Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Very VOLUME Christmas

I discovered something very important last night: I SUCK at action photography. Ah well. It was my first time. And in my defense the lighting situation was terrible. xD
Displayed is a few from a collection of photos from the Volume Skateboards Christmas party. I decided not to post the pictures of some of the guys just hanging out, because they were gross, to say the least. Haha!
Pictured here are a few members of the Volume team--- from top to bottom:
  • Photo 1: Joe Clarke
  • Photo 2: Joe Clarke
  • Photo 3: Jonathon Reese (age 10--- the team young'un)
  • Photo 4: Kevin McQuarrie

The rest of the team, not pictured here, includes Ian Sherman, Kyle Dykstra, and Bryan Hansen.

So yeah. That's all I have to say about that. Go easy on me--- this is my first action shot attempt! xD

Monday, December 22, 2008

Nothing of too much interest.

I haven't had anything to post in awhile because I've been pretty busy as of late. Sorry! But I'm currently working on a pretty big multimedia project, which is already turning out to be better than expected due to an incredible deal I got a 48x24" canvas last night. I was planning on doing this on a different shape, but this is turning out INCREDIBLY better. I'm excited to continue working on this and eventually post it/show it in various places.....
Also, today is mine and David's 2 year anniversary =D Which is completely irrelevant to this blog's purpose, but I'm excited =] =] =]
Finally, I have a link to a really neat online collection I've been wanting to share but keep forgetting to:
Go check it out!
Thanks for reading!
Even though this was pretty pointless.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008



Here's a piece I just finished using paint, paper, texturizer, string, and canvas. Therefore making it a collage.
And... I really don't have anything more to say about it. I don't like talking about things like this because I don't want to spoil the viewing experience =]
Since I don't know what to say, it's your turn to say something. Tell me what you think!

Monday, December 15, 2008

[[Revised] Revised] Cast List for Conventional Behavior!

jsdklfjdakmvepoajpf;dsaf. If we have to do this again I'll barf and I'll quit. I'll quit everything ever.
I am, however, glad that we have no worries anymore, and that we do still have an amazing cast.
(also, just want to point out that the loss/shuffling of cast members IS NOT OUR FAULT.)
Here it is:
  • Hal-Alex Burt
  • Luna-Meghan Raebel
  • Ray Gunn-Kyle Groves
  • Slave Girl-Jackie Rupp
  • Darth Vader-Steve Breuer
  • F.E.-Ashlee Borlaug

THE END. This blog will never have to be reposted again.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Senior Pictures

It's a little late in the season, but I have some new senior pictures of my childhood friend Zach for your eyes to feast on! Om nom nom.

Why are these so late? Because Zach failed and forgot to get his senior pictures taken until last week! xD

I think some of these turned out pretty cool... The snow and the background (the building formerly known as the Coffee Depot) added a neat new effect.

Tell me what you think, please!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Human Rights Day!

I have a bunch of new drawings to share; some new, most older. I've been very busy lately and haven't had a lot of time to document my work or upload the images. Sorry for the delay!
The first piece is my final project for my drawing class at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. It consists of three large drawings; which took me a HELLA long time to do. Especially the last one. But I'm pretty pleased with the overall result in terms of concept.

The next drawing is about a week old. I drew the contents of a very very dark corner, drawing planes of light rather than the actual shapes of the objects, which is why the entire composition is so abstracted. No; you shouldn't be able to tell what it is! Haha!
Finally, the third drawing is something I created about three weeks back in class. It's not the most exciting thing in the world, but why not post it anyway?
I have some more new stuff on the way, including new senior pictures and some interesting info about stuff I didn't make. So be on the lookout for that!
Also, today (Dec. 10th) is Human Rights Day. Go get informed on an issue, write a letter, or get involved somehow. Now's as good a time to start as ever.
Thank you!
Leave me any comments, opinions, or criticisms that you wish!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My first Adobe Illustrator adventure!

For the first time ever, I had the opportunity to use Adobe Illustrator. And I'll tell you what; I could do this program all day! =D
I did a different version of this same design with more color, but this is more of a screenprint-ready version. I think the file is kind of weird, so forgive me for its weirdness ]=
And..... that's all! I have nothing more interesting to say.
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Red Bull "Get It On Record" Event

So, last night, I went to the "Get It On Record" award party at the Varsity, and it was AWESOME.
It felt especially hip and happenin' cuz it was invitation only. Cuz I got dem hook-ups ;)
Basically, the competition consisted of ten teams of three media artists (a printmaker, a photographer, and a filmmaker) from various Twin Cities's colleges, who were paired with professional break dancers to create a cohesive package marketing that dancer.
I can't really convey the awesome through words. It was a great opportunity to look at what other people are making in the youth scene, get inspired, and of course network! =]
Here's the link to the website:
The results aren't posted on da instanet yet (at this point), but it gives insight into what the competition was all about.
And if the winning stuff ever is posted--- LOOK AT IT. The film was incredible; as were the designs and photos, of course! =]
There are some youtube videos up about the birth of the competition, as well if you're interested :)
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

[Revised] Cast for Conventional Behavior!

We had a few complications, and now we've shifted things around a bit, and here's the new cast list:

  • Hal-Matt Edlund
  • Luna-Meghan Raebel
  • Ray Gunn-Kyle Groves
  • Slave Girl-Jackie Rupp
  • Darth Vader-Steve Breuer
  • F.E.-Ashlee Borlaug

So, here's our new cast--- and we are equally--- if not MORE excited because now we know that this cast is OFFICIAL. No more complications!!!!

Hm. Should I say this? Meh. Why not. At worst, you'll think I'm pompous for posting this...

Tonight was our theatre banquet for the fall show. It was VERY emotional for many of us seniors, knowing that this was our last fall banquet. [frowns]

This is pretty much the only place I feel comfortable posting this statement, because my blog pretty much exists solely so that I can try to market myself and brag.

Anyway, I won the Senior Over-all Contribution award for the fall shows in general. I'm pretty darn excited about it, I must say. It's reassuring to win such an award. God, I feel like a tool for posting my winning on the internet.

So, yeah. Feel free to comment! In fact, I prefer it! =]

Thank you for reading!