Grad School

One semester down…

Yesterday¬†evening was my last¬†class of my first semester of grad school — woohoo! Six credits down, 30 more to go. Next semester I am taking a 6-credit class that is a prereq for pretty much everything else in the program, and then I’m able to take a whole slew of awesome classes (Magazine design, Creative concepts, Book design, Typography II). I’m pretty excited about it.

I really enjoyed both of my classes this semester. Typography I was fascinating to me. Our final project was to typeset the Constitution, which was a fun challenge. And my photography class taught me the ins and out of my camera, how to use Lightroom, shoot in camera RAW, and all sorts of other super useful things.

For our final projects, we had to shoot a series of photos that all fit together. I opted to drive all over the area taking photos of water towers. Yes, water towers. Odd, I know. But I’ve always had a strange fascination with water towers, so it worked well for the project. The final product was six creepy photos showcasing water towers in Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.

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I’m quite proud of how they turned out. Plus, now I know the location of about 12 different water towers…. that’s useful, right?

Anyway… one semester down, at least five more to go! Now I just need to make it through a bit more work, then it’s CHRISTMASTIME.

Life

A day at National Harbor

This past Christmas there was a terrible snowstorm in Pennsylvania and my aunt and two cousins couldn’t make the drive down to Maryland for our holiday celebrations. Lucky for us, the three of them came to visit this weekend! What a wonderful weekend it was!

On Saturday, we trekked to National Harbor for a girls day out. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our fantastic weekend:

Our first visit to the Peep store!
Our first visit to the Peep store!
My adorable little sister holding a giant Peep.
My adorable little sister holding a giant Peep.
Another picture of Em with the Peep.
Another picture of Em with the Peep.
Peep store!!
Peep store!!
What to buy, what to buy....
What to buy, what to buy….
A group shot (minus me) at National Harbor.
A group shot (minus me) at National Harbor.
My beautiful aunt and cousin.
My beautiful aunt and cousin.

It was a fantastic day. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, you definitely should.

And, just for good measure — a picture of my momma and step dad in their laundry room. John is finishing the whole thing and it looks amazing.

My parents in their almost-remodeled laundry room.
My parents in their almost-remodeled laundry room.

 

 

 

 

Events, Life

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair

Looking for something to do this weekend in the Maryland-DC area? Come out to Watkins Nature Center for the 4th Annual Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair! It’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is the neatest fair I’ve been to. Below are the fliers and the link to vendors. Check it out, and if you are free and in the area, we hope to see you there!

Trash to Treasure Craft Fair Vendor List