It’s a good time for my ego—one of my friends (hi, Gina!) surprised me by naming me as one of 10 American Artists You Need to Follow in an article on pencils.com. Since then I’ve been busy going to VIP soirees in a private limo after long days of schmoozing with celebrities.
Okay, just kidding. I was totally schmoozing with celebrities long before that.
Bah, who am I kidding? Seriously though, it’s always quite humbling to be recognized, and the nice messages I’ve been getting as a result are like the very encouraging cherry on top of the sundae of recognition in this crazy angry world. I’m also very honored to be listed right alongside a fashion director from Say Yes to the Dress.
So…bow before me, you plebeians! For I am now an American artist to follow! And speaking of following, you should follow me on Twitter because I routinely tweet fascinating and witty insights on life.
Okay, I might have been kidding about the fascinating and witty insights. Gee, I’m full of tricks today! But you should still follow me, because saying you were a fan of me before I was über-famous will give you some serious hipster cred.
(Oh, and like my fanpage on Facebook! This blog post is not shamelessly self-promotional in any way.)
I wonder what it says about me that I was going to blog this and totally forgot until my boyfriend, in a blog post about me, mentioned it. (I feel like this reflects the nature of our relationship. I do something, then forget about it, and Bryce has to remind me of things I’ve done. Last time I updated my resume I had to ask him what I’d accomplished in the past year.)
Anyhoo. I mentioned this in a blog post about gay marriage earlier, but marriage has been evolving since the dawn of time. I wouldn’t really care otherwise, but thanks to current debates erupting in the media and all over the internet, people are really into the history of marriage and the purpose it serves. (“It has always been X!” “No, it hasn’t! It’s about Y!”) Out of curiosity I started researching the topic, because I am a history dork. (And if you don’t believe me, I have a history award to prove it!)
And because this is me we’re talking about, I started taking notes and envisioning this beautiful infographic that would illustrate what I was learning. Several really late nights—powered by kettle corn and tea—and I had an extremely long infographic to show for my unnecessary summer research.
|Click on it! Do it for glory!
I always have a sneaking suspicion that someone somewhere, every time I get into any sort of non-artistic issue, is sighing exasperatedly and going “Sharon, won’t you shut up about equality and whatever already and go play piano?” This person is probably a figment of my imagination.
But I feel obligated to explain that this wasn’t so much to prove any sort of point so much as it was to show the extremely fascinating history of Western marriage. Honestly, you could use the information here to argue your case whichever side of the gay marriage debate you want to take. You could also use it to prove a point on the issue of gender equality. If you really wanted to, you could probably use it to prove that we are controlled by aliens. I don’t know. Just remember, kids, knowledge is power and you should use it for good, not evil!
(I don’t really know what else to title this post.)
Yeah, I keep falling off the blogging wagon. One of these days I’ll post stuff from my camera and hopefully make substantial posts about my life, but for now, here’s a little list of stuff off the top of my head.
1. I’m home for break (and I don’t have any definite plans, so definitely call/text me!) and done with finals!
P.S. Dear people on Facebook, I understand that you are very excited about passing your classes, but it’s really unprofessional and annoying to see my newsfeed filled with “Yay! Got a B in this and a C+ in that an an A- in that…” or “Whoohoo! My GPA is 3.6!” Keep it to yourselves and tell your closest friends, thanks.
2. I recently designed an icon for a application my friend Ben wrote; you can see the icon and a description of the app here.
3. Recently my best friend Alix introduced me to Youtube fainting videos, and I spent a few minutes before bed watching people faint on TV. This was the result:
Me: remember when you showed me all those fainting videos
Alix: hahah, yes
Me: i ended up dreaming
that i was making my orchestral debut as a concert pianist
and as soon as i got to the first hard part in prokofiev’s third concerto
and became a youtube sensation
Okay, that’s all for now. Maybe I’ll start putting more effort into my posts…maybe.