Monday, April 30, 2007

final crit

This is my final piece for studio this semester.
The drawing is something like 8 in x 6 in. The title was printed below it. The critique went really well and I loved hearing what everyone had to say.
There was a lot of back and forth about whether the title shoud have been written on the drawing itself or printed out like it is. The rest of the conversation was about whether I was joking or not.
If I was joking would it be funny?

Jane Addams

Eddie and I used his gift certificate yesterday at Jane Addams Bookstore. The man at the counter was shocked when our total came exactly to $25. Like it was a miracle.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


eddie refused to open his eyes the entire night. it was really weird.

Friday, April 27, 2007

public display of affliction

Here is the video that you have all heard so much about.
It's kind of shoddy because I wasn't supposed to be filming in the first I'm really sorry that there are parts where people are cut out. But at least I got eddie in there the whole time, right?
The order goes eddie, zoe, freddy, annie, and ben.

I think that they all did a really good job.


Eddie and I went to the okgo concert at foellinger tonight.
They put on a really good show and in the begining I was like 'why don't I ever go to shows anymore? I should do this more often, this is worth it.'
Then some girls elbowed their way in front of us and I had to spend the rest of my night fighting tooth and nail for my territory. Then I remembered 'Oh yeah, I hate shows.'

At some point the band climbed down into the audience and sang a song. We had great seats in the front row, so they were really close to us.
Below is a video of that. It was neat.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

listening to someone breathing

My critique for my collages went really really well. Much better than I could have expected. Everyone got really quiet when they were looking at them. I had forgotten that some of them deal with very troubling topics.
Maybe this work will make it into my senior thesis show.

My teacher said that looking at them was like listening to someone breathing.

Monday, April 23, 2007

new zealand

what's better than getting a package on your birthday?
getting a package 2 months after your birthday.

my collages are due tomorrow

girl fight - 6 in. x 2 in.

each 2.5 in. x 2.5 in.

5 in. x 3 in.

1.25 in. x .75 in.

6.5 in. x 2.5 in. - this is a piece about Marty Cuatchon

2.5 in. x 4 in.

4.5 in. x 2 in.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

good morning good morning

hey, would you happen to have the time?

one two three


Friday, April 20, 2007

speeding recliner

Who remembers when I went to the monster truck rally a while back? remember when I talked about that chair that shot fire out of the back and zoomed around the room? well here's the video I made of it. This might be my favorite clip of all time. maybe.


This is eddie's sr. ID.
His shirt says DAD on it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

more collages

I love this one.

You know those little pads of paper where you can test out the pens that they are selling near the register at Borders? That's where I found the paper for these collages. The only things I added for each were the images. When you are pressed for something to write I understand signing your name, or saying that you love someone.......but who writes 'Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen?'

Monday, April 16, 2007

we miss you

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

four years of glory

Today, April 12th, marks the four year anniversary from the day that Eddie and I started dating. A whole lot has happened in that period of time. I thought it might be nice to pause and look back for a moment.
We'll start a little bit before we met.

Here is a look at me on my 16th birthday. My sweet 16 party was like that cable tv show, except mine was held at a bowling alley.

So there I was. 16 years old in an all girls high school. Not a single boy for miles around. But who needs boys when you have friends like Kierstn Stewart? You don't really need boys....but one or two would be nice.

Oh, who am I kidding, Kierstn Stewart is all you need.

Meanwhile, just blocks away, Eddie was 17 and fit as a fiddle. How fit? Fit enough to fit into his sister's clothes.

He spent most of his time with Alex acting like characters from wes anderson films and throwing frisbees around.

And then we met. There he was - cuddling on Ellen's couch with Blair. He hoped that I would think this was funny, but it backfired and I just thought he wasn't into girls.
I gave up on him and then Tess delivered the message that Eddie had sent out two months earlier that he 'wanted to hang out.'
So we hung out - on a date. The date went well and a few days later I asked him to prom. Fast, I know, but you have to move fast when you go to an all girl's school.

So these are pictures from my junior prom. We had been dating for about a month at this point.

We liked each other a lot.

Eddie was a creep and a half when we started dating. He liked me way more than a normal person should.

He got along really well with my friends though, so that was nice.

Then we moved on to Eddie's senior prom. This one was really different from the first, but I still loved it. And Anne was there too. That was my favorite part.

After a lovely summer together, Eddie moved on to college. He left for DePaul and I hardly ever saw him again. Actually, I saw him all the time and loved every minute of it. This picture is from when he was in the dodgeball society there.
What. A. Stud.

In the fall we went to my homecoming. We bought our outfits together at GoodWill. My dress was $5. You can see that I was pretty sick then.

I had to go to the hospital but when I got out, I was doing much better, so I cut off all of my hair and dyed it red. I also dropped most of my classes, but that's a different story.

Below is a picture of us on my 18th birthday.

DePaul had a homecoming too, and it was amazing. It was held at the Field Museum and we could wander through all of the exhibits.

Eddie won.

Then we went on our last high school dance - my senior prom.

I was almost prom queen, but some other pretty girl won instead. It basically ruined my night.

Then I graduated, and moved on the the big University of Illinois. As luck would have it, Eddie just happened to transfer at that exact same time and ended up at U of I too. This universe works in mysterious ways.

And the rest is not really that interesting. Maybe I only feel like looking back on our relationship in high school right now. We're not done with college yet, so it all feels like one big blur. But there you have it.

Four years together.

This morning Eddie said "Four more years!" and I said, "Repeat the three-peat!"
Let's cross our fingers.