Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Changes To Come

Hi everybody! I just wanted to let you all know that I'm working very hard when it comes to my artwork. If anyone is following my deviantART account you may have noticed I've been uploading new artwork. There's more where that came from! 

In other news, I've been watching some anime. I finished watching Shugo Chara and it was really good. Right now I'm watching Hime-chan no Ribbon. It's kinda old (like early 1990's) but it's pretty good. Anyway that's all for now ^_^ I'll be blogging again soon =D

P.S. I'm still trying to raise money for college in general (tuition, room and board etc.) so any donations would be appreciated. I have a Zazzle store where I sell products that have my drawings and photography on it.


10% of the money earned from products purchased (from my store specifically) will go to to me and I will use it for college expenses. If you would like to donate directly to me, you can click the donate button below.



                                  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Boredom of Morgan Cerese

I love how in the summer I don't really care to keep track of what the date is. For all I care it can be Saturday right now. But yeah...I'm extremely bored. Since I'm 16 I can't really leave the house or go anywhere. I'm getting stir crazy! I pass the time by talking on the phone and drawing (mostly at the same time). I might have to find some good anime to watch.

Apparently I'm not even allowed to exercise by going to the park or even walking around the block a few times like I did last summer. My parents are too overprotective and I'm going off to college soon. They need to let me go eventually. I can't wait to get out of here. August 17 is move-in day at the university.

In other news, in my extreme boredom and spare time I've drawn something basically everyday. I'll be uploading them to my deviantart page in the coming weeks. 

I also keep procrastinating on my story. Every time I open the document to keep writing someone calls my cell or my oovoo. I guess I have to be in the mood to write but I can't work knowing that I'll most likely be stuck in the house all summer (except to go get groceries). I remember it was the same thing last year but after such a busy senior year I feel the need to get out more now. Last year I was content with staying in the house watching anime and drawing but now I feel trapped. T_T

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Alumni!!!!!!!!

I've been so happy since I graduated Thursday night. High school is finally over for me and now I can start my college adventure! I look forward to getting my bachelor's degree three years from now (since I already have 15 college credits under my belt). Now it's summertime, I can relax for a bit, and then I'm right back to working on my art!

This is something I did in acrylic paint. It's not my first official work in acrylic but it is among the first.



Lost At Sea by *MorganCerese on deviantART

I'm so proud of it...let's just keep it at that *tear*

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yes! =D

It finally happened guys! I got an email saying that I won one of the scholarships I applied for. It's worth $1000. Of course it doesn't cover my total cost of college but everything counts! I'm super excited and even more hopeful. With my high GPA and test scores I was wondering why I wasn't winning anything.

Also this week is crunch time. The gradebook will be closing soon and all of my teachers randomly decided to give "projects" that's worth at least 30%-50% of my grade in the class. So unfair! =/ 

Well I guess I should get back to work. I'll blog again soon! =D

Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's almost over!

I graduate on June 9, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

Now that I've screamed that....I wanted to update everyone that I managed to pay my tuition deposit. Even though only one person donated  $10, I am still grateful because those $10 helped me a lot! Thanks Luke R. for your contribution!

As for all of the offline donations, I would like to thank you all. There's too many to name individually but I want to give special thanks to you for supporting me.

I wanted to inform everyone that I received my financial aid award letter. It totals to about $10,000 but loans take up half of that amount. I'm still iffy about loans because I know I can't pay them back. I've applied to almost 20 scholarships this month and I'm very hopeful. Most of them were local scholarships. Anyway I was just giving a quick update.

P.S. I'm still trying to raise money for college in general (tuition, room and board etc.) so any donations would be appreciated. I have a Zazzle store where I sell products that have my drawings and photography on it.


10% of the money earned from products purchased (from my store specifically) will go to to me and I will use it for college expenses. If you would like to donate directly to me, you can click the donate button below.



                                  

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Update!

This week was the first week back from Spring Break. It was a bit uneventful. I applied to a bunch of scholarships and got emails from past scholarships saying that I wasn't a finalist. I was slightly annoyed about this but at least I hear back about my status compared to other scholarships that leave you hanging.

In art class we started working in acrylic paint. We had to use the primary colors to mix all of the other colors. It seems easy enough but I admit that it was a bit tedious. She also gave us black and white (which by the way aren't colors...they're tints and shades) to create lighter and darker versions of each color we mixed.

I also would like to take the time out to thank Luke R. from PA. He donated $10 and you can donate money too. I'm raising money for my tuition deposit at FAU to secure my attendance. It costs $200 and I don't have enough money.

My Critical Stats

GPA: 4.15
ACT Score: 25
SAT Score: 1590

Progress

Here is a nice widget I'll be using so that everyone can see my progress. Everyone who donates will receive a shout out on this blog. Anyone who donates $20 or more can request that I do a portrait or a drawing.


                             fundraising

Free fundraising
thermometers

for fundraising events




Everyone please help me by donating.



                                  

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Senior Year Madness

First off, I want to express my great news. I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO MY FIRST CHOICE COLLEGE!!!! FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY! Yatta!!! I knew I could do it.

Now that that's done, I wanted everyone to know that I am basically going crazy over here for both good and bad reasons. The good thing, of course, is being accepted into my first choice school as well as graduating a year early from high school. The bad thing, as expected, is paying for college. I filled out my FAFSA and it said that my EFC was 4646. I only qualified for a Pell Grant $1,176. I'm not rich nor can I even afford to pay the EFC amount. My parents keep bothering me to apply for scholarships as if I'm not doing that everyday! I filled out a scholarship application today that took almost 4 hours for me to complete. Yesterday I filled out two of them. I just feel like I'm being pressured to do things that I'm already doing.

Anyway, I've decided to turn to everyone to help me. I want to at least raise money for my tuition deposit for FAU. It's $200 and I can't even afford that! If any of you can look deep inside your hearts and donate some money. Even if it's just $1 it will help me out a lot. I've always wanted to attend college and I would hate to let my financial situation get in the way of my education.

My Critical Stats

GPA: 4.15
ACT Score: 25
SAT Score: 1590

Progress

Here is a nice widget I'll be using so that everyone can see my progress. Everyone who donates will receive a shout out on this blog. Anyone who donates $20 or more can request that I do a portrait or a drawing.




Everyone please help me by donating.



                                  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Officially in Love With Pastels!

I've been exploring the wonders of a new medium I'm testing out this month. It turns out that I'm pretty good at creating art with pastels! I have both the messy stick versions and the ones encased in wood (those looks like colored pencils). Well, just giving a brief update. I will be posting again soon with images of my recent work.

Until then, here's a song that made number one on my top 25 list on iPod. It's called "Love is War" by everyone's favorite Vocaloid, Miku Hatsune. =)


Sunday, October 31, 2010

Selling My AP Environmental Science Study Tools

Last year I took AP Environmental Science and I still have these books and flash cards in my house. I find it ironic that I only actually used the flash cards but that was only once. Lol.

So I decided that these things are not needed in my house anymore and I should sell them. I literally never really used them so they are like new. I have the storefront on the right side of this blog under my Fiverr module. (That's another thing I forgot to discuss. If you need a service from me, check out my Fiverr.) On the right side of my blog there is a little flash section selling AP Environmental Science stuff.

The money will go into my college savings account that I've been fund-raising for since I was in 9th grade. There's not much there (about $200) but I guess it can go toward buying my college textbooks next year.

In other news, I've been doing some serious artistic expression. I haven't scanned it in yet but I will blog again when I do. Well that's it for this post. Bye ni! (Lol. Lucky Star reference XD)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Creativity Burst

I feel like I've found my identity and role in this world. I want to be a Computer Animator and I'm already taking classes towards my degree. 

School has kept me busy and I haven't been blogging as often as I want to. =/

I've also been doing A LOT of portraits lately because I recently brought a new sketchbook from Michael's and I've been drawing in it like crazy. I'm literally in love with it! I also love my art class (this is my first time getting a formal education in art) and I enjoy to the fullest. =)

Anyway, I'm taking a little hiatus from drawing my OC Ayana Kinahashi (although I'll continue writing her story) and I'm going to spend the next month focusing on drawing real people. I'll still draw anime every now and then to keep some variation in my life. (LOL)

Well, this was a small update and that's pretty much all I wanted to say. 

Bye ni! (if you watch Lucky Star you know who says that lol)