Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Art Culminating Project

On the first day back from Christmas break my art teacher assigned our culminating assignment. If you don't know already or if you haven't read my School = Stress post, a culminating (or cultivating ad I like to call it) is a project that a teacher gives in place of a test or exam. 

Obviously it would be really difficult to have an exam in courses like art and fashion and stuff so you have a culminating project instead. 

For this project the goal was to turn a large chunk of Bristol-ish board into 20 squares depicting an original piece, each box showcasing a different style of art. 

Because I'm a huge Cumberbitch (and because of lack of time I wasn't interested in wasting days and days choosing a picture) I picked one of my favourite pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch:


He's so pretty, isn't he?

I'd wanted to do a painting of this picture anyway, so I went with it. 

Here's the progression (I took these pictures with my Kobo Arc, so please bare with me!): 






Yes, I realise the positioning of his mouth and nose is off, but it would take a lot more time and effort to fix it than I can afford right now. Otherwise, I'm proud of it. 

I went to give it to my art teacher today and I let her know that I wasn't happy with the mouth and nose. She said I could take it home and make it the way I want it and bring it back tomorrow. She said she didn't want to have to lower my mark because the rest of it was really good (not bragging, just stating the facts). 

Here are some higher quality pictures and close ups of each square with their art style:


(Left to right, top to bottom)

Minimalism:


Romanticism:


Pointillism:


Impressionism:


Cubism:


Expressionism:


Surrealism:


Surrealism is all about dreams. If you look closely at shiny parts of his eye, you'll see '221B', a jar of jam, the Tardis, and waves. In the tear drops there's a kitten, a burning heart, a happy face, a gun, and a riding crop. If you look at the spider you'll see the red bit is actually the initials 'JM'. 

Let me know in the comments what you think all these symbols mean, because they all represent something. I doubt very many people will get all of them, for some are quite cryptic. 

Baroque:


Hey, guys! What do you call a 15th century painter with no money?

Baroque! 

Seriously, you don't have to laugh at my lame-ass jokes.

Abstract Expressionism:


Art Deco:


Realism:


Neo-Classical:


Cave Art:


Luminism: 


Fauvism:


Mannerism:


Rococo:


Dada:


Futurism: 


Pop Art:


So that's it, all done. 

Some boxes are partially or completely done in coloured pencils because I was low on time. I hope you like it. I do. I feel I could have done  better, though. 

Here's the original and my version again so you can compare them easily:


Original: 


My painting:


Stay tuned for a post on my Fashion culminating project.

Again, I hope you enjoyed! Leave me your thoughts and guesses toward the symbols below!

Have a stupendous day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So... How'd this happen?

So I was supposed to have done my math exam yesterday but it was a snow day. Since today is a PA day, it's been moved to tomorrow, Thursday. Once I've written it, I'll officially be half way through grade 11. Half way through GRADE ELEVEN. 

At the beginning of the year it took me a remarkably long time to convince myself I'm actually in the 11th grade. Now it's 50% over. Now it's just a year and a half till I'm done high school. And moving out. And going to college. Holy. Mother. Of. Crap... Wow... WOW... 

It feels like I shouldn't be this far along in my high school career. I feel like I should still be in grade 9. It was, after all, just yesterday. 

Anyway, so this past semester I had art, fashion, psychology/sociology/anthropology (ASP), and math in that order. I really liked art and fashion (I liked art to much so that I'm not sure what I'm going to do without it this next semester), ASP was a cool class even though the only assignment I actually handed in was the culminating essay, and math, as I said in my 7 Things That Piss Me Off post, was obscenely loud and that made it far less enjoyable. 

This coming semester I have gym (not like "Okay, Girls! Volley ball time!" More like weight lifting and pilates and stuff), English, film and television drama, and biology. 

Every semester I have a class that I do badly in:

Grade 9:

1st term: Geography
2nd term: English

Grade 10:

1st term: English
2nd term: History

Grade 11:

1st term: ASP

Based on the past, what conclusions might we draw about this term? 

English. The one class I have to take every year. 

The reason why I didn't do well in any of these classes is because their largely project-based. I'm not good with projects. Things like essays and reports always get pushed aside. Why? Because, as I've stated in a previous post, I'm not just a procrastinator. I'm a slacker. 

Next year I know English will be troublesome again, and depending on when I have ancient history, that may be the other problem course. 

Anyway, I'll keep you updated. I've been pretty busy over the past couple of weeks with exams and final projects and stuff. New term = more time for blogging!

Have an excellent day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hilarious Ad

I was on YouTube and I saw this add in the corner of the screen:




I'd go there just for their creative advertising technique. A lot of people I know are planning on going to Memorial, actually. I just thought this was funny.

Have a great day!

***DISCLAIMER***

I am not being paid by Memorial University to do this post. I saw the add and thought it was funny enough to share with you guys. That's it.

7 Things That Piss Me Off


Originally published on Friday, December 21, 2012.

I know I haven't been blogging much lately; it's partly due to my moving and partly due to sheer laziness. Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to do a post about things that really bother me just to put it out there and so you'll learn a little more about me. These aren't organized in any way whatsoever; it's mostly just the order they entered my brain. 

I know some people are going to say "You shouldn't be putting so much negativity on the internet!" I like to think of it as venting publicly. Also it's this or I run around pillaging and laying waste to the town. You're choice! (I jest, of course!)

Let's begin, shall we?

1. When people use my stuff without asking.

It really bothers me when people do this because it feels like they're saying "I have very little respect for you and to show this I'm going to take your crap and do whatever the hell I feel like with it without so much as a tip of the hat. And there's nothing you can do about it." I know some people in particular feel I'm just being unreasonably anal about it, but they obviously don't understand that it's my stuff. I'll happily let you use it if you ask, but if you just take it all willy-nilly, I'll be reluctant to cooperate with you in similar situations in the future. Just saying. 

2. Angry people.

Now to be clear, I don't mean people who get pissed off and/or freak out once in a while (because that would include everyone in the world); I mean people who are obviously angry and full of hate all the time. You know who I'm talking about. The ones who bitch on and on about how unfortunate their situation is, or about how much they hate their life, or just how  unbearable other people are, and so on and so forth. I don't just dislike these people because they piss me off (though that is a substantial reason). It just makes me sad that they don't have enough good in their life to be happy. I realise that their circumstances must be terrible and I've never been anywhere near where they are, ergo I'm not going to sit here and be like "Well, if you life's so damn awful, why don't you, oh Gee I don't know, do something about it?!" That would be really unfair of me because they could be trying really effing hard to make things better for themselves, but they just can't. I don't know that for sure. I just wish they could be happy. 

3. Noisy classrooms.

My math class is (as all my previous high school math classes) really incomprehensibly loud. I've actually been almost enjoying math class in the past couple of years, but I'd enjoy it more if I could hear what my teacher is saying. I sit at the front of the class because I like being there and it makes seeing, hearing and understanding the lesson much easier. Unfortunately, the noise level is so high that it holds up the lesson and make the whole thing much more painful than it really needs to be. I just want to learn my math and move on, but apparently that's far too much to ask.

4. Things moving in the corner of my eye.

This always makes me physically angry because I find it so freaking annoying! Rhythmic things like tapping fingers or swinging feet are the worst for me. I don't know why, but it drives me absolutely bonkers. I wish it didn't bother me so much, but I can't help it. It's as if the very action itself is mocking me... *tap* *tap* *tap* *tap* *What are you gonna do about it?* *tap* *tap* *tap* "Nothing because that would involve me acting like picky jackass!" I. Hate. It. And. I. Hate. That. I. Hate. it.

5. When the next season of your favourite show is postponed yet again.

I recently found out that allegedly Sherlock season 3 is not airing until... wait for it... 2014. 2014!!! Apparently they're starting filming in March of 2013. The story I'd heard from my friend was that they weren't starting filming until January of 2013. I also heard that it was supposed to air in Autumn of 2013, but clearly things have changed. I don't know what time of year it's going to release but I'm praying for it to be January 1st, 2014. That would only make it a little over a year away. DO NOT quote me on ANY of this! I have no ACTUAL PROOF, but I am operating (if you can even call it that) under the assumption that Sherlock will begin filming in March and air sometime in 2014. This whole situation just feels like an endless, painful cycle of procrastination. 

I swear to God, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, if this isn't the most life-alteringly, heart-breakingly, spine-tinglingly, sumptuously delicious 4 1/2 hours of Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson I've ever encountered in my entire existence, I shall be royally pissed off. Just warning you ahead of time. 

6. Not having a doorknob on my room.

Since we moved in, there have been no doorknob on any of the doors in my house. My sister was the first to get one and that was two-ish weeks ago, I believe. But thankfully as of last weekend, there was a knob on every door! It's a Christmas miracle! No more unwanted pets in my room or using the teddy bear bed my sister made me a few years ago as an oversized doorstop! By the way, I keep meaning to complete Moving: Episode 7, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I started it about 3-4 weeks ago, so some of the info doesn't apply to the situation anymore. I'll try to get around to revising it as soon as possible, for you see, as I write this addition to this post, IT'S A SNOWDAY! Now those don't piss me off!

7. Josh Ramsay's hair.

If you're a big Marianas Trench fan like me, you'll know that their lead singer, Josh Ramsay, recently bleached his hair. Now this doesn't piss me off as much as it disappoints me. I like his hair in it's natural state, the way it should be. Black and blue. Now it's blonde and blue. I have a theory that he just bleached it for their Stutter video shoot. I really hope I'm right. I'll love him no matter what and I still think he sings like an angel, but I just wish he'd keep his hair bruise-coloured. That said, it has been black and blue for just about a decade now so I can see why he'd like to change things up. Here are some before and after pictures for comparison:

Before:




After: 


That was the best picture I could find. It's from MTrench's performance at the Grey Cup 2012 (I think Josh had a cold or a soar throat or something; he sounds a little scratchy in some parts. Nonetheless, he's still heartbreaking to listen to live.). Which do you like better? Black and blue or blonde and blue? Let me know in the comments. 

I hope you enjoyed this. Let me know about some things that bug you! Leave them here or on my Facebook page. Have a spectacular holiday season and a wonderful day!

Kinetic Lightbulbs

Originally published on Monday, December 10, 2012.

Gotta love StumbleUpon! I found this super, mega, geek-tastic gif via StumbleUpon and I think you'll like it a lot!


I hope you enjoyed! Have a nerd-arific day!

Moving: Episode 6 - Going once, going twice, SOLD!


Originally published on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

As you probably already know, my family spent about six months with our house on the market. We had, for a while, a conditional offer on our house which required our respective buyers to sell their house before buying ours (the same offer we had on our new house). Fortunately for us, that deal went through and on October 16th, 2012 we were informed that our house is officially sold. 

Bet you can't guess when our moving date is.

Go on, just take a stab at it!

It's okay, there's no wrong answer. (That's a lie; there are are several wrong answers.)

Late November, even December you say? Nope. November 16th. Exactly one month's notice. And as of now, that's less than two weeks away. 

Bet you can't guess what I won't be doing that day. Seeing Breaking Dawn Pt. 2. (I'm sure several of you just lost at least 12.5% of your respect for me, but I don't care.)

Let's go through the pros and cons of this monumental milestone, shall we? 

Pros

~ No more showings! YEAH!
~ I'll be living in town after I move (so I can actually go somewhere if want to. Right now if I'm bored I can go the the pond, the stump, the big rock or the crik [creek] if I really want an adventure)
~ I can walk to school (nice when it's sunny)
~ I can stay after school if I want to
~ I don't have to go home right away
~ I can get a real job ($ :D)

Cons

~ I'm leaving the house that I've lived in since I was six (count 'em, six) days old
~ I have to walk to school (moving in mid November; it's going to get colder before it gets warmer)
~ Packing sucks
~ Smaller house
~ Less trees, more neighbours and cars (I'm actually hoping I have one of those crazy neighbours; people like that keep things interesting!)
~ I have to get a real job
~ I'm probably going to have run errands for my parents (e.g.: groceries)


The whole situation hasn't actually sunk in yet. I still have a bunch to pack, which I really should be doing right now instead of sitting here blogging about it in my pyjamas and red lipstick playing all 20 of my Marianas Trench songs on loop. That's how I kick it; like a boss. 

Anyway, according to my father's orders I need to reduce the contents of my room down to the bear necessities (see what I did there?). I've packed up most of my makeup collection and I'll be publishing a blog post immediately following this one containing precisely what I'm going to be living off of for the next two weeks. 

I hope you likes it! Share your moving stories in the comments or on my Facebook page. Have an awesome-tastic day!

Moving: Episode 5


Originally published on Friday, June 8, 2012.

So, originally, we were supposed to have a showing between 8pm and 9pm tonight. It's been cancelled. We even made the house look pretty and everything! Anyway, this showing-that-wasn't-meant-to-be will be made up for with the two we have tomorrow. One at 11am and and one at 3:30pm. 

On another note, I'm watching How It's Made with my parents and my grandmother. Guess what they just showed. Seriously, you're not going to believe this. 

Consumer grade Tasers. TASERS!

I mean, how drunk was the guy who pitched the idea of selling Tasers to the general public? 

Can't you just see some really stupid parent buying one of these and giving it to their 7-year-old? Then the kid runs off and says and does something like "Hey, Billy! Take this!" *Tases the poor child and Billy falls to the ground convulsing*. 

I think Tasers are for trained law enforcement officers. And no one else. Making Tasers available to the mass populace is practically encouraging criminal activity and assault. Leave your feelings on the subject below. I'd love to know what you think. 

More on moving to come tomorrow.

Me At Lunch Today

Originally published on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

This is a picture that my friend took of me at lunch today. I'm cute, aren't I?




Just thought I'd share. Have a lovely day!

My Recent Musical Endeavers

Originally published on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

Since around Tuesday night almost three weeks ago I've been playing the Piano. My father has a program on his computer called 'Guitar Pro 5' and it basically teaches you how to play varios instruments, at the guitar and the piano.

I've been working on two songs simultaneuosly: Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven and Coda/Sammy's Song from Criminal Minds (my favourite show).

Fur Elise is obviously a very classical piece and has two distinct segments which are significantly more diffiult to play than the rest of the song. I'm still working on the first hard section at this point.

Coda/Sammy's Song is from season 6 episode 16. It has a pretty simple sound, but it took me a while to get it sounding right. It requires two hands. Both parts are pretty easy to play  but getting the both hands right took a bit of time. 

Anyway, that's how I've been spending my evenings for the past three weeks. Stay tuned for my Jesus Christ Superstar, Family Camp Diary and Family Camp Pictures posts. They should be up in the next week or two.

Let me know if you would like updates on what I'm doing musically.

Have a lovely day!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Little Experiment...

Originally published on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.


I saw this picture on Facebook and I wanted to see the results on my blog. Please comment your's; I want to see what you come up with. Personally, I find the Harry Potter ones the funniest. 

(Unfortunately, the picture wouldn't show up, but it basically "Replace one word of any movie title with 'bacon' and post your results in the comments".)

Here are some I came up with:

Bacon Avengers! 
Captain Bacon! 
Iron Bacon! 
Iron Bacon 2! 
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Bacon! Or Scott Bacon Vs. The World
Angels and Bacon or Bacon and Demons
Honey, I Shrunk the Bacon
Bacon Before Christmas
Corpse Bacon
Willy Wonka and the Bacon Factory
Edward Bacon-Hands
Planet of the Bacon
Finding Bacon
BaconLoose
How the Grinch Stole Bacon

Have a great day!

New Channel!!! :D

Originally published on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.


I went to a museum with my friend today and we decided while we were there that we are going to make one of those YouTube channels where we do silly skit things and basically make foolish lame-asses of ourselves for fun, then put them on the internet so other people can see us make foolish lame-asses of ourselves for fun. Similar channels are owned and run by people like MattG124 and possibly ShaneDawsonTV (but I wouldn't know because I don't watch ShaneDawsonTV)

I'm sure you're wondering right now:

1. "What is this mystical channel you speak of called?"
2. "What is the name of this friend of your's?"
3. "How often can we expect videos?"
4. "What brought on this sudden need to make foolish lame-asses of yourselves on the internet?"

1. Our new channel is called CurlyAndTheGinger because 'Curly and the Ginge' is our super hero team. We called it 'CurlyAndTheGinger' instead of 'CurlyAndTheGinge' or 'CurlyAndTheGing' because we knew that most people would be like "Curly and the what?- G-g-gi-ging? Is that right?" and saying 'CurlyAndTheJinj' just seemed silly (also, if you're not paying attention, you could accidentally type 'CurlyAndTheKink'. Not the kind of rep we want to be sporting.)

2. My friend's name is Alex. She has a blog, too! The link is under the 'My Friends' Blogs' above, but for convenience and because I know lots of people reading this are lazy, not unlike myself, and wish to use as few clicks of the mouse as possible to achieve their desired location, I will link it right here as well. (Man, am I on a run-on-sentence kick, or what?)
3. We agreed that once a month was reasonable. Again, I know what you're thinking: "Wow, Kenz. Real ambitious today, aren't we?" The thing is, I'm moving, remember? Getting together to do these vids is going to be a little more difficult than it would otherwise be. So when we do find to to film, we'll get a bunch out of the way at once. I'll be editing and uploading them, but most videos should feature both of us.

4. Well, we're both pretty big fans of MattG (I mean like "Hey, let's go watch some MattG!". Not like "OH MY GOODNESS MATTG PLEASE SIGN MY AVOCADO!") and decided it would be fun to make videos like his, but not plagiarising his work, of course. That would be mean. Also, we're not exactly normal and it's fun to film yourself being a foolish lame-ass and then posting it on the web for all to see... or so I've heard... and seen... 

Some ideas we have are:
Coke vs. Pepsi: A Blind Taste Test
Blindfolded Makeup Tag
The Out-Of-A-Hat Talk Show (put topics in a hat and draw them at random)
Making Up Songs
Doing Silly Things in Public
Commercial/Infomercials for Silly and/or Useless Pruducts
Some of the above with guests
Plus anything you suggest! Like, seriously. Please give us ideas.

Also, feel free to leave any inquiries (relevant or otherwise) in the comments below or on my Facebook page.

I understand that this may be a very stupid idea. I also understand that many of you may lose at least 10% of you respect for me just because I'm doing this. What the hell; it'll be fun!

Wow. This actually almost looks like a legitimate blog post. 

Just thought I'd let you know. Have an awesome day!

The Mikado or The Town of Titipu

Originally published on Sunday, July 29, 2012.


If you don't already know, I've been volunteering at a local theatre for the past two weeks.

If you want to read about the training day, click here. If you want to read about week one, click here. 

The workshop going on the was week was The Mikado or The Town Of Titipu written by W. S. Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. 

Play Summary:

The idea of this operetta is in Japan some time ago, Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado (Emperor) of Japan ran away because he was being made to marry Katisha, an old cougar. He disguises himself as a travelling minstrel and meets Yum-Yum, a beautiful young school girl from the town of Titipu. Yum-Yum is supposed to marry her guardian, Ko-Ko who is under the death sentence for flirting. But while Nanki-Poo is away playing music, Ko-Ko is made Lord High Executioner and is supposed to marry Yum-Yum the day Nanki-Poo arrives back in Titipu. 

Ko-Ko then receives a letter from the Mikado, whom is outraged at the fact there have been no executions made in Titipu for a year. Ko-Ko is required to behead someone within a month or the post of Lord High Executioner will be abolished and the town of Titipu reduced to the rank of a village. Meanwhile, Nanki-Poo decides to kill himself because he can't stank the fact that Ko-Ko will be marrying Yum-Yum. Ko-Ko catches him and makes a deal with him that if Nanki-Poo allows Ko-Ko to execute him, Ko-Ko will allow Nanki-Poo to marry Yum-Yum. It is later discovered that if a married man is beheaded, his wife must be buried alive. How do they overcome this new problem? I don't want to give it away, so you'll have to watch the play. 

The task that was almost exclusively mine to undertake was to look after a young, but very energetic boy named Bruce. Most little kids are a handful. Bruce is about seven handfuls. He has a very small attention span coupled with a lot of energy and limited listening skills. He's very smart but a lot of work to keep under control. This was my whole job all week. I was even in three scenes (Act I Finale, Act II Scene 1, and Act II Finale) because in the finales Bruce needed a dance partner and for Act II Scene 1 my friend who was blocking it wanted me in it. 

On Wednesday, all the staff and a few students wore capes all day because the only male staff member this week, Ryan, found himself a gold cape and wore it all week. By Wednesday, we all wanted in on the cape trend. Mine was a mauve-purple with a gold sheen. My friend said I looked like a Jedi. During lunch that day, I raised my shoulders and lowered my head so I'd look like one of the vultures from The Jungle Book.


By the way, everyone learned this play in a matter of 3 1/2 days. 

I was in the last two Gilbert and Sullivan productions at this theatre. The first one I was in was Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty, which was put together over a two week period of time. This one's about a Fredrick, a 21 year old man who became a pirate at the fault of his nursemaid, Ruth when he was very young. Because he's old enough, he decides he doesn't want to be a pirate anymore and leaves to marry Mabel, one of many daughters of the Major General. Fredrick finds out that since he was born on a leap year (just like me!), he will not technically be old enough to leave his pirate band until he's 84 years old because his contract expires on his 21st birthday. 

The other G&S production I was in was Thespis or The Gods Grown Old. This one, as with The Mikado, was also done over one week. I missed 1 1/2 days of this one. Basically, a group of actors lead by a man named Thespis replace the Gods of Mount Olympus temporarily because the original Gods have grown old and are being ignored. As it turns out, Thespis and the gang are pretty sucky Gods. When the original Gods return, they make their replacement into "eminent tragedians whom no on ever goes to see".

All Gilbert and Sullivan operas are public domain and whose plots, time periods and lines can be changes as you see fit. 

Have a great day, everyone!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Glee

Originally published on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.


I know what you may be thinking. That I am a fan of that one TV show where everyone sings all the time and now I'm going to rave about it.

No. 

As a matter of fact I'm not a fan (don't yell at me) but I don't hate it either. Remember when I told you about my training day to be a volunteer at a local theatre? Well, I'm currently volunteering for two workshops, one of which is already over. Can you guess what it's called?

Anyway, I digress. The basic premise of the workshop was to learn a bunch of songs that Glee covered. And dances, too. Then you have one show at the theatre and one show at a nearby park that hosts a relatively small music festival every year. 

I volunteered for this workshop last year, too. There were 52 kids in that workshop. Fifty-two kids. There were 53, but one decided not to continue for personal reasons. This year there were a little over 40 which is a far more manageable number (no sarcasm). 

This year, because of new time restraints, one song had to be cut, but no one seemed to mind. In fact, I saw some people whisper "Yes!" and pump their fists. In case you're wondering, the song was We Are The Champions by Queen. I couldn't be at either of the shows because I went Montreal for three days with my sister. A post and pictures of my trip will follow this... eventually. Depends on when I get around to it. I've been pretty busy since workshop #2 started.

I'll let you guys know this weekend how workshop #2 went. Have a great day! 

To Montreal and BEYOND!!!

Originally published on Friday, July 20, 2012.


So my sister and I are on the train headed for Montreal to spend the weekend with my aunt. 

I'm sitting in the window seat. I saw one of those car-crushing lots where they squish down cars to about a sixth or a seventh of their original height. That was cool. I don't think I've ever seen one of those in person before.  I also saw some very sad looking telephone poles; droopy wires, poles half fallen over, etc. I wish I'd had a chance to take pictures for you.

We also have two showings planned for this weekend, so my sister and I had to clean up everything before we left. And Dougal made a mess of my bookshelf again. That wasn't fun.

Plans for the weekend:

A funeral, unfortunately.
Shopping (Uh oh! I know, I promised!) and a museum are possibilities.
Sleeping, eating and so on...
Other

Anyway, we'll see what happens. I'll keep you posted!

Have a great day!

History Update

Originally published on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.


In my post called School = Stress, I told you about my unparalleled slacking skills, especially in history class. I also said that I would keep you posted on my progress with the summative assignments. Well, here it is. The update I promised you. I have somehow, in the last week, managed to pull off, as I said in School = Stress, nothing short of a miracle. 

The very nice Resource teacher made it her mission help me pass history. About five and a half weeks before the end of school, we made a plan to complete one project every three days. I thought this was a bit ambitious, but she seemed confident. As it turned out, I was right, and I only ended up completing 2 projects in that length of time. She suggested that I come in for a couple of days during exams to finish some up. I did. I came in on the first two days of exams, last Wednesday and Thursday and in that time I finished two more. I got another two done yesterday and today. That leaves a culminating project that I did not mention in School = Stress because our teacher hadn't given it to us yet. I'll be emailing my teacher this assignment either tonight or tomorrow morning. 

The basic premise of this project is it's supposed to be an essay of about 1000 words on the subject of whether or not Canada should be joined with the United States because of our 'cultural similarities'. At first I was like "Hey, I wouldn't mind being 'The United States of Canada'. That wouldn't be so bad!". But as some of my friends in class pointed out, Canada is culturally different enough for reasonable justification of being an individual nation, along with other things. 

Anyway, I hope you guys are having a wonderful day and that your summer is going well. I'll be blogging more in the next few days (going to a water park on Tuesday! I'll let you know how that goes). And as I've said a bunch of times already, actual tutorials will be coming to my YouTube channel just as soon as I can get my hands on some royalty-free music.

Love and Hugs!

Update:
I emailed my essay to my teacher! No more homework till September! Booyah!

Some Pictures


Originally published on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Here's a diagram my Science teacher drew on the board. I copied it into my notebook and drew it up on Paint. 


Here are some pictures I started to make on Paint, but lost inspiration as I went on. Any ideas?


Trippy, right?


Possible Canada Day picture?

Here's my fail try at using Paint on my laptop. It's a lot harder to do when you don't have an actual mouse.

Look below for my sad, failed try at using Paint on my laptop without a separate mouse.




Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Big Moth

Originally published on Saturday, June 9, 2012.


My mother found a moth on the side of the road. Not just any moth. A big moth. This moth is the size of my hand. Don't believe me? 


She found it on the side of the road and moved it to a tree on the side of my grandmother's laneway. 






Have a great day, everyone!