Thursday, May 31, 2012

THE EAGLEMAN STAG



what an interesting idea.

the value of time is relative to itself.
the larger our past is, the smaller our present feels.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT







my good friend Brittany asked me to make her graduation announcements—this is what i came up with.
opinions?


my apologies, i feel like i've disappeared.
we'll fix that.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

KNOCK KNOCK







you know when you're sitting at home and someone knocks on the door and you're all like
yeah right, i'll let someone else get that.

i'm so glad wasn't all like that just now.






Monday, May 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT



fifteen years fly when you're having fun!
you rock, bud.

CLIF HANGER

now that's just too funny not to share.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

CORN HUSKER LOTION



cheers!

i've been having way too much fun posting these short clips. have you?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WALKWAY


Monday, May 7, 2012

ICE CREAM SCULPTURES



for family home evening we made ice cream sculptures.
ours was a gummy bear.

you can be the judge of who won :)

a gummy bear, a snowman, and a temple (i think...)

TAKE A WALK


great news earthlings. passion pit is coming out with a new album in july.

THINGS IN MY SCRIPTURES

i was reading in my scriptures and came across something funny.



i can bet you ten u.s. dollars i know who wrote that.

i also found something of real worth:

"Quench not the Spirit."
1 Thessalonians 5:19

Saturday, May 5, 2012

TABLES



ever wondered about tables? yeah, neither have i.

SONAR



just another amazing motion graphic.
oh and—happy cinco de mayo!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A BALANCING FEELING



whoa oh sometimes


RELEARNING TO SKETCH

relearning is a beautiful thing. it's like rediscovering a favorite song or rereading a favorite book. 
there's something about remembering once forgotten things that excites me.

a memory, or pieces, rather. 

on a day last semester, i was having lunch with Kate on the grass. two and half things happened that day that i won't soon forget. the first a discovery, one that i rediscovered today, of self. i've always been a visual learner—i have to see it work from every angle to fully understand it. we were talking about doodles and how they help us remember things and focus in lectures. she showed me a few that she had just finished in statistics. they were intricate and interesting. for as long as i can remember i've been drawing the world around me. it had never occurred to me, up until that conversation, that for the past years i'd been filling the margins of my notes with penciled lines of geometry, shadings and gradings, abstract and abnormal objects not because i was bored but because i was focusing. it's funny, isn't it? that something so obvious from the outside can only be found in a conversation between friends eating on a grassy hill in the sun. then the second and a half thing happened. Leonardo da Vinci is credited for imagining one of the earliest forms of the helicopter called an ariel screw. while Kate was flipping through her notebook looking at doodles, i reached for the styrofoam cup i had just drained. two quick tears and few folds later, i had a mini ariel screw. it didn't work, but boy did it look neat! and then i heard a phrase i'll never forget and hope to hear for as long as life. what are you making, Clay? that's it. that's me. that's my definition. and i hadn't really ever heard it until just then. i'm Clay and i make things. things that people are interested in. as i sit here at my desk making things i've often wished that i could hear that from over my shoulder just one more time. what are you making, Clay? 

today, i relearned to sketch. to focus.