|Journals, address books, date books, notebooks, etc. made from|
the covers of actual books (some even include the first chapter
or the entire book depending on the original the artist used)
Made by RecycleMoe
|These bibs are made from plastic bags ironed together (more|
RecycleMoe product)! Those little jars of All Naturals
(bug repellent, yes, I'll surely be purchasing THAT!)
made by KatNap Herbals
And finally, I get to see the inside of the house--a gorgeous large fire place on the wall of the sitting room which is again, surrounded with windows; an AMAZING formal dining room (which used to lead out to the porch but it looks as though all the doors have been sealed, super lame-o); and a commercial kitchen which has been nearly completely gutted, scrubbed to sparkling new and is currently being remodeled (this is a classroom for the culinary students--oh how I WISH I could craft a Thanksgiving feast in this beautiful kitchen!)
The upstairs hallway is still papered with the original--morbidly hidden in colonial red and artistry-- lord and serf story of the countryside (we're talking a man on his knees being pitch-forked while a woman, one can only assume is his wife, looks on in helpless horror). I still totally loved it.
We were only able to look into one room as there were no students but one to request permission of--the far corner room, the former honeymoon suite of the Inn is gorgeously papered in a warm buttery yellow with what appears to be a hand-painted floral "mural" over what I assume was the original bed location on the solid wall. The one thing that just took my breath away were again, the walls of windows! The two outside facing walls met in the corner, nothing but windows (yes, I assume this is probably the worst example of energy efficiency especially in the winter months but still, I want nothing more than to live in this beautiful room)! Each of these rooms have their own attached bath (the honeymoon suite has a corner jetted tub)--needless to say, I would give anything to live in this house!
With some additional advice from Sydney (as in, certain phrases and aspects to focus on--she even told me at the end of our meeting I should apply to be the House Leader--I don't remember what they call the students that "run the house" but that's what Sydney told me to apply for right away in my second semester), I very thoughtfully and carefully filled out my campus living form over yet another, mouthwateringly amazing dinner at Claire's (sorry, no pictures this time, I didn't want to stay out late like I did last night and therefore, didn't want to be at Claire's for very long. I just took the time be away from campus and be with myself--in a busy restaurant).
Robert Frost's "Mending Wall;" they discussed a film they had viewed the week prior called "King Corn" (which led into a short discussion of another film called "Fat Head" both of which I want to see for sure), and for the main piece of the course, they are reading (in massive chunks per week I might add) Michael Polan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Immediately I'm taking notes with fervor, writing lists of these films and books and readings I want to absorb at some point in my life, and lists of the classes I want to take during my Sterling career. This whole class just struck me (as much of this entire area has), the awareness and the motivation to make the necessary change in our societal life-style was just plain refreshing.
[As a side note, I finally caught the local public library on an open hour--seriously, I've NEVER seen such weird operating hours in my life--and as I have online class work due for Red Rocks, decided to check it out. Honestly, maybe I was just too distracted from the class I had just come out of, or maybe it was just distraction (read: procrastination) from the work I needed to get done that I didn't find the library very study friendly for me. At least not today. But I got a few good shots of it and did enjoy it for it's overall offerings and feelings! Lots to DVDs available for rent--if I ever have that kind of time while I'm up here!]
Sterling visit Day 3 photos