Friday, January 29, 2010
I wish I had something really amazing to say, but I don't. I haven't been able to sleep well the last few days. I don't know why. I think that maybe my mind is too busy. I have a lot of stuff going on. Classes are still going well. I was walking from class to class yesterday and it started raining. The painting that I was carrying got wet. I think it will survive though. :) I'm taking a weight training class and I'm loving it. It feels good to work out. I have a lot more energy. They have the weirdest machines at my campus. It seems like there is one to work on every muscle of your body. It's cool. I'm currently working on getting a mural business started. My mom and I love painting. Art runs in the family. We are doing this insane mario mural in the game room. It's turning out well.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I just finished my first week back at school. Im a sophmore in college. I'm taking some pretty fun classes; art appreciation, world literature, painting 1, government 2, and weight training. Everything is going really well. My professors are cool and life is great. Even though I have a busy schedule, I'm still making time for art. I'm working on portraits of people at the moment. If anyone would like a free portrait, feel free to let me know. I like to practice. Well, I think that's it for the day. God Bless! :)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I quite enjoy it. I love my classes and the professors are great. Plus I have friends from high school that go there. Still, I feel like I’m stuck. It kind of looks like I’m not going anywhere. I don’t have direction. I’m majoring in fine arts, but what kind of job can I get with that? I’m not sure that I want to teach, so what other opportunities are there for me? I guess I’ll find out in the future. For now, I’m enjoying the simplicity and fun of my beloved community college….
My New Year’s resolution crashed and burned. Dieting did not go as well as planned. I’ve been really sick. Stupid flu. When I’m sick, I’m lazy. Sigh... It’s a poor excuse. I binged on junk food over the past week. I had Ben and Jerry’s ice cream two nights in a row and a big greasy Mooyah burger for lunch today. Bleh… I’m so bad sometimes. It makes me mad that my sisters eat the same stuff that I do but still remain horribly skinny. Ugh. I have made the decision that I am going to be healthy though. I am going to turn my life around and one day I’m going to be the skinny one of the family. I’m going from flab to fab!! Yeah!
Obviously not everyone is going to like me. It is normal for everyone. Some people like you, some people don’t. Get over it. No big deal…. I have an issue with that fact though. I tend to like everyone. I find every individual intriguing, even the ones who treat me like crap. I want to know the way someone thinks. People are all unique and I enjoy everyone’s differences. The thing about me is that when I know that someone does not like me, I see it as a challenge. I try hard to win people over. It’s kind of fun. Someone randomly dislikes me and I work to show them that they’re wrong about what they think towards me. My enemies become my friends. It’s somewhat rewarding. However, I don’t know when to quit. There are individuals who are set on disapproval of me and I let myself get beat up emotionally over and over again because I don’t want to give up on them. I need to let them go and stop trying to change them. I want people to see me as something worthwhile, but I can’t force them to change their minds. Usually I can wear people down and win them over, but not always.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I heard about Art House from a friend. The place is AmAzInG!!!!! They build art projects and basically anyone can participate. I joined the something called the Sketchbook Project. It is a huge collection of sketchbooks with different themes from artists all over the world. The theme for my project was "Danger, Danger". I completed drawings relating to the theme and sent it to the gallery. Now my sketchbook is going on tour with several others. It's going to be at the Art House Gallery in Atlanta, GA (January 29-30), 303Grand in Brooklyn, NY (Febuary 19-21), Art and Shelter Gallery at The Salvation Army Alegria in Los Angeles, CA (April 8-11), Soulard Art Market in Saint Louis, MO (April 16-18), and then it is going to go to the home gallery in Chicago to be part of a permanent sketchbook library. I am extremely excited about it. It was such a great oppurtunity. The previous post contains some project pictures.
link to my Art House profile: http://www.arthousecoop.com/users/chemburlie
link to my Art House profile: http://www.arthousecoop.com/users/chemburlie
Monday, January 4, 2010
I'm 21 and single. Sigh... I absolutely love kids and I can't wait to have some of my own. I think that I'm almost more excited about raising kids than I am about falling in love with prince charming. How weird is that? For now, I am quite content because I have Jake. He's all the trouble of a kid with all the wonderful perks. He eats stuff that he shouldn't, makes messes, and drives me crazy BUT at the end of the day he's there to keep me company. I never thought that I would ever like cats, but now that I have him my views have changed. Here is a picture of Jake sleeping with a berry stuck on his nose. I tried to take it off, but he was persistant on keeping it there. Enjoy. :)
I'm just getting started. Seems like everyone has a blog now-a-days, so why not me? I have a couple goals for this blog. First, I want to upload new sketches once a week. I've been trying to make myself more motivated about art and I figured that it would be a good idea. So, you will hopefully get a chance to see my artwork evolve. I love feedback, so feel free to comment. My second goal for this blog is to document my weight loss. I'm starting a diet.......again. Sigh...... This time will work though (with God's help). I'm planning to start a video blog series over it. We will see how that goes.
It seems like everything was going against me. I thought for sure that this trip was not going to happen. I had no money and the little money that I had was suddenly stolen from me, but God pushed me forward. I was going to go. God miraculously provided and at 5:00 am on December 28, 2009 I was headed to the One Thing conference in Kansas City with a group of people that I didn't really know. I had been to One Thing before and I was eager to return. The moment I walked in that auditorium full of 20,000 people a hunger arose in me. I felt the Holy Spirit and I realized that I had missed Him. It had been too long. Conviction swept over me. I had been so distracted by the stupid things of this life that I had become a lukewarm Christian. However, at that moment, I felt whole. The worship was amazing- 20,000 voices united in their adoration of the most high God. A woman prayed for me. I felt the Holy Spirit in her hands, like liquid fire. People were laughing, crying, and shaking. God was pouring out His love on each and every one of us. Later, I could feel His Presence so thick that it felt like water. I paced back and forth and waved my hands through it. I never wanted to leave that place. Many people were healed during that conference, emotionally and physically. There are so many more testimonies. Believers felt His love for the first time. Praise God. My Jesus is alive and well.