Monday, June 4, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

When I grow up...

I want to be a neurosurgeon.

You need to know that I never had the greatest luck when it came to getting the good science teachers, but I do believe there is one good thing that came out of all my years in science. When I took anatomy, a book called Gifted Hands was on our supplies list. We never read it. But for some reason I decided I'd read it on my own and ever since I've been fascinated and oddly excited at the idea of neurosurgery. Gifted Hands was written by M.D. Benjamin Carson and tells his inspirational story of how became such a gifted surgeon. He is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and is famous for preforming the first successful hemispherectomy, in which he removed half of a girl's brain (who had suffered from seizures) and she survived. Basically...I'm just so intrigued and inspired by that! I want to meet him one day. And then who knows...maybe one day I'll be a neurosurgeon too.

An excerpt from the movie

Thursday, April 7, 2011

hire me anthropologie!

anthros earth day window displays...i want to work for them!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

repurposed book

my drawing class is doing the coolest thing for our sketchbooks this semester!!!! we each bought a really old book and we're going to gesso pages to draw on or make collages. here is the first page i've done!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


make a wish...

or make one hundred wishes..

Saturday, February 5, 2011


i have an obsession with old french furniture. i found this french rococo chair while i was looking for a rococo style painting to put in my art history study slideshow. and if you're reading this and you live in birmingham, there is an exhibit at the birmingham museum of art right now that has tons, TONS, of old european paintings, furniture, ceramics, etc. i went over christmas break with my dad and i was in awe. i love the detail and elegant style of all of it. it all makes me want to go live at versailles (you know, because i'm obsessed with fountains too). and i know...i don't like the ugly green background for this either, but just ignore that and look at the chair:)