Thursday, April 29, 2010

personal publicity.

I had to make a personal website for a class.
I didn't really have time to make it cool, so I just made it REALLY simple.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Olddies but goodies.

Back in early December of 2009 Collective Clothing hosted a Wes Anderson themed fashion show. It was held the same day as MAINX24 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. These are some images I took that day.

I have been working on my personal website and trying to decide which photos to put in to my online portfolio. Since I am currently in procrastination mode and not wanting to my actual class work, I thought I would share some of my favorites.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I am thinking of having my name legally changed to...


It doesn't seem to matter that I have my last two weeks of college
perfectly laid out on this home made calendar.
I simply need to just go through the motions,
just do a few assignments, write some papers, and take some tests.
If I have done it once I have done those things a million
times in my career as a student. Some how this being possibly the
last time I will EVER have to finish a semester ever again,
all I want to do is everything I don't need to do. Example blog.

This is my to do list. I make a list almost every day of my life,
and the next day I take the old list cross things off
and make a revised version, adding new things.
This is my last and final todo list of college.
16 things left to do. I need to just sit down and do them all.
Not get out of this chair until they are complete, but no.
I will find one thousand other things I don't need to do and do them.

This is my face as I blog, facebook, groove shark,
google, shop online and generally just gaze at this beautiful
computer that doesn't belong to me.
This is not the face I make when I actually work.

I think I might actually have a condition or a disorder or a disease.
Maybe it was contagious and I caught it from someone else,
but either way I can't seem to just focus and
finish up my work! If you or anyone you know
has experienced this senioritis before and know the cure,
please help!

Friday, April 23, 2010

things to do when I graduate college.

1)Hang out with my husband. I miss him. For the last two years, since I joined the restaurant business our schedules have been backwards. The restaurant business was good to me though, it allowed me to take classes during the day, earn money fast when I was serving, and realize I love being around people. The truth of the matter is that I miss hanging out with the man I married and I look forward to more time to spend with him.

2)Clean my house. I really do enjoy living in a tidy home, I would love for it to be perfectly clean but really I like a home that looks lived in. Since my time restraints lately and the fact that when I arrive home I am often exhausted or just need a drink, I don't tend to keep the house in very good shape as of lately. (or anytime really) I look forward to cleaning as I go instead of when it unbearable.

3)Gardening. I love to grow things, just so happens I am terrible at it but last year I grew some great veggies on my deck in pots. I got my act together this spring just long enough to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, green beans, onions, bell peppers and a few others. I look forward to waking up in the morning and taking care of my baby plants until late summer when they begin to take care of me.

4)Read books. not for class. just books I like. I miss reading things that I enjoy just for me. I also miss the community of sharing books I love with others and getting books referred to me. I love to write my name in the front of every book I read and then pass it on. Someday if we ever settle down again (probably much later in life in the highlands) I would love to have a library but I hope to travel abundantly in the next chapter of my life and I don't want to move my books with me, only choice ones.

5)Take more pictures. This I sort of do now, but more to document our lives not just for the pure joy of it. I aspire to take photographs that show life exuded and the most epic moments savored. and to get paid for it. I want to learn how to use my camera more, how to give people direction to in turn photograph them well.

6)Make dinner. and lunch. and breakfast. I have been to busy to cook, and I miss preparing food for the man I love and sitting down with him to enjoy it, rather its good or not. I love that even when I try something new and its terrible Beejay will always eat and pretend like he likes it

EPIC SUMMER> coming soon. with you?

We three live in a house together, on a mountain,
and are looking for our fourth house mate.
The house is cute and cozy with plenty of space.
The room for rent can come with a twin size bed.
Its painted green, we allow pets, the house has a
great front yard with a slack line,
back yard with deck and fire pit!

If your interested or know someone who might be call us!


or email me at

Monday, April 12, 2010


i dont want to give where credit is due because
it comes from a broken relationship. but i stole
this from an old friend and i think it
might actaully be one the most insightful set
of words i have ever encountered.

as i close this chapter. sip done. graduation.
back to a life with time and hobbies.
I want this to be what i live by from now on.
its important for my survival.

she talks about life in relationship to daffodils.

It's the kind of soil I bloom in.

i am not sure which kind of soil i bloom in but i am out to find it.

and to bloom.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

my husband hits a drum.

my husband hits a drum in band. they are really good.

This is Kyle above, he writes all the music.

This is Robin. She has an amazing voice.

Friday, April 9, 2010

sipping along.

this is my sip. senior integration project.

This installment in particular comes from a deep questioning of personal image and identity. While I was woven in my mother womb by God and essentially created by Him, I was also created in his image. Created in the image of a creator making me creative also. On the topic of personal image I have found that my faith pulls me towards being a “non thought out” or “undressed” version of myself, being true to the image and identity that God created for me.

On the other hand my involvement and love for the arts gives me a desire to create, or to “decorate” if you will. My Senior Integration Project struggles with the idea of to be “dressed” and “undressed” while dealing with the my love to dress. Body/mind/personality. What does our personal image say to others? What are we actively saying with our image? Is it good or bad to be aware of this? Is there such a thing as overly aware?What about creating is reflecting our creator and hat part is making something false because we don't just leave ourselves as is?

While working on this project I had a lot of time alone with my thoughts. I began to realize I don't care what this looks like. Its not important to me. The significance of my work is the message. I new my message six months ago, and I have been thinking of this project for a couple of years now. The process and execution have been unknown until I was knee deep in it. While working through the “how” I began to realize how important the “why” is to me.

My identity and my image are something I struggle through, not that I wonder who I am, rather that I wonder if its right. The message of this piece has to do with me working through that struggle of constructed versus raw self image and identity. The message of my life I simply want to be love. Love in all forms, from all places, to all things.

The process of both my work and my life are still to come.

As I work through my message, the “why”, I figure out the process, the “how”.

this is my SIP.

up at 3:34 AM.
why you ask?
my senior integration project.
this is me sewing at school in the middle of the night.
77 hours till this bad boy is due.
sew baby sew!

Wednesday the 14th is our
senior art show reception, its in the
2nd floor of the library from 7 till 9.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

bilbrey prom 2010

was a success. like my communication
design professor says bad publicity
is good publicity. aka negative attention
draws interest. so despite
a "ban" of student, it was a great deal of fun.

queen> suzanne moore
king> dan webb