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
My friend Mason and I before the dance
My date Kelly and I
It was a great night of friendship, dancing, and a great throwback to high school dances!
Spring weather is here, finally! Or at least, most of the time. With Tacoma weather it’s hard to tell if it will stay sunny or start to pour! To take advantage of the recent sun, some of my friends and I decided to take a little trip to beautiful Point Defiance Park for a picnic!
We wandered down to the coast and picked a pretty spot where the forest gave us plenty of shade. It was a lovely view!
The gang (courtesy of the self-timer on my camera)
The view from our spot, featuring the ferry!
What a bunch of goons
After our lunch, we took a little hike through the forest on one of the many gorgeous trails. One good thing about Washington, you can always count on it to be green!
As we were getting ready to head out, we decided to make one last stop on our way home. MILKSHAKES!
This weekend was a wonderful way to relax before finals. In the home stretch now, and I’m glad I got to spend time exploring Tacoma with my buddies!
I know that I’ve been posting a lot of pictures of pretty days, but they are so awesome after living in cold rain for a while! Here you go! Hopefully there will be more soon!
A drive by the water
Here are some trees outside of my friends’ house
More to come in the near future!
This week’s weather has been a complete blessing. So much sun and such nice temperatures! To celebrate/take advantage of it, the improv team decided to have practice outside. Here’s a quick picture I took of our lovely sunprov! (featuring a scene between two lions)
I just recently finished up my second lithography print! The theme of this one was just “detail.” We had to incorporate a drawing medium called liquid tushe, which is this watery stuff that works sort of like water color for your stone.
I decided to dedicate my print to my wonderful, inspiring mother! I decided to incorporate peaches and roses not only because they are art historically feminine images, but also because I’ve always associated them with my mom. Both are delicate, beautiful, and sweet smelling. With these images, I created what I thought it might look like if she had her own seal, or some sort of identifying image. So here’s some pictures of my process!
First, the sketch of what I was going to print…
Then drawing/inking on the stone!
Finished inking, just before printing
Printing: chemicals, chemicals, and more chemicals
One of the finished prints!!
The print turned out a little darker than I had planned, but that’s what tends to happen in art I suppose. I titled the print “Elizabeth” and showed my mom–she was flattered and very happy! (:
Today, my friends and I decided that because it wasn’t rainy, to go on the Five Mile Drive in Point Defiance. We drove down the winding rode, seeing raccoons and families having picnics, and stopped at one of the view points looking out at the Narrows Bridge going from Tacoma to Gig Harbor. Here are a few pictures from it:
A selfie with the Sound
Going to Point D is never boring and I highly recommend it on any kind of sunny day!
This week has been so gorgeous thus far that I’ve only had to wear a sweatshirt! That’s a big deal because my rain jacket was becoming a nuisance and we needed a break. My favorite part of the warmer weather are all of the colorful trees! These past couple of days I’ve had to stop and smell the flowers while also pulling out my phone so that I could share with you our beautiful areas!
Outside of Smith Residence Hall
The towering trees over Schneebeck, Commencement walkway, and Collins Memorial Library
In my neighborhood
It still isn’t shorts season, but we’re getting there, Tacoma. We’re getting there.
It’s always fun having animals around, especially when you have a pet back home away from college. I have the good fortune of being allowed to have a rabbit live in my house and a land lord that lives under us with two cats. Here are just some pictures of my bunny Louis and one of the cats I played with the other day, Makai (my housemate Lexi likes to call it Gravy)
Louis loves lying out in the living room
A snapchat from Lexi commenting on Louis’ impressive ears
And here’s Makai, who quickly established herself as a house guest, especially when she peaked her head into my room to see how I was doing…
Loves her belly rubbed
Her beautiful blue eyes
I will have more to contribute, especially because Louis does strange things everyday, and Makai is always around
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The week back from spring break was welcomed by a gorgeous teaser of spring. It was sunny, everyone was in a great mood, some were in shorts, and everyone had dry shoes. I of course had to take pictures, so … Continue reading