Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Life As Of Now

The New Year hasn't brought a whole lot of change. Basically January is just another month for me. I'm one more summer semester away from getting my associates degree and then off to who knows where.

January has brought some good things though. My dad came to visit from Ontario. We all got together at my apartment, ordered The Pie pizza and played Quelf. I got to spend some genuine time as well, my dad and I went to Blue Lemon for breakfast. Coffee and a bagel for me, french toast with blue berries for my pops. Afterwards we just wandered around Salt Lake for a bit enjoying each others company. I miss him a lot, but luckily I'm planning on visiting Canada in March.
Other than school I've been trying to get my apartment looking a bit nicer. Mainly by adding artwork. My dad bought Colin and I a map from Ikea that I've been wanting for years now and it looks amazing in our living room.
Also I made some original art, but there's a bit of a background story to this one. When I was eleven, my mom and I took a trip up to Canada, just the two of us. We spent a couple night at one of her old friends house, John and Darlene Erwin. We went for a walk with John and I picked up some leaves on our way. When we got back John suggested I press them. So, we got cardboard, wax paper and rubber bands and put the leaves together to press them. I've kept them in the cardboard for twelve year now and finally decided to do something with them. I picked up a frame from Ikea and used left over pages from my fashion project book and put them together.

3 comments:

Kaitlin McKinlay said...

The map is beautiful and the leaves are wonderful! I love it! Little Emy Pie, I love you! And I miss you and Meaghan and us. But I loved seeing you over the break!

Meaghan said...

I LOVE how the leaves turned out! And I can't wait to hang my map :). We need to see each other soon OK!

Jo said...

Love it all!