Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller

Monday, December 30, 2013

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some of my latest drawings.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Was my last day. I am officially a college graduate! The class of 2010...Yay me!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Waiting to Exhale...

This is my life right now. On the days I go to school I get up at 5 am to start my day. I have to be on the road to Nashville by 6:30am so I can miss all the rush hour traffic, well, most of it. I generally reach the school by 7:30, better to be there an hour early than to get caught up in traffic and be late. Did I mention I hate being late?
Ok, so I have an hour to drink my coffee, read back through all my notes and wake up. Class starts at 8:30...we have our first break at 10:30, back in class by 10:45 (10:50 if the teacher is so inclined). Then we are in class until 12:30, we are free for lunch for a whole glorious 30 minutes then we are back at it by 1:00. Again we get a 15-20 minute break at 2:30 then we finish out the class which ends at 5:00. I am usually home by 6:30 pm.
The wonderful Gentlemen that run Nossi feel that we should have at least 3 hours of homework for each hour we spend in class, so I spend the other 3 days of the week not in school, working on homework, taking care of my family and house. Monday I will start a job that will then take up one to two days a week, which I will somehow squish in with all that homework. The job is in my field and holds some great future potential, so I would be a fool not to get my foot in the door now.
I am so happy with all of this, the being busy, the fact that I feel like I now have a direction to go in and that I'm so crazy tired at night that I am asleep before I hit the pillow. I am also ready for something to give and thankfully that something is school. I have four weeks until my official graduation date (we walked 10 weeks ago, but it just didn't feel official to me seeing as we still had ten weeks). August 19, 2010 I will have an AOS in Graphic Art and Design! And...I will be able to exhale, and get on with getting on with my life.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Surprise Encounter

This is a picture I did for Illustration. We had to illustrate an emotion, I got fear. It is done on 18" x 24" inch canvas in pencil, charcoal, marker, water color and acrylic paints.

I took a high res photo and brought it into Adobe Photo Shop to add a few finishing touches.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Red Cross Heroes...

This is a project I'm working on in Advanced Typography. We have to make a bill-board, vertical poster and postage stamp.

The image of the super hero with the red cross and the American Red Cross Logo and font do not belong to me, but are being used by me under laws allowing me to use art for scholastic purposes. I am not trying to claim these two images as my own, nor the actual verbiage used, only the layout, design placement elements and fonts (other than that used in the American Red Cross logo) used for educational purposes only.

Now, with all that BS out of the way! Just making sure everyone understands and I don't want anyone to think I stole something! Anywhoo! Just though I would share this one as a Professor of mine told me I should add this as an example in my portfolio. (Which is legal so long as I add the same basic spill I gave you guys. :-)~

Seems like once a week may be all I can do for a while guys, I stay pretty busy between school, house, work, kids, husband and two cats...I haven't been still much lately, but I love it. My GPA (though not all I want it to be) is a 3.76 out of possible 4.0. Guess I can't be too upset at myself. This has been a longggggggggg semester and I can't wait for a much needed break! I am still working on this project and will get the rest up as soon as I can.
Anyway, hope you guys have a kick ass weekend!

Monday, November 23, 2009

In My Whole Life Right Now!

I know, I know...I need to come up with something interesting to say and going to school one would think I would be able to do that, but I'm drawing a blank here folks. Performance anxiety perhaps? I did write a couple of stories for my creative writing class that I thought about sharing, but they are oh so boring, not at all the steamy stories that I know everyone likes to read so I'll skip out on those! One was about where the light goes when it goes out and the other was about Humpty Dumpty and how he really died. Yes, folks this is what I'm paying to learn! ; ) Though, I have to admit I do love my creative writing class!

I guess I would have to say that anatomy has been my favorite class, of course who doesn't like looking at nearly naked women posing for hours in all kinds of lovely, twisted about fashions! There was a guy that posed but he wasn't wearing boots and a hat so....whatever!

On the horizon, in the hopefully not too distant future I (we, the family) might be buying 25 acres in the most lovely, wonderful out of the way piece of property and I am SO ready to be back in the middle of nature. To commune with trees and animals rather than the pee-pulling-pecker-headed-people that call this planet home! (I mean that in the best way possible of course!) It is beautiful and remote, there is a huge swimming hole and an absolutely perfect place for me to go fish. We will also be right near some family and will be working together to build a viable farm...horses, cows...the hole damn barnyard I guess!

Anyway, I'm stoked and have to try and contain myself, not get my hopes up too much until we get the house we are in now sold (all fingers crossed!) Anyway, I'm off of here to get some things done around the house before I go to work!

Hope You All have a great week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm Back!.!.!.

Online, finally!

Shit I miss this!

I also feel like it's going to take me a bit to get back into the swing of thing, not that I was ever a daily poster or anything. School is going really well, it is trying and strenuous, but I love it!

Well, I'm going to keep it short tonight I think, but I will definately be back soon!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


This is one of my projects from last semester. I had to create a poster and tickets for the show. (We had to choose and upcoming performance)

I thought it turned out alright!

Hey Everybody...

It's been a long time. Almost a year!

How are You all? If there is anyone still coming here and how could I blame You if You don't. It's not like I'm online ever to post anything. Perhaps some day I will have internet connection again. I hope!

I miss blogging, a lot. Not that I blogged religiously, or even regularly, but not being able to when I do feel like it sucks! I plan on getting back into blogging and following my fellow bloggers again soon...I Promise!

School is going well, I'm now officially half way through my classes in Graphic Art and Design. My GPA is 3.76 so far, not too bad I guess.

This semester I have:
Art History
Advanced Typography
Creative Writing
Graphic Design II

I'm only two weeks in, but thus far am happy with all my professors and classes. Actually I have liked 99% of all my professors, only one I have felt disappointed in, but then he might say the same about me.

Well, I have other things to get done, but I wanted to stop in and say hello to all of You who might still frequent this ghost ridden, lonely little spot in our blogdom.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Wow! I'm sorry it's been so long. I no longer have internet, so I'm posting this from school. Things are so weird in my life right now. School is good, though. I hope to one day have internet access again because I really miss You guys! A bunch!

I have a mid-term test in Introduction to Computers today...Wish me luck!

Have a beautiful week...!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Time to check in...

(This is not mine, but a pic I found online and liked!)

I tried like hell to have a Live Journal blog for my school projects, but it's all messed up far as passwords and such. I opened an account there, posted to my blog and everything...then when I tried to get back on there and leave a response to a comment (So sorry Sage!) wouldn't let me sign back in. It tells me that there is no account and I know for a fact that I'm signing in correctly, so I guess that one will sit there and rot! I'll just re-add the blog I've already created here at blogger for school blogging...or hell, I just might keep all that here.

Though I'm not sure...still trying to figure out if I really want this blog to be known by those I attend school with. It might cut into the amount of freedom I have to speak my mind here.

School is going well BTW...though it really sucks to have to drive a little over one hundred miles a day to attend. Especially with the price of gas these days! It's really draining us. It's worth it though because I'm loving it!

Sorry it's been so long, my life has just really been consumed...with so many things...more to come on those things later when I know that it's legally ok to talk about it.

Hope You all have a bitchin' weekend!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quizzes and Things....

You Are a Visual Learner
You tend to remember what you see, and you have a good eye for aesthetics.
You excel at art, design, and computer programming.
You would be an excellent film director - or the next Bill Gates!

Your Scholastic Strength Is Deep Thinking
You aren't afraid to delve head first into a difficult subject, with mastery as your goal.
You are talented at adapting, motivating others, managing resources, and analyzing risk.

You should major in:

Foreign language

Yes, folks I'm still alive...sorry it's been SO long, but we have some major crap going on in our lives right now....I'm also gearing up to go to school in September. Anyway, I missed my blogdom Friends and thought I'd stop in and say hello to any that may still lurk these too long abandoned pages....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I was sitting at a friend's house about a week ago and was writing some random thoughts down as they came to me...I very rarely do this, but I think I am going to share the results with You all and just get Your take on it...

When we embrace and you pull away does my essence stay with you?
Does the heat of my body penetrate you as deeply as yours does mine?
Does your body starve for the taste of me as mine does for you?
Am I in your every dream?
Does it sting for you when we're apart?
Like it does for me?
Take me.
Embrace me.
Make me whole.

Is that sappy? Anyone want to vomit now? Lol.

So, yeah...that was random, but there, floating around in my head. Anyway.

Life is back into the full swing of its normal hectic self. I'm dying to get back out to the farm, but haven't had a chance...ahh well. I will eventually.

Not entirely sure how my home life is going around here. I'm never home and when I am, there isn't a lot I want to say.

I'm starting the enrolling process for AI of Nashville and am excited about that. (More on that later.)

Hope You all have a great week!

Friday, June 27, 2008

The I Meme...

This is for Southern Sage

I am: A woman, mother and wife.
I think: Far too much.
I know: Far too little.
I want: To go to school.
I have: Everything I need.
I wish: That I could travel the world and help those who need it.
I hate: Selfish People.
I miss: The innocence I once felt.
I fear: The loss of a child.
I feel: Too much too often.
I hear: My children and a TV playing to no one in particular.
I smell: Pizza
I crave: To satisfy those I love.
I search: For Truth.
I wonder: If we truly are the only beings in this enormous universe.
I regret: Too much.
I love: Completely.
I ache: Deeply.
I am not: Selfish, cruel or jealous.
I believe: In a God of unfathomable love.
I dance: Every chance I get.
I sing: Ok.
I cry: Rarely.
I don’t always: Answer my phone when it rings.
I fight: Only if someone threatens my family or friends.
I write: In moods.
I win: Gracefully.
I lose: Gracefully.
I am never: Not tired.
I never: Panic in an emergency situation.
I always: Sleep on my right side.
I confuse: A lot of people.
I listen: To what people say.
I can usually be found: At work or at home.
I am scared: Of falling under frozen water.
I need: Therapy!
I am happy: Sometimes.
I imagine: So many things….

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Trip...

Was ok.

The drive was long...even so, I did enjoy how flat it is there.

The hotel was nice...though situated in the middle of nowhere.

There was a really cool outside mall that one could catch a shuttle to...Easton...I don't like to shop.

The book I took with me (The Judas Strain) has turned out so far to be, I stayed in my room and read while we were there.

And so went my vacation....

Monday, June 23, 2008

Movie Buff???

Your Movie Buff Quotient: 88%
You are a movie buff of the most obsessive variety. If a movie exists, chances are that you've seen it.
You're an expert on movie facts and trivia. It's hard to stump you with a question about film.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm Heading Out....

To Ohio...I should be back Sunday Night some time...

Have a Wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Man In the Moon is at My House...

I've always thought the moon to be a pretty awesome thing...Here's what the moon looks like from my home...

What does Yours look like tonight? Have You even taken the time to look or enjoy? Want to? You know You do...go ahead...I'll wait.

It's beautiful isn't it? I'm happy I could share ;-)~

It's a tad blurry...I know. My camera's batteries are almost dead and it's not holding focus...such is life. Perhaps, tomorrow's moon will be as full and I will have a new opportunity to take a clear shot of the man in the moon!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Just Driving...

I know, I know...With the price of gas who can afford to drive, but then I ask myself how much my sanity is worth to me and that by far outweighs anything gas could cost...

So...I drove around for about 4 hours the other day and enjoyed myself immensely and enjoyed being by myself...words can't express it. Anywho, on my little venture of the twisting, winding roads of Tennessee...I took some pictures and thought I would share them with you. Little pieces of least through my eyes. These are the roads and other things of interest that grace the countryside near the ranch/farm that I work on from time to time.

This is just so random, but I was driving down a little road and came upon this..I don't know if someone camps here or if it's just a place to rest tired feet...whatever...I thought it was cool, so here ya go...

Monday, June 09, 2008

Checking In...

Ok...if there is still anyone coming around to read...I apologize for my disappearance...I'm just not ever home anymore. I'm getting at least 45 hours a week at Camp and then whatever hours I can work on the much as they will let me work...I'd be there 40 hours a week too if they'd let me. Keeping busy keeps my mind numb and right now that's what I need...not to think too much.

Anywho...that's a whole other post...maybe.

Hope You All have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Riding the Barrel!

I have told you all about working at the farm, well yesterday I took T (my 5 year old...he just got out for summer break) out there with me. We had a blast. I bought a memory card for my camera and took it with me...This is one of the videos I took. S and N finally talked T into riding on the bull training barrel, he had a blast. The guy with the cowboy hat (N) runs the farm/ranch and the other guy is my brother-in-law... S. They also talked me into getting up there, but I wasn't about to let anyone video that. LOL!

While I'm not a huge fan of country music, this is one of my favorite country songs and I thought it fitting as he was really afraid to get up there, but did it anyway. I know it's not the best shooting, but I would say not too terrible for a first try. I'm also still figuring out all the ins and outs of editing video...anyway I thought I would see what you all think of it anyway.

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