Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book Sculpture

For my sculpture class i've been researching book sculpture, and have come across some amazing things. Su Blackwell in the UK creates mind blowing pieces that are just too beautiful. One of my favorites of hers (though not from a book) is this installation piece:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mary Poppins

Well, i am two weeks late in has been crazy the past couple weeks! I have gone to monticello, New York City, and Washington DC all in the past ten days. What a life! most of my time was taken up by preparations for NYC--i work for travel study so i had to do some extra things for the trip besides getting my own things together. but...

NYC was AMAZING! at first i didn't like the hustle and bustle of the city, but by the end of the trip i was loving it and all of the amazing things i saw. I got to do and see things that some people will only read about in textbooks, like seeing the original Starry Night and going to the metropolitan opera.

so, on to my M List item. The friday i was there i saw Mary Poppins, with the original Mary and Bert. Holy Cow--it was the greatest thing i've ever seen!!! Mary Poppins pulled full floor lamps and plants out of her carpet bag and made a bed appear where there was none! In the big tap number, Step In Time, Bert tap dances on the ceiling. ON THE CEILING! it was so cool. and then at the end Mary Poppins flies right over the audience. I had tears welling up in my eyes i was so excited and happy. I loved every minute of it and hope to see it again. Simply wonderful! I whole heartedly recommend seeing it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Yes, my tuesday M List post is a day late, but i have a good excuse! i was at the Washington DC temple all day and spent the night shopping in DC (which was all fantastic by the way!).

Fall is here! its october, the air is getting chilly, the leaves are turning, and pumpkin and cinnamon can be smelled everywhere! this is my favorite time of year. i love wearing cardigans and scarves, going to football games, looking at the leaves, making pumpkin cookies, drinking hot chocolate, and going on hay rides. its the best! and of course, no fall would be complete without pumpkins....

These aren't your average carved pumpkins! i am loving this idea. what a cool way to decorate! i saw other photos of these lace cut pumpkins as elements in a fall wedding--and as someone who has entertained the idea of a future fall wedding with coppers and pumpkin orange, i couldn't be more excited for these!

below are some more photos of ornate pumpkins. happy fall!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Two in one Day??

yes, i am in fact blogging twice today. but i found this vase and thought it was just too cool to keep to myself!

how cool is that?! i absolutely love it. i hope target or ikea or something makes a cheaper version....

My General Conference Weekend

General Conference was this weekend, and boy was I excited. Its even better going to an LDS school because professors give us a break from homework, and everybody gets together and has potlucks and other fun activities in between sessions. General Conference weekend is the greatest!

....until this year.

saturday afternoon my housemates and I had a mexican dinner with lots of friends. it was so yummy and i was feeling so satisfied and ready to watch the second saturday session.
and then it began.
i was walking out the door and noticed my stomach was starting to hurt. by the time i got to the chapel i felt so sick! i went to the bathroom thinking i was going to throw up, but after 20 minutes of waiting over the toilet, i only felt even sicker. i went back to the chapel and tried to listen, but i only got halfway through one talk when i decided i needed to go home. mallory walked me home and luckily we have byu tv in our apartment so i could watch the rest, but i was too busy throwing up that i didn't really get to watch any of it.
the rest of the night i stayed curled up in a ball on the couch, just begging for the pain to go away and to stop getting sick! Man was it terrible. i hate throwing up! i seriously cry every time. and i threw up like 15 times! needless to say, many tears were shed.
thank goodness i was able to fall asleep and didn't get sick the rest of the night. i woke up sunday morning feeling tired and empty, but the pain had gone away, so i was so grateful! after taking it slow and munching on some crackers and sipping apple juice, i was able to eat an actual meal at dinner, and i think whatever was in my system is finally out. thank goodness!

BUT, my whole point in telling this story, is to share this:

my best friend Mallory made me a video to make me feel better, and it is quite possibly one of my favorite things ever. Your are the best, Mal!!

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