Thursday, June 30, 2011

Katy Perry!

Matt Benyo and I went to see Katy Perry Tuesday night because we got cheap tickets (floor row 9) and we got them the night before the show. Unplanned shows are the best because it's SPONTANEOUS. I haven't been to a concert since Lady Gaga at the Palace, so it was fun to be back there. There's such a good energy in the air and nothing beats seeing someone LIVE. Katy Perry was no exception.She sang PEACOCK and that song gets stuck in my head all the time.She did Firework and California Gurls as her encore. I was singing Firework so loudly that I think I had a brain aneurysm, but it was a good moment. Fireworks kept going off too and I was smiling like a 4 year old. THEN she sang California Gurls and you wanna talk about a party? This was THE BEST FINALE.There were characters on stage and she pulled out a foam gun and I grabbed Matt Benyo and RAN for the stage and we got foamed! It was so exciting! Then these giant machines went off and there was CONFETTI EVERYWHERE! We were singing and dancing in the aisle way! It was so much fun! Matt Benyo also got one of Katy Perry's guitar picks! Here's us foamed. He took this photo.Let's be honest though, at least 50% of why I wanted to go was because I thought MAYBE I might see my love, Russell Brand, but it didn't happen. At one point, she said, "They just told me my husband is backstage" and I couldn't breathe and almost started crying because if he would've come on stage, I would've vaulted over the barricade, but it didn't happen. After the show, we waited until 2 something to try and meet her, but we made 3 new friends in the process. What an awesome night.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fun Fact #12!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fun Fact #11!

Do you know why Ohio doesn't have a flag? Because Ohio sucks. Grow up, Ohio; put your big boy pants on. Ohio takes the cake for worst state (and I don't even care about that stupid football rivalry). It's long, boring, and you have to drive through it to explore the rest of America. Also, the speed limit is slow and the cops are jerks.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Code Red.

The thing I was preparing in the previous post happened to be the cupcakes in the photo. I like how they match his shirt. It took me 3 HOURS TO MAKE THEM. How is that possible? Maybe because I customized the frosting color & decorated them? I don't know. We had a drill where we have to hide in case a shooter is in a building and Matt Benyo and I decided to hide in the bathroom. We sat down on the bathroom floor in the dark and talked about how unenthused the person on the radio was and tried to laugh silently, but giggled a lot. Everyone else heard us through the vents and we got in trouble lolololol. Tonight was his birthday dinner at Olive Garden and it was nice. Afterwards, Matt, Nate, and I watched INSIDIOUS and Matt and I both jumped and that little animal had water in his hand when he jumped and THREW WATER EVERYWHERE. It was funny though. After, we were both slap happy/sleep deprived, that we were laughing so hard that at one point I was crying. Good times.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Today is my BFFL Matt Benyo's birthday! I have been up ALL NIGHT preparing something for him. I'll post a photo of it tomorrow. MB! I can't believe we've only been friends for ONE YEAR (almost exactly) because it feels like we've been lifelong friends. You've been such an influence on me, made me laugh a lot, introduced me to new things, and been all-around amazing. I am so happy I get to share your birthday with you and I hope it's one of the best yet. You deserve it, Boss! I swear I'll talk to Phil and get you that real estate as soon as I win the lottery and I'll also bring Lady Gaga over to write a song about you. Happy birthday, Matt Benyo! ily!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fun Fact #10!

Was Dave Thomas a traitor or a spy? Probably both. He had a trusting face.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fun Fact #9!

This guy, Dan, asked me what I like to eat and drink and asked me if I was straight edge because I don't drink. No, Dan, I'm not. I just keep it real. Dan thinks I am peculiar. He's probably right. Matt Benyo got a promotion today and I am proud of him! I have also been up for 30 hours and want to die. Here's the next fact:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fun Fact #8.

I'm doing FUN FACTS again. Let's kick it off with some underwater creatures.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Teal Lady Gaga!

So I didn't win that drawing contest, but I did whip this out in an hour so I can see why I didn't, but it was an interesting challenge nonetheless. I got to see what I could do under pressure. The first one is the digital piece and the second one is the traditional piece combining paint, pen, china marker, paper, and pencil. The digital one, she looks kind of asian, so I went back into the traditional one (second) and drew it out some more. This is Lady Gaga w/her teal hair. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In Print!

I received a copy of a publication I was interviewed for back in October by my school today! It's called 50 CCS Alumni Stories: A Look Into Your Future and they send it to prospective students. I'm featured after my friend, Gitter! I'm an underdog in the book, but hey, I'm recognized and it's cool to see my work printed. They even linked to my blog which is rad. I thought I'd share this neat feat with everyone.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HP7: Part 2!

We have EXACTLY ONE MONTH UNTIL THE LAST HARRY POTTER MOVIE COMES OUT!!! This is the end of an ERA. I am so sad it's going to be over. I wish I had planned and gone to London for the premiere or something, but I will be dressing up in some sort of FULL GARB and going to the midnight showing here. It's going to be nothing short of EPIC and I'll probably have a meltdown. In the meantime, I've been rereading the books. I finished the Chamber of Secrets at 4:30 am and I'll start Prisoner of Azkaban today. I love the books so much. I need to do something to commemorate the end of all that is Harry Potter. While I think about that, I need to know where my HP friends are! WHO ELSE IS EXCITED?!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Flag Day.

Happy Flag Day.
I'm posting some art tomorrow.
Didn't make art today, BUT I did learn some of Poker Face on piano and Matt Benyo and I were a power duo playing together. JUST SAYIN. Piano is serious business.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Seester!

Today is my sister, Alison's, birthday! I made her this little Paper Mario card. It's kind of 3D; the white and yellow pop out. I just got home so that's why I'm posting this late. I was out in Ann Arbor, but now I'm going out for a celebratory lunch with my fam!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Graduation Day!

Yesterday was Brother Chan's graduation. He's the final Kirchoff to graduate from high school and it's bittersweet. When your siblings are still in high school, you don't think it'll end, but now Brother Chan is done and there's no going back. We're all adult(ish) now. When the graduation song started and Brother Chan rounded the corner, I got teary-eyed. He has grown up so much. I'm excited and sad he is going off to college in the fall. I am going to miss him so much. Chan, you have made me proud. Now, onto the photos! The first is of me with my old teacher, Solak. I had THE BIGGEST crush on him (and still do). I gave him a HUGE hug when I saw him. Then I saw my Real Steel comrade, Tara, and I was SO EXCITED to see her I nearly knocked her over when I hugged her. For some reason, I'm doing a monster paw. #gaga. Following that, Brother Chan poses with Janine and Charles and we conclude this memoir with a family photo. Congratulations, Chan. I love you.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Items of Interest.

THE LADY GAGA DRAWING: So I woke up today, checked fb, and saw LG said she only had a few hours before her article was due to the magazine she writes for and she needed a little monster to draw a picture of her with her new teal hair asap. So I'm like, oh my god, I have to do this (again). So I busted out a little something. It's not perfect, but whatever, I did it, and I got it in. I get an automated email that says, "We'll announce the finalists by July!" I can't post it because if the contest is still going, I can't risk having someone steal it. So, you're gonna have to wait (hello to those that are looking for it: Cody, LC, Elise, etc), but I'll post it soon!

GRADUATION DAY: Brother Chan is graduating TODAY. I am going to make a post tomorrow with pictures. I shouldn't even go because Brother Chan was a jerk and missed my college graduation, but I'll be the bigger person and attend his.

THE LIBRARY: I love the library. I plan on spending the weekend reading despite the fact that I have two birthday parties, a graduation party, and something else I'm not remembering. Kim Raley, I am writing you a letter right now! Here are the books and I WILL READ ALL OF THE HP BOOKS BY JULY:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Bridge.

I found this image on tumblr about a Bridge in Paris and it said: "You can hang locks on it with the name of you and your BF/GF/Best Friend and then throw away the key in the river, but when you break up, you can't remove the lock. It stays there forever, just like a scar". Isn't that interesting? I found these wood letters in a bag in my room and I really like this lyric from a Lady Gaga song so I put it in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sketchin' It Up.

I did some sketching. I received a letter in the mail from my friend, Kim Raley, and she cut out the image I drew on a balloon while visiting her in Kalamazoo with Matt Benyo. I drew this girl while at the tattoo shop with Jason. I never draw girls and I think I was subconsciously channeling Lady Gaga in Judas with this one. Whatever. These are just sketches and they're not that serious. Click to enlarge!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Zeke The Plumber.

I chose Zeke the Plumber on The Hallway Show, but no one did it except Matt Kobylarek and I'm okay with that. Does anyone even remember Zeke the Plumber from Salute Your Shorts? He was TERRIFYING. This is my ode to him.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Wings!

A friend of mine, Jason, asked me to design a tattoo combining the Red Wings winter classic D & the Red Wings logo. It took some re-drawing, but I got it to a spot where we liked it; I even redesigned the winter classic D a bit. The plans came to fruition sooner than I thought because I was invited to go with him to get the tattoo done at Graveyard Ink and they made it pop. No one has EVER taken something I've made and had it tattooed on them (not including myself). To know that someone thinks your work is good enough to have it on them is priceless. I did the finish in Illustrator. I lost the sketch that has the wings logo drawn into the D, but here's the D.I went with JJ & Sarah to Pride Fest in Detroit. We stopped by the Ren Cen which brought back Real Steel memories. We ate at Niki's by St. Andrew's and decided to go to JJ's friend's house in Ferndale (I believe) where I met 3 people: AJ, Matt, and Megan. They were incredible and genuine. There was so much synergy in the house between the 6 of us (AJ went to bed early) and after talking, I found out Matt is actually a designer! He makes fashionable garments out of recyclable products! I was BLOWN AWAY by his work AND he's completely self taught; never taken a class or anything! Check out this youtube video to get the gist of his work! For more info, head to his FB like page. I love getting to know new people and I especially enjoy it when they're good people. I look forward to seeing them again.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Freaky Friday.

I laughed so hard today as a result of tangents into fantasyland involving the lottery, accents (New Castle, Aussie, the mystery accent the Real Estate guy decided to keep changing), & Joeys. No art, but next week I am bringing the art full throttle.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

90's Appreciation Post.

The 90's were the best; so many good shows, movies, and memories. I found this image while stumbling and it was called "The 90's in 1 Picture". How accurate! I also remembered something about the 90's before I took a nap today. All through Elementary and Middle school, I had trouble with MATH. I remember subtracting was especially difficult for me and I don't know why. I digress though. Are You Afraid of the Dark still reigns supreme as one of the top shows of the 90's. What else was good? My dream growing up was to be a Purple Parrot on Legends of the Hidden Temple. That didn't happen, but I'm telling you I could put that monkey together in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey better than those kids. Every time they got to that room, I would scream at the TV because they would try to put it together backwards, upside down, and every wrong way possible. I had a flannel in 5th grade. Alison had a skip-it and I used to enjoy taking it from her and skipping it while she cried. I feel bad for kids these days. They don't have cool shows and times aren't as simple. We had it made and we didn't even know it. What do you miss from the 90's?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Just Dance, BC.

Brother Chan and I had a conversation on fb while being in the same house. We were the only ones home so I came up with a fantastic solution involving HBO:I find it slightly ironic that Brother Chan said Lady Gaga's moves are provocative when he looks like The Gimp straight outta Pulp Fiction. Gimme a break. He would've been a great back up dancer based on attire alone. Thumbs up, indeed.