Voting is a glamorous part of democracy and I absolutely love it (hey, you get stickers AND citizen points) but I was quite nervous for my first presidential election since I was voting absentee. Navigating Post Italia was no small task, but I managed to get my ballot back to America in the nick of time! Phew!
I’m just starting work on an exciting remapping project for my college! The goal is to make highly effective web and print versions of the dorms in order to reduce the headache of hall draw and help new students navigate the buildings. Lots more to come!
I can’t promise that these sketches are of Italy (actually I promise they aren’t) but I can promise they were drawn by yours truly over that last couple weeks.
I just finished my first fresco! Here’s my baby.
I learned a lot a lot and am very excited to get my own thing on the next one. Today we made the cartoons for our next fresco in class and I all I can tell you is that this girl has a crazy amount of hippie hair for me to paint!
I made this painting for a class last year. The assignment? Create a painting inspired by an x-ray of our professor’s fractured wrist (painting related accident, of course).
I started out with the idea of an x-ray being sort of similar to the placards they make you hold in a mug shot. I mean, we’ve all been there.. am I right? Not so much? Oh, awkward.
Regardless, the resemblance seemed striking to me. Here they both are, numbered and filed away for future reference, evidence of an injury. Of course, most x-rays don’t come with a creepy nurse who rocks a coordinated Red Cross bow and manicure. Then again, I’m not always interested in painting what happens most of the time.
You know that book you jokingly receive for graduation, something like 101 Ways to Eat Ramen? It should really be something like How to Beg, Borrow, Repurpose, Substitute and Steal a Meal: College Edition.
The first chapter is on strategically joining clubs that provide the most free meals. The second? Spartan baking, by which I mean making food without having access to any of the items on the back of the box. Don’t be scared soldier, I have a case study for your benefit.
The Birthday Cake, Sparta Style
Voilà! Cook it and eat up Spartan.
Playing around with a bit of playful typography. I actually fashioned these out of paper first — super fun and my roommate loved that our coffee table was unusable for a month!
No seriously. There is an Italiano final & 45 pages of writing between me and summer freedom! Time to buckle down!