Monday, December 22, 2008

Everything at once

Ah, internet, how fickle you can be. Due to the lack of internet connection at my house, I have had to rely on the library, but am generally too busy or snowed in to make the trip. So, there's fewer updates than I'd like. I've been a busy bee, making christmas presents for the family. Being flat broke brings out the crafty side of me. Well, the fact that the last weeks of school were spent staring at a computer screen also gave me cravings to just make things with my hands. Here, though, is what I did the last weeks of school, starting with the rest of my intaglio final:

The devil and angel in color, which I then used for the multiplate piece in the previous post:

Basically, I was playing with the idea of the "characters" who control our fate being trapped and no longer in control of their fate. I bound them into a little booklet, which I will probably improve when I take bookbinding next semester.

I finally finished my tea kettle that I'd mentioned weeks ago. I decided to do a glass/metal fusion:

I love how blogger changed the background colors to a putrid green. Ah well.

Finally, my type class did a bus wrap project for the Connective Corridor and Centro. The Post Standard reported on it here.

Oh my! I have to run and finish my Christmas shopping and making! Hopefully more updates after the holiday!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Just finished my last final project. I'm headed home this afternoon. There'll be a few fun posts in the next week, as I'll have the time to really get stuff together. For now, here's a teaser of my intaglio final:

Friday, December 5, 2008

a WTF? moment

Yesterday morning, I came downstairs to find my roomate on the couch watching Spongebob after pulling an all-nighter. Since I had time to eat breakfast, I sat down with her. Spongebob was fairly entertaining, but I think the infomercial I saw was moreso:

I laughed quite hard. Basically, the Snuggie is a backwards robe. The commercial is badly made and the concept is a bit inane. I figured I'd post it here as a laugh. Well, in searching for the product, I found a lot of posts of people actually praising the product. WHAT? Not only that, but apparently it's on backorder at the moment!

I am flabbergasted that a blanket with sleeves is actually intriguing enough to people that they would buy it. I mean, put on a sweater if your arms are cold! Yes, it is probably comfortable, but it looks ridiculous and is a "solution" to a problem that never really existed or already had solutions to go with it.

I think the biggest problem I have with the Snuggie is that it is another wasteful product put on the market that no one really needs. There are bathrobes and sweaters. Also, your hands are still going to get cold. Sometimes it's disgusting how consumerism runs rampant in this country.

In conclusion: I can't beleive that something so ridiculous has got me thinking quite so seriously. I just wanted a good laugh!