Friday, December 3, 2010


Well, have you all seen the newest thing to do on Facebook with your profile pic? I'm reminded today of the tv shoe I used to watch when I was a kid. I watched some really girly shows, like Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, She-Ra, and CareBears(the original version. I be old-school). Who remembers those kinds of shows? I liked watching girls in pink kick ass and be pretty and ride pegasus all while being friends and getting the handsome prince. If only femenists from the early 20th century could know what girls would be watching on tv less than one hundred years later...I wonder if they would be proud or appalled. Probably both, I would imagine.
But I also remember watching shows my brother watched because it was what he wanted to watch, shows like the original(and best) Power Rangers, Biker Mice, and Captain Planet. People kicking butt and looking cool is what link these shows, along with a lack of good storyline. I remember thinking they were awesome, but sadly, when I grew up and watched them again, I was sadly disappointed by the storyline. Same goes for the original Pokemon shows...really bad art and acting. I also remember watching Superman, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Smurfs...everyone remembers them.

Does anyone remember watching Back to the Future cartoons? I loved them, but I think they went off the air after a few short weeks. Perhaps time travel was too much for children early in the morning. I don't know. I do remember waking up late on weekdays to watch Garfield and Friends whilst spooning sugary cereal into my mouth. I also watched Disney remakes of movies for tv shows, like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. It was awesome. Sure, the art wasn't as good as the movie, but I rather enjoyed them.

I loved Duck Tales and Darkwing Duck. I don't know what it was about ducks, but I guess they were cool to '90's kids. Maybe that's why they made The Mighty Ducks. I didn't think they were all that mighty, but as I stated before, I liked girly shows about ponies and pink, not hocky playing ducks in Jason masks.

My mom was forced to watch those shows...and she loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles....and now I have to question why, because when I went to watch them again, it was very stupid and the plot line was very obvious. I guess the moral of the story is to never watch your favorite shows from your childhood because you'll destroy your illusion of the perfect Saturday morning. Better to leave it in the past. Remember gargoyles? Stupid. Makes me question my intelligence as a child, but I guess we've grown more sophistocated over the years.

In the end, tv shows have become the new fairytales for kids. To not have a watched a new movie is to be illiterate to our culture. Tv is the new graphic novel; movies, the new epic book. Watch out, world, here comes tv.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Home video

Home videos....those things that our parents use to capture our first moments of life. They use it to capture those first steps, first words, first awards, and family get-togethers. It helps remind us of the good times in life.
It also allows our parents to capture our stupidest moments and laugh at our humiliations for all eternity. It's nice to know that if I were to ever become famous enough to have a documentary made of my life, my parents would have that video of me flashing them or of me running into the back of the van when I was learning how to ride my bike. THAT is dignified right there.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Old pranks

Things we should do as old ladies;

1. Harrass the nurses in the nursing home(obviously).

2. Pretend to be deaf all the time

3. Eat chocolate and fart without caring

4. Do random things like dress up in leather and crash young people's rock concerts

5. Randomly talk about all the hot sex we've had so see the shocked look on our grandkid's faces

6. Tell people you are a famous celebrity and don't want the paparazzi to find you, that's why you're hiding in the bushes

7. Sleep all day, then be awake all night and play pranks on the young whippersnappers that live next door

8. Crochet skulls into doilies and decorate your house in goth style

Monday, October 18, 2010


Favorite quotes:

1. I'm gonna burn you with this curling iron

2. I wanna do things with my life! I wanna climb mountains! I wanna travel! I want trees....

3. I'm a finger kind of girl.

4. I see you managed to get your shirt off.

5. Why a spoon cousin? Why not an axe or a sword?

6. Let's go, Snake. I think I hear one of those silent alarms.

7. Did you dry these in a rain forest?

8. There is no charge for awesomeness. Or attractiveness.

9. Women only call each other sisters after they call each other a lot of other things first.

10. When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live til I were married.

11. Forbid me? You can't forbid me! I'm not 27 anymore!

12. Dude! We totally started an urban legend!

13. What is this? A school for ants?

14. It's curtains for you! Lacy, gently wafting curtains.

15. Jesus loves you, but everyone else thinks you're a wanker.

16. Forgive me, fashion, for I have sinned.

17. Glitter is the herpes of the craft world.

18. I rate men from zero to Dean.

19. This is scrumptious!

20. Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

21. We're having hot lesbian sex, and by lesbian sex, we mean cookies, but it's still hot.

22. You sicken me. I am sickened.

23. Many have said the universe is larger than the Indian ocean.

24. I'm turned on by my own boobs.

25. If it's not Baroque, don't fix it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bucket List

Bucket List:

1. Lose virginity (who doesn't have that on their list?)

2. Go to Athens, Greece

3. Sit out under the stars while snuggling with my honey (whomever that may be)

4. Get Master's Degree in Art

5. Own a house with a wraparound porch and porchswing

6. Attend a concert, including Skillet, Within Temptation, Nightwish, and Shiny Toy Guns

7. Find soul mate (yeah, this might be impossible. I don't know)

8. Watch a porn (yeah, I'm weird. I just want to see what they're like)

9. Get an artwork of mine to be hung in a museum

10. Be friends with someone for life

11. Receive flowers from a guy that isn't my family member

12. Go on a real date with a guy that actually like ME

13. Skinny dip

Anything else you think I should do? I encourage you to make a bucket list of your own. It's good to know what your dreams are so you can try to fulfill them, I think.

Monday, October 4, 2010


You know what I hate more than anything? When people take a look at my art, telling me how amazing it is and how they'd just die to own it, but when they hear the price, they tell me it's too expensive. I could see if they said they couldn't afford it, but telling me I should lower the price is just plain insulting. I put my heart and soul into my art. How can anyone say that I should make my soul cheaper? Shouldn't I deteremine what I think my time and heart and soul is worth? Why will people spend an exobinate amount of money to buy clothing to wear once a year to the Renissance fair, but not a painting they will see every day for the rest of their lives?

Random Quote:
Ste: "Do not want!"

Monday, September 27, 2010

more school

You know you've been in school too long when:
1. you can tell which classes you actually have to read the books in by the end of the first week.
2. you don't study for a test and don't worry about how well you did
3. you don't care if you ever get that paper started or finished
4. you procrastinate all homework even though you know you'll later regret it
5. you aren't scared of the teacher finding you wearing your headphones in class

These are things I sometimes do. This week is one of the them. I usually don't do them because I want to do well, but this week, I just don't give a rat's butt about anything. I just want to get stuff done and over with so I can go home and do nothing or do my own artwork. I'm tired, and it's the kind of weary tired one gets from being in school for 5 years and knowing I have another 5 years to go before I'll be finished. Why can't I be done already?!

Anyways, enough boring emo stuff.

Random quote:
Ste: You can sing, you can draw, you're tall,'re a freaking Disney princess!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


No insightfulness today. Too tired and grouchy. I've got tons of homework to do but I don't feel like it. I really need to go to town and get some sculpy for a class project, but I won't be doing that because I'm too tired.
So, I'm thinking about buying a new car and I'm really excited about it having locks on the door and a CD player. I don't even care about what else it has, it seems. AC is a nice thing too, I think. I'm going to have to wait a few more weeks to get it, but luckily, one of my besties is loaning me her car to use in the mean time. It's so nice to have friends that I can rely on!
Also, I've been having some great ideas about what to do for my sophomore art show in the spring. I'm hoping that I do well so they will let me apply for a BFA so I can go on to get my master's degree. I'm so excited!
I also have a bunch of October birthdays coming up, so I'lll be busy busy busy getting things done for that. Thank God for an active social life!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Ah, art homework. That thing we go to school for because we love it, yet wait until the night before to get the project done. If we make a mistake, we just find another way to work it into that design so we don't have to redo everything because we don't have any time to waste. Surely procrastionation is the true mother of creativity. But why do we wait to do a project until the night before? Because we didn't want to do them in the first place, that's why! Right now, we'll moan and groan until it's done but later we'll be grateful for it and walk around looking at younger art students telling them about how things are only going to get harder and watching them groan and moan. The memory will give us part delight that we no longer have to do that and part sympathy since we understand their predicament. We will ever learn to do our homework before the night before? Possibly, but for right now, no.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

heart and soul

What gets the artist in the mood to do art? What sparks the idea?
I've recently learned that songs, mostly lyrics, inspire me to paint something. I hear a phrase and then I've got to illustrate what that looks like. I want to put down what I thought of when I heard it. It may not actually make sense to the song but it's the image that comes into my head. Music influences my art because it influences my feelings and thought processes. Sometimes a song just really illustrates what I'm feeling or thinking about so perfectly that I now know how to translate that into images.
Other times it's seeing another artist's work and thinking,"that's so freaking awesome!" that I want to create that so much! I want to have the same success. When I see a beautiful work of art, I'm inspired to do even better because I know that it can be done and I can figure it out eventually. Sometimes it's harder than I anticipated, so I stop and wait until I'm advanced enough to actually do that in my work. I feel like I have this whole life before me that is meant for me to become a better artist and make amazing works. To me, it's worth living and breathing for.
Because I put my heart and soul and time and energy into my work, it really angers me when others tell me my art should be cheaper. How can they ever say that a part of my soul and heart isn't worth the price? If that's what they think, then I don't want to sell it to them. I want to sell my art to those who will appreciate it like they would a baby, because it IS a baby, and it's the baby of my heart. It's my child. It's what I have the most passion for in life. Everything else is just incidental. I know I'm not as intense as some artists, but I need the fun in order to think and create.

Random quote:
Ker: you're sitting on my feet
Me: well move them
Ker: but then I'll have to spread my legs....

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stuff 'ems

Well, here's to art websites. I love 'em. They are a free way for an artist to get themselves out there and seen online by other artists. Who knows? It could be a way to get a new job! :D Check mine out if you DARE!

Random Quote:
Eri: "I like the inflatable ones."


You know, when I was a kid, I thought being an adult would be so fun. I thought I could do anything I wanted, eat anything I wanted, buy anything I wanted. I thought that everything else would be easy. It seemed like the adults in my life knew everything and were awesome in any situation. I thought that when you turned 21 you mystically knew everything there was to know in life.
That's not what life is really like. If I had known how stupid I would feel about everything that happens wrong, that everything would be hard work, that everything is unpredictable, I would not have been in such a huge hurry to grow up. I would have been happier as a kid, I think.
However, I'm always glad that I don't get spankings like I used to. I think that's the best part of being an adult. I no longer have to have that sick to my stomach feeling and hear the blood roar in my ears while my heart races becauase I know I'm in trouble. I just think, "Wow. That was stupid, but that's life."

Random quote:
Luc: But what did that person say? Goldi Warlocks? Goldi...W--
Ste: Whoopi Goldberg?
Luc: Oh yeah!
Ste:*cue hysterical laughter*

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Do you ever think about the people you used to know in high school? I don't even talk to the people I knew when I was in high school. It seems like another lifetime ago. When I remember the people I thought would be my best friends for life, I think, wow, it's been a long time since I even cared what they're doing. I think about the boys I couldn't stop thinking about and I laugh at myself. I don't even know those people anymore. I have a few friends that are adults and were adults when I was in high school, but as for the people my age, I don't know them anymore. I sometimes wonder how we even became friends. Perhaps all my relationships in high school were too shallow. Maybe everyone's friendships from their school years were too shallow. Maybe I just learned what real friends are. I have to say, I hope that I'm still friends with the friends I have now in 5 years.

Random Quote:
When people keep their eyes open when I make out with them, I feel like they're thinking I'm a weirdo or they're stalking me or something.

Monday, September 6, 2010


So, I was trying to figure out a way to make a serious presentation about sex in art but, as it happens, there was mostly porn to look at. Now, I know porn has been around for a long time,but I wasn't aware that it was that graphic back then. I mean, one hundred years ago it was scanadlous to even show your ankles! I'm suprized that European men hadn't decided that women should also wear veils! But I figured porn was just regular old missionary style positions. Who knew I had something else to learn about sex, and from old art, of all things? To make a long story shorter, I decided on a different course of study for my presentation. Let's hope it all turns out for the best, which is a good grade.

Random Quote:
Er: I like the inflatable ones. Wait! I meant the ones that breathe! *turns red and stammers for the next ten minutes*

Sunday, September 5, 2010


So, yeah. Haven't done anything of worth today. Somehow I used my Jedi mind powers on my brother and got him to thoroughly clean my place. Maybe I should tell you more about me...I'm an artist, obviously, since my username has the artist part in it. I really like sugar. Sugar is good. It makes this sleep deprived artist run on nothing but fumes and willpower. It makes me happy when I'm down. It makes the world go round. Now come on, whose day isn't improved by a nice Snickers bar? Who isn't refreshed after a hot day by ordering a cool snocone? Who doesn't like a little hot cocoa with some cookies after a cold day? I know I do! From now on, I'm giving up men. It's only sugar for me! :D

Random quote of the day:
Sis: Did you see that? He got hot after one kiss.
Me: Is that possible?
Bro: That's how you know you're doing it right.
Sis: How would you know that?
Bro: Ummm.....(turns red)

OMG, guys, OMG

Ah, childhood....the time when we were never embarassed about telling people what we liked and what we didn't like. Who doesn't remember being in love with slap bracelets and gack and nano babies? I was reminded of that today when I found a totally awesome ocean monster doll at the store, a la Barbie. Actually, it doesn't look like a Barbie in the face, but more like the marriage of brats doll to Barbie, if same gender reproduction and subsequent offspring could work between dolls. Well, I bought it for me, but my sister and my friend fought over who could play with it first. And who's the person who has played with it the most? My sister, who is 18. Yeah, she keeps making it have a cali girl accent and is having fun with the detachable limbs. I can now never look at that doll quite the same way since she started making it tell dirty jokes...

Random Quote: (my sister making the ocean monster doll talk) "OMG. Even if I were human, I would still love shopping. OMG." (insert stupidest valley girl accent ever)

Friday, September 3, 2010


Ah, the weekend is here! Finally! And yet I still have to go to work and teach karate.

Ah, karate. The only sport that has a useful application in life. The only sport I actually like to do. I incorporate things like yoga into it as well, so that's helpful. I suppose I'll allow that to be a useful sport. Maybe. I think what I like most about it is being the teacher. I get to seem all mystical and omniscent simply because of rank. It's the best feeling, because the rest of the time, I feel like a complete dunce. Unfortunately, my helper knows more than me, so I'm back to feeling like I've got a long way to go. I wonder if that feeling ever goes away. My grandparents used to seem wise and all knowing when I was a kid, but now that I'm older, I see that they aren't. Seems like we go through life without ever knowing what the hell we're doing. Now if this thought process isn't random, I don't know what is.

Random quote:
Forbid me! You can't forbid me! I'm not 27 anymore!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Life is Short. Art is Eternal.

Cool quote by Hippocrates, huh? Heard it in Art History class today. I love quotes. I'm addicted to them. I have a complusive need to collect them they way other people might collect stamps or cat plates, but unlike tacky cat plates, mine are stored in a knowledge bank that is infinite in its storage area capabilites and they can be useful to sound wise and educated in a conversation whether I might otherwise seem like another cretinous individual. They also don't collect dust. However, I most like the quotes that are randomly funny and tickle the brain. I love to hear and read a play on words that instantly energizes my often sluggish mind. My favorite quotes of all usually happen when I'm around my friends. I don't know why, but they are great and can be inserted into any conversation I might have with them at a later date. They're almost like an inside joke but everyone can usually find them funny even if I didn't explain the "hidden" meaning. What quotes do you most like? Tell me!
Quote of the day, via Luc:
Wow! Somebody left this nice little girl for me to rape! (talking about my sister, who is 19)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Being an Artist

Once again, being an art student has shown me that it is no easy degree to earn. Having to earn a degree means hard work. This has been especially daunting for me today as I realized just how little I know about art, despite the fact that I know more about art than my entire family combined(with the exclusion of my little sister. She knows almost as much as I know).

It's intimidating to know how much work I'm going to have to do in order to get a good grade this semester. Thing is, before I know it, the semester will have flown by and I'll realize that though the class was hard, I was able to finish it and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

But besides all that, I feel a satisfaction deep within my soul that I'm finally on the path to being a real artist and knowing that I can do it if I can just try. The worst that could happen is that I will not graduate, but I'll still be an artist anyway. It's in the blood.

And now for a more interesting side note: starting today, at the end of my blog, I'm going to try to put up the random quote of the day. It will usually be something I've heard a non-famous person, i.e., my friend say or something that I've heard in the past and found funny. Today it is this:
Ker: What if your mom turned into a spider?
Steph: My mother would never turn into a spider!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Me Me Me

Yeah, everything in the American society is about me and what I want. Being an artist in America means that I will show the world everything about me in my art, whether they want to see it or not. Some will hate it, some will love it, but most will be "meh"-like in their attitude. As for me, which this blog is about, I just want to make what I want to make. Perhaps I will share the real me, or maybe the me I am when I'm trying to be someone else, or maybe I'll be the me I am whenever I'm trying to be cool. Whatever it is, I'll always be interested. After all, who isn't interested in themselves?