another work day.

doing some formulations & calculations. final formatting stages of my zine project—110 people participated!

newest zine.

I finally brought myself to draw a cover for my latest zine project today. I started this project over a year ago ! 

I call it a zine of good things. I’ve had over 100 people submit lists of things that they are greatful for or make them feel good. I do these lists myself when I can, and try to train my brain to take pleasure in the awareness of even the smallest things. I try to find something “good” out of something “bad.” I let “bad” just be “bad” sometimes. I try to be proud of myself for doing something right, even if I mostly do it wrong. I try to encourage others to notice the good things in their everyday lives, too. 

I don’t intend for this project to seem reductionist or simplistic or naive. I don’t intend to eclipse or flatten or dismiss greater issues that different individuals face. I intend for this project to inpsire and spur on those who feel hopeless and heartache; those who may benefit by becoming more aware of the “good” amongst the “bad.” I am fully aware of the differences in everyone’s lives—I am merely suggesting an acknowledgment of what each of us already hold dear may result in more peace.

 What are you grateful for? What are you proud of? What made you smile today? 

a zine of good things—cover. 

a zine of good things—cover. 

Stay tuned for the final stages ! 

my thesis !!

today I finally went to find my thesis at the library. it was able to be bound & shelved for earning honors. this experience has been truly humbling & empowering for me yet still very unreal. perhaps the material of this will help the reality sink in soon ! 

my newly-bound & freshly-shelved thesis, top left. 

my newly-bound & freshly-shelved thesis, top left. 

click here to view the full document online !

sprouts !

it’s been a long winter and i am eagerly awaiting spring ! these flowers brought me joy today during a dreary week. 

bottle explorations.

more one-minute sculpture explorations with bottles (& help). for my new genre art class.