Friday, July 31, 2009

August Course Begins...

So! I've been stupid busy and wish I had something entertaining to post, but I have to get ready to go out for a stagette tonight - dinner and comedy at the Giggle Dam theatre! Should be fun and funny! I will take pictures! Then the fun continues with her shower tomorrow! Had my first class of Directed Studies today and am SUPERly DUPERly excited to get started on it. The project is an Architectural firm's office and living space above. Its going to be very intense fitting it into a month - normally people do it in a 12 week layout. But anyways I will try to update the blog if I have time and if there are things I think all you can help with and give me opinions on! By Tuesday I need to have a concept for the space. Something that is going to make the design flow smoothly and makes decisions easier for the layout/esthetic/colours and everything else involved. As an example, past concepts I've used in space planning: -Cave/cavernous -Castle/Magestic -50's -Factory I was thinking possibly global or sort of 'Heritage' symbols and patterns... but I'm not sure how easy that would be to incorporate into the whole layout etc. Maybe round...globe ....

Post Edit: I had an idea - tell me if I should stick with it! "Robin's nest" - and here is why - could be all neutrals, lots of nature motifs, but pops of robin's egg blue. The Architecture plays a part because a nest is quite a construction. The rounded/dome shape found in the eggs and the nest could be used in different ways such as reception area.... I have a vision in my head....PAINT TO THE RESCUE!!!

Ok, so, obviously, a veeeery vague interpretation of what's in my head. But you see where I'm going with the dome thing. I feel like going to school right now and getting on photoshop to get a logo in gear! Logo on the back wall there... or front of desk... or something different altogether...
And see, this is how a concept works. Now when I wonder where their logo should go, I think, well, if this was a Robin's nest, the "Welcome to the Robin Family" sign would be.... (nowhere, but, pretend with me here) maybe....nailed onto the tree? Maybe a post should be coming out of the wall or simply a bare beam from the ceiling to which a sign could be sort of half-hazardly-looking nailed to it.... see how important concept is?! It gets the project moving in A direction instead of 1000 which is what my head would do otherwise. Comment please!

Okay so I am blabbering.

I am kinda glad the project is an Architect's office because the last semester's classes got a car dealership! Blech! So since I have worked in an Architectural firm which was a PERFECT example of what NOT to do (oh, it was bad...) I think I can handle it. I just have to make QUICK decisions, trust my instincts and move forward fast or else I'll be scrambling like a crazy woman on the 3rd week...

Send me some creative vibes!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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So my mom pointed out that my header had everyday spelt everday - how blind have I been since it's been there (forever) !?
So it will be this for now...
I wonder how many of you cheeky sneaky monkeys noticed it without mentioning. Boy I feel dumb.

Anyways Dad is here visiting for a few days and I have to relax *ack!* and go to the beach *gasp!* and go sailing *eep!* and hang around Quadra Island and the like. . .

I will update upon my return! Have a happy, calm and restful week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boys House

We had a nice evening there last night, a barbeque and then just watching them groove. I had fun playing with my camera...Dont these just give such a vibe of being at "The Boy's" house??
Guitars Galore
This guy is an excellent guitar player. He recorded an album and he writes songs that are quite impressive. And he was very good at being photographed with no complaining!
The others, well, they just didn't know they were being photographed...
I'm outta here today, have a good week/weekend everyone!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Let me take you on a rundown of my day.

1. Aaah! I haven't been home all week and I have laundry to do, Salmon Arm to get ready for and a zillion other things...
2. Laundry
2a. email email email
2b. blog read
3. try to plan outfits for S.A.
4. get distracted looking in sewing/fabric bin
4a. blog read
4b. do what I read on angry chicken (cut a shirt into a cardigan)
5. try to pack
6. get distracted looking in sewing/fabric bin
7. sew a project I've been promising boy for about a year
7a. text laura
7b. text britta
7c. repeat 7a and 7b and interchange with a bunch of numbers here and repeat x lots
8. sew a piece of a skirt onto another skirt and enjoy the looks of it
9. put on new skirt
10. - oh! laundry
11. rip beads off a dress that looked bad (iffy. icky. distasteful. just can't put the right word to it.) with beads on it
12. dig deeper in fabric bin
13. find tonnes of old jeans
14. make skirt out of old jeans
... 4 hours later...
(that is also my cut-shirt-cardigan I "made" today and I really like it because it's SO light! although the sleeves could've been longer by about an inch)
and if you were wondering if my room is a mess the answer would be...yes
Now if I had any food in my house I would make some supper. But I don't. So I will finish the laundry.
And maybe tidy up a bit. it would be nice to go to bed tonight.
And public apology: Sorry I was making stuff for me, I will work on all your creative things next! I have completed 1 thing though, so there!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Makin' something!

So, I will be making SOMETHING for the following people:
  • Laura and/or Leif ... if you guys can both make things for 5 people on your blog, so a total of 10, then you can each get something from me - come on, you can do it!!!
  • Susie ... because I'm cheap re the shipping I must think of something extra spicy but also flat. Like me! :P But my mom made me, so that wouldn't work... I'll think of somethin!
  • Molly ... yes I can send you something but please please please start a blog!
  • Zoe ... can I get on your list too!?

I'm excited about this and I have next week mostly off, which means YAY!

email me your address to

and there is still room for 1 more willing candidate IF Leif and/or Laura drop out! :P (I can totally see Leif making something cool like old airplane parts glued together to look like cars and tractors....hey!? challenge your wife. I dare you.)

Beautiful day

look_down_july1 when I look down


when I look up

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Want to Play?

I stumbled accross a blog offering this unique give away, and I want to play. I copied this from her last post. Do I have five readers?.. soon I shall see!

Here's how it works.The first five people to leave a comment on this post will get something from me.But in return, you have to do the same thing on your blog and make something for five other people.The details are as follows, and if you want to play, copy the following onto your blog and leave me a comment:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be.It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber.It may be weird or beautiful.Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you.

Okay get busy and leave me some comments so I can get busy making you something!!!