Sunday, November 6, 2011

adventures. of all kinds. staying up late. sleeping in. waking up early. traveling plans and holiday planning. almost the end of a semester. many new beginnings. excitement. worrrrrrrds. pictures. smiles. regret. cool weather with relief.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

 me on halloween.

for my photos from the last scene of the short film ignition the movie by john vitale: click here

Sunday, October 2, 2011

it was gorgeous today. high of 82 and low of 60. just beautiful. and it's gorgeous right now too. i love this weather. i feel like i am coming alive. from a long hibernation in the humid heat and blazing sun.

now have the technology to iphoto like everyone else. see?

you can follow me on instagram: thealyssajamison

picnic and naps today

madison's animal house and garden on friday

Saturday, September 24, 2011

i made it through a really bad bout with a mysterious sickness, and my 26th birthday.

my birthday is always the start of my favorite time of year. it starts to cool off and then a go-round of my favorite holidays comes marching through. florida needs to catch up on the cooling off thing though. i can't wait until i can open my windows and patio door and not close them again for a few months... my electric bill also becomes pretty much nonexistent.

i am starting to plan my winter vacation. the top runners are: minneapolis, boston, and new orleans.

also trying to complete my 35 mm project. it's hard deciding if what i have is good enough for my artist statement, and really just for my own harsh judgement. this last roll i shot didn't come out so great. but i bought a camera with underwater housing for my birthday present to myself so here are some of those photos. the roll that was preloaded in it was expired so the results were nifty for birthday fun.

also i got to act in a scene from johnny vitale's new short film ignition. like always, all of the people around are really awesome and talented friends, so it was a blast. john also asked me to help film the final scene, which should be coming up here soon. here is the latest trailer where you can see the gang i'm in, the amazons, looking badass:

Monday, August 22, 2011

today is the first day back in school. classes are: history of visual arts II and greek & roman art. what an interesting, short, 2 weeks of summer break. i read a lot of books. <3 looking to shoot some more during the day time as i have become more and more interested only in photos at night. thinking about shooting a black and white roll to switch things up as well. i love color terribly.

my little sister at our late night meteor shower picnic.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

the start of my summer break. i have 2 weeks before fall semester starts. two weeks to clean, organize, and purge my belongings. two weeks to be inspired, take photos, and edit. two weeks to dress up and go out late. two weeks to relax and enjoy books, the sun, and friends.

speaking of fun. i just made these delicious morsels 10 minutes ago. here is the recipe: cheesecake stuffed strawberries . i substituted fat free cream cheese in mine.

i have reloaded my film camera and have been snapping away.

i have also started playing around on some other inspirational sites" piccsy, weheartit, flickrista, and of course stumbleupon i have put links to my pages on these sites to the right.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


thrift store popcorn

chris rank in housewares

Sunday, July 10, 2011

sick again. threw up last night all over the streets of ybor sober for the first time. had a fever today.

i love this part of summer in florida. it rains all the time. at least it is relief from the heat. i love wind, rain, clouds, and cold. maybe not all together. can't wait for the cold.

did my finger nails and toe nails newsprint style today. since i was confined to the couch. tomato soup with fresh basil for dinner. a guiness for good measure.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

reading a lot somewhere in between my incessant and overwhelming schooling. i cannot complain. i love every moment of it. in between a rock and a hard place in the personal life realm. i am going to figure it out but made a stay of execution to think and probe at myself to see what i really want to do. a trip to mom's house is always fruitful...

framed mom art from youth

chicken coop

Saturday, June 18, 2011

these pretentious videos they put to some really cool songs is bothering me. the song is great, but the video just ruins it. it's risky trusting another artist to challenge your own mind's eye. this goes for all video and film related art i guess. like books to movies. when you read a great book and then go see the movie, and the director doesn't even come close to what your own mind envisioned.

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."

"parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

been on a nature kick. shooting portraits. editing videos. hanging with family. excelling in school.

for the past 4 days i've gotten up before my alarm clock and have gotten less than my normal, 8/9 hour night. the first day i didn't like it so much but now i am loving it. the extra time in the morning is very nice. i feel more productive and have more energy. loving it.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

battling sickness with strong antibiotics. winning. finishing up my short vid for nerd and the bikini laser tag crew. then on to edit a wonderful blackbird designs and ramblin' rose designs fashion short. all while learning about art in mesopotamia and ancient egypt. finding some amazing new music that i very much adore.


meal the bf made for me.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

phew. finally picked up my laptop battery form my po box and now can continue on. lymph nodes are aching. i had a fever last night and i hope my body burned that sickness off because i am ready to make art today. doing a short fashion film with blackbird and co.

go bolts! very proud.

brewed some chocolate stout last week. it will be a while before it is ready. delicious. it smells like cereal in our house when we brew. the hops are incredible.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

the nerdiest, scariest thing happen to me on saturday night. i had a caffeine overdose.

i was catching up with my friend late night over coffee. so excited, and talking a mile a minute, and forgetting i am sensitive to caffeine.

i got home and climbed in bed. stared into my cat's eye and felt my heart pumping harder than it ever had before.

eventually i fell asleep somewhere around 5 am.

the day after i decided i want to start treating my body better (i know -- overdosing on coffee is really hardcore).

i was raised really healthy by my mother and grandmother taking stuff from chlorophyll to silver to elderberry. there is a tried a true one. elderberry. go get some. the next time you start to feel sick, take some asap. you're cold will stop immediately.

women's dong quai tonic

cucumber, tomato, cottage cheese, salt, pepper

Friday, May 6, 2011

map in krishna house

sugar water the bees are feasting on

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

little bunny in center

have the next 2 weeks off of school and a very large to do list that has a lot of cleaning and art related projects.

took some pictures of the stars with my new camera. i love space.

think i might post one on my website for fun.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

spring semester is coming to a close. even though school has consumed my life already, this will probably be the last easy semester I have. The rest will be really intense art history courses taken 3 or 4 at a time.

i received my new camera. i won't pretend to not be exited. [:

i am using it for video work including my new project on homelessness which will be complete by next tuesday.

here are some sample pics from it. it's a nikon d3100 and i usually keep my nikkor 50mm prime 1.4 on there while not shooting video. the vr on the lens it came with is hard to compete with until i build my steady cam in class on monday.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oyotunji African Village, SC

SC home

Charleston home

Charleston grave