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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Posts Tagged “urban ecology”


Happy Thursday everyone! I do apologize for my lack of creativity in these blog posts lately. Just like everyone else on campus, I have been incredibly busy with finals shtuff. Wrapping up loose ends for the end of the year/studying for finals has been consuming my life, but it will all be over soon enough!

Since I am an art + design major, a lot of my work for finals was due last week at Art Now. Although I had a lot due then, the fun didn’t stop there! I have to write a manifesto for my art history class, which is proving to be incredibly challenging, as well as make a visual for it. I also have to create an artist website, complete with a bio, artist statement, and resume for another one of my art classes. So much art, so little time.

The final for my FYS was simple enough. We just had to answer some short essay questions. The only test final I have is for my urban ecology class, and let me tell you, I cannot wait for that to be over. I am not a sciencey person in the slightest, so I am anxiously awaiting the day that science can be out of my life forever.

The awkward, "finals are over!!" celebration dance.

My journalism class’ final was a paper, which I turned in last week, so I just need to finish up my art and urban ecology stuff and I will be free!

Have a great end to the week, thanks for reading, and keep rockin’ those finals :)

Struggle Bussing

Happy Thursday, friends! This past week I have been incredibly busy and stressed. I had a ton of Urban Ecology and art homework that was due at the beginning of the week. My family visited this past weekend, and since I spent a lot of my time with them, I did not do much of my homework for either of those classes until Sunday night, prompting me to be on the struggle bus all week long.

For Urban Ecology, I had about 100 pages of reading, a lab report, and a test all due Tuesday. I did the majority of all of this work on Monday and stayed up till about 3 a.m. Well played, self. On Tuesday I turned in all of my work for that class, but had meetings out the wazoo, plus an art project to do for Wednesday, so the stress was far from over.

For my art project, we had to use another artist as a source of inspiration and create work from that. The artist I chose was Maria Magdaelna Campos Pons. She does a lot of photographic self-portraits, so by golly that is what I did for my project.

My project.

I took the pictures Tuesday evening and uploaded them into iPhoto with no problems at all. After that, I was whisked away to hours of meetings and practices, and did not get back on my computer to edit the pictures till midnight.

SURPRISE! iPhoto is broken and refuses to open! I restarted my computer about seven times, but to no avail. I had to put the pictures on my roommate’s computer and transfer them onto mine to edit them in Photoshop. Isn’t school fun? At about 1:30, two other art majors texted me saying they were still working on their projects. The three of us sat on the floor in the hallway, eating goldfish and working on our projects until 4 a.m. Good times.

Needless to say, I was very tired yesterday. I also had to dance at the basketball game last night, plus had a meeting after that, so yesterday was a very long day in which I was struggle bussing all day long. Fun fact: Around noon I decided to have some cereal in my room. Whilst chatting with my friends, I became so delusional that I was subconsciously cradling the cereal box like a small child. Neat.

Let this be a lesson to not wait so long to start your work because your iPhoto will screw you over, vastly complicating everything, forcing you to stay up into the wee hours of the night, munching on artificially flavored fish-shaped snacks.

Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for reading :)