Artistic Adventures

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Got Love on the Brain

I couldn't sleep last night because my mind was a-fluster with thoughts about love. Not sensuous makeout love. A happy contagious feeling that human beings spread among one another love.

I kind of decided that we need to find more words for 'love.' There are soooo many different kinds, and only one word. No wonder people get confused.

Anyway, there's basic friendship love, bromance love, me-n-robin-slash-wifey love, man and pets love, sex love, that hilarious kid love, laughter love, Adventure Studies love, awesome teacher and students love, no place like home love, skydiving love, God love, and basic love-thy-neighbor love.
To name a few.

I basically imagined millions of people writing, on a tiny paper leaf, where they find love, and then all of them sticking their leaves up on a wall where a naked tree with many branches is drawn (except for some reason the tree is upside down).

I couldn't stop thinking about it. Things like this video make me cry.

And this

So in the middle of the night when I was thinking about all this, I was also thinking about the bible my roommate has and let me borrow. Then Corinthians came to mind but I was like 'yah I probably just thought of it at random but I'll read something.' So i took the bible down to the lounge, opened it, and ended up reading I Corinthians anyway. I really liked it. It was all a letter Paul wrote to a church about how to clear up issues and really live for God and not like dousche bags. I actually really enjoyed it. It makes me feel like I should start a church.

Honestly? That just makes too much sense right now.

I've been feeling for a long time like I'm meant to change a lot of peoples' lives, but through a lot of different abilities. And for a while I was nervous on how to bring sharing God into that, but I think if the message is hope rather than just church recruitment, people are willing to listen. Especially if they have problems they want to fix and can't seem to figure out on their own.

Now I know. I have to start a church.

Congrats, anyone reading this. You've just witnessed an epiphany.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Woo Sewing

I made this to go clubbing in. It's made of black stretch knit, and the zipper is from some old pants.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Feelings Escape Me

Sometimes you just really need to color with certain colors. In this case, I needed purple on black. So here ya go.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Self Portrait Box

For a class, we have to make a self portrait box.

The key traits in this are as follows:

Chicago (skyline)
Chinese (night sky)
Fashion (with my head edited on)
Edginess/architecture (bolts on corners)
Conceptual/artistic (lace button as moon, ribbon/button decor)
Dreaming (silver stars on threads hanging down)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Self

I made this last night. The picture on the left is the original. They represent a time when I thought I'd gotten over something, but it turns out I'd just pushed all the feelings down. This shows the flame being re-revealed and the skin totally exposed as the true emotions come back. In order to raise the flame back up to the heart, the past must be faced again and overcome for good.