Sunday, August 23, 2009

In which I am not deaf or stressed, actually.

As the good and almighty internet advised me, my ear was healed of its own accord within the span of a month. Unfortunately, this healing time encompassed finals week and half of summer break. The other half was dedicated to completing my finals, which were successfully submitted two days before the beginning of this term.

Lest it sound as though my life has been naught but sorrow and tribulation of late, I will reveal to you my newly rediscovered sense of relaxation, brought on by the necessity of convalescence and the decision to reduce my course load from fifteen to nine credits, both for the sake of my mental state and my educational fund, which has been placed in a money market account for the duration of the recession. It is safe, but not earning interest. Logic tells us that by not using up my resources as quickly as I have been I will have more remaining to re-invest once the stock market takes a turn for the less horrifying. Other benefits of this decision include fingernails-a detail directly indicative of my stress level-and the ability to dedicate plenty of time to my tutoring job, as well as small commission knitting projects, all of which make my bank account less frightened.

I've made more things.

Actually, this is sketchbook, not projects. For the sake of my portfolio class I have been scanning in many of my projects.

Those are much neater if you see the theme/mood collages that inspired them, but I felt that scanning them was less important.

Next, my two final projects from last term. I had more than two, obviously, but you are very much not interested in seeing technical flats or spec packages.

Apparently I don't have the second project with me, but I swear it will uploaded sometime within the next few months.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I Want My Ear Back

Last Sunday I woke up with labyrinthitis. I'm getting better at compensating for the vertigo, but it would be really nice if my hearing came back sometime before the next term starts.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Seriously, Pi. I have better stuff.

I was trying to break out of my autumnal comfort zone. The fabrics chosen for this collection were all natural fibers and easy care.

Concept board and mini-collection based on an assigned theme.

Concept board with illustrations, technical flats, and material swatches. This was my final project for a digital apparel presentation course.

Final collection for a concept and development class. This project was inspired by my brother's girlfriend.

I'm in a digital print design course right now, so I have lots of prints. This one is meant to be inspired by Lotta Jansdotter.

This started out by making one of those fold-and-cut paper snowflake things. I then had to develop a color story from an image of my choice and design 3 companion prints.

This collection of prints is inspired by Orla Kiely. I'm told my little tree motif looks quite a bit like an alien, but her designs are abstract, so I'm claiming that mine is as well.

There's quite a bit more, including things I'd have to scan in, but I have to go to class now (wheee outsourcing 353 >_<). I'll post the rest when I get back. Also, I apologize for the janky formatting. Blogger wants to hate on my face today, it seems.