Apply Water to Postcards
Like I said, I’m not feeling terribly creative today, so this is essentially my to-do list for the weekend.
1. Chowder (my boyfriend’s dog)
I choose you Pikachu!
Apply, water, and postcards.
A little explanation.
I’ve been working on applying for our 5th year selection process for architecture. I’ve already submitted my statement of purpose portfolio and now I need to go through and pick out which professor I would like. Frankly I don’t REALLY care. I’m used to just having to take whichever professor isn’t filled up already – basically, I never actually get to take the professor I want to take. I’ve been procrastinating on it and I should really just get to it.
I bought a few plants a while back, one is a Maidenhair fern, the other is a Goldfish plant. I’ve been reading about how to grow these plants, namely the fern, successfully. They need really high humidity, so I put them in my bathroom. I give them water every now and then and have a tupperware full of water to make the room more humid as it evaporates. I also just sprayed their leaves with water and it looked REALLY pretty on the Maidenhair. I really like having them around. They are almost like little friends. I remember one architecture professor made all of us buy a plant to keep at our desk. Their reasoning was that something other than yourself needs to be living at your desk. I feel like the same principle lies here. Something other than myself is living at my apartment.
I’ve been at a loss as to what to do about my postcard collection from the past year. First I made a collage on a small wall and strung some up with wire and clothespins. It looked ok, but I want something that looks more intentional in my apartment. I’m tired of feeling like I live in a college dorm room. Being afraid of putting holes in the walls, everything feeling so “temporary.” I want to feel settled for once. And I’d like to live in the same place for more than one year at a time! So even if I can’t, it’s time to ditch the LITTLE trinkets I usually decorate with, and up them to bigger, quality pieces of decor that represent the things that I like. So, with the postcards, I’ve chosen to make a little scrapbook of places I’ve been. I bought photo corners so that I don’t permanently ruin the postcard. And this way, they are all organized in one place, and I can continually add to the book! Plus, the book has postage markings all over it, like postmark dates from other countries, faux stamps, letters, and addresses, and a compass. I only have my trips to Turkey and Greece left, as well as around Italy. I’m so close!