A productive yet unproductive day.

Friday, February 17, 2012 1 comments
I eventually decided to completely redo everything that I had previously done on the food show for my English class last night. I wanted it to be pretty good, even though I had under 24 hours, and knew it would not be my best work, I got into it and was a machine last night and this morning. All with the help of coffee and tea. I was up until 2:30 this morning slaving away on the video, but at that point I decided it was time to get a little sleep for the night, so I went to bed. Before falling asleep I made sure to set my alarm for 7:30am as to not sleep in and not have time to finish before heading off to school. After a quick breakfast of strawberry yogurt and grains with tea and coffee, of course, I got back to work. I worked and I worked, running into the occasional problem with the Adobe Premier crashing, but  after much practice the night before I was in the habit of saving after every thing that I did. I was finally finished, 40 minutes before class, 20 minutes before my bus, but just when I was taking a breath of relief, it crashed while rendering. And then again, and then again. And once again, for good measure to make sure I was angry and a little stressed. No matter how angry I was after this close to ten minute ordeal, I took a breather, and let my computer have one too, that is just what it needed. However, by this time I had come to realize that I was likely to miss my bus, so the best option was to upload it to Youtube, so they could access it even if I was not there at the beginning, this however, turned out to be a mistake. It took about 20 minutes to render, I had not taken into account the extra 40 minutes it would take to upload, or 10 to process. I could not help but stare at the estimated time remaining as it slowly worked its way down, until it was complete, 25 minutes before my class was over. I took a breath of relief. Even though I had missed my class, I had completed what I took to be good work. Not so much to my surprise, after class I received messages from my group mates saying how spectacular it was. However, after seeing it more then 100 times during the past 24 hours, I had become quite tired of it, while welcoming the comments, I have not really appreciated them. Anyways, because it is already on the internet, why not share my work with you all:
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Sweden in the winter.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 0 comments
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Food Show

For an English assignment at school, we were instructed to film a cooking show in English. Me and some of my friends filmed two weeks ago and I am currently working on editing the show. I thought I would give you a little sneak peak of what I am doing right now:

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I love Sweden

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1 comments
Somedays, I just absolutely adore Sweden. Not a day goes by that I do not enjoy and love, however every once in a while there are just those days that are so fantastic. Today has been one of those days. This morning I was a little angry because last night while I was sleeping, it snowed. It did not just snow, it snowed 6 inches. 6 INCHES! It was pretty, but ultimately when I had to school I was a little angry about the extra trouble the snow is. However, after a good and productive day at school, on my way home, I could not help but admire the beauty. And remember how:
"Snow is like a magical blanket; it hides what's ugly and makes everything beautiful."
-Willamina Slater      
With the beautiful sunset, and gorgeous snow, walking home from the bus was simply a pleasure.  
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Studio Work


Last week I worked in the studio with Jennifer Eklund (jennifereeklund.blogg.se) taking pictures for my photography course, we managed to catch some very good images, and some others that are just plan funny. This week I have begun the editing process, but can not seem to settle on what I want to do. We did both the Gotye and two Chanel 1920's looks.
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Living life in the moment.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 0 comments

In my life I have struggled with two things. Not living life in the moment, and living life in the moment. Everyone always says to live you life in the moment, and I have finally managed to do it. The only problem is, while living life in the moment, I have lost track of any goals, dreams, or places I want to go. I am standing near yet another crossroad in my life now, moving back to the United States after a wonderful year abroad in Sweden. I have no idea what I will do when I get back to the United States, or even what I want to do when I arrive back. To just go back and complete high school, to move to Washington and serve as a Page to the US Senate, or to head off to boarding school for two years. These are my biggest options, and for them I have no choice. Mostly I blame this on me having no idea what I would like to do after high school. What feild of study in college trully embraces who I am, and everything that I want to accomplish, I cant come up with one. In this big loss of direction in my life, I have decided that there is only one thing that I can do. Write. Not for the world, but for me. Write in a journal , someplace only I will see, go deep inside, and remember who I am, what I am, and what I want. This is my task for the night, to look inside and remember what I want out of my life.
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I'm Cold

Today it has decided to be nice and snowy and -19 degrees. Besides freezing my rear end off, I am laying in bed because it is really really cold.

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1920s Chanel or Gotye

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1 comments

One of the Coco Chanel looks. 
For my photography class, I have to have at least two studio photos that I will keep. My studio date is next week, and I am still not really sure how I should style the model. The model is Jennifer Eklund (check her blog out here: jennifereeklund.blogg.se)
I was thinking of doing either a 1920 Coco Channel look, or have her pose with a painted body. I have pictures of both  of the options that I will put below. Let me know what you think!
Chanel look 2

Gotye option.

Jennifer in previous shoot. 

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Normal day.


Today is just a normal day in school in Sweden. For now...
So exciting!

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