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So about three weeks ago I spilled gesso on my carpet and freaked out, then Libby and my Mom saved me by prescribing the cure of Goo Gone and Carpet Cleaner.

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Also for the past couple weeks I have been making sculptures and books. I do not have any pictures of my recent books yet, I am going to wait until I am finished making the box for my two “Andersen” books and completing the altered book and mini book that goes inside the altered book to take pictures and upload them to the blog.

I have decided on a final display for my Marie Antoinette paintings, also I have some awesome news that I will share probably sometime next week.

Also two weeks ago was the “Under Pressure” printmaking show at the Cummer of which Brianna, Sara, and myself attended to see the great Don Martin’s work (my independent study professor/book arts professor/gives me pep talks and has a mustache) and Ryan Tempro (classmate friend who paints with the impossible knife aka the palette knife). Their work was groovy along with the screen print I got from the UNF demo kids. Also because food is awesome, the food was awesome and I drank that wine faster than my norwegian blood could catch up with and the man that checked my I.D. took forever, I don’t think he believed I was 21.

In addition to art making I have been busy finishing papers, artist re-enactments etc. and its been awfully boring having to work on those projects, but I will soon be able to just sit down scan drawings and make sketches for my new series of paintings I am planning for 2013. Also I have been trying to make an effort to hang out with friends and do fun things, because it seems art tries to take over my life more than it should and that I can handle sometimes, so a little outing is nice once in a while or just plain messing around in the studio and not doing anything art related. I even listened to the Spice Girls CD “Spice” three times over the weekend and had my own personal dance party, along with spending two days with Callie doing random fun stuff. Thanksgiving I spent with my parents brother, Callie, Sofi, and Callie’s parents, it was really nice and now I think I’m just writing a journal entry… I’m going to stop and leave you with the Spice Girls.

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These events left a profound impact on me in my childhood as I witnessed them on television and how they affected the people around me and myself, and shaped me into the person I am today.

I couldn’t find the exact clip I saw on TV, but you get the idea.

I was captivated by this performance, still am.

This news changed me more than anything in my life. At the time I didn’t know that it was going to affect me the way it did, but I guess you could say this was the person I would soon find myself having a large amount of empathy for. It was not just about the sadness I felt while watching this as a child, but the fact that it was going to become more relevant to me than I could have ever imagined as a three year old.

(The discovery of Weezer and their video for Buddy Holly was actually from the installation disk from Windows 95 to promote the new video for the band in 1994 when we got our first computer, I loved watching Happy Day’s and my parents rushed me over to the new computer to watch this video.)

Courtney, yes. What more can I say.

I was obsessed with Gwen Stefani’s bindi’s and also the black patent leather shoes and fishnets she wore at the 1997 Billboard Awards.

My parents forced me to watch many movies with them that gave me many fears, Psycho scared me so much I took baths until the second grade when I realized taking showers was a big kid thing and if I wanted to be cool I had to brave it out and take a shower. I seriously thought someone was going to come in and stab me.

Thanks Mom and Dad for the awful visual images that I always remember because of this film. This scene is the one that scared the little toddler butt off of mine!

Out of every scary movie my parents had me watch this one was by far the most horrible. I had nightmares every year after seeing this film in December, I would wake up in a panic and I would scream for my mom and run to her room. Finally sometime in the 4th grade I had a dream where Chucky and I made a truce and became friends and never had another nightmare about him again.

I was a huge Spice Girls fan as a kid (still am) my Mom video taped this for me when it was aired on TV.

This is also not an exact video of what I saw on TV, but there were many news casts about Geri leaving the Spice Girls. I always said she would rejoin them, and I was right.

I remember everyone including myself being sad when this news came about. I felt so bad for her sons that I drew them a picture and wrote them a sympathy letter and asked my mom to send it to them.

I watched this whole scandal unfold everyday on TV before and after school. Kind of hard to forget. But I still think Clinton was a fantastic president despite his personal mistakes.

I could go on forever with videos, but you can see how pop-culture has influenced me and why my art revolves around it.

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