Archive for April, 2013

I have been so neglectful of my poor blog lately, but only 2 weeks left until finals are over!  I am still working some kinks out on my Alice site, because of course it doesn’t want to line up all nice for me without some tweaks.  However, for my digital design class I made “the last flower on earth.” Everyone thought it was pretty kool so I thought I’d share it here.

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Unfortunately the awesome steam punk background isn’t showing up!  So I will get the background up soon – I can’t now because I just went from Windows Vista to Windows 8 Pro and I still have to put my adobe programs back on the comp and therefore can’t make my illustrator files into gifs.

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On a very sad note Damen, middle, passed away this last week and I will miss him terribly.  Everyone will.  He was a great guy that made life fun and improved the lives of those around him.  In case anyone who reads this is in Arizona.. Jolie’s Place in Chandler is having a benefit for his family May 5th from 2-6pm.  It would be much appreciated if anyone could go help out as I myself cannot.

Now, hopefully in the next couple of days I can link you my updated Alice site.. if I can stop playing Guild Wars 2!  I have been overly addicted this past week and procrastinating even more than usual.  Spring fever is here!  Looking forward to no more homework for awhile and hopefully a few fun road trips this summer.  Haunted locations here I come!

While I don’t usually go out of my way to listen to country music, it is always one of the kinds I turn to when commercials come on the radio.  And lately I’ve been kinda into turning it on more.  Love me some Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, and Taylor Swift.  Today is totally a country day.  Had to spend some time getting together a list of why my mother should buy what computer and cell phone because she is tech stupid lol.

I’ve decided to go dark background bright pop of flowers for my design assignment. I’m thinking a color pop similar to this:bluelips rainbowlips

I like the shine and the colors.. not sure how to do it, but i will figure it out damnit! Any hints would be appreciated!

 

Totally trying to think of some cupcakes to make for finals day for my multimedia class.  I want it to be something artistic and creepy.  Possibly spiders.  I’d have to do something more with them tho.  I could always make some Alice ones – a mix of Disney’s Alice and American McGee’s.

On another note, the lady I was tutoring on Dreamweaver is awesome and I can now dye my hair and go buy American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns for PS3 so that I can get the add-on for the original!  I’ve been dying to play the original for years now! Nothing like a new video game to stop productivity on school work! Luckily I like most of my school work so I’ll still do it.

I’m curious, any of you have anything you’d like to see me write about? I’m always up for a challenge!

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One of my all time favorite movies is Interview with a Vampire. Such an awesome adaptation of the book.  And still just as riveting to watch as the first time.  I wish more books were so closely adapted.  I get that movies are made more for the masses, but what about all of the reader’s who loved the book and wanted a true adaptation?  I loathe watching movies based on books I love only to be thoroughly disappointed.  When I was a kid my mother would make me read a book before seeing the movie it was based on.  Now I purposely do not read the book until after the movie if it can be helped.  That way the book just makes the experience better.. and not the movie a waste of my time.

Right now I am trying to find inspiration for a flower. I have an assignment to draw one- and I can’t draw! So I have to find something I can figure out how to do without being too lame.  Then I have to create a background and whatever else I want.  I understand my teacher is doing this because it’s Spring, but I hope she realizes that doesn’t mean I’m going to make it all cutesy n girly n shit. It will represent my style. With that said, I don’t know what I want. I’m debating a black/red flower – possibly some blood maybe a skull center? Or I could go vibrant with colors with a dark contrast background. Gotta think on this one.

On another note, I had an amazing dinner at O’Shucks Irish Pub last night. They have a reuben eggroll (yes, eggroll) that was to die for.  The rest of the dinner was amazing too.  The service rocked, the atmosphere was energetic and laid back all at the same time and the hand-painted mural looked great. If you are anywhere near Centreville, MD then you should really go check them out.  Be warned tho- when it hits 5pm the place packs super fast. So get there early or prepare to wait!

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Why is it as soon as you think you’ve caught up, so much more needs to be done?!  Without previously saying we would be redoing our sites ( Absolutely Alice).. today we get told we have til the end of the semester to make it better… That’s barely a month!  Not to mention the other two sites I have due in a month.. oh and the one I’m doing for my friend Andrea (she did the header, footer, and bottles on my website.).  She is going to draw me an armadillo girdled lizard for my company logo – so excited!

So the new sites for school are

– A predone content site for HTML on Scotland Tours.  I only get to write the code and design the layout/pick colors.  And the home page is whatever I want.. The rest sadly is already given to us.

-A website for my professor.  She gave us a group project and since she is so impressed by my skills she asked my group to work on pages for her OWN site.  Awesome!

This means I will have 2 sites being used on the web shortly!  I am super excited about it because it will allow me to do a portfolio that isn’t just a bunch of files.. but also available anywhere and everywhere.

One thing I do have to work on is finding someone to intern with sometime in the spring of 2014.  I don’t know who to ask or who would even put up with me, but I’m hoping someone great who will teach me tons.  For now I’ll leave you with a favorite quote of mine…

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