Saturday, October 31, 2009

wool in the washer

nash's brother bailey put his $69.50, 100% lamb's wool, j. crew sweater in the washer tonight... it used to be a men's medium. it's now a child's large. or claire sized.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


i made a 94 on my senior show... : )

Sunday, October 25, 2009

printmaking sunday

"you make me laugh"
5"x7" etching
2 hours- start to finish

"sitting with brunelleschi and di cambio"
18"x24" lithograph
7 hours- still in progress.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

est. 2002

of the eight years i have had this blog, 2003 is so far the one with the most posts: 154.
only 102 more to go to beat it this year.

i have definitely grown over these past eight years- not only in my writing style, but by reading my old posts, i can see myself maturing and becoming who i am.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


my friend daniel bought an international scout this summer- i am completely jealous.
he took me for a ride today, after a kind of long day, it was the perfect way to relax.
i wish i had a picture of us standing beside it to show how high off the ground it is...

Monday, October 19, 2009

claire watches 101 dalmations

she pretty much stood there like this through the entire movie. she got really close to the tv and really excited when all the dogs started barking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


i've had these shoes since my freshman year of college. and as i round second base of my second senior year, the evidence of their age is beginning to show. the whole in the bottom of the right shoe is about a pinky nail wide and a nickel long. and the gap between the side and the shoe on the left one is big enough to stick my thumb in long ways... i gotta say, that for a $15 pair of bc shoes... they have served me well. and until they fall off my feet... i will continue to wear them.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

post #444

brought to you by the half keyboard...
what? you may ask...
yes, the half keyboard.
all 26 letters, 10 numbers, punctuation, and functions on half a keyboard.

what a weekend.

oh my! this weekend was a whopper! thursday, i spent 13 hours in the gallery so i could have a weekend... friday, i drove to the cabin in batesville to spend time with my family... saturday, i spent the day riding around on the four wheeler, fishing with nash, shooting with dad, chatting with mom, and napping with my big, aaron. then went to visit some friends and their son, casey. sunday was my big day. had the fashion show and gallery opening and i could not have asked for it to have gone better. it was fantastic. the last picture is what i found in class tonight in my bible. we were turning to revelation for our scripture reading and this is where my bible flopped over to... had to take a picture and include it in the blog. it made me giggle.

the first two pictures are of the driveway to the cabin. lots of rain this weekend- so the driveway was a bust. the next is of course, aaron napping. then casey. then my girls in my dresses (and me). the last one i should hope is self explanatory.

Friday, October 09, 2009

this makes me want to cuss.

"He has achieved nothing. He's stumbling. He hasn't achieved any of his promises and nothing is working. He promised to close Guantanamo and now that's not going to happen, and the Arab-Israeli conflict looks like it's going to get very nasty."

"While it is OK to give school children prizes for 'effort' -- my kids get them all the time -- I think international statesmen should probably be held to a higher standard,"


you'd look like this too if you'd just gotten home from 13 hours in the gallery...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


a. this just completely baffles me.
b. i do not understand how this is an acceptable piece of clothing.
c. $44.00... REALLY?
d. NO.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


i finally found hooters style fried pickles in searcy. dixie cafe has fried pickle spears, but there's something about the fried chips that is so much better.

Monday, October 05, 2009

i've waited a long time for this

i know it's a little hard to see, but this is 'the glass case' where all posters for upcoming and running shows go for the galleries here on campus. and LOOK. my poster is FINALLY in there. FINALLY.

Sunday, October 04, 2009


last night was my first session of africa training at HUT(harding university training).
HUT is made up of what is called the 'global village.' is it about 10 square miles of land, with roads/trails cut through to make up the huge village. there is a market on the main road, which has side roads that branch off to go to simulation places such as africa, rural china, latin america, among others. in 'africa', there is a well, a "bathroom facility" (i used trees instead), the beginnings of a church building, and 2 huts, both made out of wooden poles and mud (for lack of a better descriptor) with tin roofs. one hut is the cooking hut- which is round, and contains 2 small stoves, a pile of cooking wear, and a place for the cook to sit. the other hut (about 10 feet away) is a small rectangle, only large enough to squeeze in 20 people uncomfortably... yes. 20 people. in one room. mr. barryman did such an excellent job helping us learn what it would/will be like if we have to go to a village where we don't speak the native language, they speak no english, and there is no translator. mr. barryman lived in kenya for 10 years, so he spoke only kowengen last night, giving us hints with the tones in his voice when we guessed something correctly. after feeding us a traditional african meal (which was pretty good) we were sent to sleep- 10 girls in the tiny hut and the 7 boys in a huge tent. go figure. some where around 3am it began to rain... and i laid awake listening to the rain on the tin roof. it was pretty amazing.
this morning, mr. barryman came back up to 'africa' and woke us up with the horn of his truck, and drove us back down to the main building to have breakfast and church. both were amazing. so was brushing my teeth. : )
what a wonderful experience i've had.

i am eternally grateful to mom and dad for buying me these vasque boots and smartwool socks for africa. i'm pretty sure if i had not had them last night i would have been miserable and my feet would probably have fallen off. the smartwool retains heat up to a certain degree and then begins releasing the heat so my feet never get too warm. and my boots kept my feet dry and comfortable through the rain and the mud. good investments. need more smartwool socks.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

first day of the season & relay for tie-dye

today was the first day of scarf season. to open the season, i decided to wear the first scarf i bought in florence.

tonight was relay for life, i walked my part of the relay from 845-930, then tie-dyed a shirt for myself... which turned into "lyn! make me one!!!" SO... 3 hours later, and 20 shirts later, i got to leave. claire and i are sitting and watching some tv before hopping in bed. i have africa training tomorrow. and i am very excited. might just wear one of my new tie-dyed t's.