Hello little blog, hello followers!
Some of you follow me for the delicious food I spam on occasion. Some of you for the nails I upload now and again. Some for the arts and craft projects I seem to never quick fabricating. Some for my witty way with words (or something). There may be others among you who follow me for reasons unbeknownst to me, and that’s okay, too.
I have a new shiny blog. This one’s not at all like this one, in that it has purpose and direction, rather than being a maudlin dodder through my mental faculties. It’s a travel blog about the fantastic Italian city of Cannobio, and I’d love if you’d take a look. It has all the great food and artistic shots, and when we get ‘er going, we’ll also be running contests. Isn’t that exciting ?
Without further ado, I bring to you www.cannoblogging.com, the foreseeable future of my spam. 😉
I’m about to undertake something massive. This new internship project is above and beyond anything I’ve done before. It’s going to mix tourism, journalism, marketing and creative writing in a near-explosive fashion of blogging mayhem.
For those of you who follow me, however haphazardly I happen to post, get ready for a brand new influx (no wait, don’t press that button, noooooo where are you going?!) of posts similar to those you saw around this time last year. Destination blogging!
I’ve upgraded from home sweet home, Lugano to Cannobio in Italy. I’m super excited for this opportunity, and it’ll be starting in April. I’m hoping it’ll be an enjoyable read and an enjoyable experience for me!
I’m not feeling a lot more motivated today than I was yesterday- in fact, I made a seven panel stick figure comic today for my Digital Marketing blog instead of actually, you know, doing the brain thing (though I did spend at least an hour lovingly hand-crafting all of those stick-figures with arrows and bows and so on!)
And then, because I was on my lunch break where I didn’t actually feel like eating, I started surfing around through pictures and funny things.
Wow. Yeah, that. Absolutely that.
I feel like that so often! Not that I am dealing with abundant resources, but that I am dealing with folks who have lots of things available and nary a clue how to apply them properly. It’s like watching someone take a Ming era vase and use it as a spitoon or a chamberpot. That’s all the thoughts I have for you today. Stay tuned for more masks either tonight or tomorrow, though!
Those days where you have an overwhelmingly large amount of things to do? And subsequently, you just don’t want to do… well, anything? I’m having one of those days. I really need to be working on a 5,000 word paper. I really need to be doing research about a transportation company in Portugal, and I really really need to be working on this bad boy here. That bad boy, by the by, is one of my other blogs I contribute to (for a grade, if you like me, you’ll go there and comment on stuff and ask questions about stuff so I can get a good grade //Shameless ploy for content.) Instead, I’m working my miniature masks off their balloony castings. I started making these last night, and by today, they’re dry enough that I can peel them off and put them on the radiator to make sure they’re baked through. Maybe by tonight these first few will be hard enough to paint over and start the “real” decorative fun. Expect a few procrastination posts in the subsequent days as I make Christmas ornaments in lieu of crying stress hysterics. 😀
So there’s everything as I get started, my flour-and-water plaster is ready to go, I started out with bigger strips but ended up cutting an incomplete X into all of the bigger pieces so that there was a lot of coverage, but it didn’t leave warps and gaps. There are missing pictures of me doing this because can you imagine trying to clean flour-and-water-goo off of a phone? Yick!
So there’s the picture of the balloon before she got a face, and then there’s one last picture from last night when they were wet after they got faced-
And THEN we have this morning’s round. Isn’t he an angry looking guy? Start to squish his balloon-
And that’s all there is to it ! For now. 🙂 Expect more posts with pretty white face and prettier painting and glittering and loveliness in the future!
Posted in Artistry, University
Tagged Christmas ornaments, homemade ornaments, irresponsible choices, Masks, Masques, ornament making, paper mache, plaster of paris, report, University
Sometimes, you can get away with things. Sometimes you can’t. Carving the image of someone who can pass or fail you into a pumpkin is one of those questionable things, however, it was taken in good humour;
Spitting image, right?
These pumpkins were part of our Tourism Dinner, where we met as a group with the first year students. As an evening, it was a lot of fun and very creative, though the disappointing part is that it was very difficult to speak with more than one or two of the new students due to the seating situation, and rotation within the boat was difficult.