Thursday, November 24, 2011


Every day that goes by that I don't post something to this blog it gets harder the next time. It's been nearly an entire semester since I last posted anything. Here's to getting the ball rolling.

For some reason, this semester has been really difficult for me. I have heard from multiple people that your last semester tends to be your hardest, but not necessarily because the work gets more difficult--it's everything else. I find myself extremely satisfied with some things, then with others it's as if I'm left squirming through a cave, trying to find my way out...confused at times how I got there in the first place.

 I tried really hard to get one of these built:

but failed. The university put up too much red tape and for one of the first times at something like this, I feel like I fell on my face. I made models, I got letters written from prominent figures, I had major national and international attention and the university turned me down. That's life, I guess. It's time I meet the real world anyway.

I feel like I've been running all semester only to realize that the carrot is still on the string in front of me...not but maybe an inch closer.

I made this motion graphic the other day in my digital class using After Effects:

It isn't perfect, but with a few tweaks I could get it to look a little better.

And I guess while I am posting videos I did in digital this semester I might as well post this, too:

But honestly, this is one of my favorite things I made all semester:

It's simple and quick but gets the point across.

My audio equipment has stayed packed up most of the semester.  I pulled it out once but didn't really do anything with it...In fact, I haven't hardly played any instruments at all, digital or acoustic.  What have I been doing with all my time...?

Either way, it's Thanksgiving.  So I'm going to end this downer post with a few things I am thankful for.

This picture is so dorky--but I'm thankful for this girl that has put up with
my craziness this semester.
I'm thankful there are still people in this world willing to help each other.
I'm thankful I am not drinking water from here.
I am thankful for my family.  For my friends.  For soldiers fighting for my freedom.  For SO many things.

Psalms 91.

I have a feeling I am going to be starting a new blog soon.  This one will still occasionally be updated--I have made a pretty solid effort to keep it mostly art related.  If I do start a new blog it will be much less formally about my art and more about my own thoughts and, I guess, a bit more personal.  More like a journal.  But nonetheless, stay tuned.  There's more to come.

Photography in Kenya

Kenya Photography