Feb 28, 2009

How it's going..

Good, really good. And super busy. I almost don't know where to start it's been such a full week...
I am slowely getting used to the three hour travelling I am doing each day, when for the past two years I have been lucky enough to work 5 mins from home and am used to coming home at lunchtime. I know I am lucky as I don't have to leave till almost 11.00 am but it's still tiring. I try and use this time to study through class notes (I already have half a folder full - phew!)

I have met tonnes of new people from all over the world. There is quite a few international students in my class from places such as Brazil, Laos, South Africa, Poland & New Zealand..

I have had to negotiate myself through the city and on the city transport (quite a daunting task for a 'country girl' like me. Yeah I catch the 'country link' trains - we are SO not even near the country!! Am feeling much more confident with this now.

Got a HUGE art kit (YUMMY!!) - this was so heavy to take home I actually put my neck out dragging it onto the trains! I was really lucky that dad was in the city my first day and I was on the train waiting for it to leave the station when he gave me a call and said he could pick me up - soooo awesome! what are the chances of that - seriously.

Eased into class with silly little drawing excercises.
learnt how to mix gouchace paint to the right consistency.
started colour theory (a little more indepth than high school).

Found a sushi place near the station - yumm!
Have started to explore around - it is so pretty.

Am realizing just hot busy this year is going to be. I'm going to try and keep this little spot going but if you don't hear from me for awhile you'll know I'll be head in the books (or paint and other fun mediums) and bum up studying!

the view from the train station (lucky it is a two minute walk for me to class):

View from my classroom window (when a ship is not in the way) - something like this:

And here's a silly little video Morgan took (along with the pictures) last Saturday when we went down to see which trians I had to catch and where the college was in relation to the train station. a little embarrassing but gives you a good look around..

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  1. I looved your "tour guide" video!! You two are so cute ;P I have to admit, I'm going to miss you a little while your head is in the books and paint...Okay...I'll miss you ALOT! But I do hope you have an amazing time fulfilling this life long dream of yours! It is such a wonderful thing you know! I want updates though! And to hear all about your lovely adventures!!

    Missing you and your posts already my sweet friend!

  2. It sounds like a fabulous adventure that you have started! I hope you have time to send little updates now and again. You are just the cutest thing.

  3. Aww kT I am soooo excited for you about starting design school. {And a little jealous, too!} You are going to have the best experience! All this talk about new classes, new friends, new city is making me miss those crazy college years. Enjoy every minute...And take care on that huge commute! I don't know how you do it! Will you be able to do homework on the trains?

  4. How fun! I'm sure quite a bit of work too, but best of luck!

  5. Oh how wonderful!
    Thank you for posting the video too. Tell Morgan THANK YOU for me too! I am glad he insisted. You can tell he is proud!
    LOVE you Katie!
    This was just so fun!

  6. So glad I can kind of come on this amazing journey with you - by blog and video. :)
    THank you for sharing Katie, I'm so excited for all that you will be learning!!

  7. So glad to hear that things are going well for you, and your video was darling. You have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot this week! Have fun on your new adventure, and I'll try to write soon!

  8. Hi, I'm new to your blog...I found you via one blog to another from another...I really don't know how I got here but it's great!

    What a view from your classroom! How can you concentrate?


    Silly google reader.
    ohhhh he is so proud of you.. you guys are cute cute cute...

    pop by and say hi. once in a while.