Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In the last year, Burton Snowboards has launched a new line of snowboards: Primo. The art on these boards shows how to amputate your fingers to make common signs with your hands. While it doesn't really appeal to me, I can understand why some people may like it... and those people like to snowboard (go figure).
Well, people have been getting their panties in a twist about these boards. A protest was held outside of the Burlington headquarters last October. Burton stands behind the boards, saying, it's not meant to be literal; it's art. My question is, is this really art? What is it expressing? What is the motivation behind it? Is it fantasy? Maybe. Maybe these boards are meant to make a person feel like a complete badass, like they can do anything: like they can snowboard to heaven or hell and back. Who knows.
Let me know what you think.
I love, love, love MILLY! Spring 2010 is looking super fun under Michelle Smith's hand. I absolutely love the huge costume jewelry pieces. They are to die for! Christmas list? Check. I think I will have to write a letter to Santa Clause...
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I hate that I've been too busy to write these past few months. Really, it pains me to go so long without even looking at my poor blog... but I've been doing some other amazing things with my time. My school has an annual Homecoming parade, and most school organizations enter floats into the parade, and they are also entered into a competition. Well, I've been in charge of leading a group of 300 people to build a float for the parade. We had a $10,000 budget, and we had eight weeks to build our float... here are some pictures from the final product! I hope you enjoy!
Our theme was BOO OSU! I spent over 300 hours working on this float over the past semester, and I enjoyed almost every minute of it. Our hard work definitely paid off when we were named "Judge's Choice" winners, and we will be receiving $3,000 in prize money, so that's exciting too!
The raccoons were my favorite part of the float!