May 26, 2013

The Pleasure Principle

Hi there :) Lots of this and that has happened to me & I've been neglecting this blog haha.
 I've started taking Intro to Product/Trans Design at ACN, which is pretty interesting - and everyone in my class wants to do Industrial Design/ Product Design/Trans Design, which is just kind of a big shift from what I want to do; it's really interesting to meet all these different people :)
Ummm I've also been doing this self-study art class thing led by Noah Bradley! I haven't been able to finish most of the homeworks actually because of work / class but I'm working on it. :)
I've been reading a whole bunch of things, scifi and psychology texts mostly, which is just wonderful, I love it so much!! Books are amazing, haha. I went to my public library recently and checked out a bunch of stuff and it was just really nice. I'm going to try to delve a little more into some classic psychology texts next month, I'm really excited to learn about that stuff... I absolutely love psychology.
Ohh I also actually really got into Game of Thrones last month; it took me an entire season to kind of 'get into it' though, it starts out pretty slow but... I am hooked now, haha. I've caught myself up to everything (no episode this week because of Memorial Day, grrr) though, so I might end up devoting my time to Boardwalk Empire or Breaking Bad sometime soon. I've watched a small amount of both of them but not enough for me to really get into them. :p
...Anyway, this month has been really great for me, and I'm busy busy busy! Having all of this stuff to do and things I want to learn and read and being forced to do a lot of new things is wonderful, though. I feel like the trajectory of my life is speeding in a very good direction.


anyway, here's some paintings! master copies for comp/ color for noah








this one is a wip


some quick paintings from head (part of this week's homework, which I am sorely behind on)



other studies :p



homework from my product/trans design class
... <3 basic shapes












... oh yeah and this happened

:I



& Here is a list of things I've watched/ read over the last few weeks :)


Documentaries
A Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff
The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow
The Man Who Ate His Lover

& Books :)

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat - Oliver Sacks
50 Psychology Classics - Tom Bowdon
Emotional Design - Donald A. Norman
Why Women Have Sex - David Uss
Abnormal Psychology - Isador Henry Coriat
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
The Time Machine - H.G. Wells
The Art of War - Sun Tzu


Also, this game is amazing!! Beautiful, engrossing, and perfectly composed. Get this game right now!!.. it's so good ;___;

http://fezgame.com/








May 7, 2013

it's been a month

So i figured i should update.  nothing eventful has really happened to me. I went to my first concert ever last month though (Beach Fossils), it was fun and moshpits are crazy.
I reread Ender's Game and went through 2001: A Space Odyssey and Brave New World on audiobook, as well as the classic Art of War by Sun Tzu. Audiobooks are my new life saver, honestly...

I ended up not signing up for CDA this term after all; instead I'm taking Intro to Product/Transportation Design at Art Center @ Night, starting the middle of May. Should be fun :)

Also, I changed my seldom-updated art tumblr's theme : http://desiccant.tumblr.com/
I like it a lot more than what I had before :P 
















Other than all that, quite uneventful. 
On a side note, I've decided to try going 'no poo' for a while (it's not what it sounds like, look it up lol), so I'll see how that goes.
Things are quite ho-hum over in my little pocket of existence!