Today I got to go to a cool coffee/tea place with Natalie, an awesome friend of mine! We talked about a lot of random stuff, from coffee to church denominations! It was very cool and much needed. I love being to dig into random deep topics with friends whenever we get a whim about anything.
I’m currently working on 2D design homework, and the theme this week is texture. We were given an assignment to demonstrate 9 different techniques of producing different textures on paper. Today I worked on embossing, which involved using a spoon to press a piece of construction paper into a pattern cut into mat board, and acrylic media transfer. The latter is basically taking a picture from somewhere, painting a bunch of layers of shellac-like goop on top of it, and then peeling away the original paper and transferring the image to somewhere new. The design stays imprinted on what is sort of a huge thin piece of dried paint. I found this particular method rather intriguing, and it worked much better than I expected! I guess it’s sort of like an alternative to decoupage.
The school had an event today where they pretty much show off to high-schoolers in an attempt to get them to come to school here. I saw one of my friends from my home church who I didn’t even know was considering going to school here, so that was pretty cool! We always get interesting chapel speakers and better cafeteria food on these days, which is a funny bonus.
Tomorrow I’m planning on going hiking with Calvin at a state park! I’m excited since we went there on a church retreat with a college group in October, but haven’t had a chance to go back since. It’s really beautiful and the weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow too. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some nice pictures to share!