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The semester is almost over… and spring is on the way

Actually, Christmas is on the way. New house, new life, new everything. I am so lucky and when I look back over the semester it is a wonder I am even in school. I will work smarter and harder next semester.
Looking forward to Jo Limenstoll’s studio, Think Tank, CC-ED, Undergrad Research Assistant for Dr. Laura Cole, and multiple projects…especially Glenwood Grove! Awesome opportunities. Grateful.

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EELC Presentations

This semester has been great as I was a PAL peer academic leader and a teaching assistant for Travis in our Emerging Energy Learning Community. The students were amazing and so enthusiastic. I wish I could make things happen faster just to keep you inspired. Change is chipping away at an issue until there is no logical argument against what you propose. Never give up. Never ever give up. Persistence Pays!
From Proximity Hotel sophistication to the Earthaven Eco Village we have had a nice journey this semester. I wish you all well and hope to see you around campus next semester!

 
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Metal Sculpture Critique, Thursday, December 4th

Thursday will be critique day in Metal Sculpture class. I now love the plasma cutter, the anvil and hammer. I have worked with metal this semester with some success, some failure, some fear and now I feel like I can actually make some cool stuff. Metal is heavy, cold, hard and abundant. DH Griffin kindly allowed us to scavenge their hills of metal to look for possible additions to our collections of things we don’t really know what to do with. But it has potential… The sea, the Japanese paintings again, the crashing waves, the support and seemingly impossible curve suspended by its own weight. Two paint colors. The Snail came into being through the plasma cutter and the hammered hanging on is a great balanced piece in hammered steel. Love my teachers Jon and Nam. Patient and not full of crap. Some people never tell you what you did was junk. Do better. Work harder. Thanks.

 
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Fourth Year Brew Pub Presentations

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As I watched the fourth year students sell their design proposals I was impressed at the level of skill they were showing and how they were sharing their ideas and struggles with us as we meandered from poster to poster. The redesign of the Revolution Mills building into a brew pub was a great project that allowed each student to cast their own ideas into the lab made up of computer programs, drawings, hand renderings, furniture and finishes as well as lighting and other features made the projects come to life. Seeing the similarities and differences in the work taught me a lot today. I need to work a lot harder and a lot smarter. Over this semester life happened and it really put me behind in my work. Unavoidable, but so disruptive. Seeing the work today inspired me to challenge myself to design a brew pub from the ground up and see how far I get. I love the design work and seeing it come together will be a lot of fun. Today I made my levels, grid and walls. Tomorrow I plan to do a bit more and see where it goes. Seeing the level of work I need to have in my portfolio means this winter break will be spent doing good work. Torrey’s beer bottles with the labels were a great touch and the materials boards made the renderings come to life. Natalie’s renderings were fabulous and Shelley and Joy had top notch presentations. Glad I could attend the upper level presentations. I always learn new things!

 
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