Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Guys, guys, guys!

This is probably awkward since my last post was about "mini-divorces", BUTTTTT! I am here to announce that I will be making a leave from this blog to another one! It has been a wild ride guys, really! For those of you who stuck with me through all 56 posts, or just stopped by, I tip my hat to ya.
As you may or may not know, in less than a week, after my two wondrous years in Bellingham, I will be starting a new photo program at Seattle Central, which I have been waiting to experience for a long time. Let it be known, however, that I am not cutting ties with any of you in "The City of Subdued (dude) Excitement". You all, along with this beautiful city, had such a part in making me the person I am, especially creatively. As I move on to my adventures in Seattle, I wanted to start on something new, a way to mark the beginning of this experience, soooo you can follow me on my new blog: http://seeingacameravomit.tumblr.com
Don't worry, I promise less teeny bopper diary entries. Not that those aren't great...
Cheers to a new blog ya'll!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mini Divorce

Carmen,

Thank you so much for the wonderful card; of course I do feel a little like we're going through a mini divorce, and I was the last one to find out that you're running off with another... School.


It's been a pleasure working with you. You're a very talented artist, and I have high expectations of you and your art career. Your determination, foresight, and ability to approach image-making with a creative eye will serve you well as you follow a new path in Seattle.


Anyway, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your future endeavors. I also wanted to let you know that my door is always open and if you ever need a letter of support or anything else, please let me know.


KEEP ME POSTED,


Garth

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

202020TWENTY


I turn Gary Payton (20) today. Russian mafia disturbances, fire extinguishers and lame landlords need not apply!




Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tulip Fields

Went to the Tulip Fields with my color photo and alternative photo class the other day. Last time I went I was 8 and pictured in front of a never ending field of colorful tulips that reached kingdom come. That wasn't there this time, so found inspiration elsewhere.
Speaking of white dreams...
video

Thursday, April 8, 2010

EXACTLYHOWIFEELRIGHTNOW

~!@(#$*#@!*@$%@$~!*
Here it goes...

So I don't know if it's the constant shitty weather or the fact that it has always been hard for me to like living in Bellingham, but whatever it is has caused me to be in this recent state of constant bitter wonderment. 
Like,

"WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE IN THIS TOWN WHEN ALL MY FRIENDS GET TO PURSUE MY SAME DREAMS AT ART SCHOOLS IN MUCH GREATER CITIES SURROUNDED BY MORE INSPIRATION & OPPORTUNITIES?!"

Sometimes, no, wait, MOST ALL times, I wish I would have just started at the school that I wanted. Of course, I never tried ($$$$...). I mean, I don't completely regret what I have experienced here in good ole gray Bellingham! The small, supportive, artistic community has made it easy for me to collaborate with amazing people and be a part of a lot of art exhibitions and publications, something I would be intimidated to put myself out there for at a big East Coast art school. BUT! I still can't help the way I feel! And it just sucks because I know I am just as good, if not better, than these kids at art school. 

Gah! I just need to learn to move forward, stay motivated and most of all learn to start being more proactive, because that's what will make the difference...

Oh well, thank Oprah for beautiful places like this that will soon be a part of my life (Sasquatch!)


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

YELLINGHAM! TWO THOUSAND N TEN!

This year marks Bellingham's first ever Yellingham Music Festival! It is a 3-day house show festival and this year they are ending the festival with a show at my house. Here's the poster I made for it! This may or may not be the most intense poster I have ever designed. 

P.S. All the text? Yeah, that was done purely by finger-mouse coordination haha

Monday, April 5, 2010

Oh, yeah,

I have a "boyfriend" now. I need to learn to stop doubting
 the good things that happen to me.
 

Friday, April 2, 2010

The First of April

Prank plotting 7th graders Lora, Bradley and myself. Click it and weep. video

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Enter, Entering, Entered.

So, I guess Spring Break 2010 wasn't as brainless and lazy as I would have liked it to be. Maybe a couple more days would have been nice to have, but hey I ain't mad atcha! 
Here are the pieces I have entered recently to the "You Want Some Of This?" juried art competition. 15 bucks gets you 3 pieces, which will be juried by Keith Boadwee himself and a chance to be shown 
at the Corridor Gallery in Seattle. Rad.
 ...and for Beyond Borders:
(the one of Lauren with the diamonds on her face was also entered for BB)

Girl's gotta keep the right side of her brain pumping somehow!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"%@($#@$)^~!@)*


I am a withering crop with my sun 
being the mental asylum lighting of either the printmaking lab or the fabrics room, my soil being campus grounds/the sofa in the art department and my water being a cough I have had for 3 weeks. 

WELCOME TO HELL WEEK 2010!!!

Okay maybe I am exaggerating with that first metaphor, but let's put it this way: the last 72 hours of my life have been spent in the art building. Coughing. Printmaking. Hand Sewing. Gluing. Coughing. Getting Sore. Dying a little on the inside. Wearing the same outfit to school. 
"Carmen, please get some rest this weekend," my mom told me over the phone today. 
I wish! Too bad I still have my entire printmaking portfolio, a fabrics final, two art history exams (grade-dependent!) and the Beyond Borders juried art competition to submit to! All of which must be done by this weekend. I even have to postpone taking Kyle's (Hunting Hat) band photos. Boooooooo!

Well, here are the current fruits of my labor/indentured servitude:

Lil' Kim T-Bone Steak Photo Lithograph print
I contacted MEATPAPER magazine with these pictures. They were interested. Woo! 
 Katazome Pieces for Fibers/Fabrics class 
The second piece's mosaic in the middle was done with broken mirror pieces I found in my alleyway. Everything is hand-stitched...I've never sewn until now.
Lauryn Hill as Queen of The Mic Hand-Drawn Lithograph print 
By the time I finished tracing the layers and maneuvering around minor problems, it was 4:30 a.m. so the quality of the prints themselves are not what I wanted. They will have to do for critique but will be redone for the final portfolio. 
And for dramatic effect, a sublime film starring Lauryn Hill:
video

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Labryinth

Three of my photos got accepted and will be published in my school's art and literary publication Labryinth Magazine! Yeah!





Monday, February 8, 2010

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Before the internet our world was smaller, our interactions were meaningful and our hearts were too big. I just want to see you. In person. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Glad Glass//Dirty Bird Cabaret

Here's the poster I made for this Friday, February 5th's show at the Underground at 8:00 p.m. with Glad Glass (Laine and Cora) and The Dirty Bird Cabaret. It's a part of the the Underground Coffeehouse's Concert series and will be for free! Should be exciting to see this printed out around campus:)