2012 was pretty good to me.
Granted, it did get off to a pretty rough start with the Shakespeare project from hell in my senior AP English class. And I still had anxiety attacks in public (always embarrassing!). And I still had just as much drama with my friends as always. But hey, I said it was good, not perfect.
January brought the beginning of my last semester of high school.
Feburary brought a new house to move into.
March brought the last ASAHiCon I would ever staff at.
April brought my 18th birthday and finally making my relationship with my boyfriend official.
May brought my last AP tests and, as always, an amazing FanimeCon weekend.
June brought the end of high school. I graduated with a 4.2 GPA.
July brought much needed rest as I prepared to embark on a new journey in life.
August brought me a blog to write random things on!
September brought the beginning of life at Academy of Art University. (And I got to meet S3RL again!)
October brought new friends and my youngest brother turning 13.
November brought Thanksgiving and stuffing and crescent rolls!
December brought me a new Doctor Who companion. Also peace, goodwill, and all that good stuff (although that should be a year-round thing, not just Christmas). Oh, and the successful end of my first semester of college!
(I’ll admit, Facebook Timeline may have possibly helped me remember a few of those.)
Here’s hoping 2013 is even better!
I got so caught up with the semester ending and the holidays and whatnot that I just plain forgot to write the other 3 entries I was planning to write about finals. My bad! Here are my other three final projects:
Design Techology (Adobe Illustrator):
Visual Design Principles:
Sketching for Communication:
For my Digital Photography class, the final project was to do a study and take 3 or more pictures that are related to each other in theme or style.
Originally, I wanted to do something with shadows. I invited some friends over, and I was going to have them do cute coupley things and take pictures of their shadows. Unfortunately, the weather was unforgiving. Cloud cover and rain meant there were no shadows to be found and it wasn’t safe to take my camera outside.
The next idea I had was to do the four elements: Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked.
Sorry, where was I? Oh right. I realized that while I could easily get pictures of fire and water, air would be pretty hard to capture, and I couldn’t go outside to get earth. So the theme I went with was “Fire and Water.” You can see my three final images in the slideshow below:
You know, I almost kinda wish finals were still tests. At least then I could prepare for tests the way I always did back in high school: sit around and do nothing.
I’m not joking. I almost never ever studied outside of class. Instead, I devised a system: don’t study. Over time, I trained my mind to remember what I learned the first time I learned it. This pushed information into long-term memory to the point where I didn’t need to “cram for the exam.” The other main factor was that I had a lot of really good teachers. They taught me well the first time, and reviewed material thouroughly before moving on.
I also find that it’s much more important to relax, not freak out, get a good night’s sleep the night before, and eat a good breakfast in the morning. With this system, tests have always been relatively easy for me.
But this isn’t high school. This isn’t community college or even “normal” college. This is an art college. And here, everything is project based. And right now, it’s crunch time.
An AAU semester is divided into 15 weeks. (It’s shorter during summer, but for simplicity’s sake, we’re assuming this is a Fall/Spring semester.) Week 15 is the week when all final projects are due. It is currently Week 14.
Now do you get why I haven’t posted in a while?
Anyways, back to work for me! <3