An update on my art project and the influences behind it

Austinkleon.com is one of my most favorite blogs. Over time, after years of reading his short M-F posts, I think his thoughts on art and making art have kind of seeped into my perspective. One idea that definitely has is “Scenius,” which is a word created by musician and producer Brian Eno. “Scenius” says that… Continue reading An update on my art project and the influences behind it

An excited and discombobulated description of snow days

I would like to make a motion: Instead of asking people “Where are you from?”, we only ask, “What is your personal relationship with snow?” The second question procures the same exact answer as the first, but in a much more interesting way. Well, that's my central theory. Because if someone's explaining to you how… Continue reading An excited and discombobulated description of snow days

My commonplace notebook (aka my idea/self-analyzing tool)

For a long time, my relationship with notebooks wasn't that smooth. It's not that I ever disliked them. On the contrary, I've always been irresistibly drawn to them. There must be kryptonite hidden inside clean, blank pages. An empty notebook just conjures up pure possibility. It could hold the first draft of a story, or… Continue reading My commonplace notebook (aka my idea/self-analyzing tool)

Tales of senior year: volume II // a weird bio lab

This is the first year I can remember where Halloween fell on the weekend --- and it's also the one year I can remember where it wasn't just religious people who think the holiday is demonic that decided to skip celebrating it. Speaking of dark magic, we did a spooky lab in biology a few… Continue reading Tales of senior year: volume II // a weird bio lab

More virtual games to play with your friends

The Wikipedia Game Description: It's like Candyland, but instead of drawing cards, you get to the end by clicking hyperlinks. I first learned about this game freshman year in geometry class. My teacher that year shared her room with another teacher, and they were super good friends. So one day we walked into class and… Continue reading More virtual games to play with your friends