Thursday, May 8, 2008

the grand canal

The Grand Canal
May 2008

My iTunes: Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant by Poulenc

This is another fresco, but not like the one I posted yesterday. This is fresco-a-la-Photoshop! I thought it would be a nice segue.

Over the next eight days, I will be posting eight images that I just matted and donated to a silent auction to raise money for one of the groups on campus that I am very involved with. I'm actually donating nine photos, one of which is the picture of the lamp that I posted a few days ago (see it here). They will be packaged in sets: three are "frescos" from Venice, four are inspirational, and two are black-and-white shots of different lamps.

My good news of the day: I may have reworked my long term schedule so that I will be able to graduate on time AND have all three majors, with honors. I've spent the past few days talking to the bursar, the registrar, my advisors, a few professors, and the vice president of finances. It's been a long process trying to figure out how to manage my desired course of study, but it may work. I have to take two classes this summer, will get credit for the research fellowship I was awarded, will finish two classes from this semester that I just added, and teach myself a good amount of aural skills. It seems like a lot, but if I can accomplish that, I can potentially save myself $10,000. Here's hoping I can do it all.

This is one of my new songs. It's from a gorgeous series by Poulenc, of which I happen to be singing three. I accidentally stayed up until 1:00 last night working on pronunciations with my friend, Caroline, who is from France. Funny, but I've been "accidentally" staying up late a lot recently due to getting excited about school work. That seems rather unusual...


Anna said...

OMGosh, I love Venice! And I think I may have this shot....minus the Photoshop! :) Great editing girl!

Carletta said...

Great piece of editing! I've been seeing some blogs trying different things with their photos and yours is wonderful.
Here's hoping you can work all the angles out to a successful on time graduation and saving $10,000! Wow.

How did it go at the Dr.- are you allowed to sit yet? Hope so.

Robert said...

This one is wonderful. To be honest, I usually don't care for work that has been "photoshopped" to the point of no longer looking like a photograph. But I really like this a lot. The composition is well organized. The tones are soothing. And the effect, in a word, "works." Too bad it's not an online auction. And just a thought: if your schedule doesn't work out and you have to come up with that $10,000, you could just sell a few of your pictures and have it covered. :)

LZ Blogger said...

Christy ~ It must be thrilling that you have reworked your long term schedule so that you will be able to graduate on time AND have all three majors, with honors. That's just AWESOME! Maybe this staying help LATE is actually HELPFUL? ^wink^ ~ jb///