in my room
Currently listening to Snow Patrol.
Holidays today: Memorial Day in South Korea and National Day in Sweden.
This morning, @bcbodnar (Bridget) and I walked to the Salvation Army. It was gorgeous outside and we had a really nice walk. We walked through the more residential streets and stopped by a garage sale.
At the Salvation Army, we looked for furniture that we could refinish (like on designspongeonline.com, which we both read frequently). Bridget saw this cute little dresser that was small enough to carry back to our co-op, but it was already sold. Then Bridget saw a chair that she wanted, but it was part of a set and they don’t break up sets of furniture. I did find a wooden chair that I liked, but the cushion on it didn’t look like it came off for reupholstering.
Bridget and I didn’t leave empty-handed though. We both bought some glassware, and I also bought a polka record, All Time Great Polkas! I don’t think my co-op has a record player, so I’m planning on just displaying it in my room somewhere.
I also went to the Arb today to work on an assignment for my drawing class. My drawing class went to the Arb on Thursday to paint peonies, and our assignment over the weekend was to return and paint more peonies or paint trees or bushes. I stuck to the peonies. We’re using sumi ink for this assignment, and I’m having difficulty learning how to control it. It’s is fun to work with though.
There were A TON of people at the Arb today, all enjoying the Peony Garden. As I sat there sketching and painting, grandparents, parents, kids, and dogs would stop and watch, which made me a little uncomfortable. I don’t like how my painting turned out.
There’s going to be a Peony Peaking Party tomorrow at the Arb, and I’m planning on attending if the weather’s nice. Weather.com says it may storm though.
I e-mailed ffffound.com again earlier today asking for an invite. Here’s hoping!
2) flickrdesign. A link that I clicked on at Graphic-ExchanGE links page. I’ve only spent a total of about 5 minutes on it, but I like what I see and will definitely take a closer look at it when I have the time.
“flickrdesign.com is a weblog cataloging interesting and inspiring graphic design pieces posted to flickr. Designs are chosen pretty much at the whim of our editor, but usually contain inspiring typography, colors, or unique style (or some combination of the three).”
3) Phil Yamada. A couple of months ago, I ran across the following project online. It’s a really cool idea and I’ve decided to recreate this project. I painted an A on Thursday and was planning on painting a letter a day, but I’ve been too busy these past couple of days.