Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Line From Me To You





(I love this little gem by The Kooks. The singing starts @45 sec)

My Dearest Readers:

Two days till the novel writing blasts off at a million miles an hour! In order to reach 50K words by the end of November, we have to write 1,666.67 words a day!

My story is going to be a love story. They are my absolute favorite kind of stories. I always want to apologize for this fact and pretend to be more cultural, more aloof and cynical- but alas there is nothing better in this whole world than being in love and nothing second best than reading about it.

And so the novel shall follow the choices of one girl and the boy she's destined to be with. At various stages in her life she is presented with choices that will lead her to her one and only, but we will explore both avenues- the one where she says yes and the other where she says no. It will play with the idea of love and life and what one gives up when you make a choice; that perhaps there is neither destiny nor free will but an immeasurable mixture of the two.

I'm very excited to start it. I have my outline at the ready and ideas for the opening but of course, as anything born from the imagination, it will grow according to the conditions; an organic piece of art given life through meaning. I hope I have what it takes and I hope I do not give up. I will probably publish it to wattpad.com since they do a good job of protecting authors from copyright infringement. I will be sure to notify you whatever my decision.

I suppose it's a bit ironic that I enjoy writing stories but I hate doing the copywriting for ads. Maybe this adventure will make me abandon my love for art direction! That sure would make my life easier.

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to read this!

Yours truly,
   Marie

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Oh Darling- Let's Be Adventurers!"

My Darling Reader-

I write to inform you that in 11 days time I will be starting my very first novel!!

I'm using NaNoWriMo and 3 dear friends to blast my writing dream off.

NaNoWriMo, for those who don't know, stands for National Novel Writing Month. I've been familiar with it for several years now but have never considered participating myself. One day, about two months ago, one of my best friends asked if I wanted to write a story along with her. It was like one of those a-ha moments. But of course I wanted to do this- it's one of my top bucketlist items- and I'm always complaining that I can't ever get things done without a bit of pressure. Well 50,000 words in one month sounds like a lot of pressure to me!

I honestly don't know how it's going to get done seeing as I have a very demanding creative class, beaucoup de group projects and on top of it all, I'VE GOT TO FIND A JOB!

And yet, I have a good feeling about it. With my fellow support group, my determination and the competitive challenge firing me up, I believe I can do this.

What if this novel is my ticket to the world? My pass to life?  This novel could be my cafĂ© dans Paris, a view of the cliffs of Ireland, a walk along the Great Wall, and a stroll along the streets of Rome. It could be my everything I always wanted.

So, with my characters fleshed out, my plot outlined, and my ladies at my side- I head off into a bright new future.

With soul,
Ms. Marie

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Epson Projectors, Part II

Quick comps for class today- forgive the Photoshop work:









Epson Projectors

Still in need of a tagline...but for tonight, this will have to do 




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

23 years and no change

Another birthday bites the dust.

This was the highlight of my day.
Please do enjoy:


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Tschick

Tschick was the coolest rat.
 He fought rat prejudice with his cuteness, turning even the biggest of haters (like my dad) into lovers. 
He'd chase me around the room, come when he was called and shower you with love licks.
He'd bully my dogs, stock piles of food all over the house (which I'm still stumbling onto), and manage to get into whatever he wanted.

Tschick was the best dog replacement I could've asked for. 

8/3/09-10/7/11