Monday, April 26, 2010

Chrissy: Pocahontas

Have you seen the movie The New World?
Oh it is GORGEOUS!
The music is heavenly, the cinematography breathtaking, the acting brilliant!
Really, see it if you haven't.
So I'm very much in a Pocahontas mood.
And I'm loathing the fact that I cut my hair so it looks more like a man haircut instead of Pocahontas' lovely long locks :(
Either way.
This painting was inspired by the movie.
The quality is rather horrible, but oh well.
Also, I would like to say that I was nearly done with this painting when photoshop quit on me, making it so I lost a lot of info.
Thus this painting is rather mediocre.
I apologize.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chrissy: 2:00 a.m. conversations

My dear little border collie, Codak,
has recently developed a phobia of being outside.
He refuses to leave the house unless you literarily drag him out the door.
He also sleeps inside in his kennel, next to the back door at night.
Last night I slept on the couch, near the back door.
Around 2:00 a.m. my darlingest puppy kept whining and barking.
There is something you should know about me.
I. Hate. Being. Woken. Up. Mid-sleep.
Like cleaning, it makes me really aggressive.
Codak learned this this morning...
when I made death threats to him because he was being so noisy.
Please don't ever try to talk to me that early in the morning.
We probably won't end up being friends anymore because I have ZERO control over my mouth at that ridiculous time.
(hah! Not that any of you would be up at that unseemly hour anyways!)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chrissy: And so it ends...

My freshman year at BYU is officially over.
I've checked out of my dorm, all my stuff is waiting to be unpacked at my family's home.
I won't go into lengths about all that this year has taught me.
However, I will say that I am surprised at how much I have learned art wise just from being one year in the art program.
I am SO excited to learn more!
However, I could do with out all of the other university credits.
(second day in the dorm)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chrissy: Beauty and the Beast

I should actually be studying for finals...
But I decided I would post this anyways.
It is THE most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
It nearly made me change my major to animation.
Glen Keane is simply amazing.
Also, isn't the prince so much more beautiful in pencil as opposed to color?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chrissy: Wedding Dress

Isn't my mother's wedding dress the most glorious wedding dress you have ever seen?!
Oh the 80's :)
I think Cora should wear it for her own wedding, yes?
p.s. Who else thought that the hands on the T.V. in the background were flowers or some other ornamentation in Cora's hair?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chrissy: Brianna Nichole

Saturday I was able to have my pictures taken by this lovely lady!
She recently got accepted to the USU art department!!!
As she was my first private art student (hah! I'm hardly a teacher!) this was extremely exciting for me to find out!
This shoot was ridiculously fun! I'm not usually the one behind the camera (unless I'm taking pictures of myself) so it was a little strange at first.
But she let me help decide where we should take the pictures, how to pose for them, and was very open to weird ideas that I had.
Here are some of my favorite images!
Pretty certain there was someone locked in that tower.... CREEPY!

She even let my have my own little "I've found Narnia!" moment :D
Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chrissy: New Banner!

New banner!
I like it, though the quality is absolutely wretched.
Once I find my camera I will upload a better one...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chrissy: Of course.

Does this ever happen to you?
When you tell yourself "That's never going to happen. It's never happened before and it never will" and then it happens?
Once I told myself that about getting stitches.
Two days later I ended up in the hospital getting four stitches on my elbow (for falling off of a four wheeler... on the fourth of July...haha).
The same thing happened again today.
This semester I skipped the exact number of classes I was allowed to before it would hurt my grades.
"Save those day for when you actually get sick!" my mother had wisely advised.
Psh. Sick? Please. I never get sick. Even when I want to, I don't.
Yesterday, in my head, I was gloating over the fact that I hadn't gotten sick this entire school year.
Cue illness.
You win, mother.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Chrissy: Oh wait...

oh wait...
That was your muffin?
Sorry my blog has been ridiculously boring.
We're nearing the end of the semester so final projects are killing me.
But stay tuned.
I'm compiling a sketchbook of all the doodles I've done in my notebooks when I was supposed to be taking notes :P
Should be fun!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chrissy: Um. Look alike?

Except imagine him frowning.
I discovered this little treasure in one of my friend's facebook albums.
Totally had forgotten about it.
Pretty certain that Apolo and I are long lost twins.