Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Art world: not much happening. maybe do some ink work for boredom. website will come.
DON'T LOSE HOPE. WE ALL NEED A BREAK SOMETIMES.
(sorry I haven't been posting. I got lazy and haven't made any art whatsoever. I'm enjoying unemployment while it has lasted. Now I am about to be employed I can buy things, support myself and afford a website. I will also be a little more inspired to illustrate to kill time? Sure.)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Anyways, I've graduated! Real life has begun and it sort of blows. I am jobless and living off of borrowed money from parents. I am also in Brooklyn. I have been job searching and let me tell you. Nobody wants to hire a full time they all want part time and are relentless when it comes to people calling back. I am not enjoying waiting on the one job I am stuck with because it's taking forever for them to call me for a follow up. I should just call back anyway and ask them what the heck is going on.
I broke down an got an unlimited Metro card the other day. Feels bad at first, but got better after doing a few trips. I've visited a few places so far this summer. Been to a Yankee game, Dead Horse Bay, Rockaway Beach and Staten Island Mall. Very interesting places.
E3 happened and so many sweet games are coming up. Totally excited for Portal 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and CoD: Black Ops. I'm also excited to see the new Twisted Metal that was announced. I so want to go to an E3 sometime in my life. I highly doubt I will ever.
Since you can check my site, I'll post some sketches and miscellaneous things instead...
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
The pros of this are:
You are not limited to a certain space
Saves professors time from traveling to each wall
Here are the cons:
Each piece must be viewed one at a time
2 minute presentation and 3 minute critique
Due date for a cd of your work to be put onto the screen before survey
No wall, no decorating, no personality
You can't set up and go back to sleep, then come back later to clean up
In my honest opinion, I think it's good that Pratt is going digital, but I think it could be handled better. After all, they are using the junior class as a test subject in an experiment.
As for the lack of a post yesterday. I was having a bit of a rough day. Actually, more like a rough couple of days. Saturday the bank put a hold on my card for trying to buy a bed frame at IKEA. Worst timing BoA! Then I had to put stuff back, couldn't buy food and that was only Saturday. Sunday I was trying to find scanners to use in the EDS with my friend, Chris, and they were all taken by people not even using them! That and there were computers without scanners open. The MCC was like that too, except one room. they were reject scanners and didn't scan more than 8.5"x11". Wasn't my weekend.
ALSO, today the gas company came and didn't do anything because I don't have access to the basement of my apartment. The bar was closed and doesn't open until 6 everyday. BAH!
Now I am printing on large scale for fun for survey. Lucky me that I work with large scale printers! Here are some finished stuff I didn't post yet...
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The architecture building held a bbq and it was free. FREE FOOD FOR ME!
This brings me to today's topic on my college experience, "finances." As a student you have to pay for many things. I find it helpful to get a job on campus so you'd have some money to support yourself. You'd also never have to go far from the dorms to get that cash money either. There are also some benefits to this. You'll learn a bunch of stuff about certain areas of the college. For example I am a computer lab monitor. I have to know how to print documents of all sizes, reload paper and ink into the printers and answer dumb questions being thrown at me every time I'm in here. I learned more about printing and about how the labs work. You'll also meet people from different majors.
Friday, April 30, 2010
•Finish the last two illustrations for the Odd Thomas series.
•Fix any and all editorial illustrations.
•Finish my website by May 8th along with fixing the other two projects from Webdesign.
•figure out my situation for a website.
•Scan and Print anything needed to be resized.
This is it folks. The list shall be in my room daunting my presence on a dry erase board until I clear them all.
In other news, I might change my blog theme from the Pratt Nest to a different name (and maybe appearance too) because I will no longer be attending Pratt. Therefor the name would not make sense and I would need a change to reflect my change in environment. Hopefully the next title will stick for a while. Here are possible titles:
Now for my section relating to my experiences in college. I have always found that, as a student, there are two ways of getting money. You work for it and you have your parents supply you. Me being in the later position up until recently, I never enjoyed the comments received by people about my financial situation in life. Some people make stuff like this so Black and White. In this situation, rich or poor. I am not going to dive into my situation, but I find it reasonably alright to ask your parents for money when you need it. Every student does this and there is no exception. I was forced to think differently for a while because certain people put into my head that I had an unfair advantage. I believed that most college kids struggle all the time to obtain money to stay in college and no one relied solely on their parents to fully pay for the tuition. I have come to accept that there is more to it than that. Everyone comes from a wide variety of financial backgrounds and not everyone has trouble getting the money to pay for college.
Another thing, the money a student uses during the school year goes into several things that I can sum up into a few categories: entertainment, booze, supplies and food. As you'd think food might go into supplies, but food is more necessary to survive on than the rest. Entertainment consists of us paying to go somewhere or pay for items that aren't school related (dvds, games, nerf guns, etc.). Booze is self explanitory. Supplies are stuff needed for school (books, art supplies, computer, clothes are debatable, etc.). Lastly, Food is completely required to buy. Whether you need it then or not you pay for it.
All of this spending bites you in the ass at the end of the four years though. Debt is something very serious. Although I have not experienced it yet, debt is a brutal bitch that divorced you last week and took not only your house, but your favorite dog, Doby, along for the ride to a new marriage (probably that damned doctor she sees when she "feels deathly ill"). Anyway, it's something that you'd need to get used to quickly and pay off slowly so you don't run the risk of not having enough money to live. So, take your time and don't panic when the bank sends you bills regarding loans quicker than you think. You've got more to panic about I imagine (like getting a job and holding it for more than a couple months or paying rent for that apartment in Williamsburg, you filthy hipster.)
MEANWHILE, I have already started to frame my illustrations and am coming to an end in designing my website. I need to get a domain name very soon so clients can view my glorious gallery of sweetness. Here's a little eye candy for you...
Thursday, April 29, 2010
As my Senior year comes to a close I will attempt to post a blog once a day until day of graduation (contradicting a statement in a previous blog). I will have something unique for each day I hope. Each one of them will reflect my college experience. I will also post my finished pieces and survey and graduation ceremony. Today, I will post a list of "rules" or guide lines for a college student (or soon to be college student). These are based off my experiences from the past 4 years.
BE WARNED! VULGER LANGUAGE IS PRESENT!
•Know your roommates – Even if you don’t quite know them it always helps if you know the basics about them. Find out their hobbies and their sleep schedules. You’ll need to know this kind of stuff so you can work around their time and hopefully don’t piss them off.
•HIDE YO SHIT – this is very important for those of you that have a MOOCH living in your presence. They know that stuff isn’t theirs. They’ll ask first and if they really want it they’ll take it when you’re not looking.
•Pick a roommate you trust – friend or no friend, it’s all about whom you’d trust living with you and sharing a living space with. MOOCHES need not apply, unless you’re into that sort of thing.
•Facebook – if you have one, good. If you don’t, get one! This is vital for knowing what’s going on. If you want to see what you did when you blacked out or if you want to creep around and stalk people you’ll need this. Everyone and their mother have one (believe me, my mom has one… and I regretted her knowing I have one).
•Know your schedule – this should be on the top 5 of this list, but I got lazy. If you want to succeed in life, go to class on time unless you want to keep paying a shit ton of money to be a freshman forever.