estudyante redux

back to school in 3….2….1….

Sigsheet 28 July 2009

Filed under: application,organization — Sara @ 21:03

It’s sigsheet submission day and I completed my signatures just in time! Whew!

I had the pages wire bound and I dressed up the covers for a little style. The tabs on top makes it easier to navigate to each person who signed it.

SDC10851The front cover expresses my thoughts on Interior Design and the Design Core org

SDC10886The back cover tells a little something about me

Next org activities:

  • Tambay Hours: must log 10 hours from today until September 17
  • Must attend aCHEndance on August 7
  • Buddy Bonding activity


broken reverie 23 July 2009

Filed under: class,report — Sara @ 21:16

Though happy from yesterday’s idleness and the little break I deserved, it’s back to reality once I got home. There was still so much to do for the group report on Indian architecture and interiors!

The powerpoint presentation was assigned to somebody else, but I had volunteered to source out movies with architectural references that we can show to the class (as an extra feature, rather than just the usual presentation). I found Gandhi (which is a treasure trove! Good thing I remembered we had a DVD of this), Slumdog Millionaire (which wasn’t much help besides images of the Indian slums and Taj Mahal), and The Love Guru (which had more use than Slumdog but is so very very Hollywood-ized so we can’t really take it literally). I spent most of last night and this whole morning (I had to miss my tutorial class, too) to finish scanning each movie for usable scenes and noting the time stamps.

I don’t really want to talk much about the report. Just that it was disappointing. I really have high standards with these kinds of things and if I were the prof I would fail us for doing a pathetic job. We did give some useful information but the organization of the report was far from perfect. We could’ve done better, that’s all.

Oh well. Big sigh. At the moment, though, I was just happy that it was over and done with. So that’s something to be thankful about.


Left with nothing to do 22 July 2009

Filed under: chair,class,furniture,plate — Sara @ 21:03


It’s submission day for the 20th Century Chairs plate! And the Egyptian, Greek and Roman furniture plates as well…. right? Apparently we were supposed to render the latter ones in class for the next two meetings. And I finished them last night.

So while our prof graded and commented on our 15×20 boards, the class was supposed to render their plates. And I finished them last night. Yuz. Last night I finished them.

I watched my classmates paint.

Oh, and our boards were returned on the same day, which I hadn’t counted on. I’m all dolled up for a monthsary date after class and now I have to bring along this board all around Trinoma! I even ended up attending Starbucks Coffee seminar with it. Yay for student-plate bonding! yaaaaaay~



ink and aching muscles 21 July 2009

Filed under: furniture,ink,plate,rendering,watercolor — Sara @ 23:40

Wasn’t I supposed to do this when classes were suspended?

Yeah right. What student in their right mind would do what they’re supposed to do at the proper time? Haha! Give me a break!

Fresh from last night’s cramming session (which I submitted properly and on time, by the way), here I am again doing what I do best. No, I wasn’t referring to drawing or painting. I meant cramming. Part 1 of the plate was an Egyptian furniture piece in watercolor. Nothing special about that. So far all my rendering/drawing plates have been in watercolor.

SDC10750an Egyptian folding stool (minus the seat, tho)




Filed under: plate,rendering,watercolor — Sara @ 22:01

To redeem myself from that cramming stint for ID10, my plate for ID24 this afternoon wasn’t crammed at all! All my classmates were in a frenzy but I was cool as an oyster shell in a seafood bar.


Oh wait, we did cram the handouts for the India report, tho. argh!


Cramming? Yes, please.

Filed under: class,plate — Sara @ 20:40

But of course, how could my dear friend Procrastination leave me? We’ve been together for so many years it would be unthinkable for us to part ways now.

So I found myself cramming again. But to tell the truth, I actually enjoyed this particular cram session, maybe because it was rummaging through magazines to cut up and arranging them and gluing them onto boards. In short, it was my ID 10 scrapbooking project. (more…)


progress report 18 July 2009

Filed under: plate,Uncategorized — Sara @ 20:52

SDC10480six more to go! …orz

SDC10577Spanish Colonial Motifs

SDC10578American Colonial motifs