Feeling old, insecure and like an adult, I decided today would be the best day to finally brush off the cobwebs of this blog and tell you how I am doing.
Or perhaps not tell you, but show you.
In the year that I did not update I made:
1. a gigantic maze about fracking and its effects. You can go see it as it is right now on:
It's still rough around the edges, but I'll get to fixing that eventually. In any case, this has occupied me so much that I barely had time to write about my stuff on this blog, using instead the mandatory wordpress blog so that my professors could keep up with me (and updating that one on a sporadic basis as well...). You can follow the process I went through on that one:
2. a video demonstrating a non-existing app for a horrendous building called the University Study Centre, which belongs to the New School:
It was a fun group I was with, but it did not charm me at all to the advantages of living in a 'green' building. I found it claustrophobic and had trouble with the ventilation system, giving me massive headaches if I stayed there too long. We'll see how environmental this building will be in the future, but I am sceptical. Perhaps it's just the aesthetic that doesn't really win me over (the not-quite brutalist, not-quite modernist and overall 'meh' style of it doesn't inspire me very much - I prefer dramatic buildings that make sweeping statements and refuse to compromise with its humans)
3. Some rats for my mother:
She has this on autoplay on her website and I strongly urge any of the two people who read this blog to go there:
I know she's my mother and all, but she IS an amazing and very talented artist, and my secret wish for her is that she exposes in a bigger space than just small Pulchri in The Hague.
4. My wedding:
This entire wedding was planned and organised by us. I designed the invitations, we set the locations, and it turned out to be gigantic success.
5. My demoreel:
7. And a webcomic, co-authored by my husband (even if he denies it), Eric Garside:
And there we are! A gigantic update of all the things I did between may 2013 and today. Of course, there are other things I am working on as well, like a mini-mini-documentary about my father-in-law's halloween installations and some projects for my mother, as well as looking for a job, but I will report on that when that comes along! I have time again, and that takes some getting used to...