Daily Photo Diary 2/7/17

Let me just rap about these workout leggings for just a hot minute. The craftsmanship of the ombre(dark to light and vice versa) color blue is unlike anything I have ever seen in clothing- much less workout stretchy leggings and I have had these for about half a year. Usually I beat my leggings to shreds within a month. They don’t lose their color or design when you put them on unlike other leggings that I have worn on my thunder calves. They are high-waisted so that I don’t find my bottom half coming out during the workout. They were also made very tight to give good compression during a workout, which in itself is very good, but they suck in a little too well in certain areas, if you know what I mean. Best of all they are the super cheap brand at Academy called BCG- they were maybe $20 at best; compared to $60 leggings from Nike that are now thread-bare.

The painting on the left was featured at Southeastern’s faculty art show in the art gallery. All the other art was very stereotypical but this one stood out to me. I like to use odd materials in my art so the glitter and wood board really called to me. I also thought the colors went well with my workout outfit today. 🙂

XX Corinne

College Life: Dorming VS. Commuting

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening wherever you are!

College is a really weird limbo to be in. You’re working toward an end goal just like in high school but now you have all this free space between your parents and time is yours for the filling. Last semester I lived in a dorm on campus but wound up commuting this semester. It got a little complicated with my roommate so coming home seemed best since I only live 20 minutes away from my University (30 if I don’t speed). I also still keep a job in the city I live in so I had to come home every other day anyway.

Commuting can be the literal worst thing ever. 8 A.M.s can be even worse. When I lived on campus I could just roll out of bed and walk to class. Now I have to wake an hour and a half early. Also, freshman can park in residential parking if they live on campus which is smack in the middle of campus. If you don’t live on campus you have to park all the way across campus. Most of us take a bus to get closer to campus classes which takes even more time due to traffic. Due to my gluten allergy I stopped going to the cafeteria after a month and just ate out of the dorm. I make my lunch and snacks at home so that I don’t get sick at school. But without the dorm now I have juggle where to eat lunch. Usually I sit in the student hangout area of the Catholic church on campus. It offers AC/Heat, outlets, comfy seats, and no crowds unlike the student center underneath the cafeteria but it can be lonely sometimes.

I have been toying around with different career choices lately. As of now I am getting a major in art with a minor in business marketing. I was curious about graphic design so I bought a book to learn more about and I still have no idea what I truly want to do.

The first picture really sums up having to balance school and working out. I have a goal to do a 10K (6.2 miles) under an hour in April with one of my best friends so I am training really hard and boy does my body feel it! How long can you stay at the gym before you have to go home to study? 1…2…3 hours?

XX Corinne

 

 

 

 

University Art

Its been awhile again. I’ve been away due to the fact that I started going to Southeastern Louisiana University and completed my first semester last before the Christmas break. I am now on to my second semester and am feeling a little defeated. As of right now I am majoring in art with a minor in business. My last semester I was able to create pieces that I felt proud of as well as did a lot of lettering. I even won a scholarship and my professor wants to put two pieces in the student art show.

BUT…

This semester I am taking Art 112 and Art 112 is all human figure drawing. I can not draw humans or portraits to save my life and now I have to spend an entire  semester drawing them!? I can not help but feel that prickling feeling of “Am I really doing the right thing?” The projects are not coming out the way I want them to and I am not enjoying the class. This is the major I want to be in so I just have to stick it out until next semester and move on. So, because I am feeling a little defeated, I have decided to upload my favorite projects from last semester. And I wanted to say hello again. 🙂 XX Corinne

 

Recent New York Trip

Recently I went to New York for the first time for school as our senior trip. Honestly, I have always wanted to go to New York. I love the idea of fast moving paced people, fashion glamour, exposed brick studio apartments, soft lit art galleries, $1 slice pizza, Broadway, and ’20s architecture. You can find that here in New Orleans but the experience isn’t as intense. I was not disappointed. Our hotel was in the business district which was quite dreary- although the young men in nice suits livened things up. Times Square was a quick 15-20 minute walk from our hotel, which was right next to Grand Central Station. I did not bring my good camera because I was afraid I wouldn’t get through security at the airport easy enough. This was my first time on an airplane so I was very nervous, especially about my motion sickness. On our way there I threw up in my seat on the plane and in my seat on the car ride to the hotel- not my best moments. On our way home I took sleeping medicine so no hiccups there- except our chaperone kept trying to make conversation on the way home. We saw School of Rock on Broadway; great musical except for all the cursing coming from young children. MOMA was my favorite tourist experience, some of my favorite pieces of art are down below. I don’t have many pictures of Times Square- mostly because I was so overwhelmed with everything. Times Square is SO big. China Town and Little Italy offered a lot of raw street art. Dylan’s Candy Store and Serendipity definitely  satisfied my sweet tooth. When you get tired of $1 slice pizza there is always Juice Generation with fresh smoothies.

Do I see New York in my future? Maybe. 😉

XX Corinne

“The past haunts…”

"The Past Haunts"

This is how the poem reads: “The Past Haunts” “The past haunts at the peripheries…” Anxiety lingers on the sides Always reminding, reminding, you of past mistakes, that you made. It haunts you when you least want it. It haunts you when it is sunny rainy, cloudy with a chance of (meatballs) (fear) “If the past is prologue…” then I keep reading the beginning of my life.

I just thought I would share a poem with everyone that I wrote today. I was tinkering with word placement and I think I did ok. The text got a little screwy on WordPress so I took a picture of the actual poem I hand wrote(above). Here is my poem “The Past Haunts”:

The Past Haunts

by Corinne Roe

“The past haunts at the peripheries…”

lingers Anxiety sides

 I            ^

 I______I

(on the)

Always reminding, reminding,

you of past mistakes,

that you made.

It haunts you when you

least want it.

It haunts you when it is

sunny,

rainy, cloudy

with a chance of (meatballs)

                  (fear)

“If the past is prologue…”

Beginning Then I keep reading the

  ^                                                       I

 I___________________________I

of my life.

XX Corinne