Thursday, February 24, 2011

Preparing for the Art Festival

Since it's going to be March 8th, the Art Festival, soon, we have been trying to get ready for it. This year, with all the astudying I've been doing, I haven't had much time to put towards making a "masterpeice", but I have finished a drawing, which came off well, and I may just have time for a second sketch. As for pictures for the Photo contest, I have been trying to narrow my choices, but still have 190 to go through until I narrow it down to two! Here are some of my recent works for the Art Festival. I can load the photos later.

                                                                   Showing progress

Entry for 2009: "Zeroing In" (colored pencil, 2nd place) Photo by Marjo
Entry of 2008, "Bobcat" (colored pencil, 1st place) photo by Marjo



Thursday, February 17, 2011


This Paintball was better weatherwise than last year because, instead of mud, we had some slushy snow, and getting wet is better than being caked in mud. Our team, the white team, won about 5 out of 6 team games. Although we had fewer people than last year, it wasn't too bad, and it didn't affect the "fun level" too much! I wish I could have had a camera with, but maybe next year.

The Starlings are certainly returning in numbers, but the new birds seem just about as wary as the ones who have been here all winter, so it is getting a little aggravating with no birds coming within range.We'll see what happens. Maybe I'll be able to finally get one tomorrow.

Here are some photos of the ice storm we had before the warmer weather set in. The ice on the trees was completely amazing!

Early morning shot

The phone lines were covered with these mini icicles

At sunset. What an astounding view! God's Creation bursting forth praise and a little glimpse to His unfathomable glory!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Micro Test

I just squeezed by Microeconomics in two weeks on Tuesday with a CLEP score of 52, though my practice scores were average 62% (% is different than score). Now I'm moving on to Natural Sciences and Statistics. Since I'm now 1/4th of the way through my degree, you could say I am now a sophomore!

I said I would show the photos of me flying over the ramp I made. Here they are. [All these are obviously not taken by myself, but by my sister, Marjo ("Mazzou").]

One of my highest jumps! I didn't stay in the sled when I came down on this try.

One of the first tries, ramp needed packing

I outlined the ramp on this photo (a cropped version of the first here)

Took out most of the bump on this one!
Tomorrow (Sat.) is the CHEF Paintball with Bushwackers! Maybe I'll get some photos for you of that too.

 I should mention to all of you who were planning on entering the CHEF Art Festival / Photo Contest, you need to send in your registration forms, available on the CHEF website [ (see calendar events, March (says 2010) ], to us by this coming Thursday!

Starlings are very wary right now!! It takes stealth to get them, so I put up this wooden fence blind. It seems like it will work very well, when there are Starlings in that area.