Chandler Day 302: A Spooky Surprise

DSC06140So tonight I got a sweet surprise from Hannah. A while back we had watched a video from Neil Gaiman (great author) who wanted to start something called All Hallow’s Read, which is where you give a person a scary book to read for Halloween. So we thought we would do this for each other and we went and bought scary books. Tonight we kind of got into an argument that I don’t ever remember was about. It was all over text and she sounded upset and told me to meet her at the Dogwalk, which is a haunted part of the campus. I walked there and she wasn’t there, which worried me, but then I saw a pumpkin sitting on the steps with this little owl and two books in it. Then she came over and surprised me. Most of the argument was completely made up so she could do this surprise. It was very cute and I absolutely loved what she got me.

Chandler Day 301: My Final Project

DSC06135This semester I have a Gender Studies class and we are all required to do a final project in which you have to discuss a certain topic that relates to gender. Keeping in line with my major change I decided to bring in art history and discuss the female nude and depiction of the female body throughout art and how it is gendered and constructed. I had to get a lot of books from a lot of different libraries and I was also able to get some great books from two very great art history professors. So here is my reading list for the next few weeks.

Chandler Day 300: Fall Reflections

DSC06025Another fall picture, I know, but the colors are so beautiful. This was taken over by Allison Mansion, looking up at the trees and the beautiful reflection they were making in the old windows.

Chandler Day 299: Carving Pumpkins

DSC06073Last night we carved pumpkins for Abbie’s birthday and this year we took a different approach. Hannah found some really cool patterns for us to use and then we started carving. It included a lot of drilling and intense knife work but they turned out really cool. They are probably some of the better pumpkins we have done over the years.

Chandler Day 298: Happy Birthday Abbie!!!

DSC06059Today my beautiful little sister Abbie turned 15. She is a sophomore in high school which is insane because it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was a sophomore. She will be getting a learner’s permit soon, so everyone driving in Indiana should watch out…She has grown up a lot these past few years and  it has gone by very quickly. I remember waiting at the hospital for her to be born. My little baby sister  is growing up to be a very smart, talented an beautiful young lady. Happy birthday Abbie, I love you!

Chandler Day 297: Perfect Contrast

DSC06010While the leaves have not been the most spectacular this year, there are still some very pretty trees around. This is a Norway Maple that had turned a beautiful solid yellow and when you looked up the branches contrasted perfectly.

Chandler Day 296: Cold Fall Morning

DSC06043Another beautiful morning in the Ecolab. I was actually in class when I got to take this shot. We were told to go take pictures of the fall colors and do portraits. I just focused on the colors and ended up modeling for the portraits and helping some other people get their shots. It was a good morning for shooting, though it was a little cold.