Lets see… My last post was on the 14th, which means, oh! it means I've actually graduated since my last post, and in fact, so has my sister. I hold a Bachelor of Computing, while my sister has just completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Furniture design and a Minor in Sculpture.
She's good, she's REALLY good. She makes gorgeous furniture Like the stuff I'm about to show you
This is a Cat Bookshelf. Each of those cats is a full 3d 360 degree sculpture of a cat, made out of wood. The blurb she put with this, and the theme of her work is "In the past, Animals have played a supporting role. I believe they should continue to do so." or something like that. It doesn't sound as funny when I try and remember it. lol.
This is a table and chairs set. Unfortunately not for sale, these were produced in (I believe) her first year of furniture design. The vase and the flowers are bought, but if you look carefully, you can see a whole bunch of painted fish. They're pretty awesome, I want her to make me some.
So she's a great artist. And a crap organiser. Her exhibition opening was the night before her graduation, mainly to accomodate us who were going down for the graduation. It ran very smoothly, and there was heaps of food. I suspect that's because she left it until a week before the event to even half-heartedly send out invitations. She didn't actually email anyone except her lecturer, who she asked to forward the email, and she called her church down there and asked them to please mention that her exhibition opening was happening (I'm not sure quite how detailed her message was) So there was My brother and I, mum, dad, Sister, Sister's Furniture Design Lecturer, and the people Sister Boarded with while studying. We catered for up to 50 people. Frustration plus. Her Graduation was nice, it was muhc shorter than my own, which was held in an un-air-conditioned old hall which is quite impressive, but not somewhere you want to be sitting for 300 names and a keynote speech and a bunch of ritual. (90 minutes). Sister's graduation ceremony lasted about 45-60 minutes, there were only about 90 Students for hers. hmmm. Oh! so for my graduation, I'd already looked into restaurants and booked a place for dinner a month in advance. Sister hadn't decided where she wanted to go 10 minutes before dinner. She said "Lets go to the Casino for Tea!" when we got to the car, and that was fine, the Casino there does really nice food. She didn't like one of the restaurants there because the food seemed too fancy (They talked it up by mentioning locations and brands) then we looked at the buffet option, and apparently there was nothing that grabbed her fancy. Now, I understand these sentiments, but that's why you plan these things in advance! We stuck with the Buffet place, because it looked quite nice, and there was stuff there everyone liked.
So… I love my sister dearly, but I'll never leave her in charge of organising something I'm attending again if I can help it.
In other news, we went to mum and dad's for Christmas, and that was nice. We didn't go to boat harbour for the ultra-family do, and that was nice too (mum's extended family all get together at boat harbour, in a not-large house, and there are 30+ of them.
I've had some trouble getting computer bits delivered. Apparently for Tasmanian/Australian Couriers, the Bass Strait takes 5+ working days to cross. Interestingly, AusPost and International Mail doesn't seem to have that issue. You know something's up when a parcel from America can arrive in 4 days, and a Domestic Courier takes 5.
I've just ordered a new Laptop for uni, I figure that Scholarship means I can afford to replace my current machine (Not that there's anything actually wrong with my current laptop, it's about 3 years old) So I sprang for commercial licenses of Office so I can use Standard software for my business.
Finally, the poor little dog is not going to be happy with me. I've just booked her in to be desexed. She's just kinda reached -that- age. But still, it's for her own good.
That's my news really. Oh, and I finally confirmed that I'm in honours. apparently they sent me a letter of offer in November, but I never received it. oh well, problem solved, I got them to print me out a new one.