Saturday, October 30, 2010
Vest - gift, tshirt - Pacsun, skirt - H&M, necklace - antique, cuff - antique, boots - Doc Martens
I wore this on Thursday to school then to get my hair cut. Oh, I don't know that I've mentioned this, so I'll say it now: I won most artistic for my school's yearbook superlatives. I don't think it's the biggest honor ever or anything, but it's still pretty cool because I usually think no one at my school knows who I am.
This day was actually rather interesting - I went up to a town with my friend to take pictures. We discovered there was a parade, so we walked around, came across a tall parking lot, took photos from it, and hung out there for nearly an hour. We went to a coffee shop prior to catching the bus home, and there was a "free library." I came across an old book with another book inside it written by some weird self-proclaimed doctor discussing psychopathology. Uh, right.
Anyway, last night (Friday), I saw Social Distortion, aka my favorite band. They were amazing! I'm a little surprised and upset they didn't play Story of my Life, but it's almost a bit of motivation for me to find someone to sing it with in the school's talent show. Never mind that I can't sing whatsoever... I like to think I'd be poking fun (in a harmless way) at the copious amount of couples that play guitar and sing together for the show.
My job at the Halloween store has ended, so I'm looking for another. I try a few nicer restaurants... though I probably wouldn't do well as a server.
Hope all is well! xox Catherine
Sweater - Forever 21, necklace - thrifted, cuff - antique, skirt - Element, boots - Doc Marten
I hadn't worn this sweater in ages... probably over two years ago. I guess that's not terribly long, but usually I wear everything I own again, again, and again.
Also, it was rather warm out on this day. More humid than hot, actually, but wearing long sleeves wouldn't have been a wise decision considering my school's crazy weather. Yes, my school has its own weather.
I don't remember this day too vividly, so I'll display a few photos of my ceramics work - pretty basic. I made both of these on the wheel, at which I'm still not terrific, but it's incredibly relaxing as I mention again, and again, and again.
I decided to take photos of these so I can print them out and put them in my portfolio, maybe.
Hope all is well - I'll be doing another catch up post soon!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Shirt - Olive and Olivia, dress - Target, jewelry - mostly antique, socks - Target, boots - Deena and Ozzy
I like how these photos came out, but I'm still interested in buying the f/1.8 50mm lens. The f stop on my camera rarely goes below 5. You know.
I'm still incredibly stressed and wrapped up in everything, but today wasn't so bad. I worked literally all weekend, which drained me physically and mentally and so on. I'm still glad it's only temporary.
I know I've worn this outfit twice before, but never to school so I decided I'd take it for a spin on this particularly warm October day. And naturally, being outside for ten minutes caused three bug bites. Less than summer, but still too many!
As you can see above, I've learned how to make a contact sheet for negatives! It wasn't exposed for a consistent time throughout, which explains the variations. I'm content with some, but I still want to shoot some more... preferably tonight, because it's the only time I have free and the camera is several days overdue.
Ah. Hope all is well! xox Catherine
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Cardigan - BDG, top - Asos, necklace - mom's antique, cuff - antique, rings - self made/random shop, jeans - H&M, boots - Deena and Ozzy
I wore this yesterday. I suppose I would consider today a "skip day" if I weren't so concerned about my astronomical level of stress. Thus, first mental health day of the year. Much needed.
I started work yesterday, and it went pretty badly. Dressing room attending at a costume store = horrible. Otherwise, it wasn't so bad.
I'm almost ready to force myself into tights. As you might know, I'm not a fan... but I miss wearing dresses and skirts.
So I'll leave you with another pinhole photo. I like to think I'm "ahead" in that class, partially because everyone that's taken it gives a warning, but also because I really enjoy it.
Monday, October 18, 2010
1. Zara - $100, 2. American Apparel - $6, 3. Spring - $80, 4. Topshop - $80, 5. Modcloth - $30, 6. Topshop - $65
Nothing like a good ol' wish list to spark my interest in dressing myself. I'm uninspired. However, I'd like to note the two Topshop creations on my list. Normally I shun them into the category of things I think are overrated (Jeffrey Campbell Lita's = blogosphere shoe of fall 2010), but I quite like these. I guess I'm jumping on the 60's/70's autumnal dressing bandwagon...
On another note, here's my current playlist:
1. Where Nobody Knows - Kings of Leon
2. I Want You - Kings of Leon
3. No Cars Go - Arcade Fire
4. Somewhere in Between - 22 Jacks
5. 1,000,000 Years BC - the Misfits
6. Crown of Thorns - Social Distortion
7. Soul to Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers
8. Dog Days Are Over - Florence & the Machine
9. Death or Glory - Social Distortion
10. Telling Them - Social Distortion
Can't say my music taste is terribly obscure. Sorry.
Also: I developed my film, but finished the process literally minutes before leaving school. Some of them might have come out well, but I didn't get a good look.
Also: I start my temporary job tomorrow. Hurrah.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Cardigan - H&M, necklace - made by me, cuff - antique, top - Kimchi Blue, jeans - H&M, boots - Deena and Ozzy
I'm trying to mentally schedule a haircut for sometime next week, but I don't foresee much free time. Oh well, the more (filled) the merrier, right? This morning was freezing... a guy in one of my classes told me he thought it was supposed to go up to 94 degrees today. I wish, maybe somewhere else, though.
It seems that I've been characterizing my days by the art stuff I do. Today I took two pretty good pinhole photos (see below!), finished a charcoal reduction still life, and will probably be going out to shoot photos leisurely since I've already done the assignment.
Now if only my writer's block would subside... luckily, tomorrow's a "late day," so I'll have more time to stay up. So I can pretend I'll do something productive.
Supposedly it's my school's spirit week, and frankly, I'm not really one to give a crap about that. However, I've heard some discussion of a "senior prank" - throwing toilet paper and/or streamers during a pep rally. I'm not really a fan of pep rallies, but I might not avoid it just to see what happens. It's hardly original though, considering a couple years ago bouncy balls were thrown in a similar manner.
Look, it's me!
I'm still ridiculously fascinated that boxes can be cameras. Mind blowing, really.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Cardigan - H&M, necklace - antique, tshirt - Pacsun, skirt - Forever 21, boots - Doc Martens
I wore this last Friday, for which I feel like a bad blogger because it's taken me so long to upload these. I begged my sister to come to a park with me so I could take photos with a borrowed school camera - so anxious to develop them! We learn how next week, so until then... cue false-suspenseful/bad-horror-movie music.
I suppose this is still a little more dressed up than what I might have worn two years ago, but I'm not totally impressed. Perhaps this is a reflection of my current attitude and insecurities regarding multiple aspects of daily life.
I was supposed to visit a college over the weekend, but due to a few unforeseen circumstances, it didn't happen. It would have been my first portfolio review! Crazy. So instead, I'm going to an open house at my sister's school this weekend, which entails a review. Gulp. And in a couple weeks, National Portfolio Day hits Philadelphia. Gulp.
Isn't that tree crazy? I love the interesting oddities you can find in nature.
PS I've been hired for a, er, late seasonal Halloween store job. I'm hoping to boost my savings account and keep it at a happy level. But of course, I want shoes.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Cardigan - BDG, dress - Modcloth, jewelry - various, socks - Target, boots - Blowfish
Today was good for the most part... minus a disappointment set up a half hour ago since I realized I wouldn't manage to take photos today.
No, most of today was quite nice - I took quite a few photos with my box, worked on a painting I started a while ago, threw on the pottery wheel, etc. It's nice to not have to drag myself from class to class and to not dread waking up everyday to go to school. Understandably so.
Normally I just let the titles of my post pass, but I have two things I'd like to say about this: the title is comprised of Social Distortion lyrics, whom I'm seeing in three weeks. They're pretty much my favorite band and I'm so excited. Also, do you know that feeling when you feel like you love someone but can't decide if it's love or hate? ...that doesn't make much sense, and instead of referencing more lyrics from said band, I'll leave you dear readers with a vague notion of what's going on in my mind.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sweater - thrifted, jewelry (most) - antique, jeans - Delia's, boots - Doc Martens
I feel like a terrible blogger. A week since my last post? I'm slacking... but I'll blame the cool rainy weather as opposed to anything I've done.
I've worn my Docs everyday this week, which I love because I love them, but I also frown at this because it's cold. Hasn't surpassed 70 degrees in what feels like forever. I'm already itching for the return of warm weather. On the bright side, I'm (sort of) feeling inspired again, it didn't rain today, I drank acai green tea, and I managed to get a shot from my pinhole camera (aka my box).
Tomorrow I plan to go out with a friend to take photos - pretty excited to see how said adventure will turn out.
...I suppose you can make out that the image above is leaves, right? Right? Okay, maybe I'm just too fascinated by the fact that a box can serve as an image recorder. But fascination is good and I've missed it over these past couple weeks.