Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Kevin and I have been married for 6 months as of today, Friday the 13th. It was quite a lucky anniversary though. I worked and Kevin had class in the morning but then we got to spend the rest of the day together! It was wonderful. Kevin surprised me (sort of... he's not super good at keeping things secret) with dinner at La Vigna, which was absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A couple of art shows...

I keep forgetting to mention I was selected to have one of my photos displayed in an art show called "Infinite Beauty" at UVU put on by the Math Department. My image is quite different from the rest of the work there. It is a very interesting exhibit. The show runs until March 30 and is on the 5th floor of the library. The library hours and such can be found here. Next week is Spring Break so the hours will be different.

I am also entering the Woodbury Student Show, both individually and with my Alternative Photography class. I don't know yet if I've been accepted, but the show will be cool anyway. So, if you can, you should go. It runs April 3 - May 1. The Woodbury Art Museum is in the University Mall next to Nordstrom. There hours are listed here.

Application Complete (sort of)

Well, I have finally finished my portfolio for my BYU application. I was planning on turning it in today. However, as I was finishing the matting of one piece, it got a wet spot on it which proved to be a minor disaster. I'll have to reprint it tomorrow; but it isn't a big deal. It feels good to have that done. Now I just get to wait again. I should hear back around the first week of April. Here are the images I submitted along with one of my lanterns:

Last week I met with each of the Professors who will be reviewing the portfolios and deciding who gets in. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. It made me feel a lot better about what I submitted last year. It wasn't that my photos were bad, they just weren't very different from what everyone else had submitted. BYU is looking for originality and creativity. When I met with the professors I had 15 images (I am only submitting 10) and based on what each of them said and liked or disliked I narrowed down my images and found a few more.

This portfolio is definitely stronger than last time's but I'm not sure if it will quite do the job. However, this time if I don't get accepted I know why. I feel like I've put a lot of effort into putting this all together so it would be really nice if I get accepted, but at the same time I know it is some of my best work and if I don't get accepted it's just because I'm not what BYU is looking for, not because I'm not a good photographer. Wow, that was quite the run on sentence... Anyway, I'll be sure to update you on what happens!