Saturday, April 3, 2010

Allow me to introduce myself...

I believe the question is where to start and what is she talking about? That is what I would have asked if I had bothered to read the first two posts of this blog. Excuses of my unfamiliarities on the "blogging way" are countless I assure you, but there is no point in pulling them out. No one wants to read that, so I'll just begin. I do apologize however for the blunt delivery to whomever read those firsts. Agony of my decorum and not being certain on what I wanted to say lead to that half whatever mess. That was last week(I'm one of the few that actually thinks Sunday is the start of the week, I guess everyone else is in denial of Monday's wrath) this is a new start like the many that this blog is about to entail.

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Stephanie or better known as simply Steph. I was taught to be formal and polite, so I always introduced myself as Stephanie. I am a twenty two year old artist. I always have a sketchbook on hand as well as the latest novel I am reading. I don't consider my work as much, but I am told it is something. I have great modesty, but I am a perfectionist at heart. I draw, paint, sculpt, and dance. I studied dance growing up, but only use it for inspiration and frustration fuses. My sketchbooks I carry around have been filled mostly with fashion sketches for most of what I can remember. This was my reason to dive into the fashion world. I have always been involved in the arts, but when it came to picking a direction for school I was unsure. At the start of the new year I decided that fashion was my direction. I am currently an undergrad fashion design major and looking to really start doing something I love.

I love art above all. It has been greater than any guy or great hair day. Art is what I love. The crazy good excited feeling you get about something, that is what I get from art. I love learning the history, studying the master's technique; it gives me such inspiration to be inventive and to be able to know where it all started. Museums are my playground. They hold collections of some of the most exquisite examples of genius man could ever assemble. I might come off as a total dork for going on like this, but you know you're a dork too about what you love.

The rest of me is a mixture. I like to get lost on an adventure with my ancient film camera (I pray it holds out till I can get a decent digital replacement). Photography is an art, but I feel it is dying as the technology is being reinvented. I must say digital format for photography is a dream-able reality, truly remarkable what you can accomplish, but the original beauty is slipping away. The hours and technique in a darkroom are replaced by a computer and some swift moves of a mouse. I used to work a lot with developing equipment in darkrooms of friends that had small studios. It is very hard to find anyone that has the time and money to want to continue the craft. I miss it dearly. I also miss my camera. It's in surgery right now and hopefully after the holiday I will have it back so I can share my pictures and you can see what I am talking about. Among my pictures, the books I read have twists into what I do with my fashion designs. I don't read certain things, I try to read everything. There is too much to learn and focusing on one area won't get you anywhere. By that I like to keep an open mind. I like to meet new people, go see new places, and do what I haven't experienced. I'm afraid if I'd go on about all my interests and endeavors this post would never end so I'll leave the rest for a later time.

This blog is starting as a lot of other life things are happening. I am currently in the situation of applying for transfer. With my change of school goal, came a need to find a better suiting college. Pray someday I will graduate! Oh well I'm moving on! Hopefully it all happens and things work themselves out. I do however know that whatever's going on in my crazy, odd, mixed up life will directly influence my work. It shall be interesting! I hope you think so too.


(p.s. Who ever read all that, you're amazing or really bored? Thanks though!)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hey I made it to tomorrow...just barely.

Today is an amazing spring day in Pittsburgh. The sun is bright & warm as I walked down Carson St. and all I could muster up was to not drop dead from the death cold that has fallen upon my soul. This morbid drab deal is making my spring break a living shit hole. woot.

Anyway I thought I'd share an appropriate spring tribute with those that bother to look me up today. Enjoy.

Springtime Loves...

(Courtesy of Getty Images Europe)...Pittsburgh has rivers, bi-polar weather conditions, and crappy season change overs. Sitting outside, say reading a book is a privilege when the weather permits.

Wilson's Women's Leather Jacket...Can't wear mine if it's below 40 degrees. This thing is like my adult security blanket. Sounds corny, but it feels so good on and it is the confidence boost needed when things are going drab ;)

Nine West Leather Scandals...I must say after living through a winter where my socks on my feet began to feel like straight jackets more and more every day these scandals are rock'n.

(Yes, that is a piece of bacon on that cupcake. Honor the awesomeness.)

Dozen Cupcakes is a must for me. It is a lovely feeling to walk through Squirrel Hill to the neighborhood Dozen Bake Shop for an amazing cupcake experience. Here is their Spring/Summer cupcake menu. This cold thing is being a real downer, I have yet to try the new season's flaves. Maybe later I will get one later...

...I decided no on the cupcake. I have now gotten to the point of no appetite due to my freak cold. boo.

On my way to knock-outter sleep session, brought to you by Nyquil.

peace out yo,


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Coming up Congested

Hello...This may or may not be the first & last post I shall ever write. I haven't lived to tomorrow yet so that answer I do not know. A part from all that, I have established enough blah bored feeling in combo with a spring time cold/flu to finally start a blog. In collaboration with being out of the blog-loop & finally finding the perfect arena to voice my mind on such things that I like to rant about I have managed to concentrate on a computer screen long enough to make a blog. Whoa! A whole 5 minutes perhaps...Any way this being the first I actually have nothing grand to post or rant about. Allow if tomorrow comes then the actual content will arrive as well.

(not sure how I'd like to sign-off yet)