Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Name change

I took this picture while working at my uncle's greenhouse last summer. Hummingbirds are my favorite. They fascinate me.

I realized that my current blog name wasn't fitting at all. In truth I just slapped the words "I use my brain sometimes" because at 8am on a Thursday morning I couldn't think of anything better. The url is semi fitting at the very least: "coffeebrainz." I drink a lot of coffee and it determines my ability to function on a day to day basis.

Anyways. I'm going with "Photo bird" for several reasons. "Photo" because of my love of photography, especially nature photography. I plan on posting lots of pictures in this blog.

This little guy was saved from an untimely death by my cat Frodo. My stepdad fished him out of Frodo's mouth. I took this picture shortly afterward. He looks very tired.

"Bird" is the name I gave to my car. I drive a 1993 Volvo 850. She's an old lady. Like my blog, I realized that I had not named her properly in the 3 years I had owned her. While brainstorming possible names for her with my friend Jordan, I explained that my car was "an old bird." And so, she's bird. The bird is the word.

This concludes the story of "Photo bird."

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

[Insert catchy title here]

I am Kaisa Jarrell and I’m from Keene, NH. (photo taken by RJ Hale)

I love art in all forms, which is why I decided to pursue a degree in graphic design. I also love photography, coffee, agriculture, and traveling. As far as my professional future is concerned, I sometimes think that I have too many interests/possibilities. I could see myself doing freelance graphic design while pursuing photography (my photography facebook page is here)on a more professional level.

The digital world annoys the crap out of me sometimes... too many screens and not enough authentic interaction. I referenced this video in a paper I did during my sophomore year. I still think it's genius.

"We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots."

It's people like Louis CK that inspire me to pursue a more authentic field of work, which is why I’d love to take after my parents and continue farming, particularly in the field of floral design. Lastly, it would be incredible to have my own coffee shop where I could also host an art gallery.

I guess I have the next nine months to get a better sense of what I should pursue right now⎯there’s plenty of time to explore my possibilities. In the meantime... I try not to forget to smile:

(photo taken by me; Western Ireland)