Sunday, June 27, 2010

ugh... SO BUSY!!!

I can't believe how busy I am this summer. It is pretty ridiculous. Remind me to never take two classes, work two jobs, fix up a house, move, and finish up furniture projects all in 2 months. lol I must have been crazy taking all of this on. O well, it has to get done, and I gotta suck it up! So as far as my studio project goes, I feel like I'm a bit behind... I am going to work on it all night tonight though. Hopefully I have everything done for what my professor wants on Monday. I also wanted to try and go by the house we're moving into in less than a month, and put in the panels I reupholstered on the record cabinet/entertainment center. I also bought this adorable little cabinet from the Antique store I work at, and I'm going to do a little sprucing up on it. I haven't decided if it will be my night stand, or my tv stand yet, but either way it is awesome! I absolutely love restoring old furniture, and bringing things back to life. Many of the items in my house are repurposed or upcycled. There is just a lot of charm in older pieces of furniture in my opinion. Most furniture today from walmart or target is just garbage, and I try and stay away from the particle board crap. It may be cheap now, but it will be thrown out in a year or two... That's my spiel on that... lol Back to work... Hopefully I will be able to update this holiday weekend...

Megan A. Tood

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wow this is going to be an exhausting summer...All

I am at day 3 of summer classes, and I am already exhausted... This could be bad. haha I wake up at 7-7:30am, have class from 8:30am-11:45am, then work from 12:00pm-5:00pm. And then repeate every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This brings a whole new meaning to TGIF! So my summer studio is going pretty well so far. I have a concept, and I am working on form, and have got it pretty well figured out. I will post more when I have more time... I just didn't want to leave you hanging.

Megan A. Todd

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Goin' to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come

Well, my little "summer vacation" is almost over. My mom and I are going back up to Kansas City with the rest of my family. I have an appointment tomorrow, and my youngest sister starts her summer school. Thursday I will be driving back to Columbia... I hope I don't have any problems while driving. I've been driven around since my surgery, but I'm not really having any pain (other than when I go into the hospital to have my dressing changed, and it feels as if they are ripping off my skin). I'm sure everything will be okay. Then friday I will go to the hospital in Columbia, and then Saturday things are "back to normal" and I'll be working my weekend job. It will be nice to have the money. I am going to have to get used to not having an afternoon nap now... haha. And waking up at 6am and going to bed around 11pm. I'm sure it won't take me long to get back into the swing of things. Well, I better get the rest of my things together for the trip back.

The image is a print from Kurt Halsey Fredrickson which has been one of my favorite artists ever. If you haven't heard of him, you should check him out! I was inspired to add this particular image, because every night since I've been here at the farm in Nevada, MO there has been so many fireflies. They are so beautiful. It's amazing how they light up the prairie. You really just have to see it to believe it.

Megan A. Todd