end of semester and holiday stuff

I sewed this dress (my first handmade dress!) sometime in September, but I haven’t been able to post an image of it until now. Here it is!

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Fall looks wonderful on our school campus.

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A photo of the gifts I prepared for some people for Christmas. My wallet hurts, but I’m proud of my handiwork.

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Christmas in the Park!

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Downtown Ice Skating Rink

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Downtown San Jose

December 17, 2013 - 7:25 pm | Comments

senior year – BFA gallery show

Project BFA Senior Show is go! I’m super excited about this- more details and a new website to come later…

#motivation #narrative #interactivity #installation

December 10, 2013 - 3:17 pm | Comments

happy halloween – an update!

So many things on my blog are broken/outdated/out-of-place and I really need to update the theme! I keep telling myself that, but I’ve yet to do it after several years, hah… in the meantime, here’s some stuff from the past month or so.

My first attempt at learning Adobe After Effects. It’s a one minute visual composition of one of my favorite poems, “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop. I’ve been using this poem since freshman year of college in several different projects, writings, analyses, etc. and I’m not sure why I’m so attached to it. ANYWAY, I think it took me waay too long for me to finish a 1 minute project. I have an extreme love/hate relationship with new software, but it’s all about getting over the hump of learning the workspace for me. Video work is very interesting, but I still have a long way to go.

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I’m working on a silly new design. I really am.

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At a restaurant downtown

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Walks home in my city.

I looked back at my entries from way back in high school, and I wrote so much and shared a lot more about myself back then. Had a strong network of other bloggers going, too. I really, really want to post more personal content and writing, but I’m conflicted by this boundary of sharing too much vs. too little of myself. Social media is so interesting and fun, but it’s so easy to get myself caught up in it! (Hence why I deleted my Tumblr, because of reasons.) I want to get over that mental block and put myself out there a little bit more, maybe even start posting some of my academic writings.

In the meantime, while I’m slowly updating and fixing everything, you can check out these links:

  • Here’s my Twitter: @chibi_m
  • Here’s my Instagram: @chibi_m7
  • Here’s my Flickr (severely lacking in updates): chibi_m

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

October 31, 2013 - 6:31 pm | Comments

video: bedroom

I made a video about stuff in my bedroom.

A quick assignment for my digital video class, and my first shaky step into video and cinematography… I have much to learn!

October 3, 2013 - 3:40 pm | Comments

preview: bedroom

Here’s a preview/image still from an upcoming small project for my digital video class:

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lol ok, it’s a picture of dresses in my closet and it’s not very exciting. It’s my first time using a DSLR for filming anything and I have much to learn and practice, but I’m looking forward to getting better with it!

Video coming tomorrow!

September 30, 2013 - 9:14 pm | Comments