(whose birthday happens to fall on NYE-- making the new year steal her thunder every single darn year)
If she is reading this blog entry and it is still the 31st, she HAS to close this out RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW since there is information regarding her birthday gift in this post. Ha.
If it is currently 2011 though, then read away, Kat!
In any case, a year in review-- I feel like I should be giving this entry more thought, but (alas) it is already the last day of the year and I'm pretty pressed for time, since right after work tonight I'll be going over to Kat's place for NYE/her birthday.
I haven't traveled quite enough this year, or had any other monumental life-event-type things. Being jaded is a side effect of growing old, I guess. All the traveling done this year have been local (east coast US), but I suppose I've really enjoyed visiting some new states and cities, like Baltimore and Washington DC.
Other than that... not too exciting of a year, though a quick one (seriously, how in the world is 2010 over already?). Continuing on with my studies-- I'm exactly halfway done with getting my MA, and continuing on with tinkering with my 'art' in my spare time. Spare time that I may not have very much of, since I'll be taking three courses next semester rather than my usual two (on top of working full-time).
With 2011 my resolutions are simple: keep schoolin', keep hobbying/art-ing.
I'm tinkering with the idea of setting up an etsy shop sometime in the future, but no concrete plan of action yet on that.
My current pet project includes trying to do a linocut. Which is much harder than I remember. A few minutes of hunching over this thing, trying to cut this thing out, and I'm sore as hell (back, arms, hands-- I'm so out of shape). Plus, trying to not cut myself was proving difficult as well. I'll go slowly with this one.
The drawing on the linoleum looks like:
Speaking about cutting stuff, for Kat's birthday, Sean and I chipped in on her birthday present, and got her a very very rare and old book (since she is a lover of old antique-y things). It's really old and
It cost a fortune.
Actually, no, just kidding. The book is a throwaway gift. It has a cut-a-way compartment:
The gift is inside-- an external portable hard drive with a case (I also put a bunch of movies and tv shows she might like on the hard drive) :