Welp! I just graduated and am back in the Columbus scene. I can’t believe it but I’m so happy that I can now say that I now have my degree in a field that I absolutely love. Thank you Ohio University! I’m stoked to now be a OU Alumni, and as always I’m proud to be a bobcat!
I had an absolute great time in Europe! Hopefully I’ll be able to put up some photos soon so you can get a taste of what I’ve been up to.
Classes started today! But yuck, it’s my senior year. I can’t believe it has been 3 years since I was doing the freshman walk, begging for friends, and moving into my dorm. But here I am, a few year later, working 3 jobs, treasurer of an organization, and taking 3 classes. Yeah.. I always bite off more then I can chew but I can tell this is going to be a fun and rewarding year.
Wish me luck!
My study abroad trip this summer has been a busy and awesome experience. Until I get home I won’t have time to keep up with my blog. I’ll be back in 12 days so it won’t be too much longer, but in the meanwhile you should check out our group’s travel blog and see what we’ve been up to!
Thanks for reading!
Yesterday afternoon, 11 Ohio University students and I arrived to the beautiful Kecskemet, Hungary. We’re here for the next 3 weeks for art classes including: ceramics, drawing, mixed media and art history. It going to be pretty awesome. Last night we got the chance to eat a Hungarian soup called goulash (FYI, TOTALLY YUMMY) and got to meet some of the artists in residence here at the International Ceramics Studio. Pretty awesome stuff!
Earlier today we got to decide what clay types we are interested in for our future projects. Hungary has a wonderful dark clay (almost the color of chocolate) that I’ve never gotten to work with before; it was definitely one of the first I wrote down on my order sheet. I also ordered some stoneware and Herend Porcelain. Herend is going to be awesome! It’s a beautiful white porcelain that actually can be slightly translucent when the light shines through it. Very cool! BUT it is really hard to work with, so a challenge is coming my way!
I don’t have too much to report quite yet, but I’ll definitely come back to the states with some awesome stories.
I’m ashamed to say I’ve done a horrible job keeping up with my past resolutions. I had hoped to keep this website updated and redesign the website as a whole. Although I still plan to do this in the future, my mind is busy elsewhere. This summer I’ve been with my family and friends in Columbus and gearing up for my travels abroad this summer. On July 19 I’m heading to Europe with two friends (Alex and Kirstie) to travel and see some places we have never seen before. Our trip will start in Amsterdam, Holland, then a train ride with take us to Frankfurt, Germany, then small plane will fly us down to Rhodes, Greece then in the end we’ll be flying to Hungary to visit Budapest and study in Kecskemét. (Just to clarify: we’ll be in each location for 2-6 days each).
I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to travel once again. When Alex, Kirstie and I were first started looking into study abroad opportunities for the summer we spoke about the other chances to travel before heading to our studies. Jokingly, I looked to Alex and said, “Let’s just do it! Let’s just go see Europe a bit.” I was pumped and ready to go, but never expected Alex and Kirstie to be so onboard with my request. Within a few weeks we had narrowed the European sites down to the ones I wrote above. With plane and train ticket confirmations in our email inboxes, we gear up to actually do it. We now know exactly where we’re heading and what hostels and hotels are awaiting our arrival. Yeah… basically, we’re totally stoked.
While I’m in Hungary I will be turning 22, yuck. BUT! I feel so blessed and honored to have had to chance to step foot in 10 different countries before that date. TEN! I can’t believe it. I had told myself as a little girl that I wanted to see 10 countries before I died. Well, 22 years down and I will have already hit that milestone. What will the milestone be?
For now I’m on vacation with my family, so I want to get back to them. My days are filled with the last Harry Potter book (I gotta finish the freaking book before the movie comes out) and spending time with the grandparents, parents and brother. I’m a happy happy gal.
My view for the rest of the week!
This quarter has been a blur at Ohio University. I’ve been taking 20 credit hours (Queer theory, artist writings, spanish linguistics, figure ceramics, and wheel throwing) and been working two jobs (Art Ambassador and leader of PMORT), as well as volunteered with two organizations (SoA blogging and teaching spanish to elementary students with FLES). So needly to say it’s been an exceptionally busy quarter but I’m excited to say this upcoming quarter will give me more time to work and keep my blog updated. I want it in writing that keeping with my website is my new quarter resolution. I’d love to get this site up and running in productive way. LETS GET IT GOING!
With the fall quarter finishing up I have some more time to update my site. Today I got the chance to add some images from my 4X5 film photography class at OU. There is more to come!!
Since my last post I’ve been all over the place. I went on a family vacation in Sea Isle City NJ, moved into my Athenian home, started classes, and been working my backside off. Turns out three jobs, a broomball team, and an art club would make my life busy. Go figure! But despite my complicated schedule I’m happy as can be.
This past weekend, my parents paid for me to attend a photography class at Hocking Hills instructed by Jim Crotty. It was a fun and dynamic group of photographers. For some, photography was a recent hobby, others were trying to break into photography as a job. Not only were the classroom sessions helpful but getting the chance to see other people work was interesting and educational. Overall I think it was a great experience!
The following images were some of the ones I took doing our photography sessions:
Class Web Gallery:
Hey everyone! Yes yes I know, I said I’d be updating the site soon, but I’ve actually been out of the country for the last month and a half. I was in Mexico for a week and Spain for the other 5 weeks. I’m now on vacation with my family in NJ and plan on some new updates as soon as I’m back in Ohio. Some of my film work will be added soon, including my past two biggest projects done at OU.
For now, check out some of the beautiful places I got to see while I was in Spain. Let me tell you, it’s an amazing country, ESPECIALLY when Spain won the world cup. GREAT DAY in Spanish history.
View of Acapulco from Casa Blanca.
View of Acapulco from Chapel de Paz.
View of Toledo from Puerta de Sol.
View of Toledo from the top of the Escaleras Mecánicas.
Thank you España, I had a blast