Heeeey! Happy New Year, right? ...Right?
Ha ha, I didn't mean to not post at all during 2012, but that somehow... happened. Oops.
This is more of a notice than a post (which is really lame, I know). I decided it was a little messy to have my art and personal blog all combined into one, especially if I want to just show people my art without throwing all the little details of my life at them, so I've split it up. My new art blog is now located at pieceafterpiece.blogspot.com. I've already made a few posts on it, so click on the link if you're interested ;)
To anyone who actually reads this post, thanks for sticking with me! I haven't given up on this blog just yet. I might even make a real post later this weekend. Who knows? :D
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Heeeey! Happy New Year, right? ...Right?
Posted by Stephanie at 1:37 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Digital painting was a cool class. I drew this kid in that class. Only he's almost a little too cute, you know? Oh well.
I also painted things with real paint. I want to work on these a little more, but again... improvement.
Wow, I can't believe I'm awake and posting this. Ever since I stayed up painting these for 19 hours, my sleep schedule's been whacked up. Maybe someday I won't leave all my fials til the last minute... or not :P
Posted by Stephanie at 3:22 AM
Thursday, December 8, 2011
This isn't quite done yet, but I was bored and wanted to post something. It's an environment I'm doing for my digital painting class. It's not perfect, but I'm still happy because it's so much better than what I was doing before. It's nice to see yourself improve sometimes :)
Sunday, August 21, 2011
This is Moses, my new favorite prophet. He guided me to my hostel. He also has horns, thanks to an interesting translation of Exodus back in medieval times.
Also Pisa, in front of the chapel with my roommate Sam.
Me, my palette, and my art studio! We were super spoiled there--there were only two people per model, so you had a really good view and could get up really close. The typical student-to-model ratio at BYU is 15:1, so this was nice while it lasted.
The Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence. Funny historical story about this bridge--back at the beginning of the Renaissance, this bridge was where the butchers set up shop. But the Medici family had a church built on the other side of the river, and they didn't want to walk on the streets with all the normal people to reach it from their palace, so they had a giant walkway built from their palace, over the Ponte Vecchio, and all the way up the hill to the church. The thing is, the Medici family didn't like crossing over the bridge in the summer and smelling all the wonderful smells associated with butcher shops, so they banned the butchers from setting up shop on the bridge and gave it to the jewelers and goldsmiths. Today, that's where some of the best (and most expensive) jewelry shops in Florence are, and that's the reason why.
The best gelato ever!!! Mandorla (almond) and fior di latte (or was it fior di panna? I've forgotten already!) from Gelateria Carabe. *Sniff* I miss it so much...
Picnic with the roommates :) That's Alice--we took the portrait painting class together. She's also from Australia, so it was funny sometimes to see how different our English was, like when she'd call breakfast "brekky" or ask "how are you going?" instead of "how's it going?" or "how are you doing?" I spent so much time with her that one time I even slipped up and called our trash can a "bin," which felt really weird.
Bern, Switzerland. Switzerland was really nice, and quiet for some reason, but it was also really chilly. All of the clothing stores closed at 5 pm Saturday night, too, so I couldn't even buy a jacket. Luckily there's plenty of hot chocolate there :)
The Bern Switzerland Temple! I think I've been a little too used to having internet access through my phone everywhere I go--I kept getting off of trains and realizing I had no clue where to go from there :P At Switzerland, all I knew was that I needed to take a regional train from Bern to Zollikoffen and that the temple was less than 5 minutes walking distance from the train stop where (theoretically) I could find the temple hostel nearby. It was almost dark by the time I got to Zollikoffen, which actually worked out really well because the angel Moroni was all lit up. After a few minutes of circling the station, I finally found it and just followed the light. And the hostel was right next door! Happy ending :)
Posted by Stephanie at 3:42 PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This'll be a short post. I'm sitting in a cafe in Florence with two of my roommates, and they're about done with their cappuccinos, so I'm thinking that we'll be leaving soon. I just thought I'd do a little post to say I'm here!
Posted by Stephanie at 6:26 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Being married, I feel I must start by saying that all attracting I do of men who are not my husband is entirely accidental, and I cannot be held accountable for my own attractiveness.
Posted by Stephanie at 6:28 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2011
As I'm sure everyone's already aware, the end of the world is due to happen any minute now. For reasons I still don't understand, I've decided to spend these last few minutes of precious life blogging. As luck would have it, I came down with a fever last night, so I also have to spend my last day of life feeling generally sick and rotten. Being sick has also interfered with some of my other end-of-life goals.
"You can't eat that," Chris objected, snatching a fun-sized Milky Way out of my hands. "You're sick! Chocolate is bad for you when you're sick."
"I'm not that sick," I protested in between bouts of coughing and shivering, reaching for the candy bar that was being held just out of reach.
"Yes you are," he said, placing the coveted candy on the highest shelf in the kitchen. "No chocolate until you're better."
"But Chris!" I exploded. "It's the end of the world! You're interfering with my final chance to eat chocolate in this lifetime!"
"Fine," he replied, "how about this? If there's an earthquake at 4 pm today, you get to eat the chocolate bar."
I was concerned that I'd be too busy running for my life to retrieve the candy from the shelf, so we struck a compromise. In case of an earthquake, the Milky Way is now sitting within arm's reach on the counter. I guess I have something to look forward to if the Rapture starts.
UPDATE: Turns out, we didn't get an earthquake. I ate the Milky Way anyway.