Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's so close.

Oh my goodness. I now only have work left to do for one class. One class! That's it!

Today I wrote two mini papers for Art History. One about photography and it's impact on American art and another on the evolution of American art after the Civil War. Neither of them were factual...really at all. I did a little bit of research, which took hours because I am horrible at it, then I just wrote from memory. I don't even know if they make sense...I didn't read over them. The thing is that I don't think she'll read them anyway, which is good.

Before I headed to class I met Amber at Target. We shopped for Samantha for her bridal shower, which neither of us will be able to attend because work's a jerk. We ended up getting her an electric knife, a thing of 16 containers with snap on lids, and a monkey shaped peeler. The peeler is my favorite...obviously. It was nice to shop with Amber. We're friends.

I couldn't concentrate today...for anything. It was just ridiculous. I did, however, get a few things done. I designed the label for my CD (which is so painfully simple, it's almost sad), fixed my résumé, made my leave behind cards jpgs so I can get them printed. I just now remembered that I need to fix my business cards tomorrow after we go to our 'final' for Art History. Trisha and I are going to meet at school at 2 and take our things to get printed at Office Depot. I'm not going to have them cut them out, though. I'm a money saver...I like to think anyway.

Oh, oh! Today I got my wedding ring in the mail. I ordered it Saturday evening, I think it was. It's just a simple 2mm 10k white gold ring. It was around $40 with shipping and everything, and it fits!

All I have left to do for school is Portfolio and a couple finals. I have the work done for the finals, though. I also need to clean out my locker by May 8th.

I've been listening to Bob Marley some lately. I've realized that it's hard to be in a bad mood when listening to Bob Marley. It's just so happy. I like it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I can't believe this semester is basically over.
The rest of my schedule looks like this:

Tomorrow I am going to finish matting my photos, write about my photography strengths and weaknesses, and put together my portfolio for photography by 4:00. Then I will attend the senior show for Stacey, Kailey, Alex, Abby and Felicia at 6. Finally I am going to (hopefully) finish up all of my printmaking things. I have one full plate to do everything to and one plate to do the second etch on and print. It really shouldn't be too bad.

Tuesday I am going to try to write my two papers for the Art History final. We have two questions that we have to write approximately two pages on each. It shouldn't be too bad as Dr. Sauls is a super easy grader. At 5:00 our class is meeting again, though technically we don't have classes on Tuesday. I have a ton to do for Portfolio so I'll be there.

Wednesday we're meeting at Olive Garden at 11:30 for our Art History final. I will probably work on Portfolio stuff again after that before I go to work at 5.

Thursday we have our final for Printmaking at 8:30. I don't know if we're having a critique or not...Geo is never clear about anything. I probably work on some Portfolio again after that...before 5 when I have to work.

Friday I am free until 5 when I have to work.

(Working is stupid.)

Saturday I work from 1-5. Then I'll probably work on Portfolio again.

Monday, May 4th at 8:30 we're having our Photo final. I like photography...I will miss that class more than anything far as classes go.

Tuesday, May 5th is our last day in Portfolio. It is a work day and everything is due at 10:00pm. I should definitely have time to get everything done by then.

Then Saturday, May 9th is graduation. How strange.

I don't drink nearly enough water. I just finished a bottle of water and I feel a huge sense of accomplishment. I don't think that is good.

'Tis time for me to shower and read some.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's now technically Friday. I really don't know why I feel the need to update right now. I'm super tired and have nothing to say that is so important that it can't wait until tomorrow.

I may have stated these things before. Bare with me...

Tomorrow (technically today...) Miles and I are going to get some things done before I go to Art History at noon. We're going to go apply for an apartment, check out wedding rings, and take a couple things back from the bridal shower. I may search for some blank cards so I can send out graduation announcements and thank you cards.

I'm actually thinking that I'd like for my graduation get together to be fairly small. There are so many events going on in past/next couple of months where all of the family gets together that I think it'd be nice to just have the immediates and some friends. I just want to eat chicken and/or pork chops. That's how I want to celebrate graduation.

I look forward to being done with school.
I look forward to having time for cleaning. (My room is in desperate need of a good cleaning....)
I look forward to trying to find a new job. (Though I also loathe trying to find a new job.)
I look forward to finishing up the wedding planning.
I look forward to not having ink stained hands from printmaking. (I got two more prints done today!)

In other news, I have a lot to do still.
Tomorrow after Miles and I are productive, I am going to Art History, transferring a photo to a new plate (my first plate has died a slow death) then doing the first etch for that, possibly going to Joann's to find some fabric to match my wedding shoes (I really should have done that last weekend, but I didn't have the time to), then going to work from 6-9:15. I don't mind working such a short shift. I actually like it. Right when I get there I start closing down for the evening.
Saturday I will go get the fabric if I don't have time to do it tomorrow, work from 1-5, go to school and hope to print another plate, print 20 photos and mat 10 photos, and hopefully get some stuff done for Portfolio.
Sunday is a day that I simply adore. I sleep late and listen to Bible studies all day. Around 6 I go to Miles' house and we read a couple chapters in whatever book we are in (currently it's Isaiah, which is wonderful) then around 7 we eat some food then have Bible study with his parents and Amber.

Monday is the last day of actual classes. I will only have Art History, but I don't think we'll technically have class. She is going to hand out the final (it's one we can take home) and we'll figure out where to eat for our final. We have to turn in all of our stuff for photo by 4 on Monday. Then that evening is the last senior show opening. I asked for the day off probably over a month ago so I'd be able to attend. So, since I'll be free I am going to finish up my prints and hopefully have time to work on Portfolio some more. Tuesday is an off day but we're still having Portfolio if we want to show up to work...and I do. I need to desperately.

Okay, so speaking of Portfolio. I had mentioned that I made a few random logos for my portfolio since I didn't have very many....I have pictures!

I've decided that I like to make logos. You can definitely tell that they were all made by the same person, though.

Now it is just getting ridiculous. I need sleep...I am going to have a hard time waking up, I think.
Okay, so it's Thursday. It's supposed to be wonderful outside today, but currently it's storming. Noo!!

I'm possibly taking pictures of Sarah from work today. I've taken some of her before in the fall, but it got dark too early and we only had time to go to one place. This is the main reason I'd love for the weather to be nice today. Senior pictures in the rain don't work!

I'm currently wondering if I am supposed to actively pursue photography. Recently I realized that I am graduating in about 2 or so weeks and I haven't even starting looking for employment (other than Kmart...). I have, however, gotten quite a few requests that I take photos. Like: Samantha and Shane's wedding, my cousin Andi's daughter, my mom's friend's daughter, Stacie's family, Kaycee and Paul's wedding and H and Amanda's wedding. Plus I have a couple of people at work that I'm trying to convince to let me take their senior pictures.
I just like to take pictures...and I think I'd like to take a bunch when I have more time.

Tuesday in Portfolio I really didn't get very much done. There are too many distractions in that class and for some reason it is almost impossible for me to get anything done. I did, however, make a few random logos. Teresa always says how important logos are to show in your portfolio, and I didn't have very many. So, long story short, I made more logos on Tuesday. If I was smart I would have made them jpegs already so I could upload them to show...but I haven't. They're on illustrator, which I don't have on my computer. I think I'm fairly happy with them. But, I could hate them next time I see them.

Yesterday before I went to work I made prints of one of my plates...and it worked! How spectacular! Trisha helped, and I'm very glad she did, but then I felt bad because I had to leave for work before I could help her. My back/shoulder area is sore from rolling the ink so furiously. Now only four more to go! Ugh.

Today we take our stuff down in the gallery. I have no idea where I'm going to be putting this stuff. I really don't have room in my car for a painting, approximately 8 fairly large frames, and 2 graphics projects. Maybe I'll see if Teresa wants the bags and things from my projects. I have nowhere to put them and I don't know if I'll really need them after this.

Now I think it's time to get ready for school...I can't believe it's almost over.
I am going to have so much time.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I believe in predestination.

Matthew 20:16
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Matthew 22:14
For many are called, but few are chosen.

Romans 8:28-30
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Matthew 24:22-24
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Matthew 24:31
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Colossians 3:12
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

II Timothy 1:8-11
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

Titus 1:1-3
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

Titus 3:4-7
But after that the kindess and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

I Peter 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Romans 11:5-8
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant accoding to the election of grace.
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
What then? Israel hat h not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the elction hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

II Peter 1:10
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for is ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Ephesians 1:3-5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predesinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

Ephesians 1:11-12
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predesinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
That we should be to the priase of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

II Thessalonians 2:13-14
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Ephesians 4:4-6
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Romans 9:11-12
(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

Basically all of Romans 9...

There are more, but I simply forgot about the words chosen and ordained. Maybe someday I'll search for those.
For now I am off to bed.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Out of the few pictures Miles took of me with my projects, I think this one is the most 'me'.

Miles decided that it'd be a good idea if Mandie Nocita (he says you have to say her whole name because she's a ball player) took our picture.

This from when our Portfolio class went to visit some graphic design firms. Honestly I cropped the photo because my thighs looked vain am I?

The cake Miles' mom made for the bridal shower. I keep mentioning the cake but never showing it, and I finally resized it! Look how wonderful it is! I loved it!

Tomorrow (or today, depending on how you look at it) I am going to Aimee's for a bridal shower. I do wonder who all will be there. Quite a few people from school have said they'd come, and I imagine there will be a quite a few relatives there. I invited a ton of the girls from work but I don't think any of them will show up. Kristi (who I don't really consider a work friend because I grew up with her) has to work, Lauren has to work, Katie is only a junior in high school so I don't think she'd have fun and I think she knows that...but I've given her immunity since she did make it to my senior show, Sarah is going to stop by and drop off a present then head back out (it's prom so I understand), Megan says on facebook that she'll come, but I don't know if she really will. But, the word on the street is that Jena, Ashley, Hallie, Breanna, Megan (you're coming, right?!), Trisha, and Kailey are coming. It's possible that I'm forgetting someone or that others will show up or some of those won't. I do see the people from school much more often than the people at work.


That ugh was for absolutely no reason. I'm tired...maybe that's where it came from? I spent a good portion of the day with Miles. We had planned on touring an apartment today at 9am so I woke up at 7:30 to get ready for the day. He fell asleep on the couch and didn't wake up until 11:30. Needless to say we didn't make it to the tour. Then we planned on maybe going around 4. Miles called out there and the lady said that she basically didn't have time so it was good that we hadn't gone out there around 9. We ended up going to Menards and buying two seat cushions for patio chairs, then I made tacos. They gave me heartburn (boo)...but it didn't last for long.

Before coming home after Art History I attempted a few photo transfers on my plates for printmaking. The first one came out contrast, no darks, you can barely tell what the image is. But, the second one came out wonderfully. I'm very happy with it. I don't think the first picture was contrasty enough and/or I didn't have the press set to have enough pressure. Either way, I am now going to have to find a way to make it look like that transferring error was on purpose...eek.

Miles is sleeping in my bed right now. I am tired, and I'd really like to lay down. It's hard to share a bed when it's only a twin. I really hate being pushed up against the wall...especially since I have a day bed and therefore constantly hit my head or arm on the metal sideboard thing.

Tomorrow after the shower I am going to head to school and work on Portfolio and Printmaking. I think I may attempt to make some prints with my first plate. I half way have the grove of it...I just need to know how much lithotine I need to use to get the ink off so I can start that portion of the process over.

Good night.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This may be redundant.

I was going to just add to my last blog. The problem with that is that I just don't want to. Starting fresh is always nice.

Okay, let me recap...kind of. Saturday Miles' mom and Mandy threw me a bridal shower and it was lovely. Miles' mom made a beautiful cake and I am not officially a pink hatter? I guess I am considered a pink hatter, since I am younger than 50. Princess Daughter Alysa. I sure hope the red hatters aren't a secret society and don't have spies that will come after me for telling this information. As far as presents go we got a comforter, the bathroom set that we wanted, a set of kitchen utensils, a pack of five different cooking pans (I think I am supposed to make Mandy tons of desserts using these pans. The problem with that is that I'm not a good cook or baker.) and a glass leaf that I believe is to hold olives and things of the sort. If we use it it will hold skittles, m&ms and peanuts.

As my mom and I were leaving the shower Miles called me. He said he was going to go look at an apartment at 4 by his work (I talked to him at 3:36). I ran my mom home, picked up my book bag, then drove up to the radio station where I met Miles. We went to meet the owner of the place and he showed us around. It's a good location, not too costly, close to Miles' work (very close) and big enough for us. The only issues I had with it were purely aesthetic. Bright white walls with dark wood molding, old intricate cabinets, wallpaper on one wall in the bedrooms. Miles called out there the other day to see if all of the apartments were the same. They said that they've updated a bit and the guy that lives in the apartment we saw has lived there for a long time, so it hasn't been updated. Also, there's a good size balcony/porch thing in the front that's all covered. The kitchen is a pretty good size for an apartment, too.
Tomorrow we are supposed to go look at Chapel Ridge off Riverside. They look nice online, and would cost about the same. I think Miles really has his heart set on those places by his work, though. I guess we'll see how it goes tomorrow.

There isn't much time left this semester. I feel like I'll be back in the fall, though. How strange will that be...not having to come back? I don't even feel like the semester should be close to being over. Last night Trisha and I went to school with the intention of working on plates for Printmaking. I had gotten word that the new plastic plate had been hurt and it seemed as though it wouldn't be good for anything. We decided to work on Portfolio instead. I got a few things done, so that was good.

Today in Printmaking Trisha and I prepared two more plates each for us to work on. We have to have five plates at the end and we had cut one big plate into fourths, so today we cut one of the fourths in half. Now we have!

It's going to be strange not coming back to school. Almost sad...
There are people I've just really started talking to last or this semester. I want to keep in touch with them...yes, I think I want to.

I'm tired. Last night I was at school until 3 working on stuff. I didn't get as much done as I should have, but it was still fairly productive. I got to sleep around 4:15 probably, and woke up at 7:45 or 8 this morning. I planned on taking a nap before going to work tonight, but I don't really feel like it. I think I will just write some more in here, read a chapter of Luke and edit pictures. Around 4 I will really be regretting the decision to not sleep...especially since I am sitting with a heater at my feet which always makes my eyes super tired.

Tonight I want to cook Miles dinner. I don't know what I'll make exactly...but something that is hopefully delicious, but not too adventurous since I won't have a ton of time to work on it. Hopefully I can get to sleep right when he leaves for work around 11:45 tonight. I'm really very excited to sleep.

This Saturday Aimee is putting on a bridal shower for me. There seems to be a lot of people that are either not going or leaving early or showing up late. I guess I just have too many things going on this spring. Too many things for people to attend. It's like I'm telling everyone, "Okay, so I am going to need you to devote April through June to me. Okay? Okay, good."

Now I think it's time for me to get to picture editing and reading.
OHHH I'm so tired.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This is unorganized...and a work in progress.

One thing down. Only so many more to go.

The senior show went wonderfully. The food showed up a little later than I would have hoped, but still on time. We had a pretty good turn out but were missing one person that should have been there...cough Megan cough. I only write that because I know Megan reads this...I understand that the Royals are much more important than me. Ugh!
Miles bought me pink roses and a watch and brought them to me at my show. It was sweet. I like him.

Usually in Portfolio I get absolutely nothing done. There are so many people and distractions. It's usually unbearably hot and I'm usually starving. Last night I actually made cards that will go with my CD in a theoretical leave behind and I took a few photos of projects. It was nice to actually get something done in there for a change. Tonight Trisha and I are going to go in and work on more Portfolio stuff when I get off work at 9:15. We were originally going to work on Printmaking, but the new plastic/Plexiglas plate has been eaten by acetone. That pushes our Printmaking progress back even farther.

I have to work tonight at 5. I don't want to, but again, it's only 4 hours so it shouldn't be too bad.

Last Saturday Mandy (!) and Miles' momma put on a bridal shower for me. Miles' mom made a cake and it was simply fantastic. At some point I promise to upload a photo of it...when I have more than half an hour before I go to work.

Okay, I'm stopping for the moment...but I will add onto this later....!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Monday is coming up quick. Last night I was at school until 3am working on cleaning up my frames and making labels. Tonight I'm going back out there after I get off work at 9:15. I need to wire my frames so I can hang them up. Hopefully it won't take too long.
I also need to reprint a letterhead and one business card then I should be pretty much done with stuff. Other than setting stuff up and placing the labels.

Today I went to Wal Mart to buy some things used to hang up frames then headed over to school. I got there early so I spent some time looking at the photos from class that we had put up in the hallway. Geo was down there talking to a lady I didn't know about senior shows. He was telling her how it's hard to get information out to everyone and such. He lowered his voice and was telling her about me. Then he called me over and introduced me to her. I don't remember her name, but she was some kind of public relations person at school. Geo was telling her that I have the strongest work in our show. She asked if I'd want to be interviewed on the radio with Barry Birr. She said he'd ask me some questions about my work and my passion. (HA! Tricked her, I'm not passionate about art!) I told her how Miles works there and with Barry. Apparently I am going to receive an email or phone call about when this will be taking place. I think it could be fun.

I am so excited for Monday. First, I will be done setting stuff up (at some point in the day) and it'll all be done! I excited for the show, too, though.

I have to work in an hour and I'm not excited.
I am excited, however, to go back to school to get some stuff done. I like getting things done.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So, less than a week is my senior show opening. I keep thinking I have an unbelievable amount of work to do. I definitely still have a few things to do, but luckily I have (basically) everything framed. I had planned on including my 12 Calorie Diet poster. Of course it's not the right size to fit any sort of pre-made frame. I need to figure that out this evening in Portfolio. I do everything in Portfolio except Portfolio.

Today in class Trisha and I are going to finish our first Prints. I'm exited to have one finally done. Last night I was at school until 10 cleaning my frames again, and before actually starting on that I went and prepared two more plates to draw on. I also printed some photos that I might use. The problem is that I really would like to base all of my prints on verses, but I don't know how much time I have to find another verse, take a photo, edit it and print it. If I can think of one that I know I can capture in some sense in a photograph then I'll definitely do that. Maybe I'll just start my next one and plan on the one right after that being based on a verse.

While cleaning the glass on my frames last night I broke one. Darn the luck. Of course it had to be the most obscure sized frame, too: 11 3/4 x 36. I can't decide if I want to go through the trouble of calling a glass place and getting the piece or if I just want to print off a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby and buy a new frame. I do need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby anyway to pick up a gift card for Trisha for her birthday. I assume I'll end up doing that...I just hate to call places.

I think I should finish getting ready for school. That'd probably be a good idea.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Okay, so no matter where you work, 7+ hours is just too much! I know that I did not work that many hours today and I don't work that many tomorrow, but still. Think about it. Seven hours at the same place, doing the same thing. Or 7 hours on your feet (poor me!) dealing with angry customers. Or those people that work 12 hour days. Seriously?! Twelve hours?! That's like half a day. Then you have to eat and sleep. You get a total of about 4 hours to do everything else you need to do, assuming you meet the 8 hour standard of sleep you're supposed to get a night.

Miles is sleeping. I hope. I say I hope he's sleeping because I have been calling his phone since 9:15 this evening and he has yet to answer. It is now 12:30. I probably would have gone over there but I started talking to my dad about the rapture. Miles and I sent out pocket calendars that say that the rapture is going to be May 21, 2011. I was alright with it, but I naturally prefer the one on one talking about the subject prior to saying anything about the rapture being in 2011. I don't really know how he knew that we sent those's not like I sent them an invitation. Maybe they talked to my grandparents? I have no clue.
I proceeded to tell him about the timeline of history and how you can count back and figure out that there was 11,013 years from 1BC to the creation of Adam. That puts the flood at 4990BC. God told Noah that the world would be destroyed 7 days before it happened. Then if you go to II Peter 3:3-13 you see verse 8 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." Substitute 7,000 years for 7 days, and you come to 2011AD (you have to subtract a year since there isn't a year 0). Getting to May and to the 21st is much more complicated and honestly I can't remember how to get there on my own...which is something I should work on.
He told me that he's concerned about who my spiritual leader is. He says he doesn't trust that the Bible is God's word. "It's been copied too many times" he says. I read Jeremiah 36 to him to show him that God protects his word.
I told him that I'm worried about my grandparents, plus many other people. He asked why and I told him that everyone says that God loves everyone and that everyone needs to go to church. I read Romans 9 to him, to show him how it says that some people are made for destruction and some for honor. That if everyone could be saved where is God's glory? I told him that no one is good and no one deserves to be saved. He disagreed. So, I read Romans 3:10-31 to him. Verse 23 says "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God:" Then I went to Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
I was standing there in the kitchen, feeling like I was being grilled by my father about my beliefs and reading the Bible to him. So, what does any girl do in this situation? I cried. I couldn't help it, I just started to cry. I kept trying to read but it was difficult. I think it made him feel bad.
I told him about how one day when we were at my grandparents' house for some kind of lunch. My grandma had asked where Miles and his family went to church. I told them that they don't go to church (they had asked me this question at least 2 time before). My grandpa very plainly looked at me and said, "Then who is his authority?" I wasn't ready for this question (this was quite some time ago, now I'd like to think that I'd be prepared for this now) I just looked at Aimee dumbfounded. I said, "His parents..." and Aimee mouthed "God" to me. So, I said, "God." My grandpa replied, "Oh, that's dangerous."

Think about that for a second. It's dangerous to have God as an authority? I assume he means that it's dangerous to not have some sort of Bible school educated spiritual leader. But, that's not what he said. The problem is (which is also something I told my father) that people think of their church as being their authority. They put the church doctrines, creeds, beliefs, and whatnots above the Bible. Now if these doctrines and such are supposed to be derived from the Bible, wouldn't the Bible be the ultimate authority? I would think so.

He asked me a couple times who I get my information from. I kept telling him, "the Bible." And he'd say, "So you came up with this on your own." Well, no, I didn't. I listen to Bible studies and read and participate in Bible studies. I told him that we listen to Family Radio. I told him that I listen to them because they correct themselves if they find out that they've been teaching something incorrectly.

He asked how you ever know if you're understanding it correctly. I told him that you just have to pray that you're understand the Bible correctly. I told him that God won't hear the prayer of the wicked. I told him some people just don't have a chance of being saved.

It was a rough conversation. But, it tests my studying. He asked why I was crying and I just said, "I like talking to people about the Bible but I know it's not going to be what they want to hear."

Oh, I'm drained. I'm tired and have a headache.
I think I'll wash my face and go to sleep now.
Man, I could use a massage.
I have to work at 3:30. I don't want to. I would much rather go to work at 5. They should have given me the option, how inconsiderate! Okay, I do understand that it's not inconsiderate at all, I'm just being a baby. Just let me be a baby.

I have new ideas for photo! They're totally unoriginal and have probably been done many times over...but what matters is that I have not done them. Once I get some taken and edited I will post them. I think I'm going to like them.

Tomorrow at 12 I'm going out to eat with Trisha, her boyfriend, a few of her friends, Miles if he's awake, and Megan (are you going Megan? I hope so!) for Trisha's birthday. That should be a pretty good time. Then I have to work from 3-9:15 (even more ugh than today!)

Now I have to go to work. Psh

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


My knees hurt. I was power walking around the art department today. I had this feeling of urgency for most of the evening.

I started cutting mat board for my frames around 2:30 today. I didn't get done until 11:30. Of course I had a few moments of going and printing, chatting with Zach and Breanna, and checking up on Facebook and my email. But, either way, it's still far too long to be working on something. Also, I haven't worked since Friday evening, and that was only for 3 hours. When I have a long period where I'm not working my knees/legs in general hurt quite a bit when I go back. Obviously I didn't go back to work today, but I did stand for a long time working on those stupid frames.

I made the mistake of buying all white mat board. Really, it's no mistake, it just shows all the blemishes on the glass. Oh, I tried so hard to get all the spots and such off the glass before tacking down those metal things on the back of the frames. I think every single one needs to be reopened and cleaned again before the show.

The good news is that I don't have a ton to do anymore...for the show anyway. I still need to reprint a letterhead, finish up my bags, write my artist statement, figure out who is going to do the press release for our group, and try to get the pictures of ourselves done.

Tomorrow Kim is going to help Trisha and me finish up our plates for printmaking. We are both on our first (eek) so she helped us on Tuesday do the first etch. Tomorrow we're doing the second etch and I think going ahead and making some prints. The word on the street is that you can transfer and image onto the plates, easily and effectively. That would be so much easier and I could simply copy over photos. Oh, I need to figure out how to do that. It wouldn't take me much more time to get Printmaking done.
Then it'd be time for Portfolio.

I just ate Taco Bell and it was delicious. (I eat far too much fast food...but it's just so fast and it's just so food!)
I am going to get a snack then get ready for bed, but not before drinking a bunch of water. I'm very thirsty.