die Unterlagen-Nummer neun.

So here I am at 459am... drawRing my little heart out. Actually, I am having fun with this one. I only wish my feet didn't feel like they're retaining all the water on the planet! Standing for eight hours will do that - I'm sure you know. It's a bleh feeling - hence why I am taking the time to write... as I sit.

Supposedly today is the assignment of our last studio project - woo! I hope it is the same one we did last year because (a) I love my design, (b) my page is half done from last year, (c) I already have study models... Mmmm, that would be supoib.

In other news: Yesterday was the lecture about professional phase admission. They tell us the rules, we sign our souls away, there is no turning back. So I filled out my application, wrote my one page essay, and rushed to the architecture building. As I had hoped, nobody else had turned in their packet, thus, entering me on the list as the number one panel! WOOOO!

What is a panel and why are you numbered, you ask? There are about eighty gypsum board panels that stand vertically in a V-shape. Four panels to one V. They all stand in the centrum (enclosed, non-foliage atrium) so that we may pin up our year's work for judgement. I think about five people go around and judge all the panels. Hence the numbers - we need to be anonymous in the sake of fairness.

Some people say Number One is good because everybody else's work gets compared to yours. Some people say Number One is good because the jurors might be more lenient as their attention is still fresh. Some people say Number One is bad because the juror might be more strict because they just read the rules. I'm hoping for the first two. That would be gWeat.

Alrighty, I gotta get back to drawRing.


die Unterlagen-Nummer acht.

Today was my first day back in studio since being sick. I missed a lot of studios, but with some small review, I will be up and running on the material - it is all stuff I have learned in the past.

Andy was kind enough to plant a design idea in my head and we worked on it through class.

Sarah and I chat a little bit, about her drawing... and about my start to mine... and it was nice. I like her and I hope we become better friends.

Matt (Heitel?) also gave me some help on a confusing situation regarding where to place a plane and what would be visible in the isometric ("3D") view.

After class, I put all my studio stuff in my car and headed towards the Douglass Building to meet with my linguistics professor. On the way down the parking garage stairs, I saw Matt H. walking in the Speedway Blvd. tunnel. I was on the phone with Matt W. (aka squirrelswithNUTS - linked on GrooveSalad) at the time, but after we hung up, Matt H. and I walked and talked about studio all the way to Old Main where we parted ways.

It is just a nice feeling to have friends in class.

Hey, Doo, I think you should go for da bun-ga-low. :o)


die Unterlagen-Nummer sieben.

Getting confused by a drawing = Doi! Doi!

die Unterlagen-Nummer sechs.

'Am feewin' a bit waggish in me 'ead, guv'na!


die Unterlagen-Nummer fünf.

Today was a totally kick-ass day for architecture! Got to class EARLY, took pictures of the furniture we're drawing, took plenty of notes during class (even though I already know this stuff, it was good to plan ahead for my project), and then we got our last two projects back.

I got two B's!

I was SO happy because the last assignment took SO much out of me. They commented on my lettering, too - BOOYA! "It is really bold of one of you to be inking your lettering on drawings without graphite first."


die Unterlagen-Nummer vier.


Oh, MAN. You should have seen today's studio. Everyone was groggy and over-worked. Of course, this means that everyone else's (except four of us former 102 students') projects kicked ass. We four designed projects that totally would have fit in with last year's set. WHICH, was more simplistic. This year, the newbies decided to break the rules of the assignment and add their own elements to the piece. Grrrr... The project was: We were given a 2D painting on paper and were told to extrude shapes, planes, etc. from what we saw - all elements must be included and none added. NONE ADDED. Grrrrr... So the people that broke the rules were praised - because the broke the rules and made it look good. SO from now on, I shall also break the rules and make it look good. If they give me crap, I'll bring up this project and complain.

Studio is three hours long, twice a week. Today, we started Excercise 5. We are supposed to take a piece of student-designed furniture and draw an informational drawing about it. You know: plan(a.k.a. top view), elevations(a.k.a. front/sides/rear views), isometrics(a.k.a. 3D views). I am excited about this, in particular, because it is exactly what I did for my dad all summer. This project should be a piece of cake that only needs creative input in my page composition. I'll wow them for sure with this one. ::has tricks up sleeve::

One chick even bragged that she called off work to get hers done - the teacher LOVED that. Blah. I'm sorry, but you shouldn't have to shirk other responsibilities JUST for this class.

So most of us were up for like 48 hours or so - including me. Got home today around 1500 and decided to watch tv for a bit. Only made it until 1630 then I completely crashed. Missed phone calls, slept through alarms - I was OUT. Woke up at 0000 when Matt called - Adult Swim time! Too bad I was still super-grogg and couldn't speak any major words to save my life.

Got up, ate some bread with olive oil - I have no snack food and no engergy to concoct pasta. So. Yeah. A few phone calls later, I get online, check email, play a few pogo.com games... and yeah.

I'm done now.


die Unterlagen-Nummer drei.

Guess who had 3 hours of sleep!

Guess who has cold chills!

Guess who feels pukey!

Guess who feels dizzy!

Guess who feels achey!

Guess who's drawing!