Thursday, December 3, 2009
Anyways. Life is crazy sometimes. And sometimes there is so much to do and each day goes by too fast , but still not fast enough. And 16 days seems like an eternity. But then you remember back when you were counting down from 58 days and it's not that bad after all. And then you remember when you were stuck in California a million miles away and you realize that this is such a miracle. I can't wait.
Today I am tired. And all I can think about is how tired I am. But that's okay, only 14 more days of school! And then I can rest. Today was awesome because: first I took a ten minute nap, but my alarm clock didn't go off so it turned into a 20 minute nap and I woke up just as my class was starting on the other side of campus. I got to class and instead of lasting three hours like usual, it was only 40 minutes long. Nice. So I came home and wrote an essay. Which means I will probably get to bed early tonight. Awesome right?
Kay, so. Just FYI, I am marrying the most amazing guy ever. He does so much for me. We are going to have so much fun, like a party every day. I love him so much. I can't wait to be Mrs. Betts.
I just realized that I have been wearing my sweater inside-out all day.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
-Rocking out in my car...
-Got a voicemail for a man named Michael. His computer is fixed and ready to be picked up.
-Poor guy, his computer is gonna cost him like $179 and they are only holding it until monday...
-Sitting at my desk eating goldfishies. Not really excited to start these phone calls.
-Totally just found a goldfish that looked like a shark. No lie.
-I secretly like it when people don't answer their phones and I get to send them a postcard...
-My uncle is blasting Phantom of the Opera from his office. Haha.
-My uncle just walked over and asked me what I plan on doing when I get back to Rexburg. Oh man.
-How am I supposed to work when I am so excited??
-Spilled water all over my shoe.
-Luncheon at Roundtable next week? Sorry, I'll be busy...
-Suprise lunch for my last day at work! How exciting...
-And I get my own chocolate cake. Today is the best :)
-More phone calls
-Gonna break into the sun chips
-"Hi this is Daren Anderson State Farm! My name is Rachel, how can I help you?"
-Yay, I got to make a payment.
-40 more minutes until I'm done
-20 more minutes until I'm done
-Why does it get busy like, 5 minutes before I leave??
-They let me take my cake home!
-Home home home home, a few days to relax and then I'm off to Utah/Rexburg!
-So excited right now
-Heading to the Fair, can't wait for my corn dog, night y'all.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
-Max and Tyler falling in love with sand...and sporting some stunner sand mustaches and beards
-Courtney getting pinched by a crab
-Playing Nertz like crazy people...and winning $20
-Aunt Marcia becoming one with the ocean...
-Everyone watching Elche as she slowly fell off her chair...everyone was to stunned to help haha
-Getting in trouble because our dog's bark was annoying
-"We drive so fast because there are no flowers to look at!"
-Aunt Marcia's skit
-Pelican's diving into the ocean
-Girls night in Katie and Ciara's tent
-Finding our true laugh
-and so much more...can't wait until next year :)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
-Alex and Samuel's room is like 15 degrees hotter than the rest of the house. Why? No one knows.
-Painter's tape is amazing!
-Getting little boys to clean under their bed is harder than it seems. I should have just done it myself.
-CLEAN OUT YOUR PAINTBRUSH!
-80's Music totally get's me in the painting mood
-Little boys love to paint...take advantage of it.
-I love painting while lying on Alex's bunk bed...I feel like Michelangelo...until paint drips in my eyes and ruins my contacts
-Paint in the morning. That's when the house is quiet and cool.
-Twitter breaks are the best
-Phone call breaks are even better
-Especially if they are from Idaho
-I need one of those cones my mom always talks about...especially when I'm painting behind the door and someone try's to come in.
-Alex and Sam are so entertaining
-They can also be a little annoying...but I can deal with that :)
-Samuel is way good at picking out color combinations.
-Alex is a way good painter...on walls and on canvas
And that's all. Two days until The Fourth of July, be excited :)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Our whole house fan is almost a definition of summer. As soon as it gets cool outside, my mom cranks it on and lets it run all night. It is one of the loudest things I have ever heard. Since it is right outside my (Julia's) bedroom door, I can't hear anything else in the house while I'm in there. It's like I'm in my own little world. Plus, since it's so loud, it puts me right to sleep...wierd I know. It's like sleeping on an airplane or something.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Here's a few highlights of my vacation so far:
-Homework finally being done
-Going to Oregon and seeing my best friend and all my cousins!
-Watching lots and lots of movies
-Eating Happy Cherries!!!!
-"I love magic."
-Cleaning Julia's room
-Washing lots and lots of dishes
-Rocket Mania + Cheerios
-Driving to Chico
-Seeing my cousins in Chico
-Fresh berries everyday
-Feeding my Mr. Tortoise
-Tap Tap Revolution
and that's all.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Love you all!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Love you all!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
So I've been asked to blog more…as usual. But there isn't really much to say that this person doesn't already know about me Lol. I'm just going to school during the day and having fun all night…as usual. Classes are going very well. I'm in this travel studies class that is so fun! Pretty much all we do is talk to two hours a day about the different works of art we each want to see or travel tips we have for each other. I still feel way unprepared for this trip, but I figure I will never really feel totally prepared until I'm an experienced traveler. There is just so much I want to do while I'm there and not nearly enough time! My friends and I had a meeting yesterday to plan out what museums we wanted to go to and we had to make two lists: a "This Time" list and a "Next Time" list. Sadly, our "Next Time" list kept growing longer and longer….I guess that just means I'm destined to go back!
So if any of you know me…you know I love Anne of Green Gables. She has red hair, what can I say :) There's a couple parts where she acts out the poem The Lady Of Shallot:
Anyway…I'm way excited because I get to see an amazing painting by John William Waterhouse that depicts the Lady of Shallot floating down the river…to her death…how sad. She also has red hair in the painting so that is pretty sweet.
Soooooo…tonight was pretty fun. I got some Taco Bell with this pretty awesome person and then we went to [fake] Disneyland…gah! It was so cute! And then I got to play Fill It! for a little bit, but I wasn't really at the top of my game since I haven't played in awhile. Then we watched HSM2….which was framazing….as usual. And then I got lots of new music! Yay that's always fun! It was great.
Kay, wow long post. now I have lots of hw…wish me luck mi amigos
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
So I just had my first meeting of the semester for the European Tour. I can't believe I leave in two weeks! Gah, it's coming to fast...there's to much to do before I leave that I don't wanna do. My classes should be fun though. The teachers are hilariouse! I can't wait to finally be in Europe. I've been waiting so so long!
Kay welllll...I don't really have anything exciting that I want to share with the world right now. So I guess I'll end this here. I hope everyone had a fun Easter, I missed you all!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
This weekend was so fun. I had a date, watched conference, went to Idaho Falls and bought new pants and new shoes. Ate lots and lots of good food. Got to see Norman, Nathan, Adam, and Kyle! That was way exciting. And now the weekend is over...and reality is kicking in. In four days Melissa is leaving me! And I will be leaving Greenbriar...one of the coolest places on this planet. I just found out that I have to get out of here by Friday...not cool...and I'm moving back to the dorms...woot. Luckily I know some amazing people that are letting me crash at their house when I need a kitchen.
Guess who got into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program!! That's right....I did. It was really exciting and so scary at the same time. I was so nervouse to open the letter...I almost didn't open it. And then Lezlie made me. As soon as I saw the word "Congratulations" I did the most amazing happy dance you will ever see...right in the middle of the parking lot. So now I don't have to worry anymore. I have the next few years planned out for me. So exciting!
I leave for Europe in three weeks! I'm so excited...but also so nervouse. What if I get sick in another country, on another continent! I guess I really shouldn't worry about that...but still. Gah, that reminds me of how much I still have to do to get ready.
Anyways...there is so much more I could write about right now...but I have printmaking class in 27 minutes....and yah. If you wanna be awesome you can call me and I'll tell you more about my exciting life.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thanks for listening to me rant and rave for a second there. Now here's what I really wanted to blog about
For anyone who's taken photo classes or anything, you know how much of a joke filters in photoshop can be. They look cheesy and never really give you the feel you want. But if you can blend them well and figure out how to work then together you can get some really cool images that look digitally painted. Here are a couple pictures that I worked on this morning. The feet one took like an hour and the metal one took about two hours. You might not be able to see them very well here, but if you can click on them and expand them you can see how they look digitally painted.
Friday, March 13, 2009
What I love about his work is that there is no concept whatsoever. I think that sometimes people get to caught up trying to explain what a piece of artwork means that they miss how beautiful the piece really is. It's very rare that any of my pieces have hidden meanings or back stories. They are usually just an idea that I've had rolling around in my head that finally came out on a page or in a print.
Here is my most recent print. I've had the idea of people standing on books for awhile now...don't ask me why...it's just an image I've had in my head. So I went through all my pictures and looked for images of people standing in cool positions. As soon as I saw this picture of Samuel and Dana that I took out at Sea Ranch I knew I had to use it. Then I photographed a stack of books, trying to mimic the lighting that was on the kids...I wasn't very succesfull at that, but whatever. I originally planned on making the covers of the books look like puddles of water...but that didn't really work so I just extracted the riverbed along with the two kids and placed it on top of the books. The next thing to do was choose an environment to place it all in. Looking through my pictures I found all these images of clouds that I took last semester...so I figured: why not have them floating through the skies? But seriously, wouldn't that be so fun? Floating around on giant books is my new dream. Anyways, after everything was finally put together I decided to take all the color out so it wouldn't be so distracting. It took me 5+ hours to do...but I had so much fun! This is for sure my favorite print I've done. Let me know what you think!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Check out Maggie Taylor. I love how each of her pieces tells it's own little story. The closer you look at each picture, the more you find! She has a really cute collection called "Almost Alice" with images from "Alice In Wonderland." The colors she uses are all very vibrant. I just think everything she does is amazing!
I haven't blogged in a long time! Sorry about that. Life here in Rexburg has been fun. The snow has started melting...wierd huh? This time last year I wouldn't have left my house without a hat, gloves, long johns, and a scarf. Today I hardly even needed my big jacket! The snow is starting to melt so walking down big hills is like walking through a waterslide.
School this semester has been weird. I've missed so much class because of being sick/traveling that I feel like I'm always trying to catch up. I'm dizzy almost constantly now and the ringing in my ears doesn't stop. Luckily, my teachers are amazingly understanding and have helped me out so much!
So you guys wanna know something awesome? For Valentines Day my rommates and I watched all six hours of Pride and Predjudice. No breaks. It was A-maz-za-zing. We laughed, we cried, we cheered. By the end we were all emotional wrecks, we had to watch a manly movie before we could calm down and get some sleep.
Anyways, that's all I'm gonna write for now. If you wanna know more...call me.
p.s. I'll be 20-years-old in less then a week. I'm excited :)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The winter break is almost over. I leave tomorow around noon. This has seriously been the best break ever...I was absolutly, completly, wonderfully lazy the whole time...which is why there are hardly any pictures to post here...but here you go!
Homemade Almond Roca+Pride and Predjudice=Love!