Pop-Up Exhibit!

Going to D.C. today with Travis to see the American History museum's pop-up exhibit, among other things. It's gonna be coollllddd. And my nose will probably drip and I will not be able to feel it (as always seems to happen when I'm walking around in very cold and public areas). Ah, well! Taking advantage of the proximity of the nation's capitol is my duty as a resident of Northern Virginia. The pilgrimage must be made often. The NoVA gods are cruel masters.

It's after 2 in the morning and I am updating this blog. This will all seem really stupid when I wake up in a few hours. LULULULULUL

Stupid Scars

To all you people celebrating Christmas, have a good one. But realize there are those who do not celebrate Christmas today. So when you are done eating your Roast Beast and returning gifts to Tyson's, consider how BORING today is for the rest of us.

And to all you people who are like my family, and will be celebrating on the 7th:

Taffy > Your Cat

Posted before midnight! It counts for today!
To give Taffy, er, Incredicat some credit (lol, Increditcat), he IS pretty cute himself. But not on his Old Man days when he wakes up and looks like an Old Man. We're not sure what causes this phenomenon.

Only Eat Bacon

I don't even know what this is.
I needed to make something with a medium other than pen, so I used a brush and ink. I'm very, VERY rusty. And totally out of the groove of doing quality artwork. So while I hate the way this looks, at least it kept me occupied and notified me of how badly I need to draw more.

I'm thinking a daily drawing challenge for myself for the next couple weeks? yeeeahhh.


I am doing everything in my power to avoid studying for my exam tomorrow. I am running out of viable options with which to accomplish said avoidance. This blog and paint.net are all I have left..

Sad day.

After reading through my notes, I can say with confidence that I find Art history boring.

But, Rachel, what led you to this conclusion?

Could it be the hateful doodles in the margins of my pages? The ones that depict me slumped in various positions of agonizing death?
Could it be the illegibly scribbled notes that I "wrote" while pretending to be awake during class?
Perhaps it's the utterly blank page under the title "Last Lecture: NOT REQUIRED TO KNOW THIS FOR EXAM"? (I fell asleep)
It is all these things AND MORE.

How am I doing well in this class?

Empty House is Empty

Not that this happened today, but it HAS happened, and it's always weird.

Boxcar Children

THOSE BOOKS, not only gave me unrealistic expectations about camping, but made me want a boxcar SO BAD. and that stream that they dammed to make a swimming pool?? NOT FAIR I WANT THAT WHY CANT I HAVE A SWIMMING POOL STREAM. WITH NO LEECHES. OR ALGAE. OR CRAYFISH.
Also, that is not an exact quote from the book.

Fruits of My Labor

I have come to the end of my Editorial Design class, which demanded a 24 page magazine for almost 90% of our final grade. I've been working on this for the past couple months, and I'm pretty excited to see it in printed form!! Made possible by the most understanding friend with print-shop connections <3

Me and my magazine. We're happy together, except when I notice an erroneous indent or misspelled caption. In which case I feel like tossing it into the fireplace to use as kindling. Also when I decide I hate the design of it all, which is all the time. Subsequently, I'm trying not to look at it anymore.

A gratuitous photo-driven article about one of my new favorite artists, Brad Kunkle.

Also, James Jean.

And lastly an article that tells you how to be a cheapskate and make your dried up paints new again. HOORAY FOR CHEAPSKATES!

Study timez

Sorry, no comic today.. I thought I'd be able to squeeze one in but I'm currently in the library trying to write an outline for a super duper important paper due next week, so that's not going to happen. SIGH. carry on. nothing to see here.

This is the start of what I affectionately call the WEEKS OF THE APOCALYPSE (ALSO FINALS). Because of this, blog updates will be few and far between. I have a bunch of really crucial projects/papers, and they are (of course) all due on the same days. I can't allow myself the distraction excuse of "I need to draw a comic for tomorrow!". NO, Rachel, you need to STUDY for tomorrow. And write that 5-8 page paper on a post-modern art exhibit. But I digress.

I won't be posting much. I'll try for twice a week.

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