Saturday, April 9, 2011

if i could do just one near-perfect thing i'd be happy

First things first, the winner of the 100 post giveaway is Brinny of Not Without Incident! I found her blog on Chictopia ages ago, and it's one of my favorites. Not only does she have some seriously badass blue hair, she also has a wonderful knack for colorblocking and minimalism. She also has really nice photos. What's not to love, eh?

Goodness me, what a week it's been! Definitely one of my most stressful ever and certainly one of my worst since the start of college. I was just an underslept, underfed, overworked ball of stress. Unfortunately, the more stressed I get, the less likely to do productive things about that stress I become. The good news is that I did everything I needed to to a level of quality I'm happy with.

This weekend, I'm trying to be productive. I'm off to a good start. After sleeping for 12 hours last night, I woke up and got cracking on deep-cleaning my room a bit, something I've been meaning to do for about six weeks now. I've also got big plans to catch up on blogs this weekend, too. Sorry to have kind of fallen off the face of the earth.

So, what was I up to this week? The big thing was doing all kinds of reading, going to class, the usual. Beyond that though, I also had an art show open this week, meaning that I spent 9 hours on Monday installing that plus lots more time as the week went on fine-tuning stuff leading up to the reception. My dear friend and roommate from last year, Lauren, invited me to have a show with her. She's one of the most amazing artists I've ever met, so I was flattered and excited that she even asked. I said "yes," obviously!

Here are some photos from our opening. All of the photos are mine, all of the illustrations and the little clay figures are Lauren's.

Our first artistic collaboration, a poster for "Intro to Huge Manatees" (our school has a required program for freshmen called "Intro to Humanities") that we made on the first night of freshman year. Next to it is a poster that I designed for the show and our artists' statement.

Lauren and I!

As you can see, my hair isn't really platinum anymore. No matter how much purple shampoo or ManicPanic Virgin Snow toner I use, it won't stay ivory. I used the standard Wella toner and vol. 10 developer when I first did it, but it started to get yellow within a couple of days even though I only wash my hair every 2-3 days. (This sounds way more nasty than it is. I rinse it off daily.) Anyone have any good platinum hints?

If what you see of Lauren's work intrigues you, check out her DeviantArt. I really need to scan all of the work I've done in the last two years, because almost none of it is on the internet. Oops! When I do that, I'll post a link here :)

Today's title comes from Belle & Sebastian -- "If She Wants Me."


Magali said...

That art show looks awesome! <3 Congrats to Brinny, I've known her (through her blog) for a while & i really admire her style. And I would love to see some of your creative works :)

Carmen said...

Hey Sophi

I am so bummed I missed your art show. I love the intro to manatees poster from last year! Well done with the art work it looks amazing!!

Michal said...

Wow that looks like such an awesome show! You two are both so talented. Definitely post some of your stuff!!

Annebeth said...

god that stuff is awesome. I'm sure you live in such a stimulating environment! and YES I love not without incident!! that hair is zomg awesome and so is her style.

I think your hair still looks badass btw, sorry I don't have tips!

Laurel said...

Congrats on finishing your brutal week and getting to have some fun finally!

I can't give you any advice on staying platinum...I bleached my hair once and it just looked like the color of Doritos so I dyed it red instead...

Alysa Kimiko said...

you and your gf look so cute! i love girls nite, especially artys fartsy ones!

on a non-post note, I've been meaning to contact you for ages..I want to meet you! my gf and I have been talking about hosting some blogger events in the south bay and if you're up to it, I wanted to enlist your help! please e-mail me and we can chat more and possibly schedule a lunch date! I look forward to hearing from you!

thechyrelgomez said...

i kinda like your new hair color, sophi. makes you look artsy-fartsy indeed.

i miss sleeping for 12hrs and even if i have 7 or 8hrs of sleep, i still feel lethargic. these are great photos, btw. genius creativity.