Farmer’s Market Fun

It’s the weekend, hooray! And Saturday means the Proctor Farmer’s Market is on. My friend Lindsey and I took a trip to see all the people and pretty produce lining the streets.

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So many people!!

So many people!!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset I couldn’t resist the beautiful bouquets of fall colored dahlias and daisies, so I just had to pick one up for my suite.

Me ft. dahlias

Me ft. dahlias

On the way home, we popped by Starbucks and had some tea and caught up. It was a really good Saturday!

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Plus, my suite has some awesome flowers that really brighten up studying. (Just ask my suitemates Eden and Kabir)

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KITTEN PARTY

Title says it all. My friend got a cat. She brought her to visit campus on a little leash. She was wearing a little sweater. Her name is Dinah. We had a kitten party.

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My buddy John with Dinah!

My buddy John with Dinah!

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Poetry!

This semester Olivia and I are in the same poetry class, so we thought we might post some of the poems we’ve been working on in class. Here’s one of the first ones I wrote for an assignment called the “narrative/place” poem. It’s based off my multiple trips to June Lake with my parents every summer. Still a work in progress!

June

Through the sage brush

and wildflowers,

along the softly

speaking

stream,

past the trembling aspens

of a thousand carved out names,

lies a place out of a dream.

Where cloven hooves

line the paths,

and the air is crisp

and

thin,

over beds of fallen needles

is where summer oft begin.

Where green reeds sway

on silver shores,

and gulls chatter from

the

sky,

the trees sprout hooks and sinkers

that taunt the passers-by.

It’s here among

the quiet pines,

where jays stretch their wings

and

land,

that love, laughter, and lessons,

start with fishing rod in hand.

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Old Tacoma with an old friend

One of my best friends since my freshman year, Michael Mulay ’15, and I spent this last Sunday exploring Old Tacoma. Since I’m always the one behind the camera, I wanted to take series of photos with Michael backed by some interesting spots around town. I only snapped a couple pictures, but I like how they turned out so I might take a few more on another excursion!

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Senior Year!!!

It’s been a while since I have written a post, but that’s because I used this summer to prepare myself emotionally and mentally for my SENIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE! It is strange being back at school knowing that in 8 months I’ll be walking across a stage and accepting a diploma.

I was welcomed home with new pets:

My roommates rats, Mulder and Scully (I don't know which is which...)

My roommates rats, Mulder and Scully (I don’t know which is which…)

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I was also welcomed back by a very ecstatic Louis the rabbit:

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It’s been nice being back and seeing the Sound:

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The waterfront

The waterfront

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Starting senior year has been a struggle, with advanced classes and friends working on their theses. But it’s nice to have my friends from freshman year still by my side

TP floor 1 2011-2012 reuniting for a birthday

TP floor 1 2011-2012 reuniting for a birthday

My best friends and freshman year roommates: Riley, Allison, my freshman year roommate Lauren, and Cassidy

My best friends and freshman year roommates: Riley, Allison, my freshman year roommate Lauren, and Cassidy

Also, it’s great having all of my friends who were abroad back, including my freshman year roommate and best friend Lauren back!

2014

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This year should be interesting and I can’t wait to keep you guys updated!

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Preliminary Prints

Getting back into the college-life groove means fun and friends, but also homework. Luckily for me, my homework is often doing what I love most: art! This semester I’m taking another printmaking class, this time in relief and intaglio.

Our first project was a little experiment with a material called “speedy cut”, which is sort of like a soft, porous rubber. (However, it smells like my father’s office back home, and since he’s a polymer chemist, I’m sure it’s something a little more fancy that just that!) I sketched a quick design and transferred it onto my little block with tracing paper and began cutting! Here’s some pictures of the process of my first linocut relief print!

My block and the first bit of cutting!

My block and the first bit of cutting!

The completely cut design--inking next!

The completely cut design–inking next!

Process shot of inking my block...

Process shot of inking my block…

...And the final, first print!

…And the final, first print!

With relief printing, you have to work in reverse. The area that you carve away is left white, while the remaining negative spaces are what collect and print ink, sort of like a stamp. You also have to be sure to mirror your image when you carve it so that when it prints, it comes out facing the direction you want. (This is especially important with text, but can lead to some pretty funny mishaps) I went on to print a few more since this was just a test on some cheap newsprint paper, but I was really happy with how it came out!

My printed image and my mirrored block!

My printed image and my mirrored block!

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Starting the year with a bang

Friday, the 9th, was LogJam–the annual gathering on Todd field to celebrate the start of a new year and provide an opportunity for students new and old to sign up for clubs. The field was flooded with people, and there was free Puget Sound swag everywhere. I’m actually quite bummed I didn’t make it in time to the ASUPS table to snag one of the free sweatshirts featuring an adorable design of Grizz (our mascot, who was parading around as well, by the way) by junior Leanne Gan.ASUPSshirt1

Among the many tables and banners and students and flags, my friends found some fabulous photo cut outs to pose with.

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As the festivities were coming to a close and the sun began to set, it was time for one final surprise: a dazzling fireworks show courtesy of ASUPS (the Associated Students of Puget Sound)! No better way to show off our school’s colors than by blasting them into the sky.

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The show, and LogJam itself, were an awesome way to start the new year. Here’s the starting the year with a bang!


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Photos from week one

I officially survived the first week of junior year! Here’s some photos to celebrate as well as document the shenanigans that ensued.

The beautiful library ft. Darrin + many chairs

The beautiful library ft. Darrin + many chairs

A fierce game of Battlestar Galatica the board game

A fierce game of Battlestar Galatica the board game

 

The usual UT goofs

The usual UT goofs

wicked cool.

wicked cool.

  But of course it hasn’t been all fun and games… we had to shop for dorm and suite necessities as well. We are very serious. Adults. Seriously.


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Summer memories + the start of year three!

It’s that time of year again: I’m back in Tacoma and halfway through my first week of classes! This past summer was one of the best so far, but it’s definitely good to be back on campus enjoying friends, the sun (while it lasts), and the simplicity of syllabus week. Thought I’d share some pictures from summer as a nod to all the good times and a starting place for this year’s blog posts!

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Phormal

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A couple of weekends ago, our greek house Pi Beta Phi had a formal and I got to go! My friend Kelly, who is a member of the sorority, took me with her to the Marriott for a night of dancing.

My roommate Bianca is also part of Pi Phi and brought our other roommate Lexi with her. The theme was prom and we put on dresses and make up and heels and had a girls night on the dance floor.

 Me, my roommates Lexi and Bianca, and our friend Paige with Kelly in the background
Me, my roommates Lexi and Bianca, and our friend Paige with Kelly in the background
My friend Mason and I before the dance

My friend Mason and I before the dance

My date Kelly and I

My date Kelly and I

It was a great night of friendship, dancing, and a great throwback to high school dances!

Great Times!

Great Times!

 

 

 

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