

LA zoo.

and all the friends we made 
Favorites: flamingos. foxes. tigers. koalas.
PS. all these photos are backwards... wooops.

tomorrow's appt.

i'm living with sara, nancy, sam and andrea next year.
sara and nancy are rooming together and sam, andrea, and i are rooming together.

i'm pretty excited and pleased. :)

also because sam was number 5o something our appointment is super early on so we are guaranteed a mod in the shire. 
THAT is something to be pleased about.

i want one that faces east and west with windows that can let the sun in you know?

and we'd prefer one that is on the lawn by the laundry and rec room so we can have our morning breakfasts and picnics.


we need:

a table,

5 -6 chairs




rug (hehe... andrea and i are nuts about this)

bookshelves x 2

potted plants

pillows that we will make :)

kitchen stuff ya know

aaaaaah heat.

90 degrees by 8:59 am... 

i'm not cool with that.

thoughts on newport.

so this last week flew by.

now that i've spent two weekends in Newport in a row with Andrea and her family i would like to share some thoughts.

1. first thing that comes to mind is that Arrested Development is supposed to be filmed here but it isn't. except for like 2 scenes... however.. they DO rent/sell segways by the beach.

2. andrea's house is everything that my sister has ever described as her dream decor.  also it makes me realize how much andrea/living in southern california has influenced what i gravitate towards in prints... i absolutely love this style that andrea subtly gives off and that becomes emphasized in the density of her family.  

3. her parents are adorable.  i honestly love them so much. and crissy w/ all her sassiness.  i 
love the openness of their home.... how in the two times i've been there i haven't been the only guest and everyone else is a regular... i've met so many random people that have either lived with them for a long period of time at one point or been coming over for meals for the past forever.  they are loving people and God is blessing them and they are giving that away as well and its really great to watch.

4. we just got sooo many adorable things for the mod today.  Their grandparents had to be moved into a home 2 weeks ago and so their mom is going through all of their things and organizing them, selling them, and throwing them away.
honestly this is a dream collection of things.  antiques, books, tables, rocking chairs, blankets, tablecloths, dishes dishes dishes, soap dishes, curtains, and everything else.
i dont' even KNOW everything we picked up there for living next year but her mom just boxed it up for us... 
i personally grabbed a little white porcelain bird salt shaker.
there were a ton of things like that... adorable porcelain squirrels??  
we now have dishes and glasses and pots and pans and who knows what else... tons of adorable little 60's era things.

and we saved sooo much money.
now saving money on stupid things like my making magnets and coasters, aprons and art for the walls, pillow cases and pillows for our couch. :)
i'm so excited!  our mod is going to be so cute....

some suggestions are made on things i find ugly but i dont know how to say no... andrea just says it. THANK GOD for her assertiveness.

Saturday, April 18, 2009



this last week i recieved Amelie in the mail.  i purchased it on impulse off ebay.

i then proceeded to tell my friend Josh i had just gotten it in the mail... 

Josh... "what's that?"  (ME SHOCKED).

(really shocked because you sorta just like... expect that everyone has seen this movie... or at least heard of it and understanding of the ridiculousness of not having seen it)

so i make a comment to Brittany 15 min. later that Josh has never seen this movie... assuming she has of course as well....

Brittany... "yeah.. i've never seen amelie... just never have."  ( ME SHOOOOCKKKED & feeling like a bit of a fool...)

i go upstairs to see Andrea and mention it to her as well... 

me: "andrea... we need to show Josh and Brittany the movie Amelie... they've never seen it..."

Andrea "OH... you mentioned that movie one time... i dont know it."  (i feel ridiculous).

laterrrr that evening.

with josh and andrea walking to starbucks...

Brian Kraft pulls up on his moped and i say something to him... 


oh jeeze.

so finally that evening i mention something about watching it and they say yes... and my friend Nicole comes into the lobby... 

if i can count on ANY person its Nicole.

never even heard of it.


i seriously ... SERIOUSLY thought that everyone knew this movie... and that if there were a few people out there who didn't they would be predictable American Eagle wearing, chick flick viewing MR. F's....

not the people on our campus i find to be some of the most universally cultured and normal. 

so andrea and nicole and i started Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain at 1 am.

and they loved it.

and i feel strange.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

marlaina read.




bucket list.

1. obtain bicycle.
2. mask photographs out in the woods.
3. camp at the tree one night
4. bike germantown road and eat at helvetia tavern.
5. make coasters.
6. make mugs somehow?(brett emmons)
7. first thursdays.
8. make a pan flute or obtain one.
9. cannon beach day.
10. figure out stupid holga.
11. purchase little women, anne of green gables, sense and sensibility, 
12. make 3 pillows.
13. make vellum/cheesecloth lanterns.
14. mmmmm stumptown.
15. see some parry hotter.
16. make mixes for the people at home.
17. watership down
18. go to Bandon West Coast Game Park Safari with michelle, meaghan, whoever else...
19. seattle.
20. eugene.

thats all i've got so far meaghan.... you continue it with ideas... mk????

celia perrin sidarious