On Saturday I got the opportunity to attend a workshop to learn the 3D modeling program Google SketchUp courtesy of IIDA. Not only is this program super user friendly and easy to pick up, it's also very fast and very fun! I could sing it's praises all day! It doesn't render quite nearly as well as Revit or AutoCAD but APPARENTLY there is a plug in or add on of some sort to improve that feature. If you know anything about that - let me know! :) Here is a little something I did while playing with the program during the workshop:
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Bedding is one of my favorite things to browse and purchase! I rarely get a chance but my next purchase is definitely going to be this:
I love this bedding from Pottery Barn! The bright colors and interesting floral patterns are so cute!! :)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here's a little look at the project that has been consuming my life for the last month and will continue to do so until it's due, on April 30, 2010. I am redesigning the Knapp's Building of Downtown Lansing into a Hotel and fine dining restaurant.
Lobby facing the main entrance
Gourmet Coffee Bar
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Tonight I have been thinking a lot about who I am. What kind of person am I? What do others see of me? DO I have any real opinions of my own, or am I just mimicking what I have heard other more educated people say? I'd like to think that I have my own mind, my own take on things, my own personality. I'd like to think I have some qualities that make me uniquely myself. The more I think about it the more I realize how much I let others influence me. I don't think that is always a bad thing, because others help you learn and grow into a more knowledgeable person. I guess I am just concern that I am letting others define me - instead of being my own person. I want to make my own decisions, state my own opinions, and in general not have to rely on others for a stance on ..well anything! Politics, art, pop culture, music, fashion ....
I guess what I am saying is even though I am a pretty extroverted person, it doesn't always mean I have confidence in myself. And I regret that. I guess I want to change and believe more in myself and not let others talk me down to a point where I am convinced I am wrong and they are right.
I looked up some quotes on the matter. I literally typed in "quotes on defining yourself". Heres what popped up: