Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rest Peacefully.

If anything...this is my inspiration...

The boy on the left is my friend Trey. Tonight, he was tragically killed in a car accident where he was hit head on. He was one of the nicest, most sincere, most genuine people I've ever encountered. He always had something encouraging to say and loved the Lord with all of his heart, and it showed. He was an inspiration to me before, and he's definitely still an inspiration to me now. Live life to the fullest, live by example, live for the Lord. 'Cause you really don't know if today is your last day. Trey, you've definitely left a legacy. I can't wait to see you again.

And everytime I think of you,
I'll remember all the good times that we've had.
And everytime I sing this tune,
I will laugh, I will cry,
I will close my eyes.
Cause I know that it won't be long.

Until we sing, we will write,
We will laugh away the night.
And the good times will never end,
When we meet again.

And I'm gonna be somewhat lonely.
Cause you know no one could ever fill your shoes.
As iron sharpens iron,
You have taught me how to be a stronger man.
And I look forward to the day I'll learn again.

We will sing, we will write,
We will laugh away the night.
And I know that it won't be long,
Until we meet again.

Though I wish I were with you now,
I know there's a reason for everything.
I can dream of the memories you're writing down.
And I look forward to that day,
And the smile on your face.

We will sing, we will write,
We might cry, we might fight,
And the good times will never end.
We will laugh, we'll relax,
We'll reflect on the years we've past.
And I know that it won't be long,
Until we meet again.

"Leaving Song" -- Stephen Speaks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Luminescence. Part duex.

Lights on...

And lights off...

So here it is, my final IAR 101 project. But it didn't come easy...

My first rendition, I tried to make a globe...and as you can just fell apart and simply didn't work. So, next, I tried to glue multiple colors of tissue paper to 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock. When I turned the light on, however, it was too much of a bold, stark rainbow. It's not what I wanted at all. So, for my final model, I kept the 2 pieces of 12x12 cardstock and formed it in a conical, 'ray-like' shape so that I could further emphasize my 'Ray of Light' idea. And out of frustration, I ended up crumpling up tissue paper squares and placing them in the shell around the lightbulb until I was satisfied with the result. It gave off the subtle glow that I wanted to represent the softness of a sunset. Thank goodness for happy accidents :).