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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hello, networld, I'm here now!

So I figured with a lot of my family and friends wanting to keep up with my art pre-college summer, it's be a good idea to get a blog. I already have several, and I prefer to blog on Livejournal, but that's for completely different purposes and I'd rather use this one for people to follow!

So, an introduction.

Hiya, my name is Lindey Laulusa and I plan on ruling the world!!!

:D

*coughs*

I mean, I'm 17 and heading into the idol industry, not particularly set on any which career, just as long as it has to do with film or fashion. I'm not an 'art' person, meaning I am completely hopeless at the fine arts thingy. Aaah, but I discovered that as long as I'm creative, I should be able to get by without the ability to draw very well.

Anyways, I'm attending the Academy Of Art University's Pre-college summer program, which is basically where high school students take college level art classes. Classes vary from still life painting, to fashion designing, to acting, and etc.

I'm sad that this is the only summer I have to attend the Pre-college program, because it's already blowing me away! I'll have to really decide in the end, but I already have my heart set on attending this college full-time when I 'officially graduate'.

My classes are as follows - Fashion Merchendising, Advanced Acting, Fashion Construction, and Motion Pictures And Television.

Fasion Merchendising is the class where we students discover the techniques of finding, refining, and promoting fashion merchendise. The end goal is to SELL THE PRODUCT, as our instructor has already told us. Our first assignment was to research etsy.com (which my eldest sister adores), and also find a design in a fashion magazine and redesign and reinvent it. I'm pretty nervous about that, since I'm not a good sketcher at all, but I think it turned out really nicely! Sorry, no pictures. I haven't a camera to take one with.

Advanced Acting is, obviously, an acting class. How advanced is it? I can't tell yet. I was really, really nervous at first, because I don't have very much acting experience and I wasn't sure if I'd be up for this class, but I met some of the other students of the class and they were just as nervous as I was! So it's aaaaaaaaall good. :D I think this is my favorite class, because the students really interact with eachother. Seriously, we got together, played an ice-breaker, and BAM! We were all chatting, and laughing, and teasing like we'd known eachother for years. It's a lot of fun, the other kids are fun, and our instructor looks and acts like a slightly grayer haired Steve Carell. Mmmm, I love it!

Fashion Contruction is basically where we learn how to make clothes from the draping process to the actual finished product. Our teacher is funny and has an amusing accent! All of our projects will be handsewn and displayed in the final exhibition. We're making a halter top, an A-line skirt, and a messenger bag. He already said I drape like a costume designer, which made my day!

Motion Pictures And Television is a really interesting class, especially because we exclusively have our teacher as a pre-college class! We're his first and only high-school class and he's freaking awesome! And unlike other MPT teachers, he's a cinematographer, which gives us a completely new and more useful angle into filming a movie. In our first class, he showed us a few of his college class work, and some of it was SO BAD. And they PASSED! Yes, we pre-college students are already bent on proving to be better then them! I have homework to storyboard a 30sec CM, but that's fun too, because I love our idea. *Top Secret*

So those are my classes! I'll be posting in more detail as the weeks go on.

As for the rest of my life? I'm living here with Auntie Helen, who isn't really my aunt, she's my great-aunt. She lives on one of those crazy streets that you see in Princess Diaries, but not the one that the filming actually took place on. The flat is ancient and full of a lifetime of stuff, but I love it. The view from the kitchen and my room has the bay in it and it's just beautiful waking up with the sunrise! The city here is just wonderful, crawling with the most bizarre combination of people. Half the people here speak an Asian language or Spanish as their primary language, unlike moi, who only speaks English. Along with the people, the city itself is a melting pot of old styles and new, combining into a one of a kind city that you won't forget. It's not as crazy as NYC or something like that, but I love this city!

Also, the weather. Mmmmm, the weather. Let me tell you this. No humidity is amazing! Since I've arrived it's been nothing but sunny, breezy bliss. Aaah, heaven has weather like San Fransisco.

Added bonus to being a student. FREE SHUTTLING AROUND THE CITY! I just look up the AAU shuttle schedule and viola! I can get where I want for free. The bus driver who drives me in the morning is really fun. I seem to be the only person he drops off at the main building from his route, so we spent 15 minutes yesterday talking about different food chains and how this coast has Jamba Juice but not Dunkin' Donuts. It was fun.

Well, that's all for the first post! It's longer then I thought it was. I'll try to update daily, but if not, I'll just talk to you when I can! Signing off!

~Lindey

5 paper stars:

Suki said...

JAMBA JUICE! Oh, how I love thee!

Karu said...

Sounds absolutely amazing...

Lindey said...

:D Tomorrow, I be getting me some of that <3

And yes...it is pretty amazing.

Valerie said...

Try to make a friend with a digital camera, take a lot of pictures, invite them over to download them onto your computer, and post them! It's a very simple process...

Valerie said...

Oh, and yes, I adore Etsy.com