While attending an incredibly demanding art school full-time, working three jobs during the week and extra ones on the weekends, trying to produce an incredibly meaningful and thoughtful body of work while competing for scholarships and trying desperately to secure summer plans that will magically help your artist’s career while earning money – life is stressful. It can be hard to even remember what has happened, but thankfully, this is where camera phones come to the rescue. Here’s an Instagram series from the past month or so to celebrate that, despite unfathomable levels of stress, life is actually full of wonderful things, all the time. Enjoy!
A bright, fun show at my favorite coffee shop on campus.
Figure drawing in class.
A page from a book I made.
A gluten-free cupcake!
With my mom in Mexico!
A very idyllic rooftop view in Loreto.
The antithesis of the world I usually inhabit.
I began thinking about books.
One day, for work as a TA, I went on a field trip to the zoo.
Odd zoo landscaping.
Flowers began to spring up everywhere!
There was a fluffy rabbit present at a weekend shoot.
I made dramatic portrait collages.
I also made purposefully tacky “low art.”
Weekly crit for “Works On Paper.”
A line drawing from a damaged negative.
A surprise gift from a neighbor!
My old work on the wall for a scholarship competition. Didn’t look too bad!
Suddenly there were daffodils everywhere and you could smell them as you walked by.
Celebrating the stress of the scholarship thing being over.
Tom drinking a bourbon milkshake.
Alaskan mail, from my mom.
The first of the photography department’s senior shows: Becoming Barbie.
Everything was pink.
The catering was extraordinary, and also all pink.
I hung out in Charlotte’s magical world.
I sliced some beets and marveled at their colors and patterns.
Glorious weekend oatmeal.
But really, the whole time, I was just dreaming of the Arctic.