Striped Monkey Design

Finals, Holidays, and General Over Busy-ness


Posted on 8:04 AM | By Meg | In , , ,

Sad to say, the past few weeks I have been consumed by my first round of college finals EVER. Things have been nuts. I went home to New Jersey (a seventeen hours train ride there, twelve hour car ride home) for a long (okay, really, three day weekend) to see friends, and family. It was GREAT. I didn't get to see everyone I wanted, but jeezus. It was only three days.

My job hunt hasn't been going so well. I thought I landed a personal assistance job, but I found out the guy didn't even work for the company he said he did. Good thing I did some snooping, or else only the gods would have known where to find my body.

Because of that (it wasted two weeks away from job hunting, waiting for me to start that job) I'm returning to my old job over break. It's good money, just not something I wanted to do. Why pay rent in a place I'm not going to live in?

So after this week, finals week, I'm returning home to the barren ice land called New Jersey. I guess I'm looking forward to spending so much time with my friends (probably only on the weekends... they still have school, icky.) And of course, earning some money.

I'm hoping all goes well with my finals. I'm already done with two of them, which is good. I just need to get my ass in gear and start my drawing final today, and work my booty off to get it finished and acceptable in time. I'm trying to pull all B's this quarter, but I probably won't, in English I'll hopefully pull a C.

Well, I'm off to sell my soul... oh, I mean, work on my finals.

Things I've Learned at Art School


Posted on 7:00 PM | By Meg | In , ,

I'm almost done with my first quarter at Savannah College of Art and Design. These past few weeks have flown by so fast. It's been a whirlwind of learning, adjustments, and just plain fun!

I learned it is not worth your time and effort to cut your own matting board with an exacto blade and ruler. Go down to Primary and get it cut. It's worth the 50 cents. You won't go nuts, and waste so much material. ALWAYS ask for the scraps. You can use them for bookmarks, a mat for cutting things on. You can use scraps. Promise.

I learned to use my bike to get around. Parking in down town Savannah is IMPOSSIBLE... sometimes even for bikes. Always lock your bike. Even then, I've seen bikes taken from bike racks when you only lock up the front wheel. There's some bike wheels locked up at certain buildings and bike racks. It's funny actually.

I learned to go out when you can. I've made it a habit that if some activity doesn't interfere with my classes, or sleep, I'm there. This has been a great way to meet people and to get me out of the house and onto campus!

Never miss a SCAD party... that explains it's self.