Sunday, February 27, 2011

In here we can be pure of heart

The times when I have an abundance of exams all at once are often when I find myself getting the most creative...or the most distracted when I really should be studying..rather.

Hours and days of studying without stopping leave my mind craving freedom..and this leads to explosions of creativity.

My mind aches for an escape..because even in sleep I am studying. I wake up from silly dreams about getting some rare disease which I made up in my head because I was studying it the night before for pathology. Or I end up drawing things like this for neuro instead of drawing diagrams of tracts:

I was thinking it'd be cool to create a whole series based on the human body an anatomy through paintings and mixed media. Now only if I had the time..haha. But I am currently working on a series of lung disease paintings. Sadly my procrastination hasn't spared that.

Now I leave you with one of my all-time favorite songs by the awesome Jupiter Sunrise. The title is the name of a character from a book I used to love years back that had to do with faeries and things. I know it's not usually the type of music I post on this blog..but it possesses the same beauty that Ms. Goulding or Mr. Iver can a less "flowery" sense.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birds and New York's neverending winter..

Here in New York winter seems to last forever. It's from late November to the end of March..which seems like a lifetime. The nights are longer..days are's constant darkness and frigid air. I try to value every moment of daylight I can salvage by spending it this past weekend I visited a friend in the myself a Valentine's Day donut and then we visited the central park zoo. We spent a lot of time in the bird exhibit since she adores the feathered fellas and it was 100 times warmer inside. Made me feel like I was back in the keys again.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wish it was Caturday...

I'm even more crammed with classes and work this semester..unfortunately this blog might suffer.

Aside from ridiculous amounts of snow and roads converted to skating rinks..I've had a pretty solid week so far.

It was one of my co-worker's birthdays and she's basically in love with cats. So I made her a cake that resembles her own..Mister Snowy.

It's two layers of chocolate fudge cake with a layer of strawberries and vanilla frosting in between.

Other than that..I've been losing sleep and learning about the intricacies of the human brain.