Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Photo graph y

Yesterday I read an article for my film class that talked about photography meaning "writing in light". It makes sense if you think about it, but obviously I do not--especially since I'm pretty sure I've heard that before.This was definitely one of my favorite moments of the Christmas break. Alyssa and I missed the exit to Sauvies island because of the rain and decided to keep going and hang out under the St. John's bridge. It was beautiful, and we took some pictures while we ventured down to the dock. Then, while we were standing out on the water it started to snow.

It was beautiful, and so peaceful despite the cold and the waves rushing towards us on the dock. The snow was swirling all around us in the wind, and I'm pretty sure it was one of those there and gone moments that are nearly impossible to capture in words--or light.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Obsessions

Is it strange that I'm completely obsessed with these colors?
I love the blue, gold, orange, and black. But I'm also in love with the combination of textures. I could wear this shirt, belt, and jacket together forever. I just might.

Another obsession I need to share is this album:
This benefit CD for HIV research features some new songs from some of my favorite artists. My favorite songs would have to be "Train Song" by Feist & Ben Gibbard, "I was young when I left home" by Antony and Bryce Dessner, "Brackett, WI" by Bon Iver, "Stolen Houses" by Iron & Wine, and "Blood pt 2" by DJ Buck 65 and Sufjan Stevens. I know that's a lot of favorites, but I really love this album. Take a listen.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

S-E-W Good.

I am reluctant to put these pictures up, but I know a couple of people have asked to see the swimsuit I made, so here it is:

These are all in black and white, but you can see the pretty green color in this post.

One Saturday in the sewing lab I had to "model" my swimsuit in front of everyone while it was half finished--and I'm pretty sure that day we just happened to have the most boys I've ever seen in the sewing lab.

On the bottom is a (small, sorry) picture of the swimsuit that inspired this one. It's from Lenny's Rio Fashion Week collection.

I didn't get the grade I wanted, but I know I am excited to wear it so who cares? What do you think?