i survived... i think. :)

well friends,
my life is finally back to normal, well at least for a little bit.
the last week i've been prepping for sophomore review.
talk about stressful.
last week i got a total of 8 hours of sleep.
kinda freaky, i know.
didn't even see my roomates hardly,
but it feels so good to have all my projects done and on display
for the panel of judges to critique and tell me if
i'm up to par and able to stay in the program.
we had a total of 7 projects to submit.
the first was a gallery concept.
we picked an artist.
i picked michelle caplan.
she's a mixed media collage artist. her stuff is way neat.
we then chose an inspiration piece.
this would be mine below.

based on our image, we then abstracted it, did a series of functional diagrams, parti diagrams, bubble diagrams, and sought out on our concept for our design.
(i couldn't get by concept and programming boards to upload. :( but lets just say they took
alot of planning, but i was pleased with how they turned out.)
they then gave us each a floor plan to base the gallery in.
based on our diagrams and abstractions, we then transformed the floor plan into a gallery and planned the space.
it was an adventure. but i loved every minute of it.
we were required to hand render a perspective of the gallery and a rendered floor plan.
hand rendering is so much fun. its time consuming, but its fun to see how your style changes and how far you progress as you practice.
here are how those turned out.
another project that was reviewed was our famous furniture piece.
we had to pick a furniture piece, built a vignette aroudn it, build it in autocad, extrude it, then load it into 3Dsmax and render it.
it was sooo much fun. and its probably my favorite project i've done so far.

the remaining pieces of the review were from my tiny house project.
hahaha. glad its over.
i find out friday whether i'm in or not.


catch up!

it seems like lately i just post a random picture of my current project and call it good for blogging, but its honestly been forever since i have actually sat down and wrote some stuff out. so i'll catch ya'll up on my life. this past week was spring break. let me just say, the week was DESPERATELY needed. i have enjoyed every single second of it. it started off with a huge celebration for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. such an awesome weekend spent with all of my mom's side. i don't get to see them all too much, so it was great to catch up with everyone. :) i sure do love them all. after a couple of days in spanish fork, i headed home with my mom and spent a few days just relaxing in good old burley. there's really no place like home. it's hard to believe that i have been out of the house for almost 2 WHOLE YEARS! oh my goodness! i feel so old. now i'm in logan.. for the rest of spring break. working at vanity :) and getting my portfolio together for sophomore review. i am SO nervous. my letter of intent to the interior design board is due wednesday, along with my transcript. the following monday is when my portfolio is due. its gonna be a tough pick this year. everyone in my level is SO talented. after the professors go over our work, they will choose with section to put us into. the two sections are studio and sales & marketing or the third section... NEITHER. ahhh i so hope and pray my work is of good enough quality to get into either. i started off the year wanting to be chosen to be in strictly studio, but as the year has progressed i have had a change of heart. i will honestly be happy with whatever section they choose for me. i'm just glad they get to pick for me because i'm so indecisive. so we will see what the future has in store for me.... :)


just a thought...

live by choice, not by chance.
make changes, not excuses.
be motivated, not manipulated.
be useful, not used.
the rest of your life is being shaped right now
with the dreams you chase, the choices you make,
and the person you decide to be. :)


what i've been up to

this is what i've been working on for the past 2 weeks.
and finally it is complete.
built in CAD & rendered 3D STUDIO MAX. :)