Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Design*Sponge 2010 Scholarship Application

 2010 Calendar (paper, wood, ribbon, hand-bound)
 Accordion Book (cut paper, xerox transfer, hand-inked)
 Process book for installation work (felt, needlepoint, paper)
 Mock-up for sculpture proposal (paper)
 2009 Book Fair Poster (print)
Atlas of the Erica (Paper, watercolor sketches, hand-bound)
 Boundary (watercolor, brick, mirror & glue, paper)
 Farmer's Market Posters (Paper, ink)
 Mark-Making Device Process Book & Poster (Paper, watercolor, ink)
 Information Wheel (Cut paper)
 Love Card (Printed)
 Gift Tag (ink, paper, ribbon)
 Geography of Me (paper, ink, hand-sketched and bound)
 Scarf (wool felt, silk thread)
 Budjaboo Design Identity Program (print)
 Purpose Psychology Identity Program (print)
 Coasters (photography, hand-etched glass)
 Multiple books (hand bound tunnel book, miniature books)
 Calendars (watercolor sketches, hand stiched)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

And yet I seem to be!

I am stressed about the application. School, as hard as it is, does not stress me out as much. But the application...that scares the hell out of me. I am working as hard as I can with very limited time (being a mom also means seeing family, and trying to cram it all into a short winter break is HARD!) But I can do this...with help!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

And I am not sure I want to go on.

The more time go by, the more I spend time with my kids rather then work on this application the more I am questioning if this is the right thing to do. A year plus after starting, I maybe should settle this question once and for all. I really, really am conflicted. Really. And stressed. And tired of crying all the time about it. I want to be happy about the decision to be in school, even with the stress of it. But I am not. Nor am I happy about quitting... that does not seem quite right either.

Any answers out there in the wide world....I will take all I can get.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Behind on this too!

Winter break killed me.

So did Thanksgiving.

And visits.

And trips.

I now have 6 days with no one here and at home with no kids to get this application done. 20 projects. A letter of intent. A resume. Letters of recommendation.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Just not sure where to go next. I am up at 2.30am working on homework...I need to get some sleep soon, but I seem to work better this time of night. Sigh. I hate it, because then I am so tired. And I do have some time tomorrow.

Eh. I had more to say, but t tired to get it out. Some stuff I need to work out. Maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cheap clothes and letters

Ooo so much to do!

I got my cheap mystery shirt yesterday. love it! A bear fishing. Very fun. I want more, unfortunately!

Working on letters-those are due tomorrow. The whole alphabet in photos. I am making them into coasters. I am close-ish, but not close enough. Here is the last one I had to photo-I had shot this one months ago, but it was a touch blurry, so I reshot it today. I like this better anyway. The backs are all cork, and the transfer process is a little smelly and crazy. But I like the overall look.

And here is where mom/student collide. Tomorrow I have to miss a the first two hours of class for parent teacher conference. Anna's is tomorrow. Then Thursday I will loose out on about 45 minutes of homework time to do to Ethan's. I mean, I can not miss that, and the kids come first. But it is hard to make that balance work.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

So far so good...

So one project going well. Another on the back (tomorrow soon to be front) burner that is also doing well. No plan for another, but time. Three weeks of crazy, one weekend of fun (American Thanksgiving... I can not wait!) and then one last week. I am scared, but I am ready to be done. Actually, I am not. As stressful as it has been, I have a routine. I do not do well without my routine. Summer was awful. I do have a huge amount of work to do on my portfolio, scary the amount of work, and I hope I can get it all done.