I'm proud to say that I'm enjoying all of these things in some capacity in the next couple of days. Tonight, I'm going to a Twins game (my first one in the brand new stadium) to celebrate a little piece of Americana. Tomorrow, I'm headed back to Wisconsin to celebrate the weekend with my family. I miss them so much; I haven't seen them since March! And my cats... aw, my cats. I'm so excited to have my little furbabies in my arms again! Anyways, I thought I would share what I've been up to during this incredibly busy week:
1. First, I made a card for my roommate's parents. It was their anniversary yesterday, their 25th, so I did something elegant and (somewhat) gender-neutral:
Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist), Stamps- Papertrey Ink (Autumn Abundance and Butterfly Dreams), Number Stickers- Making Memories, White Pen- Signo, Ink- Versamagic by Tsukineko, Corner Rounder- WRMK, Rhinestones- The Paper Studio.
2. I'm in a photography class right now. I decided to take it over the summer for a couple of reasons: there are a ton of things to photograph, and I could actually dedicate creative time to it now when I only have a job to worry about and not other studio classes. Our first big assignment was to take six pictures of the same place: three objective and three subjective. Subjective photos employ emotion, point of view, and personal significance, so naturally they are more interesting. I thought I would share mine with you, because I'm liking how they turned out.
Back story: On Monday, I heard a loud crash outside of my window. I looked out and saw bulldozers and diggers ripping down the old, abandoned University building across the street from me. I felt inspired to take pictures of the building half torn-down and vulnerable like this. By Tuesday afternoon, the building was completely demolished. There's something about capturing such a specific moment in time where the building looked like this that really speaks to me.
(click the pictures to enlarge)
3. I can barely contain my excitement about the next couple days: my Big Shot is coming in the mail today along with my Spellbinder circle dies, I have a few cards to make, I get to play with legos for homework, I'm going to a baseball game, and I'm going hommmmmeeeee. And watching fireworks. And it's the 4th. Oh boy oh boy! I'm so excited.
4. Did I mention that I'm going home? That I get to see this guy?