Today I graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Biology in two and a half years. I have had a surprisingly great time here at Clemson, and I am hoping to continue my education here in Plant and Environmental Sciences. However, it is now time for a gap semester because apparently, I did not plan too well for after college if my first plan did not work. So in the mean time, I am going to keep doing my photographer thing and find a job (hopefully) with some relation to plants or art (maybe both!). Wish me luck!
Photos by Ely Lynn Creative: https://www.elylynncreative.com/
Since my heifer from last semester is due to calf in November, I have been assigned to a new heifer. Her name is El and she is beautiful. I know that you probably don't read my blog for cows, but who doesn't love a cow picture every now and then?? Wish us luck at the Anderson Show!
It snowed yesterday in Clemson. Actually according to my northern roommate, it's not snow (it's ice). She's not wrong, but for a southerner, it is as close as we get. I find the snow (ice) to be very relaxing though because it drowns out sounds and gives me a great excuse to not leave the house. But what does one do when they are in the house all day? Here are a few things that keep me busy on cold days that you could do as the weather gets worse!
1. Paint a winter scene
2. Bake or cook something warm to share with the roomies (like apple pie)
3. Organize the kitchen
4. Jam out while doing all of this
5. If you're like me and have exams this week, study your butt off
6. Make snow cream (requires previous planning...)
7. Watch Christmas movies and decorate
8. Learn a new skill (cross-stitch, embroidery, juggling, etc.)
9. Have a friend over and hang out with some hot cocoa
10. Enjoy the heck out of your day off!
Clemson University's longest print magazine is The Chronicle. This semester, I had the pleasure of being the layout editor and it was a joy ride of art and literature. As layout editor, my committee and I design and put together the whole thing including the fonts, colors, paper, and styles. You wouldn't think that picking out paper would be exciting, but it is for me!
At the beginning of each semester, we have a huge brainstorming event and we chose the theme of a Phoenix. We followed a pattern of birth, life, death, and revival. The works accepted were categorized by this and the colors flow alongside them. It was an exciting theme, and I highly suggest you check it out. There are copies in racks around campus, so go and pick one up! Check out our website as well, and look for some of my recent work!
As much as I love the colors of USC, I am a Clemson fan. And being on that field last night was exhilarating! Here are a few of the crowd shots that I captured and was featured for on the Clemson University instagram story. The university follows me now too, and I feel very important. :)
Last weekend, the Clemson Dairy Science Show Team went to the SC state fair. It was a whirlwind of cows and ribbons, but it was an amazing time. Not only did we do very well in the shows, we also got to sleepover at the fair and wake up at 3am to watch heifers not poop on each other. I know, this is a luxurious job. It really is the highlight of my semester though, so enjoy some pictures of a clumsy photographer's off days.
The bees are important, people! Without them, you won’t have a lot of the current fruits and vegetables that you eat now. I don’t know about you, but I happen to like my cantaloupes and strawberries. Here are 5 awesome people and charities that you can support if you want to help the BEES!
I told you that I would update you on that cover design that I did, and guess what my peeps?! His album is out! His work is amazing and he just graduated from Anderson University! It was such a wonderful experience to work with such a talented man.
BTW I know it has been a while, but I got a real people job and have not had the time to blog recently. I am hoping to get back to it soon though. Anyway, check out Michael Lewis's work!