September 30, 2011


i had the best day today wandering around venice with the lovely kelsey genna. she's such a sweetheart and has the best accent i've ever heard! i shot a roll of film so expect to see those pictures next week after i've taken them to get developed.

 i also went to hollywood and walked to the capitol records building while it was pouring rain. i reached it just as it finished raining and practically wept in its presence. it is important for me to let you all know that it really does look like a stack of pancakes in person. the rainbow in this picture is obviously a divine symbol that i will one day work there.

September 25, 2011


here's a test roll i shot last month with a pentax k1000 that i picked up for $10 at a thrift store in santa cruz.

 these first two pictures are of a project for 2D design. we had to use found objects to construct three dimensional sculptures based on a drawing that someone else made, and then draw our sculptures in crayon. i made this little garden piece out of fresh fruit and flowers borrowed from some of my neighbor's lawns. it lived in the fridge for a day before it was due, and then took up residence in one of the cubbies in the prop room while our teacher worked out our grades. he told us to take them home the next week but it was beginning to rot and leak orange juice, so i left it in the cubby where it stayed for a good four weeks before mysteriously going missing.

 kessla and bryce in 2D design. i snuck pictures of both of them out of boredom. this test roll made me appreciate how quiet pentaxes are. my canon chirps like a bird and whenever i take a photo with it everyone in the room looks at me. anyways, kessla ended up dropping the class, which is a bummer because she was really talented. bryce sits next to me every single week and sometimes we talk and sometimes we don't, but i wish we talked more because i really like his voice. it's become a hobby of mine to secretly observe everything he writes in his sketchbook.

 a labor day picnic at a pretty college campus in murrieta hot springs. i fell in love with at least fifteen of the college guys who walked past our picnic area.

watching the ruiz and spence boys fish. i helped them bait their poles with leftover hotdogs. once, they let me hold a fish, and i held it for two milliseconds before it jumped out of my hand into the sand and i screamed a little. fishing as a sport is so weird to me. i like watching other people do it, but i always feel a little bit sad for the fish. jesse told me that it doesn't hurt the little guys, but i don't know if i believe him.

a boy who fell asleep across from me while i was studying in the library.

builders building a building by the art building. right after i took this i had a helga pataki moment. i looked over my shoulder and this creepy girl with glasses was just staring at me.

some frozen yogurt on one of the must humid days i've ever lived through.

the coolest poster on my wall as of now. andrew + julian = indie cred x1,000,000,000,000.

manny on my bed with my sailboat picture. i took a bunch more with my canon, so expect to see those next week!

no explanation for this one...

September 24, 2011


i ventured through some thick fog today and befriended an elderly shepherd.

September 21, 2011


some projects and homework from my first month of community college art classes. most of these were too big to scan so i had to photograph them instead. my apologies for the crummy quality.

this my introductory self portrait project for beginning drawing. we were supposed to incorporate drawings of things that had meaning to us around our self portraits. i didn't have time to finish mine, so just so you guys know, the circle in the background would have been a moon, the trees were going to be filled in, and the left side would have also had my bicycle and a unicorn. also, the brightness in the top right corner is just shine reflecting off the graphite. i went through an entire 8b pencil just filling the night sky in.

pen and ink homework packet for beginning drawing. i left the teacher's remarks on because i hate my far left tonal bars.

pen and ink project for beginning drawing. we had to draw a landscape and then draw a creative version of that landscape's shapes, so i went with a tenniel's alice in wonderland motif. i didn't get a chance to finish this one either (18"x24" is a lot of paper to fill!), but the teacher said it was finished enough for the critique.

photo collage of a favorite object for 2D design.

this project for 2D design was kind of complicated. we had to cut out 6"x6" squares from our bristol pads and then use only non-representational shapes cut from black construction paper to make images that embodied seven words: calm, chaos, depressed, depth, dynamic, overwhelmed, and tense. the images are posted in that order above. overwhelmed took forever, especially since our hole punch is broken and i had to manually remove every single circle. i started to work on all of my squares right when i woke up and then lost track of time until seven at night. when i finally got up from the floor i felt so dizzy from the combination of staring at the patterns on an empty stomach and inhaling all the glue that i almost fainted. i definitely don't want to do a project like this again.

tonal boxes and pattern perspective project for 2D design. i am so stupid that i messed up my pattern and put a triangle where a star should have been. i blame all the allergy pills i took that morning. either way i fail kindergarten.

September 19, 2011


some pictures of my room, just for fun.

(the little shiny red strings are streamers that i taped to my ceiling fan)